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11 December - AGM and 2018 Dates

Many thanks to Clifford Bunn for the following...

"Firstly Thank You to those who attended this years AGM.

The only rule to pass concerning the technical regulations is the restriction on aerofoil sizes and is as follows: All main aerofoils must be of a single deck with one side plate on each side. The deck must be no larger than 1.45 sqm. The side plates no larger then 1250mm x 610mm. Multiple wings are allowed but the total surface deck area must not exceed 2 sqm. The side plates total surface area must not exceed 1.8 sqm.

The full rule book update will be available shortly.

Attached are registration forms for both the GP Midget Club and Incarace. The cost remains the same at £40 and £45 respectively. We also have the 2018 fixtures, although we are not visiting Europe this year we are looking at returning in 2019 with the European Championship, for those of you who like a long weekend away. Every effort is being made to secure an overseas entrant for this years World Championship, which is being held at Ipswich on August 27th, this should ensure a big crowd.

Have a good Christmas and I hope you've been good so you will get all the (racing) pressies you want. Regards Clifford."

 

23 November - TONI SCHEEPENS

We are very sad to report the passing of 1993 World Champion Toni Scheepens last weekend. Our sincere condolences to his family and many friends.

 

23 November - Pooley is Champion!

Congratulations to Jonathan Pooley who has won the 2017 points championship from David Bonser and Steve Sutch. Pete Gillett is the top newcomer.

Thanks to Andrew Bilby for sorting out the points after each meeting this season.

 

22 November - Latest Newsletter

The latest Heritage newsletter / blog is available here.
 

27 September - Pooley top of the points

Jonathan Pooley takes over at the top of the points from David Bonser with Steve Sutch third.

 

   

6 September - Birmingham results from MyLaps

Congrats Pete Gillett on your first win and to Dan Pooley on the double!

Race one: 1st 32 Dan Pooley, 2nd 23 Cliff Bunn, 3rd 37 Tony Smith, 4th 31 Jonathan Pooley, 5th 10 Dave Bonser, 6th 27 Pete Gillett, 7th 77 Neil Clarke, 8th 59 Steve Young, 9th 16 Andrew Bilby

Race tw: 1st 27 Pete Gillett, 2nd 32 Dan Pooley, 3rd 31 Jonathan Pooley, 4th 23 Cliff Bunn, 5th 40 Steve Sutch, 6th 59 Steve Young, 7th 16 Andrew Bilby, 8th 10 Dave Bonser, 9th 37 Tony Smith, 10th 4 Michael Sutch

Race three: 1st 32 Dan Pooley, 2nd 40 Steve Sutch, 3rd 59 Steve Young, 4th 10 Dave Bonser, 5th 31 Jonathan Pooley, 6th 23 Cliff Bunn, 7th 27 Pete Gillett, 8th 4 Michael Sutch

   

31 August - Bonser Top of the Points

Dave Bonser is top of the points from Jonathan Pooley with Steve Sutch and Steve Young tied in third.

The Ipswich races were won by Mark Hodges, Steve Young and François Damen, the latter having his first Midget win. Congratulations to all

 

24 August - Fozz Married

Congratulations to the newlywedded Mr and Mrs Fozzy!

 

 

14 August - Bonser Retains Euro Title

Congratulations to Dave Bonser on winning the 2017 European Championship at Posterholt in Holland. Steve Young was second with Clifford Bunn in third. Saturday's other race was won by Steve Sutch. Results as posted on mylaps.

 

3 July - Three Different Winners

Congratulations to Steve Sutch on winning the Dorrell Flooring Trophy at Birmingham on Saturday. The racing was very competitive and saw three different winners - Steve Young taking the flag in heat one and Daniel Pooley heading the field in heat two. The meeting also saw the debut of Keith Brooks in the ex Toni Scheepens Fireball #57. Welcome to the track Keith.

 

3 July - Leon's National

Well done to Leon Smith who won the National Championship (sponsored by Pooley Plant Hire) at Buxton this weekend - also to Simon Pashley Trophy (sponsored by BCP Services) winner Dan Pooley.

 

28 June - Pooley's World

Congratulations to Jonathan Pooley who won the 2017 World Championship at Birmingham on Saturday. Outgoing champion Dave Bonser was second with Leon Smith third. Dave Bonser won the other two heats from Mark Greensmith and Leon Smith. The latest points are online.

 

31 May - Swaffham Results

Malcolm Fozzy Foskett was the top points scorer over the meeting with two heat wins and second in the trophy race, but it was Daniel Pooley who came home with the 2017 East of England Championship. Congrats to Pete Gillett on his best result to date of third place in race two.

 

08 May - Clifford's Double

Clifford Bunn took a heat and final double as the Midgets raced into Birmingham Wheels on Saturday evening. Leon Smith won the second heat.

   

01 May - Dell Stickings

We are sorry to report the passing of Dell Stickings. Based in south London, Dell was one of a handful of Stock Car formula drivers who tried their hand at Spedeworth's Midget racing when it commenced in 1968. His stay in the formula only lasted a few months but he has the distinction of being the driver at the top of the first ever points chart on 11th May 1968. He won Midget races at Ipswich, Yarmouth, Wimbledon and Brands Hatch (right), dovetailing his racing with the then newly renamed Super Stock Cars. Dell first appears in the Stock Car entry lists back in 1963 which saw the first full season at his home track of Wimbledon Stadium. He quickly became a red graded driver and maintained that through to the end of the decade. He also represented London in the 1966 Team League races. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

 
Dell Stickings

19 April - Ipswich Return

We are delighted to announce our return to Ipswich on Monday 28th August. This is an additional meeting and has been added to the fixture list. The Derek Kisby Trophy has been moved to Swaffham on 17 September.

   

18 April - Three Winners at Swaffham...

Our second race meeting of the season resulted in three different race winners.

Seasonal debuts for Gordon Pooley and Mark Hodges whilst we welcome braqnd newcomer Luke Carnwell to the fold too.

Steve Young's win in heat one opened the procedings with Malcolm Fozzy Foskett bagging heat two - his first win already in only his second Midget meeting. The final was won by David Bonser from Steve Young and Steve Sutch.

   

03 April - Pooley and Young Tops at Swaffham...

The opening round of the 2017 Championship took place at Swaffham with an entry of 11 cars including new drivers Pete Gillett and oval legend Malcolm Foskett. A very warm welcome to both.

Jonathan Pooley made it a double success by winning both the opening heat and also the Southern Championship final. The second heat was won by Steve Young.

 

30 March - Yarmouth is now Swaffham...

Note from Clifford: "As I am sure many of you are aware that Coventry Stadium has closed its doors to racing. This has happened only after the fixtures were made. This has meant many of the tracks taking on extra formulae. To help out with this Inacarace/Spedeworth have asked us to step down from racing at Great Yarmouth on Sunday 16th April. In order to cause the least disruption the BOC have decided to move the meeting to Swaffham. The meeting will be held on the same day but at an earlier start time of 1pm. I hope you are still able to attend and on behalf of the BOC apologise for any inconvenience caused."

 

12 December - 50th Season Dates Published...

The 50th season of Grand Prix Midget racing gets underway at Swaffham on Sunday 2nd April with one of our oldest titles, the Southern Championship, up for grabs. Full Fixture List

The club will also be on display to a new audience at the Coventry Motorfest in July. We are also expecting to have a display at the upcoming Autosport Show at the NEC. Many thanks to Clifford Bunn for sending through the information.