Keith Fransella

Keith raced on the short ovals from 1966 to 1977. In Superstox his number was number 215, Auto Speedway no3 and finally GP Midget no 41. He kept records of all his race results and shared them with us some years back.

Keith's first race was in November 1966 at Wimbledon. He raced Superstox until 1970 and made it to Blue Grade.

Summary of Superstox racing: Wimbledon 41 meetings, Walthamstow (12), Aldershot (72), Eastbourne (11), Brands Hatch (6), Cross-in-Hand (6), Lydden Hill (1). 149 Meetings in total, approximately 300 races.

In Auto Spedeway Keith raced in 21 meetings during the 1971 & 72 seasons for the Wimbledon Canaries/Dons team.

His Midget debut was at Aldershot on 3rd March 1973. He finished 4th in his first race and 2nd in the next. A top three finish in the second race meant that he had to start at the back of the grid in race three where he still managed 8th position. He won his first Midget race at his third meeting which was at Ipswich on 25th March.

Keith raced a Fireball mk2 for the entirity of his Midget career but joined the club at a media day in the 1990s and tried his hand at the wheel of Kevin Sutterby's mk4.

 


Early Superstox win at Wimbledon

1973

1990s media day