MotaWorld sponsored Sunday afternoons stock car meeting held in great conditions, Onchan Stadium was packed with a large crowd awaiting the DAM plant hire sponsored Caravan demolition race at the end of the after
The Window Wizard Junior Rods we’re first out on track with #58 Rio Osborne making a quick start before mechanical issues slowed him, #825 Cian Peers has made his way to first which he held to take the honours ahead of #41 Nicole Astell-Burt, #26 Shannon Moore and Rio Osborne who made it over the line before his car broke down altogether ending his race meeting.
#10 Kian Staniford led the opening laps of race two before Cian Peers again made his way to the front taking his second victory of the afternoon ahead of Kian Staniford, Nicole Astell-Burt and Shannon Moore.
Cian Peers made it a hat-trick if wins in race three again taking the chequered flag ahead of Kian Staniford, Nicole Astell-Burt and Shannon Moore.
Race four saw Nicole make a great start and holding off a strong challenge for the lead by Cian who eventually made his way through on lap 7 to take a clean sweep of victories, Nicole took second with Shannon third.
The MotaWorld trophies were awarded to 1: Cian Peers, 2: Nicole Astell-Burt and 3: Shannon Moore.
The Swift Motors Production Rods were next out on track, race one had to be red flagged and restarted after an accident involving #10 Mike Craine which unfortunately ending his race meeting.. When the action resumed #22 Nick Ford came through to take the honours ahead of #101 Mike Savino, #337 Lee Merryweather, #44 Saul Stapleton,#357 Jamie Turnbull, #12 Tommy Atkins and #538 Mandy Craine.
Ford again made his way to the front to claim the victory in race two followed by Savino, Merryweather, Turnbull, Stapleton, Atkins and Craine.
Race three saw Mike Savino take the chequered flag just ahead of Nick Ford, Jamie Turnbull took third followed by Lee Merryweather, Saul Stapleton, Tommy Atkins and Mandy Craine.
Race four saw another stoppage to remove Turnbull’s car from the race line after spinning on the last corner on lap seven, Savino took his second victory of the afternoon followed by Ford, Merryweather, Atkins and Craine.
The MotaWorld trophies were awarded to 1: Mike Savino, 2: Nik Ford and 3: Lee Merryweather.
The A&J Butchers Bangers were next out on the track to entertain the large crowd, #728 Tom Westbrook claimed the honours in race one followed by #23 Jemma Moore. #30 William Caine, #398 Charlie Sigley and #16 Gary Crellin.
Race two saw more thrills and spills throughout the race with Tom Westbrook again claiming the honours ahead of Jemma Moore, Garry Crellin took third with Grant Crellin limping his way around the track in his bartered car to claim fourth.
Ryan Edmunds took the early lead in the final bangers race of the afternoon but Westbrook came through on the last lap spinning Edmunds out of the lead to claim the victory, Edmunds recovered to take second with Jemma Moore taking third.
The MotaWorld trophies were awarded to 1: Ton Westbrook, 2: Jemma Moore and 3: Grant Crellin.
The afternoon ended with the event the crowd had been waiting for, and with special thanks to Degsy at DAM plant hire limited Tel. 498630 for sponsoring and providing the use of a road sweeper and skip to clear up the aftermath of the demolition. Steve Luton, Ryan Edmunds and Steve Dillon towed their caravans on to the track for a 5 lap race before being joined by Tom Westbrook and #119 Mark Brew in their bangers for the demolition to commence. The five drivers put on a spectacular show for the crowd with lots of big, hard hits being put in and caravans being destroyed and driven through around the track. The demolition ended with several more heavy hits leaving Tom Westbrook’s car stuck on Ryan Edmunds Caravan trailer and Steve Dillon parked on his own trailer, Safety !! Steve Luton was the last car running and took the victory.
Follow these links to see some videos of the caravan race plus more photos from MG Photography.
Video by Joanne McGlynn
Video by Will Griffin
On board video by Will Griffin
Photos by MG Photography
We would also like to thank the drivers, mechanics and staff who stayed behind to help clear up the aftermath of the event.
Racing resumes next Sunday 13thSeptember at 2pm featuring the Junior Rods, Production Rods and Bangers.