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Ryan Allgood

Race Number:
318

Why did you pick this race number:
My dad's number he used

Formulas raced in:
Ninja Karts, Junior Rods

Title success:
Not won yet

Most memorable race competed in:
I rolled over, big adrenalin rush

Years active as driver:
4

Favourite track:
Wimbledon and Eastbourne

Racing idol:
Dad! lol

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My dad and grandard

Profile added 20th April 2014.

Richard Ansell

Race Number:
28

Why did you pick this race number:
It was my dads when he raced on the ovals

Formulas raced in:
Thunder Cars, Outlaw Hot Rods, Economy Rods, 2lt Hot Rods, did try UK Sprint Cars

Title success:
Alwalton Economy Rods East of England champion finals points champion 3rd in the points championship 2003

Most memorable race competed in:
2lt hot rods at Rockingham proper fast racing

Years active as driver:
13 years

Favourite track:
Arena Essex RTS

Racing idol:
My dad, all 2lt Hot Rod drivers

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My dad


Photo taken by Peter Ballard, Paul Ballard and Richard Ansell. Profile added 9th February 2013.

Kev 'Baggy' Bagnall

Race Number:
32

Why did you pick this race number:
It was my old race number when I raced before.

Formulas raced in:
Lightning Rods

Title success:
3 wins & a second in a final (2012)

Most memorable race competed in:
Birmingham Wheels in September, a load of the lads from work turned up to watch me. I had a great tussle with Jacob Roff but managed to hold him off for the win.

Years active as driver:
5ish. Late eighties, early nineties. 2012.....

Favourite track:
Hednesford and Birmingham

Racing idol:
John Carding, he raced in the early Lightning Rods and made it look easy

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My ex father-in-law, we raced at Lutterworth banger club on a mud track. Once I had been to Hednesford I thought, I'm having some of that.

Any other comments:
I began racing in the Lightning Rods in the late eighties in a mk4 Cortina. The grids were large & all too often there was a lot of damage, as the handling wasn't the best. I moved on to a Sierra but due to family commitments I had to pack it all in. Now I'm a Grandad in my forties I decided why not have another go! I picked up a bit of sponsorship, built a car & I'm back again after 20 years off. It's much faster than I remember but it's just a bit of fun for me, although winning my first ever race ahead of Frankie Cunningham was that little bit special for an old timer...


Photos supplied by Kev Bagnall. Profile added 15th January 2013.

Jack Bradburn

Race Number:
97

Why did you pick this race number:
My dads race number

Formulas raced in:
Ministox, Stock Rods

Title success:
None yet

Most memorable race competed in:
National championship because I was overwhelmed with finishing 6 and my arms were killing after 40 laps. Also then winning the national revenge race after.

Years active as driver:
6

Favourite track:
Hednesford

Racing idol:
My dad

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My dad from a very young age.

Profile added 8th February 2017.

Harry Denholm

Race Number:
217

Why did you pick this race number:
My mate was 218 so I picked 217

Formulas raced in:
2L Saloon Stock Cars, 2L Hot Rods

Title success:
Many heat and final wins

Most memorable race competed in:
Many good races over the years

Years active as driver:
12 years in Saloons

Favourite track:
Cowdenbeath

Racing idol:
Many names to choose from, mostly 2lt Saloon drivers Hamish Buchanan, Kieth Jarman

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Next door neighbour

Profile added 17th July 2013

Shea Duff

Race Number:
958

Why did you pick this race number:
I like it

Formulas raced in:
Junior Rods

Title success:
None to date. I will be keeping her lit looking my 1st one lol

Most memorable race competed in:
World Cup 2013 my first big race loved it.

Years active as driver:
1 year

Favourite track:
Nutts Corner Raceway

Racing idol:
#901 Ian Thompson Jnr

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Daddy and Uncle Christopher

Profile added 20th April 2014

Stephen Emerson

Race Number:
923

Why did you pick this race number:
Always liked it

Formulas raced in:
Junior Productions, Senior Productions, Lightning Rods and 2.0 Hot Rods

Title success:
Have won 35 championships in Lightning Rods including 4 world titles

Most memorable race competed in:
Winning first world final at Ipswich

Years active as driver:
20 years

Favourite track:
Arena Essex

Racing idol:
Davy Evans

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Father


Photo taken by Peter Ballard. Profile added 17th July 2013.

Gary Farrington

Race Number:
448

Why did you pick this race number:
My number issued to me by Spedeworth was 48, and 448 for Lightning Rods, so I have to run under 448 in the 2L Hot Rods as 48 is issued to another driver.

Formulas raced in:
Stock Rods, GT Hot Rods, Lightning Rods, National Super Rods, and 2L Hot Rods

Title success:
East Anglian Champion, Long Track Champion, National Points Champion in Super Rods. Track Champion in Swaffham 2L Hot Rods

Most memorable race competed in:
World Final National Super Rods, runner up to the late great Hoss Parry, came over the line side by side he won by a nose.

Years active as driver:
Started 1998 to present, had a few in the early 1990s in Stock Rods.

Favourite track:
Foxhall under the lights or at Spedeweeknd

Racing idol:
Graham Murray - Peasenhall on a Friday night and Geoff Hubbard in the stock cars

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My Mum and Dad used to take me to Peasenhall on a Friday and Ipswich when Dad wasn't playing football


Photos taken by Paul Ballard. Profile added 16th January 2013.

Tim Foxlow

Race Number:
144

Why did you pick this race number:
My first Super Rod was bought from Dave Oates, number 44, times were hard and we could not afford to sign write the car, so we painted a 1 in front and that was how we got 144!

Formulas raced in:
Bangers, Super Rods, National Hot Rod, Saloon Stox (odd meetings over the years) and Classic Hot Rods

Title success:
2 times National Super Rod Champion,
English Super Rod Champion,
Runner up many times on Super Rod World,
Northern and Midlands SR Champion,
3 times national points Champion,
2nd in British SR Championship at Ipswich,
2nd on ESRA championship,
3rd in comeback season in Classic Hot Rod points.

Most memorable race competed in:
3 Races come to mind and non of them were wins for me, ESRA Super Rod Chapionship final at Buxton, came second to Jon Brookes, he was then found to be running an illegal engine and banned, they did not award the race or big cash prize so cheating did pay off!
Super Rod World Championship, second to Tiger Bill Smith, after 60 laps of Hednesford we finished as we started only I was 6 inch back! So close and god how did my arms and shoulders hurt! No contact with Bill and on the outside for lap after lap.
British at Ipswich, second to the late Hoss Parry, I came from the back round the outside at Ipswich and chased Hoss over the line!

Years active as driver:
18 years total. 17, then a 19 year break and just finished first season back.

Favourite track:
Ipswich or Hednesford

Racing idol:
Martin Morris, Ormond Christie

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Martin Morris

Any other comments:
Enjoying my racing more than ever after 19 years away, competitive, fast Classic Hot Rods!


Photo taken by Paul Ballard and Petrolhead Images. Profile added 11th January 2013.

Jason Gibbs

Race Number:
398

Why did you pick this race number:
Had 288 on my Bovingdon Ministox, wanted 288 again but Dale Atkins had it, my uncle ran 89 on his Bovingdon 1300 mini so decided to turn the 89 round and then Spedeworth use 3,4,5,6 and 7 at beginning of their numbers so chose the 3

Formulas raced in:
Bovingdon Ministox, Bovingdon 2ltr Hot Rods, Spedeworth Lightning Rods

Title success:
None yet I'm to old and slow

Most memorable race competed in:
Best in Britain when Lewis Geraty won it, never had so many cars try for the last corner lunge. It was carnage.

Years active as driver:
A lot

Favourite track:
Ipswich

Racing idol:
Kevin Randell

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Tony Bailey


Photo supplied by Petrolhead Images. Profile added 8th February 2017.

Lewis Geraty

Race Number:
44

Why did you pick this race number:
It was already on the first race car I bought!

Formulas raced in:
Superstox, 1300 Stock Cars, Bangers and Lightning Rods

Title success:
Best in Britain 2013

Most memorable race competed in:
Winning a race in 1300 Stock Cars at Spedeweekend, amazing performing well in front of such a big crowd.

Years active as driver:
7 years

Favourite track:
Ipswich or Wimbledon

Racing idol:
Frankie Wainman Jnr

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My dad raced when I was young, so I naturally loved it

Profile added 14th January 2013.

Chris Gordon

Race Number:
25

Why did you pick this race number:
I had 35 when I raced in the junior rods and wanted 935, but as we weren't allowed a 3 digit number at the time I settled for 25

Formulas raced in:
Junior Rods at Ballymena for 2001- 2005 Stock rods from 2005 - present

Title success:
Just the one. 2012 Stock Rod World Championship, wasn't won how any driver likes to win it but it's hopefully the first of many more

Most memorable race competed in:
2013 world final at cowdenbeath, I was the defending champion but no-one thought I would ever be able to compete and have a chance to retain it and after Fridays practice in the rain neither did we to be honest. But as things went I ended up quickest in pre meeting practice and qualified highest visitor on the grid in 5th, I managed to get into 2nd and had the lead on the restart but the radiator had gone and so with that my title, but it's a great memory as I proved to everyone we could compete with the best and think we would have gave Gunner a good run for it ;)

Years active as driver:
13 years in total

Favourite track:
Definitely cowdenbeath although Ipswich on speedweekend is a great experience

Racing idol:
My 'team mate' Victor McAfee, he has so much experience and is respected by so many, I've learnt a good lot from him

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My father Paul. Without him I would never be able to compete at the level I do, his preparation of not only my car but also Victors for every single meeting is next to none and he provides us both with great cars that can race and win with the best driver's not only at home but also in the UK

Profile added 10th December 2013.

Baz Grant

Race Number:
59

Why did you pick this race number:
dad was a karting champ 9 times and my mum 5

Formulas raced in:
Hot Rods, Formula Focus & Dirt Rods

Title success:
n a

Most memorable race competed in:
1st dirt rod race at Stansted in the formula that I help put togather

Years active as driver:
A few over the years

Favourite track:
Stansted Raceway

Racing idol:
Chas & Nick Farrar

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Eddie Burbridge

Profile added 7th February 2017.

Gareth Hagan

Race Number:
955

Why did you pick this race number:
Junior stock car number was 55

Formulas raced in:
Juniors, 2L Hot Rods

Title success:
-

Most memorable race competed in:
2011 world championship

Years active as driver:
2011 world championship

Favourite track:
2011 world championship

Racing idol:
Davey Evans

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Parents

Profile added 21st April 2013.

Mary Hogan

Race Number:
Currently #622 in Lightning Rods at Tipperary. Previously #122 in Modified Hot Rods, 1600 Hot Rods and 2 Litre Hot Rods.

Why did you pick this race number:
All Lightning Rods at Tipperary Raceway were asked to use 600 numbers so as to differentiate between them and Northern Irish L/Rods.

Formulas raced in:
Modified Hot Rods (Tipperary Domestic Formula) 1600 Hot Rods, 2 Litre Hot Rods, Lightning Rods & Bangers!

Title success:
Track Champion in 1600's and 2 Litres a few times, placed in a couple of Track Championships in the L/Rods

Most memorable race competed in:
Loved it all, been on track with so many fantastic racers at Tipperary, Portadown, Ballymena, Aghadowey and Cowdenbeath. Met lots of people from all over the British Isles, many of whom are still great friends today!

Years active as driver:
Since 1992

Favourite track:
Tipperary Raceway

Racing idol:
Ormond Christie.... No contest!

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Cork Showgrounds was a short lived oval near where I used to live and I spent every minute there watching Tom Casey &Co doing battle during the 80's. When Tipperary Raceway reopened in 1992, I built my first car, a mk2 Escort, and went racing!

Profile added 21st April 2013.

Garry Ingram

Race Number:
335 (current number)

Why did you pick this race number:
It was the closest national number available to my original outlaw number

Formulas raced in:
Bangers, Outlaw Hot Rods, National Hot Rods and an outing in a 2L Saloon Stock.

Title success:
2012 Norman Cowie memorial winner at Crimond.

Most memorable race competed in:
Winning my first ever Hot Rod race because it was in a home built car.

Years active as driver:
8

Favourite track:
Knockhill

Racing idol:
John Cleland and Andy Rouse

Who introduced you to oval racing:
It's something I've always wanted to try but eventually built a car for a friends memorial banger race. Encouraged by James Ritchie and Colin Riddle.

Profile added 10th April 2013.

Graham Jackson

Race Number:
666

Why did you pick this race number:
To be daring

Formulas raced in:
Ringwood 2 Litre Hot Rods

Title success:
Ringwood Southern champion, World champion, Points champion 2012

Most memorable race competed in:
Ringwood World and Southern; the buzz and family and friends support

Years active as driver:
2

Favourite track:
Ringwood

Racing idol:
Sammy Shuddall

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Dad


Profile added 21st July 2013.

Jason ‘kewy’ Kew

Race Number:
174

Why did you pick this race number:
Because I couldn’t have 74 lol. My Dad (Chris Kew) has always been 74 from when he first started racing in the 80’s, when he came to Nationals he was 174 as James O'Shea was 74, and I've just carried on using his number.

Formulas raced in:
Segto Junior Minis, Standlake Arena Hot Rods, Spedeworth 2 Litre Hot Rods, National Hot Rods and occasion outings in Standlake Arena Bangers.

Title success:
2003 SEGTO Junior champion
2004 2nd Standlake Arena Hot Rod points
2005 2nd Wimbledon Hot Rod Open
2006 2nd 2 Litre Hot Rod Hertfordshire Championship
2006 4th 2 Litre Hot Rod Best in Britain
2007 1st 2 Litre Hot Rod Long Track Championship
2007 3rd 2 Litre Hot Rod National Championship
2008 2nd 2 Litre Hot Rod Winternational Championship
2008 1st 2 Litre Rob Collard sponsored series
2009-2012 qualified for 4 National Hot Rod World finals best result 7th 2009
2011 3rd National Hot Rod British Championship
2011 4th 2 Litre Hot Rod Irish Open in a borrowed car
2012 3rd National Hot Rod Thunder 500
2012 2nd National Hot Rod National Championship

Most memorable race competed in:
There's been a few races
2011 NHR British: love the track and first major championship placing in NHR’s and on the same day I raced the borrowed 2 Litre Hot Rod of Vince Campbell and come 4th in the Irish open setting fastest lap along the way started way down the grid.
2012 NHR World Final worked my way up to 4th from 14th on grid was in front of Bell (who won) as well but back markers ruined my race, annoys me to think about it.
2012 NHR National Championship 2nd place, started 6th on the grid and to overtake drivers like 41, 970, 115 and 9 to take the lead for the first 10 laps was amazing.

Years active as driver:
Started at 10 years old in segto juniors, been racing 16 years now! Got a few years left in me to hopefully land a major win lol.

Favourite track:
Wimbledon/ Nutts Corner

Racing idol:
My dad, he gave up to give me the best we can afford and supports me 100%. 657 Neal Smith is amazing too, you can't fault the talent and knowledge the man has.

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Dad


Photos taken (left to right) by Paul Ballard (1,2,3) and Peter Ballard (4). Profile added 6th January 2013.

Ben Lewis

Race Number:
223/ 32

Why did you pick this race number:
My brother raced as 222, and 32 as I'm sharing a car with 320

Formulas raced in:
Henham Hot Rods, Rookie Rods, Euro Rods, Lightning Rods & FWD Hot Rods

Title success:
N/A

Most memorable race competed in:
First time out in a new Euro Rod with no testing and won from the back of the yellows, going from 3rd to 1st on the outside.

Years active as driver:
5

Favourite track:
Arena Essex

Racing idol:
Lewis Hamilton, Stuart Smyth, Andy Brown, Paul Strawson, Steve Tandy

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Step dad at 2 years old

Profile added 7th February 2017.

Alistair Lowe

Race Number:
55

Why did you pick this race number:
When I started racing at standlake, I wanted a number that was reparative so I only had to buy one vinyl number, 55 was the first number available and it’s stuck ever since.

Formulas raced in:
Standlake - 1450’s, Saloon rods and Hot Rods, then moved to ORCI Outlaw Hot Rods

Title success:
none.....

Most memorable race competed in:
Standlake 2006 bonfire meeting Hot Rod final it was very wet! I started at the back of the grid, got thought to the front and spun the car, got going again from the back and ended up taking the win.

Years active as driver:
I started in Jan 2000

Favourite track:
Ringwood

Racing idol:
Not really got one

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My friend Andy Walker, he needed someone to weld his cars back together


Outlaw photo supplied by spw-pics.co.uk and HR Photosite. Profile added 18th August 2013.

Ciaran Litter

Race Number:
990

Why did you pick this race number:
Used one of Vince Litter's old number fins before heading to the track, 992 was easily changed to 990 last minute.

Formulas raced in:
Lightning Rods and karts. With brief dabbles in Robins, juniors and group 2s.

Title success:
Nothing on the ovals.

Most memorable race competed in:
Tipperary Stock Rod World Final weekend, took the Lightning rod down for my first run around tipp. Allowed one practice, went out for it and fan blade disintegrated going out the gate, gauge shot up so had to abandon that run. Got it sorted for the first race, drew pole with a field of 30 cars on a track I'd never done a lap of. Started off ok, dropped back a bit before getting to grips. Only to get tangled coming 3 abreast out of the corner and forced up the wall. Rote the car off. Shame as it was the first time I enjoyed racing that car. Lol

Years active as driver:
10+ on and off.

Favourite track:
Tipperary & Shamrock Park

Racing idol:
Norman Woolsey & Stephen Emerson.

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My uncles Vince & Aidan and my Granda Vincie who drop everything to give me a hand.

Profile added 8th February 2017.

Graham McCabe

Race Number:
247

Why did you pick this race number:
Not sure , kinda looked ok

Formulas raced in:
Stock Rods, 1300 Saloons, 2000 Saloons, F2, Hot Rods, Classic Hot Rods

Title success:
lol none

Most memorable race competed in:
Most Newtongrange and Cowdenbeath Saloon races, good fun!!!!

Years active as driver:
1985- 1992, 1997-1998, 2012

Favourite track:
Cowdenbeath and Hednesford

Racing idol:
Christie, Speaky, Keith Jarman, Robert Bruce, Graham Wait, Davie Evans

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Jimmy Forrest and Davie Forrest


Photo taken by Paul Ballard. Profile added 10th February 2013.

Alan McCormack

Race Number:
83

Why did you pick this race number:
Cause it was free at the time now 3 people have it in the 1 class!!!

Formulas raced in:
Ministocks Tipperary for 4 or 5 meetings left it then and got a Stock Rod when I was old enough to run it myself.

Title success:
Points champion 07,11,12,13 Southern Irish Open 2010, Mary O'Donovan Cup 2011, Orci 2012, Irish Grand Prix 2012, European Championship 2013

Most memorable race competed in:
2nd heat for the 2012 world final my car was flying I started around 20th and finished 2nd

Years active as driver:
7

Favourite track:
Tipperary, Ipswich, Ballymena, Hendesford, I actually like any track that you can race on

Racing idol:
Don't have one really, I was mad into rallying when I was younger my idols were Frank Magher and Bertie Fisher.

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My father and god father


Photo taken by Paul Ballard. Profile added 20th April 2014.

Gavin Murray

Race Number:
95

Why did you pick this race number:
This was dads racing number I used it when I started like many others who have family in racing

Formulas raced in:
Ministox, 1300 Stock Cars, briefly in 2L Hot Rods, Lightning Rods and National Hot Rods

Title success:
1300 Stock Cars Banham Poultry Series, 2nd in English Lightning Rods 2nd and 4th World Final Nationals, winner Best in Britain Nationals

Most memorable race competed in:
World final 09, the car was right an I was on a mission!

Years active as driver:
23 years give or take the odd holiday

Favourite track:
Ipswich

Racing idol:
No one person stands out think everyone who is dedicated to the sport full time deserves respect. But used to love watching Skitty, Hunn and Simpson as a young lad

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Father dug my first Ministock out of the nettles where it had sat for three years loaded it up for my first meeting at Wisbech aged 13 didn't go as planned!


Photos taken (left to right) by Peter Ballard (1) and Paul Ballard (2,3). Profile added 18th January 2013.

Jordan Murray

Race Number:
503

Why did you pick this race number:
My dad was a PRI DRIVER 15+ years ago he was 203 which my eldest brother ben then took on at arena he then swapped over to spedeworth carrying on the 03 to take 503. After years at spedeworth he went incarace. At the same time I left arena as 203 and took the 503 number the same year ben took 50. From then it's always stuck

Formulas raced in:
Ministox, lightning rod, bangers

Title success:
Spedeworth points champion 2016
English champion 2016
Midlands champion 2016
Winternationals champion 2016

Most memorable race competed in:
2016 spedeweekend ! I will never forget the weekend after a hard year to win the points and have the meeting with a sliver roof I hoped we're have a good weekend which we had some luck in the heats to go 10th on the grid but to drive to 2nd in the world being my best drive,race and finish was unreal !

Years active as driver:
14 years

Favourite track:
Ipswich

Racing idol:
My dad without him none of us brothers would of been here! But there also people like Diggy smith, Darren Ahern, will reed and many more

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My dad when I was 10 years old my brother had been doing mini's a while and he said if we wanted ago there was the car todo it so I did :)

Profile added 7th February 2017.

Reid Murray

Race Number:
591

Why did you pick this race number:
Just like the look of it on a car

Formulas raced in:
R.t.s Junior hotrods, jnr bangers, ministoxs and now Lightning Rods

Title success:
Won jnr banger team meeting at swaffham but had loads of 2nds or 3rds in ministox carrer

Most memorable race competed in:
First meeting in Lighnting Rod at Wimbo New Year's Day racing with adults and Barford World Cup 2012 when I was battling with pollen and Danny hans ford in ministox

Years active as driver:
6 years

Favourite track:
Lightning rod-wimbledon
Ministox-Coventry
Jnr banger-swaffham
Jnr rod-arena Essex

Racing idol:
Stephen Emerson, Barry lee, George polley, Diggy smith

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Dad


Photo supplied by Petrolhead Images, Ciara McQuillan and Steve Weston. Profile added 19th March 2014.

Darren 'Deadly Daz' Owen

Race Number:
8

Why did you pick this race number:
I was born on the 8th April

Formulas raced in:
Bangers, Lightning Rods, 1300 Saloons, Outlaw Hot Rods, National Hot Rods and Classic Hot Rods

Title success:
Classic Hot Rods won points and the National / Bill Morris Trophy twice & runner up a few times, Irish in 2009, won loads in Bangers plus team races, etc. Had a good year in Lightning Rods one year was in top 3 in National and World (1999).

Most memorable race competed in:
My first ever race win, it only took me 3 years of racing

Years active as driver:
22 years

Favourite track:
Hednesford and Coventry

Racing idol:
Bangers Jack Cowley 194 proper show man

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Aged 12 Myself; saw the cars going to Hednesford Raceway and followed them there on my bike to try and find a hole in the hedge to get in. Was totally hooked there and then. Then decided it would be easier to get a paper round and pay to get in.


Photos taken by Paul Ballard. Profile added 6th April 2013.

Rick Pannell

Race Number:
39

Why did you pick this race number:
39 shortened 239 (former Lightning Rod number)

Formulas raced in:
Lightning Rods/ 2L Hot Rods

Title success:
Lightning Rods World, 2L Hot Rods Southern and London Championship

Most memorable race competed in:
Many

Years active as driver:
11 years

Favourite track:
Great Yarmouth and Eastbourne

Racing idol:
George Polley, Jeff Simpson and Daddy Pannell

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Dad – Howard Pannell



Photos taken by Paul Ballard and Petrolhead Images. Profile added 6th April 2013.

Stewart Paterson

Race Number:
416

Why did you pick this race number:
I started off as 46 in my grass car and changed it to put a big one in the middle for a bet and then stuck with it.

Formulas raced in:
Class 1 autograss, Stock Rods and one race in a prostock!

Title success:
2008 Class 1 autograss Scottish champion, points champion.

Most memorable race competed in:
1st final win, car was chucked together after being wiped out in both heats, it was bent and had a misfire. Better being lucky than good!

Years active as driver:
spent more time banned :(

Favourite track:
Probably Ipswich , I like them all really except Knockhill.

Racing idol:
Ayrton Senna, Colin Mcrae, Mika Hakkinen , Bill Batten , Speaky , Ian Thompson lol

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My friend from school Wee Derek.

Any other comments:
Would just like to thank everyone who helps me out with the car and my sponsors, you know who you are, and my better half Bev.


Photo supplied by Stewart Paterson. Profile added 9th February 2013.

Lee Rudge

Race Number:
2

Why did you pick this race number:
Lucky number and always wanted it

Formulas raced in:
Incarods, Startrax Hotrods, Rebels, Lightning Rods, 2 Litre Hotrods, Slick Cars / Outlaw Hotrods

Title success:
Startrax Hotrod: World, British, National and Points Champion 2015/16

Most memorable race competed in:
Startrax Hotrod British Final at Coventry with no brakes after lap 3 and still managing to win The British!

Years active as driver:
8

Favourite track:
Birmingham Raceway

Racing idol:
Neal Smith 657

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Dad and Friends

Profile added 8th February 2017.

Mark 'Guido' Sewell

Race Number:
371

Why did you pick this race number:
My dads old race number

Formulas raced in:
2L Bangers, Alwalton Standard Rods, Class 2 Grass Track, Rookie Bangers, Stock Rods, 2L Hot Rods and mondeo Rods.

Title success:
Standard Rod winner 2003,
Blyton 2L Hot Rod winner 2006,
2L Hot Rods Runner up Gold roof and points 2012

Most memorable race competed in:
1st ever race in a 2L Banger, drivers door hit : a eye opener was sore for days

Years active as driver:
15

Favourite track:
Massive oval of Alwalton (Peterbourgh)

Racing idol:
Geoff Bowen #359

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Family

Any other comments:
Founder/drivers rep of the Swaffham Raceway2lt HotRod formula, Started and Run the formula's website swaffhamhotrod.yolasite.com


Photos supplied by Mark Sewell. Profile added 8th January 2013.

Terry 'Telboy' Sewell

Race Number:
5

Why did you pick this race number:
Nigel Mansell's famous red five

Formulas raced in:
Standard Rods Alwalton Raceway, Hot Rods at Blyton and Swaffham

Title success:
2011, East Anglian winner and runner up in track points
2012, Gold roof winner and third in track points

Most memorable race competed in:
Gold roof race, I really was not well just turning the wheel was hard work.

Years active as driver:
12 yrs on and off.

Favourite track:
Alwalton Raceway.

Racing idol:
Nigel Mansell

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Family

Profile added 11th January 2013.

Alastair Stewart

Race Number:
905

Why did you pick this race number:
Used to be number 5 in bangers when I started out

Formulas raced in:
Lightning Rods, Pro Stocks, Bangers, Senior Productions, several races in 2.0ltr Hot Rods

Title success:
Golden Helmet Bangers 1998. Numerous other domestic finals

Most memorable race competed in:
My first race in a Pro stock!!
It was my first race back after a 14year break, it was wet and I'd never drove the car in anger before. I was extremely proud of myself that I still had it (if I ever had "it" to start with) Then to take the second race was a bonus ????

Years active as driver:
8

Favourite track:
Hednesford

Racing idol:
Davy McCall & Keith McClelland

Who introduced you to oval racing:
My Father ?? Who I would like to thank for all the help and support up to the present day, and for making sure I would be penniless until my racing career comes to a close.

Profile added 7th February 2017

Steve Tandy

Race Number:
44

Why did you pick this race number:
My wife told me to

Formulas raced in:
Bangers, Euro Rods, Stock Rods, 1600/2.0 Hotrods, Superstocks, National Super Rods, National Hotrods

Title success:
2x World, 2x British, 2x National points, 1 European, 1 English, 2x East anglian, 4x Ancro British Rally Championships

Most memorable race competed in:
My 1st at Ipswich in the Super Rods never raced before held off Dave Longhurst one off my hero's for 8/9 laps gave me the confidence to carry on.

Years active as driver:
too many ...lolol

Favourite track:
any one i win on ... lol

Racing idol:
Barry Lee, Martin Schanker, Ayrton Senna

Who introduced you to oval racing:
Chris Griggs


Photo taken by Paul Ballard and Steve Tandy. Profile added 20th April 2014

Lloydy (boy) welham

Race Number:
501

Why did you pick this race number:
The jeans

Formulas raced in:
Autograss, lightning rods, national superods, f2s

Title success:
East Anglian 2005

Most memorable race competed in:
Everyone I'm in as it is a privilege to be in it

Years active as driver:
On and off since 1999 due to them boys of mine !

Favourite track:
Ipswich

Racing idol:
Barry Lee

Who introduced you to oval racing:
I did it all myself since watching as a child

Profile added 7th February 2017


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