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2003 - A Review!

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2003 - A Review!

So how has 2003 been? Pretty good its seems as most formulas seem to have had good car turnouts and crowds we hear have been up. After too many years in the doldrums tarmac racing in the BriSCA F1s really picked up during 2003 with all the indicators promising even more of the same in 2004. We saw a new promoting team at Coventry resulting in much badly needed investment and the welcome return of Banger racing. Also a 'well done' to Startrax for introducing racing to Workington.  Two drivers, Roy Goodman and Horry Barnes both celebrated there fiftieth years as stock car drivers, a truly amazing achievement!

On the downside we had the really tragic loss of Raymond Gunn in an accident at Cowdenbeath and late-on during the year, car racing was lost at Alwalton. While Alwalton was not one of the country's main circuits it is a loss we could have done without and one wonders what might be done to offer greater protection to existing tracks, and indeed how new ones might be opened up in the future.

As far as this website is concerned then 2003 was its busiest year by some margin. There have been over 300,000 visitors to the homepage and in the region of 2 million pageviews in total. This is around a 50% increase on 2002. The News service has been improved and in the Summer, in response to popular demand, a new For Sale/ Wanted page was introduced. This has proven to be extremely popular generating lots of visitor and trading interest.

At any point in time Rolling Start contains in excess of 5,000 pages covering racing across the country - and beyond - giving exposure 24/7 to most of the race classes - whether National or Domestic- promoters and tracks across the land.

The site content is all original in the sense that only material supplied directly for inclusion in Rolling Start is published and its success relies on those people who very generously supply material for inclusion. So a big thankyou is in order to those people in particular. If anyone reading this would like to join the team then do please get in touch as you would be most welcome.

Having featured many thousands of pictures its no easy job to pick a small number for this gallery! Rather than try to pick the most spectacular crashes an attempt has been to pick a variety of pictures which will - hopefully - give a flavour and bring back a few memories from what has been a superb years racing.

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