Thursday 9 May 1974, Aldershot, Southern Championship
Report by 'The Informer' from Spedeweek number 15

This meeting saw the first Championship of the season but unfortunately heavy rain throughout took the edge off the racing although with over forty cars taking part the action was first class despite the conditions.

The first three qualifying races were graded. John Wilson of the MARC won the first race in fine style and never looked like being caught. Our own John Hawkins drove a good race and won the second event with a fine display of driving skill - not bad for a grandad. Our Frank Boyles took the third heat after a very close race with Ray Perry giving him a hard time throughout. Chris Davis of the MARC won the consolation - nice to see Chris back in a Midget after a couple of seasons in Formula Ford.

The big race of the evening was won by Frank Boyles who can now add the Southern Championship to his list of titles. Frank managed to get by Jim McDonald of the MARC in the closing laps. Jim looked all set to win until Boyles and Perry finally caught him. The final race of the evening was won by East Anglian star Mick Bonner.

Report by 'Man on the terrace' from Spedeweek number 16

Another wet evening for the Midgets Southern Championship. Despite the conditions racing was good with both Spedeworth and MARC drivers shining. The championship was won by Frank Boyles from Ray Perry and Jim McDonald of the MARC. Heats were won by John Wilson, John Hawkins, Frank Boyles and Chris Davis (Consolation). Mick Bonner took the Helter Skelter.

Race one (white & yellow grade): 1st 5 John Wilson, 2nd 36 Jim McDonald, 3rd 63 Brian Forrest, 4th 19 Mick Davis, 5th 10 Geoff Hughes, 6th 17 Paul Daly, 7th 26 Fred Harding, 8th 12 Cliff Davis, 9th 77 Norbert Dietsch, 10th 30 Terry Teden

Race two (blue grade) 1st 98 John Hawkins, 2nd 69 Bill Boarer, 3rd 55 Neil Thomas, 4th 45 Derek Johnson, 5th 12 Barry Martin, 6th 4 John Smith, 7th 19 Mick Davus, 8th 31 Dave Cox 9th 18 Roland Parker, 10th 37 Daz White

Race three (red grade) 1st 34 Frank Boyles, 2nd 47 Ray Perry, 3rd 41 Keith Fransella, 4th 24 Mick Bonner, 5th 9 John Holtham, 6th 29 Brian Spencer, 7th 73 Bob Elson, 8th 1 Paul Emery, 9th 28 Malcolm Goodman, 10th 26 Joe Therstappen

Race four (consolation): 1st 11 Chris Davis, 2nd 18 Roland Parker, 3rd M145 ??, 4th 21 Paul Sands, 5th 31 Dave Cox, 6th 25 Dan Hornby, 7th 77 Norbert Dietsch, 8th 90 Pete Gatehouse, 9th M32, 10th 99 Derek Kisby

Race five (Southern Championship): 1st 34 Frank Boyles, 2nd 47 Ray Perry, 3rd36 Jim McDonald, 4th 12 Barry Martin, 5th 41 Keith Fransella, 6th 4 John Smith

Race six (Helter Skelter): 1st 24 Mick Bonner, 2nd 55 Neil Thomas, 3rd 69 Bill Boarer, 4th 19 Michael Davis, 5th 31 Dave Cox, 6th Tony Stubbs