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Bangers are back for a smashing new season

The Banger Racing and Stock Car season returns to the Aldershot Raceway with thrills and spills guaranteed

Perhaps the biggest ever crash seen at the Aldershot track where this Bristol LT mobile library closed its doors for the last time. Expect more of the same this summer

After the winter break, Aldershot Raceway re-awakens on March 30 for the start of a pulsating new season of high octane oval racing.

This promises to be an epic year for the stadium, as Spedeworth Motorsports hosts an abundance of exciting and thrilling meetings, right through the summer to the end of September.

After the massive success of the inaugural Banger World Series last year, the format returns again to the Raceway on May 11. Make sure you mark your calendars for that event.

Established National Banger events, ‘Micro Madness’ in July, and the ‘Big Van Bash’ in September, are two more meetings that you miss at your peril.

Who could forget probably the biggest crash ever seen at the track, when last autumn the former mobile library firmly closed its doors for the last time?

Adding to the menu of chaos and carnage are two new titles; ‘Caravan Destruction Derby’ in April, and the ‘Turning Japanese Bangers’ in June that are set to become classics.

The new season starts on Sunday with a four-formula, 12-race bonanza, that has a perfect mixture of full and non-contact racing.

The Bangers return to Aldershot for Round 1 of the new Inchcape Ford Bracknell Banger League.

The 2013 series was won by Mark Pope who just beat local driver Keith Conlon to the title. Banger racing around Aldershot Raceway is always full of action and the first meeting will open up the season with a bang.

The 2-litre Hot Rods will be looking to score points for their own series sponsored by Hoosier Tyres. The grid is likely to feature young Tyler Wilkin who graduated at the end of last season from the Junior Rods. Having dominated the youngster’s formula, Wilkin will begin his education among a very competitive field.

Stock Car action will be provided by the 2-litre guys, who have a healthy number of cars booked in for Sunday’s racing. The formula has seen some extremely close racing over the winter at Wimbledon, in particular from young gun Brandon Osborne.

Completing the card are the Junior Rods racing in their GT Cambridge Challenge Series. With the narrow straights and tight bends, Aldershot Raceway is the perfect testing ground for the stars of the future.

With Wilkin stepping up to the Hot Rods, the competition to take his crown in 2014 is wide open.

Racing starts at 1pm with turnstiles open at 11am.

 

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