|Monday, 3rd. January, 2000|
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Hednesford Hills (Incarace)
Banger Civil War I
The first ever Civil War took place at Hednesford Hills Raceway in changeable weather on January 3 amid promises, threats and various chest beating. With drivers divided North and South with some very odd mercenary selections to boot, each army was further divided into three distinct squads.
The "light brigade" were the Reliants which, despite the non-contact stipulation for their first two heats, sent plenty of fibreglass spewing all over with some sneaky hits from both sides even leading to points deductions in places. Graham Hall (211) obviously felt none the worse for his pounding at Mildenhall the previous day as he picked up the lions' share of the points and very much kept the North in the running, the Reliants being the most successful formula for the North.
If the Reliants were good for the North, the "Infantry" were just as successful for the South. The Infantry, under 1650cc cars, saw plenty of points go South as the first two heats saw the majority of the North cars wrecked off, only Graham Heywood (295) consistantly holding up the North end while Dave Barwick (91) and Tony Wade (33) provided all round support, with Ringwood's Simon Whant (551) providing the first win of the day for the South.
The real decider was the heavy brigade, the "Tanks", which provided most of the big damage and eventually decided the day as a whole when, in the midst of battle in the final, all was called off with the generals pitting all on the final Destruction Derby. With 50 points separating the North and the South and 500 points up for the last car running, the North scrapped the remaining Southern cars before wrecking themselves into oblivion, home boy Mark Watkins (213) surviving in what was the most unusual car of the meeting, an XJS Estate!
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1 Light Brigade 1 N211/404/168/179/55/611/9/159 North 175, South 75 2 Infantry 1 295/91/245/185/470/372/349/33 North 275, South 225 3 Tanks 1 83/801/82/172/364/136/283/6 North 365, South 365 4 Light Brigade 2 N211/404/205/159/611/11 North 490, South 450 5 Infantry 2 (DD) 551/295/126/190/205/183/245/349/318 North 520, South 590 6 Tanks 2 (DD) 283/311 NOCR North 550, South 610 7 Light Brigade Final N211/179/168/221/205/8/9/211 North 950, South 610 8 Infantry Final S33/470/372/91/185/183 North 950, South 900 9 Tanks Final Race void 10 Light Brigade DD 179 North 1200, South 900 11 Infantry DD 221 North 1200, South 1150 12 Tanks DD 213 (Double points) North 1700, South 1150Results subject to confirmation by promoter
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