Bangers are designed to be cheaper and simpler to prepare than their National Banger cousins, but the drivers will tell you they are no less fun to race and provide the same amount of jaw-dropping action!
The formula is designed to tempt you, the spectator, off the terrace and onto the track - and comes in 1600cc Banger and Back to Basic Banger form. All-action events featuring the formula can be seen throughout the year: from our famous Caravan Destruction Derby to crazy Figure of 8 racing, the Bangers are always incredible to watch!
Back to Basic Bangers have rocketed in popularity over the past few years, with drivers enjoying the deliberately simple build rules and fun spirit - and plenty of skidding, slipping and sliding on the way!
Equally entertaining and interesting is the type of car that is used in this formula, where MOT failures considered useless are resurrected and brought back into service to provide incredible action for race fans at our tracks throughout the year.
1600cc Bangers are also a great stepping-stone from the terraces to behind the wheel. All manor of smashing and bashing means the class are popular throughout the country, especially at the Gold Rush rounds in the lead up to the World Final.
Our new 'Cash or Card' events are also set to shake up proceedings in the 1600cc Banger formula.
So, why not give it a go?! Build rules can be found in the Drivers section of the website.
The biggest race of the year for the 1600cc Bangers is the World Championship which is held at Foxhall Heath Stadium, Ipswich in November. Details of the Qualifying procedure can be found below...
2023 Spedeworth / Incarace Banger World Qualifying
The qualifying system for Spedeworth & Incarace registered drivers for the World Final at Foxhall Heath Stadium, Ipswich on Saturday 18th November 2023 remain together for this year and is as follows:
Banger Gold Rush Series Rounds
The following meetings carry a Wildcard place where the winner of the final carries an automatic spot into the World Final race at Ipswich on 18th November 2023.
These meetings carry race points on each race (except the meeting final) going from 10 for a race win, then down to 1 point for a 10th. In the Meeting Final the points are handed out as follows: 20, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1.
Saturday 11th March - Eastbourne - Event 1
Monday 1st May - Hednesford - Event 2
Sunday 28th May - Northampton - Event 3
Sunday 18th June - Yarmouth - Event 4
Saturday 12th August - Mildenhall - Event 5
Saturday 16th September - Ipswich - Event 6
Sunday 1st October - Aldershot - Grand Final
World Qualifying Rounds
Sunday 23rd April - Aldershot - St. George's Championship
Wednesday 7th June - Eastbourne - Cash or Card 1 & Southern Shakedown Series Round 3
Saturday 15th July - Northampton - Cash or Card 2
Wednesday 19th July - Eastbourne - World Qualifier (A)
Sunday 23rd July - Yarmouth - World Qualifier (B)
Sunday 27th August - Yarmouth - Cash or Card 3 (A)
Monday 28th August - Eastbourne - Cash or Card 3 (B)
Sunday 22nd October - Hednesford - Cash or Card 4
These meetings carry race points on each race (except the meeting final) going from 10 for a race win, then down to 1 point for a 10th. In the Meeting Final the points are handed out as follows: 20, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1. Where an event is marked with either (A)/(B) a driver may compete in both however, the driver can only score race points at one of those meetings. The driver must declare in advance when booking in to race which event they wish to score their points. Attendance points will be awarded for all meetings listed in the Attendance Points section subject to terms and conditions as detailed below.
Cash or Card
At these meetings, the winner of the final will have a choice of either a world final spot or take a chance on winning £500, £200, £100 by picking one of three envelopes.
Saturday 28th January - Eastbourne
Saturday 11th March – Eastbourne
Sunday 23rd April – Aldershot
Monday 1st May – Hednesford
Sunday 28th May – Northampton
Wednesday 7th June – Eastbourne
Sunday 18th June – Yarmouth
Saturday 15th July – Northampton
Wednesday 19th July – Eastbourne
Sunday 23rd July – Yarmouth
Saturday 12th August – Mildenhall
Sunday 27th August – Yarmouth
Monday 28th August – Eastbourne
Saturday 16th September – Ipswich
Sunday 1st October – Aldershot
Sunday 22nd October - Hednesford
All Gold Rush Series Rounds including the Finale – 20 points per meeting.
All World Qualifying Rounds – 10 points per meeting.
All other events listed within the Attendance Points section – 10 points per meeting.
Full attendance points can only be scored if the driver has booked in advance for the meeting and the booking is accepted during office hours – Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm. Friday bookings WILL NOT qualify for attendance points. A driver turning up without booking in will score only 5 attendance points irrespective of the announced number of attendance points allocated to the event.
Drivers booking-in for any Banger meeting, failing to cancel, and not showing up, will have the relevant points for that meeting deducted from their total – i.e. if they would have scored 10 points for being at that event they would have 10 points deducted. Drivers who attend without booking-in receive 5 attendance points irrespective of the announced number of attendance points allocated to the event.
World Qualifier Seeds
The top 19/24 Spedeworth / Incarace registered drivers will qualify for the World Final. The five extra spaces depend on the uptake on the five cash for card meetings.
Go to the Rules Page
Go to the Points Page
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