Monday 28th August, White City, British Championship

Report by 'Son of Man on the Terrace' from Programme no 32

Twenty two cars lined up for ten miles of the White City track and after those forty laps Rod Tanswell had the Championship for himself. Hard luck to Frank Boyles and ex-Champion Mick Bonner, both of whom hit other cars, Frank when in the lead and Mick on the first lap. Well done to Rod for winning, white top driver Julian Bye for a great drive in second place and Derek Johnson for his third place.

Two more Midget matters. First, welcome to Griff Griffiths, ex MARC star driver who is racing under an experimental licence (hard luck at White City Griff). Second, is it true that all square box type Midgets are to be banned? If it is, 1 for one think it will be a disaster for Spedeworth and Midget car racing, the Midgets need all the cars they can get and we can't ban such good drivers as Mick Bonner for having, the wrong shape car, CAN WE???

Race 1: 1st Mick Bonner, Race 2: 1st Bob Burridge