The 2016 banger racing season kicks off in style at the Adrian Flux Arena, King’s Lynn, this weekend with the 23rd running of the British Team Championship for Unlimited Bangers, better known to many as Icebreaker XXIII.
Racing begins at noon on Sunday with more than 100 Unlimited Bangers expected to race, ably backed up by a full field of Junior Bangers.
The Icebreaker attracts competitors from across the country, providing tough opposition for the local teams.
But while one Spalding-based team might not be among the favourites for victory, they are sure to make their mark on proceedings.
The Bad News squad sees Spalding trio Simon Goodale, Paul Lambe and Will Longford joined by Boston’s Andrew Newton.
The outfit have won plenty of awards at this event in the past for racing the rarest or most unusual cars and as the best presented team.
Previous years have seen the squad enter teams made up entirely of limousines and entirely of classic cars.
Whatever machinery the drivers get at the wheel of, they always use it to full effect to entertain on track, getting involved in some very big crashes which could see them challenge for the day’s entertainers league title.
Among the favourites for overall success are defending champions Team Bash, Worksop-based outfit Grey & Black, the Mad Hatters from Bourne and the King’s Lynn-based Predators.
Challengers for the entertainers league title are likely to include the Brighton-based Bears and fellow south coast outfit Team Sowter.
The Junior Banger entry includes Spalding driver Lewis Ivatt, starting his second season in the category for under-16s.