Foxhall Stadium

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Foxhall Stadium
The outside of Foxhall Stadium - geograph.org.uk - 26246.jpg

Foxhall Stadium is a Stock car racing stadium located in Foxhall near Ipswich. The Stadium is also used by the Ipswich Witches Speedway team, which race on most Thursday nights from March to October starting at 7.30pm. The stadium also hosts carboot sales on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from March until the end of September opening at 6.00am and costing £9.00 to sell and 50p a person entry. The Stadium is run by Spedeworth UK Ltd stock car promoters.[1]

The traditional main events at the Stadium include The National Hot Rod Championship of the World held the first weekend every July and the Gala Night Held the closest Saturday Night to Guy Fawkes Night. At both events a large entry of Stock Cars, Hot Rods and Banger Racers can be expected as well as a sell out crowd of around 10,000. Foxhall has also hosted the Superstox World Championship race seven times including the first running back in 1961.

More recently the Banger racing Unlimited World Final has been staged here since its move from the Plough Lane venue in London. The world final first ran at Foxhall in 2008 and proved to be a successful event. The world final is predicted to stay at Foxhall due to the LEZ emission laws enforced in and around London making it difficult for many racers to transport their cars to the track.

The first official winner was Robert (Bob) Howe in 1972, he was also the first winner to be televised.[citation needed]

The stadium opened in the mid-1950s and has been in continuous operation since.

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  1. ^ Bamford, R & Jarvis J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3

Coordinates: 52°3′16″N 1°13′30″E / 52.05444°N 1.22500°E / 52.05444; 1.22500