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Thrills and spills set for Foxhall on Bank Holiday Monday

PUBLISHED: 12:22 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:22 23 August 2018

The Banger/Caravan Demolition Derby is a highlight of the Foxhall calendar. Picture: DEAN COX

The Banger/Caravan Demolition Derby is a highlight of the Foxhall calendar. Picture: DEAN COX

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The annual feast of motorsport arrives at Foxhall Stadium this Bank Holiday Monday, writes Dean Cox.

Foxhall will host another Banger/Caravan Demolition Derby this August Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: DEAN COXFoxhall will host another Banger/Caravan Demolition Derby this August Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: DEAN COX

The Bangers are in town, joined by the National Hot Rods and the Grand Prix Midgets, all capped by the famed Banger Caravan Destruction Derby to finish off the day.

For the Bangers it is Round 6 of the Whip St Motors-sponsored Ipswich Track Championship.

Jake Stewart leads the series from Wayne Quinn and Stuart Aldridge, so it will be all to race for as they compete around the quarter-mile oval.

The National Hot Rods return to Foxhall for the first time since their World Championship at the beginning of July.

The Grand Prix Midgets will be racing at Foxhall on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: DEAN COXThe Grand Prix Midgets will be racing at Foxhall on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: DEAN COX

It’s 2017/18 World Championship round two, so not only it’s a point scoring opportunity, but it is also a chance for some track time at Foxhall in their build-up to the big race again next year.

Shane Bland leads the Points Series from Colin Smith, Colin Hitch and Newmarket’s Chris Haird.

The Grand Prix Midgets visited Foxhall last month for their World Championship and drivers will enjoy the opportunity to unleash all their horsepower on the big oval.

For those who have never seen them in action, these cars are small, colourful, fast and spectacular.

To cap the meeting, the famous Banger/Caravan Demolition Derby, sponsored by Oaks Caravans, will see utter carnage on the track.

The object of the exercise is to eliminate the other cars and caravans so that yours is the last remaining – but you do have to have at least some section of your caravan still attached to your car to be in with a chance of victory.

Racing starts at 2pm and turnstiles open at 12.30pm.

- Advance tickets for the 2018 National Banger Championship of the World at Ipswich on Saturday, October 6, are now on sale and can be purchased online via the Spedeworth website.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features David Johnson signing for Town and Sir Bobby Robson’s testimonial match at Portman Road

Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement from football for a second time, due to a persistent hip injury.

Former Ipswich Town loanee Richie Wellens has been appointed Swindon Town manager, naming Noel Hunt as his assistant.

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