BriSCA F1 World Semi-Final @ Birmingham Wheels with #318 Rob Speak
Saturday 28th July 2012 saw the second World Semi-Final for the BriSCA
Formula 1 Stock Cars at Birmingham Wheels Raceway and also saw the return
of our on-board camera to Mr Rob Speaks #318 machine. Rob starts towards
the rear of the pack and it doesn't take him long to start charging his way
to the front.
Watch the video to see how one of the masters of the ovals makes the race
Brisca F1 Stock Car Racing Buxton 1-8-10 Semi Final Smith wins Harris Crash Hines Lund
The second of the Semi Finals from Buxton Raceway. 391 Andy Smith secures a
front row start to defend the World Championship come September. Smith was
pushed hard by a very much on-form 84 Tom Harris. Harris looked to have the
measure of Smith, but was to fall foul of Yellow flags before getting a
chance to attack Smith. On the third re-start, in a cruel twist of fate,
Harris's gearstick was to break off in his hand, leaving the youngster a
sitting duck and being collected and fenced by the pursing pack. With his
main challenger out of the running, Smith was to take an easy run to the
flag. 259 Paul Hines was to finish second, with 53 John Lund rounding out
the top three after taking some big hits throughout the race. By miles the
better of this years Semi's, although could have done without so many
After the race, 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr and 391 Andy Smith tossed a coin to
see who would opt for inside pole position. Smith chose tails, the coin
showed Heads. Wainman was to take the favoured inside spot.
Roll on September for another Wainman/Smith front row start.
Enjoy the video ;-)
GEARS AND TEARS - episode 4 - F1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - STOCK CAR RACING - HQ video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjzVNCKYOtM - FOR MORE VIDEO'S
--- In Gears And Tears EPISODE 4 (BBC1),[ check out the whole episode on
the i player ] . which ventured into the secret world of stock-car racing,
the bitter rivalry that stirred the blood is between the Wainmans and the
Smiths, a Yorkshire v Lancashire battle of the bangers passed down through
the generations. Could Frankie Wainman Jr wrestle back the crown from the
steering wheel of Andy Smith?
Now about that, I could care not a jot. There's something a bit bogus about
a 'world title' where everyone's British and it happens in Skegness. But
Gears And Tears was a diverting exploration of how obsessions can dominate
and motivate our lives. To a non-petrolhead, the appeal of stock cars,
which look a bit like pimped-up dodgems, was mystifying. Yet here were
people who lived and breathed it, spending every spare bit of cash on a
fresh bit of kit.
And the rivalry was Shakespearean in its construct, the women behind the
scenes stirring the pots and colluding in gossip, the menfolk sent out to
do battle. All it needs is for a daughter of the Wainman house to take a
shine to a scion of the Smith clan -- there's something about a lad in
greasy overalls with his head stuck under a bonnet -- and Gears And Tears
will have its own version of Romeo And Juliet's Montagues and Capulets
purring away in the pits. Rev it up.
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British Stock Car Racing Crashes
A compilation of crashes from the world of stock car racing in the UK.
These clips are from the Crimond events and Cowdenbeaths Racewall events.