Stock car racing fixture list 2011
Name: Stock car racing fixture list 2011
Description: Stock car racing fixture list 2011
Collection: Phillip Walker
Location: Nowthen
Reference:
Contributor: Phillip Walker, BriSCA
Rights: Phillip Walker, BriSCA
Here Phillip Walker describes how the sport has changed for him from the first time he came to a race in 1978 right up to present day.

Extracts taken from interview with Phillip Walker, June 2011:

Well in them days, it wasn’t like the cars they have today. They were just old, broken-up bangers – like old, broken-down road cars. Until the late 1960/early ‘70s, they came the fabricated race cares they are today, you know, with big powerful American engines in. They have special engines, special gearboxes, fancy racing brakes and everything designed for speed not for crashing now – like they used to do in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Now it’s more of a speed sport than anything.

I think a lot of it is the actual cost of it. The cost has just gone through the rood. This is why it’s called Formula 1 stock car racing because it is the most powerful short oval motor sport in this country.


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Name: Clip of interview with Phillip Walker, 29th June 2011
Description: Clip of interview with Phillip Walker, 29th June 2011
Collection: Phillip Walker
Location: Nowthen
Reference:
Contributor: Phillip Walker
Rights: Phillip Walker, West Yorkshire Archive Service