Angmering Raceway in West Sussex was home to various formula of banger racing this Sunday for their third meeting of the Summer Championships. Racing included Nudge & Spin, CB (Crazy Bastard) Saloons, Hot Rods, Street Stocks, and the group I was there to see… the grand finale… demolition derby… Caravan Chase!
It’s pretty straight forward in theory, 2 teams, each with one caravan and 2 back-up cars which are there to protect their own, and to smash up the opposing team’s caravan to smithereens. Not so straightforward on the track as any tactic, including reversing, or driving head on the wrong way round the track was used to ensure the loveable holiday homes reached their true destiny and rightful place on the road, in small pieces, in a skip.
Revenge then for all those long tailbacks on country roads as a single caravan crawled along at 20mph. I have no idea which team won, it doesn’t matter, we’re all winners. Both caravans got what they deserved, I only wish I was driving one of the cars!