The 'National' Bangers as the name suggests is a full contact, crashing formula. This is the last stop on the line that leads to the car crusher for somebody's one-time pride and joy, which has generally failed the dreaded MOT test!
Needless to say this formula is not only a contact formula but it is actively encouraged, the big cars like Ford Granadas, Volvos, Jaguars and now Supras & Lexus are the preferred weapons, and the action at times can be very heavy. Destroying the opposition is often the preferred objective rather than actually winning the race you've just entered.
The name Bangers, lends itself to many types of automobile, as you can see in a number of these pictures, Big Vans, Figure of 8, team racing and even caravans all get a chance, whilst the lower engine capacity limits on a number of the meetings throughout the season give the chance for the smaller fry to perform without getting their prize blitzed by the big stuff!
The biggest night of the year goes to Foxhall Stadium, where the traditional Banger World Final takes place at the Ipswich venue in October. This event often outstrips the others, especially when it comes to spectators, where signs are often seen saying "House Full" hanging from the gates!
2018 also sees the continuation of the popular National Banger World Series with 8 top quality rounds of full contact racing at some of our tracks and those of our sister companies, Incarace & Mildenhall Stadium - the prize at each round for one lucky driver being a place on the grid for the National Banger World Final at Ipswich in October!
2017/18 Spedeworth National Banger World Qualifying
The qualifying system for Spedeworth registered drivers for the World Final at Foxhall Heath Stadium, Ipswich is as follows:
Wild Card Rounds
The following meetings carry a Wildcard place where the winner of the final carries an automatic spot into the World Final race:-
National Banger World Series Round 1 – Ipswich – Saturday 3rd March
National Banger World Series Round 2 – Northampton – Monday 2nd April
National Banger World Series Round 3 – Yarmouth – Sunday 22nd April
National Banger World Series Round 4 – Aldershot – Sunday 20th May
National Banger World Series Round 5 – Birmingham – Saturday 16th June
National Banger World Series Round 6 – Mildenhall – Saturday 11th August
National Banger World Series Finale – Eastbourne – Wednesday 5th September
World Qualifying Rounds
These meetings carry race points on each race going from 10 for a race win, then down to 1 point for a 10th. In the Final the points are handed out as follows: 20, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1.
Sunday 27th May – Northampton – Unlimited
Wednesday 27th June – Eastbourne – Unlimited
Wednesday 15th August – Yarmouth – Unlimited
Sunday 16th September – Aldershot – Unlimited
In 2018 attendance points will be scored across the promotion jointly and irrespective of if a driver is East Anglian or Southern based within their licence application.
Attendance points are awarded at the following meetings:
2017 attendance points dates.
U1600cc (No Mondeo/Cougar or Honda powered cars) – Aldershot – Sunday 22nd October – 10 points
Unlimited – Northampton – Sunday 12th November – 20 points
Unlimited – Birmingham – Saturday 25th November – 20 points
Micro Madness - Eastbourne - Saturday 9th December - 10 points
Big Vans – Great Yarmouth – Tuesday 26th December – 30 points
2018 attendance points dates.
Monday 1st January – Yarmouth – Micro Madness (4-a-side Teams) – 30 points
Sunday 11th February – Northampton – u2000cc – 15 points
Saturday 3rd March – Ipswich – Unlimited – 15 points
Saturday 10th March – Northampton – Micro Madness – 15 points
Sunday 11th March – Aldershot – u1600cc (No Mondeos) – 15 points
Monday 2nd April – Northampton – Unlimited – 15 points
Sunday 22nd April – Yarmouth – Unlimited – 15 points
Sunday 29th April – Aldershot – Unlimited – 15 points
Monday 7th May – Eastbourne – Big Vans – 15 points
Saturday 12th May – Birmingham – u2000cc – 20 points
Sunday 20th May – Aldershot – Unlimited – 15 points
Sunday 27th May – Northampton – Unlimited – 15 points
Monday 28th May – Eastbourne – Micro Madness (4-a-side Teams) – 30 points
Saturday 16th June – Birmingham – Unlimited – 15 points
Wednesday 27th June – Eastbourne – Unlimited – 15 points
Sunday 1st July – Northampton – Unlimited – 15 points
Saturday 11th August – Mildenhall – Unlimited – 15 points
Wednesday 15th August – Yarmouth – Unlimited – 15 points
Saturday 18th August – Eastbourne – Classic Carnage – 15 points
Sunday 19th August – Yarmouth – Vans – 15 points
Sunday 26th August – Aldershot – Taxi Racing – 15 points
Wednesday 5th September – Eastbourne – Unlimited – 15 points
Sunday 16th September – Aldershot – Unlimited – 15 points
Drivers booking in for any National Banger meeting, failing to cancel, and not showing up, will have the relevant points for that meeting deducted from their total – i.e. if they would have scored 10 points for attending that event they would have 10 points deducted.
The top 15 Spedeworth registered drivers will qualify for the World Final.