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Full Spede ahead as rivals prepare for battle

Local drivers will be out to make home advantage pay this Sunday when the Track Championship returns to the Aldershot Raceway

Drivers like Peter Amas, pictured here, are preparing for the usual thrills and spills at Aldershot this season

As we roll into the second week of the new Spedeworth Motorsports season at Aldershot Raceway, local drivers will be out to impress on their home track.

The Bangers compete in Round Two of the new Inch-cape Ford Bracknell Track Championship on Sunday (April 6).

During the winter season at Wimbledon Stadium, fierce rivals ‘The Bandits’ and ‘The Boyz’ provided the crowd with some terrific entertainment as they became embroiled in an on-track feud.

With so much familiarity behind the wheel in both camps, the "bad blood" is set to continue through the summer season in Aldershot.

Also looking to make an impact in the Bangers will be Dom Wilkins from Fleet, and Aldershot brothers Colin and Paul Quinell. This could also be the season that youngster Jimmy Craig steps out of the shadow of his father Doug.

Whatever happens, you can guarantee there will be plenty of spinning and smashing every week.

Next up are the Oval Track Legends. Traditionally based in the Midlands, the formula is making the first of only three appearances in Hampshire this year.

This is one formula not to miss as whatever the size of track, these drivers deliver extremely fast and close racing, with Paul Fiore and Daniel Boys two local drivers to cheer on. Also appearing is Spedeworth’s oldest formula, the Superstox. The single-seater, semi-contact stars compete in the latest round of their Safari Land Rover series.

Being one of the country’s smallest venues, Aldershot Raceway provides the drivers with a unique set of challenges. Dave Miles Senior and Junior will both be representing Eversley, while another father and son team, Chris and Nick Roots, will make the short journey from Normandy.

Relative newcomer to the formula, Matt Sole, will be looking to add to the experience he garnered over the winter at Wimbledon Stadium.

Completing the card are the Ninja Karts. With a new sponsor – Bone Builders – the formula is set to build on the success of 2013. Spedeworth had so many children wanting to take part in this class that they have decided to expand the series, to take in two other tracks at Birmingham and Northampton.

Seeing how fast and fearless these boys and girls are as they race around Aldershot Raceway, it really is hard to believe that the drivers are only aged between six and 10 years old.

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

 

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