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Thunder 500 stars descend on Foxhall this weekend

Brisca F1 Stock Cars in all directions at Foxhall last year! Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Brisca F1 Stock Cars in all directions at Foxhall last year! Photo: CONTRIBUTED


It’s one of the meetings they have all been talking about for months, writes Dean Cox.

The Media, The Radio, the Social Networks…….everyone’s been buzzing about it and it’s finally here this Saturday, the Thunder 500 Meeting at Foxhall Heath Stadium, Ipswich for a very special action packed race meeting in the ‘Foxhall Bowl’.

Foxhall plays host to a feast of top class Stadium Motorsport with the National Hot Rods in town for their annual ‘shake down’ in preparation for their World Championship in an incredible fortnight’s time, plus the mighty, all action, and no holds barred Brisca F1 Stock Cars and National Ministox to make for an evening of racing the whole family simply won’t forget!

The National Hot Rods are fresh from their English World Championship Series Finale at Aldershot a fortnight ago which saw the Series concluded with the title going to Billy Wood from Newmarket’s Chris Haird and Norfolk’s Carl Waller-Barrett.

This week, there’s no World Qualifying points, it’s all about prestige and track time whilst testing the Foxhall tarmac in readiness for the World Championship and Spedeweekend.

Race Fans are reminded, the 2017 NHR Championship of the World and Spedeweekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July is looming quickly and tickets are selling fast too so be sure to purchase yours asap to save disappointment.

The mighty Brisca F1 Stock Cars are always a massive hit, literally, when they pay their once yearly visit to Foxhall on a track where they can unleash some of the immense power of their Chevrolet V8 Engines.

It’s a World Championship Qualifier and F1 racing on tarmac is always fast and frantic, Lee Fairhurst, Tom Harris, Dan Johnson, there’s so many quality star drivers in the Formula right now chasing for that chequered flag.

Hopefully, we should also have a visit from the famous Wainman and Harrison families together also.

No doubt this World Qualifying meeting will be another fast, loud and hard-hitting meeting not to miss!

To complete the Motorsport feast, the National Ministox appear featuring the rising future stars of Oval Racing!

Racing starts at the usual time of 6.45pm and turnstiles open at 5pm.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

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.

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