Miscellaneous statistics, facts and opinions related to F1 stock car racing 

 

LEADING FINAL WINNERS AFTER FIRST GRADING PERIOD

22/03/15 to 19/04/15 

 217 Lee Fairhurst

51 Dylan Williams-Maynard

515 Frankie Wainman Jnr

2 Paul Harrison

150 Mick Sworder

21 Mark Gilbank

172 Mickey Randell

12 Michael Scriven 

(all the above have won one Final each) 

THE 2014 MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

CHAMPIONS

WORLD: 55 Craig Finnikin - gold roof

NATIONAL SERIES : 318 Rob Speak - silver roof

BRITISH: 2 Paul Harrison - black & white chequers

EUROPEAN: 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr - red & yellow chequers

WORLD CUP: 4 Dan Johnson - gold stripes

(ALL SEASON GRADING POINTS:

16 Matt Newson - unofficial silver stripes)

 

  

 

2014 FINALS

As at end of season: 21 different winners from 50 Finals

(25 on Shale and 25 on Tarmac)

9 Drivers winning multiple Finals

9 FINALS (+ 1 see below)

84 Tom Harris (3 shale & 6 tarmac)

(plus 1 Xmas Final out of season on shale)

6 FINALS 

150 Mick Sworder (1 tarmac and 5 shale) 

5 FINALS

217 Lee Fairhurst (5 tarmac)

318 Rob Speak (3 tarmac and 2 shale)

4 FINALS

390 Stu Smith Jnr (1 tarmac and 3 shale)

3 FINALS

259 Paul Hines (2 shale & 1 tarmac)

2 FINALS

372 Colin Goodswen (2 tarmac)

4 Dan Johnson (2 shale)

515 Frankie Wainman Jnr (1 tarmac & 1 shale)

1 FINAL

322 James Neachell (shale)

55 Craig Finnikin (shale)

464 Luke Davidson (tarmac)

16 Matt Newson (tarmac)

2 Paul Harrison (tarmac)

34 Mal Brown (shale)

197 Ryan Harrison (tarmac)

335 Mark Woodhull (shale)

434 Ivan Pritchard (tarmac)

H231 Danny Van Strijker (tarmac)

467 Tim Farrell (shale)

388 Paul Ford (tarmac)

 

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MOST BIZARRE SUGGESTIONS EVER TO IMPROVE F1 STOCK CAR RACING

End deliberate contact - remove all bumpers from cars - upper limit of 16 cars in any one race - switch from petrol to methanol/gas fuel - solid outer crash wall to replace post and wire system - practical run-off areas - significant reduction in minimum weight limit of cars - strict penalties for leaving the track during a race

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PICK OF SPECTATOR CRITICISMS (from 60 years)

Indistinct PA system - Too many stoppages - Awful state of stadium toilets - Entrance price too high - Inappropriate support formulas - Not enough being done to make F1 stock cars a truly National sport - Drivers and Promoters always at loggerheads

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TOP OUT OF SEASON SPECTATOR ACTIVITIES

Slot Stox racing - Karting - New Zealand stock car racing - Reading about stock cars - Watching Gears & Tears DVD again - Participating in stock car social media - Playing stock car board game - Attending Social Functions and Christmas meeting - Counting days to next season

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LEADING DRIVER SAFETY AIDS

Five point belt - Kirkey seat - Hans device for head and neck support - cut-off switch in driver cab - fire proof overalls and underwear

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CONTROL TYRES OVER THE YEARS

RS5 Dunlop - Avon Turbospeed - CW44 Dunlop - Hoosier - Pirelli - Michelin - Goodyear Eagle - American Racer

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TOP ENGINES

Chevrolet - Oldsmobile - Ford - Buick - Jaguar - Pontiac

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CLOSED STADIUMS MISSED THE MOST

Nelson, Long Eaton, Aycliffe, Leicester & Belle Vue Hyde Road

MOST SUCCESSFUL RACING NUMBERS

2 - 5 - 33 - 38 - 53 - 55 - 212 - 391 - 515

DRIVER NICKNAMES

From the old days: Bruce Blood, 'Oily' Wells, Curly Hams, Jankers Jones, Flyer Flux, 'Homicide' Hayden

From recent times: Super Stu, 'Junior', Big Bad Bobby, Gimpy, Rubber, Smiler, Sir John, Smithy

TOP 10 MOST SUCCESSFUL DRIVERS IN

WORLD SEMI-FINALS 1961 to 2014

515 Frankie Wainman Jnr

391 Andy Smith

53 John Lund

2 Paul Harrison

391 Stu Smith Snr

33 Peter Falding

2 Willie Harrison

212 Frankie Wainman Snr

199 Mike Close

260 Dave Berresford

TOP 10 MOST SUCCESSFUL DRIVERS IN

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 1977 to 2014

515 Frankie Wainman Jnr

2 Paul Harrison

53 John Lund

33 Peter Falding

199 Mike Close

55 Bert Finnikin

304 Dave Mellor

318 Rob Speak

250 Keith Chambers

391 Andy Smith

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BEST ROLLING LAP MUSIC OVER THE YEARS

Fanfare for the Common Man (various stadiums)

Rinky Dink (Northampton)

Eye Level (Belle Vue Hyde Road)

Oxygene Part IV (Long Eaton)

Be My Boogie Woogie Baby (Aycliffe)

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SEASONS WITH MOST MEETINGS

1955 - 220

1970 - 170

1976 - 141

1954 & 1981 - 139

1977 & 1978 - 131

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BEST PERFORMING/ENTERTAINING OVERSEAS DRIVERS IN UK

Harry Van Der Spuij (South Africa)

Jamie Peiffer, Rick Standridge & Josh Pelkey (USA)

Scotty Miers, Scott Joblin & Phil Ogle (New Zealand)

Freidhelm Welters, Rien Rutjens, Ron Kroonder, Dave Schapp & Henk Jan Ronitz (Holland)

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