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Trackstar Racing | Info | Results | 2013 | Sunday 29th December 2013

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Sunday 29th December 2013

Report by Mark Paulson

Team Jackpot capped off a fine year by claiming the Micro Banger team championship at Trackstar’s annual Christmas meeting at the Norfolk Arena, King’s Lynn, on Sunday afternoon, 29 December. The bulk of the scoring for the Swaffham-based team was done by Garrod brothers 337 Ashley and 338 Terry who were joined by  Micro specialist 9 Bruno Norman on the day. In the process, Terry Garrod secured his first National Points Championship, to go alongside the National Championship he won three weeks ago. In the Saloon Stock Cars, 115 Scott Aldridge scored his second final win of the season, while 988 Holly Atter took the Lady Bangers’ White & Yellow grade championship final. Returnee 75 Hayley Wright scored a heat and final double as 74 Caroline Garner did enough to secure the National Points crown. In the Reliant Robins, that honour went to 85 James Ellis – two wins and a second enough to overhaul 702 Allen Cooper.

Micro Bangers

There was an excellent turnout of 72 Micro Bangers, split across more than 25 teams of up to three-aside. As well as the regulars and the small-car specialists, there were a number of more unusual Banger drivers in attendance – Formula Two men 921 Jack Aldridge and 994 Paul Hopkins were no doubt attracted by the opportunity to race in the ‘off-season’. Saloon racer 389 Ryan Santry was also in action.

The large numbers meant all the heats were split into half cars and led to almost exactly 30 cars in each of the first four races. In the first, 9 Bruno Norman (Team Jackpot) attempted to put 89 Joe Barrett (Pred Hatters) into the pit gate without managing to fully pull it off and he would go on to pay for it – each time round 89 Panda delivered another shot to Bruno’s stricken machine. As is always the case with Micros, the race was pretty chaotic. The eventual winner was 337 Ashley Garrod for Team Jackpot, from 355 Mick Walker for Boro Boys ‘A’ and 82 David Norris (the Firm). The second heat also saw multiple pile-ups and after red flags came out for 571 Mark Quincy (Salhouse Breakers), only just over half the original field were able to restart. 791 Nicky Young (Mad Mob) then raced clear to win easily from 10 Ben Collins (Team Mates) and 14 Danny Hague (Team Ginge).

Heats three and four again followed a similar pattern, with the former providing the best action of the day. 272 Eddie Holland (Team Issues), 341 Austen Freestone (No Mates) and 89 Joe Barrett went in in a train, with 340 Wesley Freestone (No Mates) then piling in at massive pace. 479 Joel Allen (Team RJK) and 550 Rob Jackson (Boro Boys ‘B’) also joined in, before the red flags came out, with 908 Lewis Judd (Boro Boys ‘B’) also in trouble at the other end of the track. Just half the cars made the restart, with Aldridge (Boro Boys ‘B’), 390 David Gibson (Pred Hatters) and 389 Ryan Santry (Boro Boys ‘A’) all then piling into Freestone’s wreckage. 375 Jamie Childerhouse (Team Bash) lurked to hit 851 Adam Storr (Intimidatorz ‘A’) on opposite as Mick Walker led comfortably before hitting trouble on the last lap. Team-mate Santry realised he was in difficulty and pushed his car over the line to let him take the win from 271 Ashlun Woods (Smurfs ‘B’) and 781 Scott Sparrow (The Firm). The slightly less eventful but still lively fourth heat saw a win for 601 Chris Medler (Team Starky) from 869 Sam Steele (Mad Mob) and 363 Michael Knowles (Intimidatorz ‘B’) as the latter’s team-mate 200 Matthew Gidds’ managed a complete roll at the conclusion.

After the heats, the Boro Boys ‘A’ led the way, with a healthy lead ahead of Team Starky and the Mad Mob, with Team Jackpot and Team Mates just behind. The all-in final saw a massive 46 cars take the flag, with the inevitable track blockage eliminating many and leading to a complete restart. Just 20 made that. Terry Garrod raced to the win and with brother Ashley in third (sandwiching Steele), it was enough for Team Jackpot to sneak the crown. 888 Lloyd Stark and Medler were next home, to secure Team Starky the runners-up spot, while Steele’s second gave the Mad Mob third overall.

Saloons

A very strong winter turnout of 28 Saloons included a new cars for 349 Michael Allard and 365 Mick Harden, and the debuts of 16-year-old 126 Charlie Barnes (in 417 Fred Powell’s machine) and 2-Litre Banger World Champion 328 Daniel Lathan. There were also returns for veterans 145 Dick Gladden and 557 John Banwell, plus an outing for 52 Owen Gilman in the 152 Chris Fountain car.

23 Lee Pearce kicked things off with a win in the white and yellow grade race which saw spins for both Gladden and Lathan. Charlie Barnes’ debut came in the first heat proper, and starting from the front he had a baptism of fire, being on the end of a number of spins before causing a yellow flag period after a coming together with 304 Martyn Parker, which also saw attention for 22 Karl Petters. Pearce led on the resumption but British Champion 428 Lee Sampson soon moved ahead and pulled clear for the win. 26 Tommy Barnes also fought through the pack well and was closing on Sampson before running out of laps. 641 Willie Skoyles completed the top three.

Tommy Barnes again looked extremely fast in heat two as he passed early leader Pearce and then waltzed to an easy win from 420 Ivan Street, with Skoyles again third. In the final, Barnes was on a charge and made it into the top five very quickly before spinning. After that, it was Skoyles who seemed to be making the best progress through the pack but he was forced to retire while well-placed. In the meantime, 192 Robert Heanes had been leading all the way but 115 Scott Aldridge eventually reeled him in to take the win. Heanes held on to second, with 360 Carl Waterfield third. Barnes recovered superbly to take fourth, ahead of Pearce and 730 Deane Mayes.

Lady Bangers

Although a very creditable 22 Lady Bangers raced, only six were ready in time for their opener, the final of the White & Yellow Grade Series. Of those, only five were eligible for the title, as all other (ready) white-graders allowed to start at the back and would be discounted from the result. Despite so few cars on track, they still managed to have a pile-up immediately, which allowed 988 Holly Atter to sneak through from her row two starting slot and open a big lead. She was never headed, although was gradually being caught by 419 Laura Quadling, and survived a scare on the final bend when she clipped a parked car. Those two came home first and second, with 661 Suzie Lambe the only other classified finisher.

Heat one proper saw a comfortable win for outgoing gold and silver roof holder 3 Danielle Hewitt. Atter had led until pulling off, while there was a caution period to attend to 660 Bridgett Woolley who had to visit the medical centre – best wishes to her for a speedy recovery. Heat two was dominated by 75 Hayley Wright in her Caroline Garner-supplied car. She won from Quadling and new Gold Roof Champion 369 Jane Allard after the race was brought to a premature incident by a coming together between 8 Holly Sack and 79 Stacey Lightfoot.

With no white or yellow graders, except the novices starting at the back, blue graded 67 Charlotte Whitaker led the early stages of the final. But Wright again showed supreme pace to quickly power ahead and race to an untroubled win from 257 Anna Piggot and 74 Garner. The latter’s result confirmed her as 2014 National Points Champion, a well-deserved honour.

Reliant Robins

A reasonable turnout of 15 three-wheelers served up their usual antics. As well as all the rolling, there was some serious racing to be done though, with the National Points Championship on the line. Having missed a few meetings, defending champion 576 Colin Aldred was out of contention, with 702 Allen Cooper and 85 James Ellis the remaining protagonists. Ellis overhauled Cooper’s four point lead with wins in both heats, and second behind the 702-car in the final was just enough (by a single point) for him to scoop the silver roof, to add to his 2009 points title in the Bangers.

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