Arlington’s Steve Anscombe produced a fantastic display of driving in the two-litre stock car and domestic banger classes at Spedeworth’s jamboree of motor racing – Spedeweekend.
Things began at a pace as he started on the first ever 100 car grid, Suffolk Championship. With so many bangers on track, in the chaos that ensued, Anscombe was an early casualty.
Easing into his stride, next up was the Betfred Trophy for the two-litre stock cars and a bruising affair saw Anscombe come home ninth.
From there, things improved dramatically as a return outing in the bangers saw Anscombe take his first win of the day.
Back in the stock car for a qualifying heat for the Golden Helmet title, Anscombe secured his second win of the day with Hampton, once again crossing the line as runner up.
Completing a busy Saturday session, Anscombe went out in the day’s final event, the Destruction Derby. Ahead of a hectic grid of cars, somehow he managed to be the last car running for his third win.
Having both qualified for the title race, the attentions of Anscombe and Hampton on Sunday, were focussed well and truly on the Golden Helmet.
A ferocious race that had to be stopped after a couple of collisions was dominated by the experience of Anscombe.
Not having things all his own way, being chased in particular by Hampton, Anscombe held off his challengers to cross first and lift the coveted title.