The second visit in 3 weeks to Birmingham on a somewhat challenging track completely different to the last visit. With a superb 16 drivers present, expectations of a good nights racing was being held and the drivers did not disappoint.
The first heat went the way of Chris Clare (394) continuing from last times heat and final win, leading father Kev Clare (116) over the line with Adam Perkins (6) rounding off the rostrum. Billy Higgins (129) come through into fourth (proving Ian Higgins' work to get the engine sorted that morning paid off), and Uncle Paul Higgins (31) completed the top 5.
The second heat win went to Billy Higgins with Kev Clare again settling for the runners up spot. Ian Wood in his new car gained a first podium with Chris Clare and superstar Alex Langdell ending the top 5.
As far as first meetings in a new car go, Ian Wood hadn't done too badly with an 8th and 3rd in the heats but he saved the best till last by taking a flag to flag victory in the Final. Johnny Hall (326) and Dave Kilby (63) not able to catch the flying white top.
Modstox travel to Buxton for their one and only visit to the Peak District track on Saturday 24th October for an under the lights tarmac session. Up for grabs will be the Neil Clayton Memorial Trophy, held as the first race as only 9 laps long with memory to Neil and his racing number 9. Last year the trophy was held at Buxton and concluded in dramatic style with one lap to run after a hair-raising trip to the armco for Adam Flynn (70) whilst challenging for the lead, Dave Noakes (940) coming through the chaos to take the trophy and the win. It should be a different prospect for the modstox being under the Hi-Edge lights. Racing starts at 5pm - please keep an eye on the Buxton Raceway webpage here for further details on booking in and prices.