Saturday 12 July, Ringwood, National Championship

Gary Piper was back in action with a 3rd engine change and celebrated in style with his first Midget win. Steve Piggins had a brace of 2nds and Harry Sayell won the National Championship final. Andy Collins bought Eddy Rickett's Dastle and raced it same day. A week later on 19th Stuart Haynes got married to Julie., vowing a successful return in '98. Toni Scheepens and Rudi Janssen were also racing and the outgoing World Champion Scheepens had a 3rd in Heat Two. Gary Bonner, Steve Evans and Neil Clarke all had 2nds and Harry Sayell won. Andrew Bilby was back but gremlins in practice prevented him racing.