A nostalgic look at banger racing and caravan derbys at Foxhall Stadium
PUBLISHED: 15:45 10 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:05 10 October 2016
Foxhall Stadium is a haven for the petrolheads in East Anglia. It is currently home to the Ipswich Witches Speedway team and the monthly stock car racing events.
Originally built in 1950, Foxhall stadium played host to horse racing on a weekly basis, then in 1966 the track was resurfaced for stock car racing. We’ve gone through the archives and collected a selection of events from the stadium, so take a look at the races, crashes and collisions from across the last 40 years.
Our first pictures show bangers and caravan racing back at the Birtish stock car championships in July 1986.
And next we see an unusual attraction at Foxhall - a circus set up there in October 1983 to entertain families.
Here we see developments at the Foxhall Stadium in February 1972. Do you remember this upgrade? Were you a regular around this time?
Local lads are seen here working on a stock car at Foxhall in November 1972.
What memories do you have of Foxhall Stadium? Which events have you been to over the years?
Summer 1976 and Foxhall hosted the World Hot Rod Championships and destruction derby.
Do you remember this lively meeting?
Here are the winners from that event.
We are looking back at the history of Ipswich, starting with A for Sir Alf Ramsey - and we are now at F.