Thursday, 11 August 2011

A night at Arlington

I don't know about you, but we collect Tesco vouchers through the year and then spend them on days out in the summer hols, especially if we don't go away. This year we decided to go to Thorpe Park so we ordered tickets, got day all sorted, hubby had rest day......and they didn't arrive in time. So, as we haven't done anything as a family yet these hols we went to the Banger Racing at Arlington last night. Well it's not all Bangers; there were 9 race in total, 2 heats and a final for each of three class of car. First were the Superstox. This was meant to be non contact but there was still a bit of pushing and shoving!

Then came the 2.0 Hot Rods. These were the most exciting to watch, driving really fast and sooo close together...

Not a great example for stopping distance! I don't know how they managed it but they didn't seem to touch despite only being millimetres apart.

And lastly came the Bangers. These ones look quite intact but behind the blue car is a red one in clouds of smoke! This wasn't a Demolition Derby but a serious race but being contact there was lots of spinning, banging, crashing and barging just feet from where we sat! A fab but noisy and dusty night and well worth a visit.

Not the best photos but I only had my little camera as Katy was using the big one to get pics for her course work.

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1 comment:

Linda said...

great fun tash! We have been to demolition derbies at Angmering. Love the caravan racing especially!!