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HEDNESFORD HILLS RACEWAY - Sunday 13 March 2005 - 2L Bangers - BriSCA F2 Stock Cars - Streetstox - Rebels
Pictures by Dave Carter. Reporting by Dave Goddard

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HEDNESFORD HILLS RACEWAY - Sunday 13 March 2005 - 2L Bangers - BriSCA F2 Stock Cars - Streetstox - Rebels

Pictures by Dave Carter. Reporting by Dave Goddard

2L Bangers


Hednesford’s traditional opening fixture was switched from unlimited to 2 litre rules in 2005 in the hope of boosting the turnout, but 25 cars was still a little below expectations, and two of these failed to make the track. The entry included a few newcomers, a four-strong visiting party from Grimley and one Invader from Warton. Car wise there was nothing of note bar the fresh Mk5 Cortina of 218 Lee Clelland, which also boasted a smart paint job.

As usual, all cars are Bluebirds unless otherwise stated.

23 cars for heat one which began with 123 Rob Smith attacking rookie 50 Roy Statham (Sierra) as 126 Dave Case attacked 222 Matt Logan and Invader 512 Allan Woods landed a shot on 354 Jon Richards’ Mk3 Cavalier. 267 Martin French (Capri) was run in by persons unseen as 54 Richard Hayward (Mk2 Cavalier) landed a big T-bone on Richards and Logan nailed 969 Jamie Pickup. Woods was then run in by Logan as 54 Bandit spun rookie 571 allowing 269 Dean French in for a big rear-ender. Bandit passed 107 Steve Curtis (Mk3 Cavalier) for the lead as 126 Casey spun 179 Shaun Rushton’s Civil War Primera, the latter backing his attacker in allowing 269 Popeye in for a jacking. 189 Richard Myshrall fenced 16 Anthony Orgee as Bandit kept ahead for the win.

Result: 54 Richard Hayward, 107 Steve Curtis, 189 Richard Myshrall, 123 Rob Smith, 213 Marc Watkins

Sixteen for heat two with 104 Mick Siddalls starting things with a big follow-in on Pickup as Bandit took 123 Roberto for the lead and 107 Stevo went for Myshrall but missed and hit the inner wall. Logan attacked Casey only to put himself in as Clelland spun and took a head-on from 213 Marc Watkins, while 699 Darren Jones followed in Myshrall well. Bandit took his rapid Cavalier to another win, while action after the reds saw 213 Woka attack the winner only to be spun out by Roberto, while Myshrall suffered an engine fire.

Result: 54 Richard Hayward, 123 Rob Smith, 699 Darren Jones, 122 Steve Durkin, 107 Steve Curtis, 189 Richard Myshrall, 213 Marc Watkins, 179 Shaun Rushton, 571, 126 Dave Case.

The 18-car final began with Logan hammering Roberto as Casey put himself in and 699 Darren Jones picked up 179 Cool who slammed the brakes on but there were no other Barton Boys near to jack 699 Trotter. Siddalls dealt out a big jacking to Statham as Bandit completed his hat-trick and sealed a place on the Champion of Champions grid. Into the DD with Siddalls steaming Statham before T-boning 1 Dean Teadstone’s Mk3 Cav, while Logan landed a big hit on Stevo. Siddalls gave Casey a head-on as Woods did Stevo only to be done by Clelland, while Stevo took a head-on from Richards who was destroyed by a huge hit from Logan who finished himself in the process. Clelland did Woods who was then walled by Woka and 355 Martin Mullins, the latter then going head to head with Woka who went in on Woods. Mullins did likewise before taking another head-on from Woka, with Mullins baling out after a couple more hits handing Woka the win. Just as the result was declared Clelland got the Tina running again and met Woka in a huge head-on snapping both cars as the reds came out, with Clelland and Woka shaking hands as they exited.

Result: 54 Richard Hayward, 122 Steve Durkin, 66, 16 Anthony Orgee, 213 Marc Watkins

DD: 213 Marc Watkins from 355 Martin Mullins.

A good session overall, with the DD the highlight. 2 Litre rules look the way to go at Incarace this year, with car turnouts only able to improve.

BriSCA F2 Stock Cars

The second leg of Incarace’s BriSCA F2 weekender was held at Hednesford on March 13, with 55 cars arriving at the Hills including a few Scots and Dutchman H24 Willie Peeters. Saturday night’s Birmingham winner Daz Kitson was not present, leaving 401 Barry Goldin clear for the Final win.

913 Peter Bartram led off in heat one as 210 Chris Lindsay T-boned 576 Dave Blackburn, while 101 Kelvyn Whalley was continuing his fine form from Birmingham, taking 80 Lyndon Burnley for second as 156 James Joyce and 400 David Sharp went in hard on turn four to bring out the yellows. 69 Stewart Chalkley took Whalley for second on the restart, with Burnley falling behind 170 Mark Helliwell and 50 Tim Pullen as 152 Mick Sworder and Goldin caught the leaders. Sworder took over in front with five laps to go, with Goldin taking third only for Whalley to shoot past both the former World champ and Chalkley. Burnley spun and was collected by 114 Gavin Millar, while Whalley surprised many by closing in on Sworder, but the red grader held on for the win. Whalley was an excellent second from the yellow grade, with Goldin third and Pullen taking long-time leader Bartram on the last lap for fourth.

20 David Tagell led off in heat two as 15 Steve Green Snr went in hard and was collected by 469 Ian Chalkley. 259 Simon Farrington was in front by lap three, with S Chalkley and 782 Stuart Rolph chasing. S Chalkley soon took over as Goldin moved into second, and a lap later he was in front despite S Chalkley applying the bumper as he passed. Peeters moved into second, while Rolph challenged S Chalkley for third only to ride up on the latter’s nerf rail and spin both out. Goldin beat Peeters to the line, with Pullen inheriting third.

Bartram led heat three chased by Whalley, while Mark Thornton went into the wall and Peeters almost spun Sworder on the back straight. Tagell then tangled with 831 Darren Foster and went in hard, with 501 and Thornton crashing in. The yellows came out, with I Chalkley going in on the restart as Whalley took Bartram for the lead and Lindsay took third with a fine double pass. Peeters pulled off as Lindsay and Rolph took second and third, but Whalley took a fine win.

Goldin quickly moved through the field in the final, with Bartram again leading them round as 511 Martyn Coles tangled with 606 Andrew Palmer and 501 with all three going in on turn one. Burnley spun into this pile and was hit hard by 5 Kevin Shambrook and 861 Robin Hymers, with the yellows coming out to check on Burnley who was OK except for some bruising. Whalley bumpered past Farrington into second on the restart, with Goldin in third as S Chalkley went in and 411 Steve Williamson spun in avoidance. Lindsay spun away fourth as Goldin cut through into the lead, while Sworder stuffed Whalley into Bartram, who clipped the wall, to take second. Goldin powered away to take the win and a new Hednesford lap record of 14.6 seconds/62 mph, with Sworder second ahead of Whalley.

Just 13 cars contested the National, with Bartram once again leading as Sworder put the bumper in on I Chalkley to go fifth early on, before piling 747 Gordon Neilson wide for fourth. Whalley went inside Bartram for the lead, but the white grader fought back around the outside until Whalley used the backmarking 501 to dive into the lead. Pullen took Bartram for second, and held off Sworder well for the remaining laps. Whalley, however, was away and completed a stunning weekend with a great win, ending a top-notch weekend of tarmac racing from the F2s.

Rebels

The Rebels got their 2005 season underway at Hednesford on March 13th, with around 30 cars present including a number of newcomers. Multi-title winner 100 Adam Rubery fought off some stern opposition to take yet another Final.

180 Ian Mallinson went inside 19 Stuart Bevean to lead heat one, before 391 Matt Smith and 126 Kevin Marshall tangled and clipped 51 Mike Davies rolling the latter. 311 Phil Bointon, 33 Adam Charlesworth and 8 Dave Morley all piled in but the yellows did not come out. 119 Kevin Wilton was running second until he went into the turn two wall handing Mallinson a clear lead until he tried to lap Morley on the outside, clipping the backmarker and sending himself head-on into the wall. 10 Anthony Baker took over as 9 Anthony Hamstead hit the wall, but 28 Derek Hawes soon slipped inside Baker to lead, the latter then also clipping Morley and spinning. Hawes went on for his first tarmac win, with Rubery taking 101 Don John for second on the final lap.

Smith went in very hard in heat two to bring the yellows out, but the former V8 racer was unhurt. Hawes led the first lap of the restart until Bointon went through and on for the win, with Hawes holding second until Rubery pounced on the last lap.

Baker stalled at the start of the final, with Rubery leading from Bointon and 88 Steve Mallinson as 501 Kevin White spun. Bointon then surprised many by bumpering Rubery wide, sending the local racer down to third. Rubery was soon back to second, and coolly sent Bointon wide into the wall to regain the lead and the win. Bointon recovered for second despite losing his bonnet, with S Mallinson third.

Street Stox

After a couple of seasons where the Street Stox looked to be heading for oblivion, it was good to see 18 cars arrive at Hednesford for their opening fixture of 2005 on March 13th. The entry included no less than four members of the Starr family, plus a few newcomers. 100 Derek Roseblade came close to another final win, but it was former Banger star 236 Andy Robinson who took the victory.

33 Bryn Starr led off in heat one as 101 Dave Evans hit 30 Adrian Lines and 103 Derek Price spun 72 David Clarke. Bryn Starr spun out and 31 Shaun Starr took to the centre in avoidance handing newcomer 08 Alan Gamble the lead until S Starr recovered to pass Gamble. Price half spun Evans as Robinson came under attack from Evans, Roseblade and 32 Roy Peace simultaneously for fourth. Roseblade spun Robinson who seemed to think he was still in the Bangers and backed his attacker into the wall, with Peace also piling in to rip a wheel off his Sierra. Roseblade pulled off as S Starr took the win over 129 Shane Davies and 66 Andrew Sowsbery.

21 Ian Millward led off in heat two as 333 Brett Starr stopped n the home straight and was rear-ended by Sowsbery, while Davies and Lines spun. Bryn Starr took Millward for the lead as Brett Starr spun again, while newcomer 5 Kristian Elmquist pulled off. S Starr took over in front once again as Lines spun Brett Starr. Shaun and Bryn Starr finished first and second, with Roseblade’s repaired car in third.

A Le Mans-style start to the final saw Bryn Starr get away best once again, but he and S Starr were piled into the back straight wall by Clarke. Gamble twice followed in Evans who recovered to wall 531 Toby Tropper’s new car, while Robinson spun Millward for the lead. Sowsbery spun and Evans clouted the stationary S Starr to retire. Brett Starr tangled with his father 3 Brian, while Roseblade and Tropper closed in on the slowing Robinson, but the chequered flag saved Robinson who took the win ending the best Street Stox meeting for some time.

Results

Bangers (23 cars)
Heat 1: 54 107 189 123 213 699 269 16 969 -
Heat 2: 54 123 699 122 107 189 213 179 571 126
Final - Spring Classic: 54 122 66 16 126 213 222 179 104 355
DD: Winner = 213 Runner-up = 355 MDD = 354

BriSCA F2 Stock Cars (33 cars)

Heat 1: 152 101 401 50 913 170 69 606 197 861
Heat 2: 401 H24 50 747 259 411 511 362 861 20
Heat 3: 101 210 152 782 913 15 747 606 259 411
Final: 401 152 101 15 747 782 50 469 259 913
Grand Natonal: 01 50 152 913 747 469 38 197 362 401

Grade Awards
White: 913
Yellow: 101
Blue: 50

Streetstox (18 cars)

Heat 1: 31 129 66 103 30 333 531 72 71 21
Heat 2: 31 33 100 72 21 103 531 101 66 37
Final: 236 100 531 08 103 3 32 30 72 129

Rebels (30 cars)

Heat 1: 28 100 101 22 32 2 23 010 7 67 88 311 6 80 753 21 19 202 501 33 51 8 277 119
Heat 2: 311 100 28 88 010 7 2 80 10 23 180 67 6 126 33 21 8 9 101 202 19 22 501 277
Final: 100 311 88 9 28 80 010 7 180 22



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