Mendips Raceway

REPORT: Sunday 29th May


Glorious Sunshine for the first time this year greeted day one of the Bank Holiday weekend on what was to be a golden day for some!


The big day came with a bustling pits with entries from far and wide.

The “Shunters” racing team from Colchester stopped off as part of a Westcountry racing weekend, some impressive tin from “Stan the Man” (40).

However it was more local success as the first Semi Final went the way of Tim Weare (304) who took over from veterans Nick Courtier (114) and Steve Hunt (282).

The second semi was a sign of things to come as Buddy James (262) led home brother Johnnie (362), and after a win in the Last Chance for the “Cheddar Header” Dan Latimer (720).

27 cars qualified for the World Final, which commenced with a public draw at the start finish line. Buddy James (262) sped away to an early unassailable lead, from brother Johnnie (362) who looked to be trying to get on terms with his older brother. However it was Buddy who took the win from Johnnie, and Liam Cracknell (241) earned a hard fought podium position, coming home in 3rd.

The Allcomers remained under old skool rules, and it was small consolation for Johnnie James as he took the win. 4 cars came out for the DD, but it was Scott Weldon (517) who ended up victorious.


Crazy day meant one thing, crazy races. First was the “Wrong Way Round” race which saw a win for Russ Gillingham (26) from Dan Tytheridge (3). It was Tytheridge who then took the slalom race from Tim Weare (304), weaving impressively in out of the marker tyres, almost befitting of Frans Klammer!

The final race of the day, ended with a Pairs race. 3 pairs and 1 triplet were chained side to side, after the initial laps of trying to pass the threesome of Tytheridge and the Gillinghams, they went for a burton, coming to grief on the exit of turn 1, facing the wrong way, allowing the pair of Stacey Howe (119) and Micky Ford (266) to take the lead. However, the trio got going again and a dramatic finish which saw Howe and Ford cross the line backwards!

A fitting end to the crazy day!


A somewhat disappointing turnout of 12 cars in the pits and Shaun Robinson (107) fell foul to engine problems in pre meeting practice. Chris Ramplin (62) made his F2 Debut, and Mike Cocks (762) made his return to the track. Lee Morgan (745) was undoubtedly the star of the show, taking both heats at a canter.

It looked as though it was going to be 3 out of 3 in the final, until a late yellow flag for the stricken car of Gary Smith (851) evaporated his lead. However, a good restart saw him hold on for second, as Chris Mikulla (522) took over the lead entering the final lap. Comeback driver Chevy Mills (538) took an impressive third. Some small consolation came for Morgan, as he rounded out his day with a win in the Grand National.


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Heat 1 – 26 Russ Gillingham, 3,24,304,17,15,58,266
Heat 2 – 3 Dan Tytheridge,304,26,58,16,17,24,266,119,15
Pairs Race-119/266 Stacey Howe/Micky Ford, 24/26/3, 16/17

Brisca F2 Stock Cars

Heat 1-745 Lee Morgan, 538, 476, 890, 468, 522, 762, 62
Heat 2-745, 522, 468, 890, 538, 303, 476, 851, 62
Final-522 Chris Mikulla,745, 538, 890, 468, 303, 762, 62
GN- 745, 538, 890, 468, 522, 762, 303, 851.

Old Skool Unlimited Bangers

Semi Final 1-304 Tim Weare, 114,282,247,278,27,40,199,201,9, 363
Semi Final 2-262 Buddy James, 362, 246, 241, 517, 83, 513, 270, 258, 226, 775
Last Chance-120 Dan Latimer, 232, 58, 362.
World Final-262, 362, 241, 83, 517, 9, 40, 440, 270, 228
Allcomers-362, 83, 262, 114, 228, 440, 246, 258, 68, 768
Destruction Derby-517 Scott Weldon

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