MORE white-knuckle thrills and spills took place at the Coastal Raceway Welsh Open meet.
A bumper field of racers rocked up to Prestatyn for the meet, with Crewe champion Scott Fulham taking the honours in the title 1600cc push and spin class race, holding off the challenge of Stoke racer Garry Charlesworth and Llandudno driving instructor Rob Bennett for the title.
Despite not figuring in the headline race, Oliver Tate, from Leeds, took a huge points haul in the remaining races, giving himself a commanding lead in the season points championship.
Homegrown succes came in the shape of Rhyl racer Dan Buckley, who took the Welsh Open title from team mate Bobby Williams and Rhuthin's Euros Evans in the full contact 2lt banger racers. The Junior Push and Spin class also had a Welsh Open race, which was successfully retained by promising racer Luke Davies from Birkenhead.
The all new non contact lineup at Coastal continued to enjoy some competative racing, with the high powered super rods the meet’s stand-out class, with local ace Matty Jones having a memorable performance, his rapid rear wheel drive Vauxhall Chevette coping particularly well in the muddy conditions.
The traditional demolition derby closed the meetings action, where Rhuthin’s Gareth Griffiths conquered all, finishing off Danny Hardman’s Vauxhall Cavalier in fine style to take home the trophy.
Racing returns to Coastal this Sunday, July 1, with one of the highlights of the season, the annual 1600cc Push and Spin Wales versus England head to head, where 20 of England's banger drivers come to Coastal to take on the Welsh on home soil, and with English team taking a comfortable victory last season, the local racers will be chomping at the bit to settle the score.
More info can be found at www.coastalraceway.co.uk. Due to the recent unsettled weather, The club advises that people check the website before travelling.