Sunday 23rd July, Swaffham, East Anglian Championship

Midget Driver's Near Miss, From Short Circuit, August 1978

GP Midget Driver David Cochrane had a near miss recently while racing at Swaffham. The flywheel in the rear mounted BLMC 1275 engine exploded and chunks of flying metal penetrated the rear firewall, but fortunately not the seat. David suffered severe bruising of his back, but fortunately nothing worse, and is now considering fitting a shatterproof housing around the clutch, something, drivers of similar cars might also think about.