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Spedeworth Bangers WQR – 28/05/2017 – Northampton

Report by Chris & Dave Whiting

Drivers Racing:
29 Jamie Locker 190 Daniel Rice 290 Ryan Davies 314 Luke Rawlins
38 Tom Allen 201 Perry Downes 291 Tahlia Hadden 411 Wesley Blakemore
69 Kelvin Fox 244 Mark Curtis 294 Callum Churm 815 Tom Castle
151 Luke Booth 246 Barnaby Curtis 298 Carl Locker 950 Scott Gamble

Results:

Heat 1 (15 cars): 190, 151, 29, 411, 69, 815, 290, 950, nof.

Heat 2 (11 cars): 411, 69, 291, 950, nof.

Final (12 cars): 151, 69, 411, 244, nof.

There was a spectacular start to heat 1 as 201 Perry Downes rolled at the end of the home straight to end near the fence into turn 1, the red flags coming out. 291 Tahlia Haddon and 411 Wesley Blakemore both spun on the home straight on the restart, as 950 Scott Gamble led from 190 Daniel Rice and 151 Luke Booth. 38 Tom Allen collected the turn 1 fence, as 190 Rice took over the lead. 290 Ryan Davies moved into third before hitting 950 Gamble on turn 4, spinning him on the home straight only for 151 Booth to go through for second. 950 Gamble rejoined the race in front of 290 Davies, Davies hitting him on the back straight, only for 411 Blakemore to blitz Davies. Davies again hit Gamble on the back straight, Gamble going on to combine with 190 Rice to hit and spin 815 Tom Castle on turn 4. 290 Davies again attacked 950 Gamble on the home straight, before taking a hit from 151 Booth as 190 Rice took the win.

246 Barnaby Curtis led the second heat, before 290 Davies got up his inside, 246 Curtis then spinning 815 Castle off turn 2. 190 Rice fenced 294 Callum Churm on turn 4, before 244 Mark Curtis fenced 815 Castle on turn 1. The red flags came out for a shed exhaust near the pit gate, 290 Davies leading 950 Gamble and 69 Kelvin Fox for the restart. 29 Jamie Locker ran into the turn 1 fence to get collected by 246 Curtis, as 950 Gamble launched at 290 Davies into turn 1, sending him crashing into the fenced 29 Locker, with 69 Fox blitzing Davies before steaming him up the back straight and spinning him on turn 4. 950 Gamble gave Davies a head-on, as 411 Blakemore claimed the chequered.

201 Downes fenced 294 Churm early in the Final, with 151 Booth setting the pace. 950 Gamble steamed 290 Davies into turn 1, before 190 Rice ran into Gamble on turn 2, as 201 Downes clipped 290 Davies. 190 Rice hooked out 244 Curtis on turn 4, before 69 Fox did likewise to 246 Curtis at the opposite end of the track. 314 Luke Rawlins met 190 Rice head-on on turn 4, 950 Gamble also going on opposite to blitz Rawlins, as 69 Fox hooked out 246 Curtis on turn 3. 151 Booth took the win, before Gamble hammered Rawlins head-on on turn 4. 244 Curtis got in a revenge spin on 69 Fox just as the red flags came out.

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