PREVIEW: CARAVANDALISM 2023! Sun 27 & Mon 28th August


It's the meeting after the one before with many eyes on the next meeting. The drivers have very much the World Final in their minds, as the meeting starts on Friday, and boats are booked for Thursday! But there are many matters domestic to sort out here first, as the season reaches its terminus today. Paul Moss (979) has a healthy lead at top of the points, but a bad meet for the Cornishman could let the likes of Steve Gilbert (542), Matt Stoneman (127) and James Rygor (783) play catch up. For the lower graders, plenty of tyres and rewards on offer, as the White and Yellow series concludes along with the Mighty White series, 856 Jamie Cocks leads the way and will be a strong contender for the title alongside 141 Vinne Neath –Rogers.

The Endeavour Trophy

Way back in 2000, when the Bunter family bought Mendips Raceway, before the new season started in 2001, a large silver cup was purchased by a family member to encourage young and inexperienced Stock Car drivers to persevere with their career despite all odds. This trophy is known as the Endeavour Trophy, and had been awarded regularly throughout the years, but due to a downturn in local novice and white top drivers, has not been presented since 2020, but this year it will be awarded again. There are a number of contenders this year, and we look forward to presenting to a deserving contender.

Junior Rods

Fresh from another midweek display for the youngsters, the attendance is looking very healthy indeed. Riley Brimble (258)'s consistency sees him top of the shop, with the win or bust mentality of Jake Ralfs (28) to try and get on terms, Austin Latimer (620) is back after a mishap on two wheels and up to blue and the rapidly improving Bryant boys Olly (111) and Archie (511). Meanwhile Macca Loader (14) and Henry Chiplen (107) race off red.

B2B Under 1800 Bangers

Another find something, take the basics out, stick a cage in and a number on and away we go! 129 Lee Dalton, 154 Joe Odhams and 210 Ryan Brooks impressively lead the way in the B2B Bangers class, all 3 racing a minimum of 3 formulas over the course of the weekend. We wish them all the bst. Alongside in the B2B Banger bookings list is usual BMW Pilot 394 Benny Myers, 61 Beth Stevenson having a day away from the sierra and ever present across the Rookies and B2B Bangers scene this year, 23 Clive Crockford.


Rookie Bangers

The Rookies are developing nicely with regular wins for favourites such as Jamie Thomas (70) and Harrison Staples (2). On the Wednesday meetings Big Mac (440) added and sharpened his nudge and spin rules as bit of relaxation following his heavy hitting BWS rounds! Points leaders 2 Staples and 366 Pete Warren lead the booking list, alongside long time top 3 in the points 775 Brad Hunt, who is the current Caravandalism Champion. Can Brad win it again?!

Special Rod

The conclusion of the Summer Series sees the bucket draw grids. Last time out saw Andrew Bressington (278) take a heat and final double. Going into the final round it is 720 Dan Latimer leading the way, just edging out 426 Russ Colenutt by the barest of margins. With an outstanding turnout of drivers today, the Mark Loader Roofing Summer Series Finale is sure to provide some untouchable fast racing.


The three wheeled free wheelers conclude their season with Tom Weeks (100) victorious on the midweek meetings with a maximum showing. In one of the busiest seasons, with over 100 roll overs, it all concludes today. The Points Championship concludes with 30 Joe Capel and 100 Thomas Weekes currently tied at the top with 518 Matt Capel, 10 Jerry Weekes and 304 Paul Weare all in close quarters. It’s going down too the wire! The Figure of 8 and DD is the conclusion of a rocking good season!


It wouldn't be Aiugust Bank Holiday Monday with the grand wobblebox destruction. The scurge of the motorways meet their maker in good form with the Caravandalism 23. Will their be a wobble box left? Will we see the autosculpture again? Wanton destruction in a frenzied mass of fibreglass

Next up

The big one The National Banger Championship of the World. The Oldest, The Hardest to win. Over 100 bangers booked in, the best of the best! BE THERE!!!

Cheers n gone


Driver Bookings:

Junior Rods
14 Macca loader
23 Dexter Hine
28 Jake ralfs
36 Dylan McDermott
49 Jenson Bevan
56 Jack Clifford
66 Taylor Mitchell
69 Reece Welch-Fry
99 Jenson harris
107 henry chiplen
111 Olly Bryant
162 Charlie Cocks
175 Emily Beacham
184 Callum Preston
229 Tom dalton
258 Riley Brimble
301 John penfold
314 max Barraclough
429 Tristen Heathcote
511 Archie Bryant
610 Alfie Murray
618 Rio bates
620 Austin Latimer
924 Joshua Heathcote

Brisca F2

141 Vinne Neath - Rogers
222 Adrian Watts
235 Alfie Brimble
259 Daz Purdy
504 Dave Rudall
542 Steven Gilbert
588 Mike Kingston
605 Richard Andrews
728 Jack Bunter
736 Josh Weare
762 Mike Cocks
828 Julian Coombes
856 Jamie Cocks
960 Aidy Whitehead
976 Dan Kent
979 Paul Moss

B2B Bangers

12 Kieron Bradley
17 Adam Welshman
23 Clive Crockford
56 Michael Collacott
61 Beth Stevenson
71 Zak Peters
77 Trevor Barrett-Cross
105 Leo Horwell
129 Lee Dalton
210 Ryan Brooks
301 Steven Holdcroft
394 Benny Myers
509 Matt Dixon
595 Ben Wall
617 Reece Rixon
662 Jared Roe

Rookie Bangers

2 Harrison Staples
67 Harry Pritchard
90 Luke O'Brien
129 Lee Dalton
149 Ieuan Preston
154 Joe Odhams
198 Thomas Gumbleton
210 Ryan Brooks
213 Jake Mew
267 Billy McDade
301 Fred Moore
366 Pete Warren
385 Ben Brice
406 Chris Bridger
515 Sam Fowler
595 Ben Wall
601 Brandon Melksham
604 Josh Bridger
644 Wayne Thomson
761 Kyle Williams
775 Brad Hunt
923 Alex Cox
956 Harry Thompson


10 Jerry Weeks
30 Joe Capel
63 Rhys Lansdown
87 Jack McDade
100 Thomas Weeks
129 Lee Dalton
154 Joe Odhams
210 Ryan Brooks
220 Mike Stephens
275 Jack Buckingham
509 Matt Dixon
518 Matt Capel
741 Wonkey Donkey

Special Rods

26 Leah Bennett
40 Pete Stanley
46 Angie Harris
60 Tom Bristow
61 Beth Stevenson
103 Ryan Hinwood
110 Ash Freeman
114 Tom James
120 Andy Latimer
129 Lee Dalton
175 Kevin Oliver
202 Mark Hall
226 Harry Melville
247 Si Portlock
254 Nigel Manaton
266 Micky Ford
275 Jack Buckingham
278 Andrew Bressington
303 Jason Oliver
426 Russ Colenutt
445 Nik Loader
517 Scott Weldon
700 Les Brice
701 Ben Brice
720 Dan Latimer
768 Joe Delahay
867 Gary Brown

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