GEARS AND TEARS - episode 4 - F1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - STOCK CAR RACING - HQ video
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--- 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.
Brisca F1 Stock Car Racing 2012 World Final Fairhurst Johnson Wainman Harris Smith Sworder Finnikin
Skegness 15-9-12. The 2012 World Championship from Skegness Stadium. Many
Congratulations to the 2012 World Champion 217 Lee Fairhurst. Having
qualified only for the big race an hour or so before, Fairhurst started at
the back of the grid Starting at the rear of the grid wasn't a disadvantge
this time, as second placed man 4 Dan Johnson also started from the rear of
the pack. Only 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr survived from the front, and
generally more favoured place to be. Pre-race favourites such as 84 Tom
Harris, 150 Mick Sworder and defending World Champion all went out in the
destructive event. 318 Rob Speak's race was to end when rolling in turns 1
and 2, where all the action appeared to take place.
Enjoy the video :o)
Brisca F1 Stockcars Final at Buxton Raceway Sun 17th April 2011.
Here is my footage of the Brisca F1 Final on a beautiful sunny sunday at
Buxton Raceway on the 17th April 2011. The final winner was #2 Paul
Here are the race results,
1st 2 Paul Harrison
2nd 515 Frankie Wainman JNR
3rd 153 James Lund
4th 484 Craig Utley
5th 4 Dan Johnson
6th 259 Paul Hines
7th 51 Dylan Williams-Maynard
8th 85 Ian Holden
9th 212 Danny Wainman
10th 53 John Lund
Hope you enjoy!
F1 Stock Car 1990 World Final
The Classic F1 World Final, won by Bert Finnikin at Bradford. This is quite
simply one of the best races you will see.
Brisca F1 Stock Car World Final Kings Lynn 2009 Smith Wainman Harrison Gentlemen Start Your Engines
Brisca F1 Stock Car World Championship 2009. Frankie Wainman Jnr leads the
pack from Pole Position, with defending World Champion Andy Smith starting
alongside. After briefly keeping Smith high and wide, Wainman Jnr gets abit
out of shape, giving Smith a chance to break free. Wainman Jnr then starts
to loose ground and slips down the order. Stu Smith Jnr came through into
second, and looked like he was going to take the challenge to elder brother
Andy. However, Smith Jnr's charge was brought to a swift halt after
tangling with backmarker 502 Ricky Wilson, which saw both spin onto the
infield... Smith having a clear track went on to claim his 4th World Title,
with Wainman Jnr fighting back to take the runner-up spot. Paul Harrison
looked to have a fairly incident free race to claim third, Mark Gilbank an
excellent 4th from his Row8 start, and Craig Finnikin rounding out the top
5. Smith celebrates his win a with a few doughnuts, and to prove World
Champions do makes mistakes now and again, promptly punts himself into the
Although held at Kings Lynn Stadium, the event was Promoted by Buxton
Check http://www.buxtonraceway.com/ for more details.