Sunday, 20 September 2009

Kings Lynn, F1 Stock Cars

Just back from the BriSCA F1 stock car world final at Kings Lynn.

I follow the Smith brothers. 391 Andy Smith & 390 Stu Smith Jnr. Cars pictured here in the pits before the race.
Both race 8 Litre powered Chevys. These stock cars are the most powerful that race together on a track anywhere in the world. More powerful than anything Jenson Button races. A F1 stock car is nothing like as quick, as they are heavy, but are designed to hand out, and withstand, massive hits from their fellow drivers, as well as belt round an oval track at high speed.

Well Andy Smith won. So he has held onto the title of World Champion, and gets to keep his gold painted roof to show that he has won the world final.
More info here.


  1. Looks like a lovely sunny day. Like the part about the gold roof. I remember going a few times, back in the late 60's/early 70's to Belle Vue to watch the stock car racing. Happy days.

  2. Belle Vue - long gone now of course. Actually I'd been going there to watch the stock cars since about 1965 and was at the very last meeting there in 1987.
    There is another Belle Vue just off Hyde Road on Kirkmanshulme Lane. It's the dog track, but it also runs speedway and stock cars.