All action for banger racing showdown

MANY a tale of broken hearts often occur around Valentine’s Day.

But this month the scene at Northampton International Raceway is more likely to be one of bent and broken cars.

The annual John Heynes Memorial Heartbreaker has become the biggest National Banger meeting of the season at the Brafield quarter mile.

The last four years have seen entries of more than 100 cars raced to destruction.

This year a similar entry is expected, including drivers and teams travelling from all over the UK, and some rare cars are expected as well.

The meeting is split into two classes of National Bangers, with the two litre class for cars with engines up to that size and Ford Mondeos the favourite, and the Unlimited class – where the bigger the car the better.

Bookings are currently flooding in and already more than 100 cars are scheduled to compete.

This will include the famous Bears team from the south coast on their first visit to Northampton.

Each class will contest several jam-packed races during the afternoon plus a Demolition Derby each – where the last car still going will be the winner.

Overall, it’s all shaping up to be a day of first class National Banger racing from the biggest stars of the sport.

Action gets under way on Sunday, February 12 at 1pm.