Nostalgia - record crowds at grass track race

Huge crowds of over 4,000 flock to watch the Round Table grass track racing in 1966. EMN-150917-140630001

Huge crowds of over 4,000 flock to watch the Round Table grass track racing in 1966. EMN-150917-140630001

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A record crowd of over 4,000 people saw Mad Charley and the Blonde Bomber dicing in the dust when Sleaford Round Table held their annual grass track car racing meeting at Boiling Wells Farm, South Rauceby in September 1966.

A record crowd of over 4,000 people saw Mad Charley and the Blonde Bomber dicing in the dust when Sleaford Round Table held their annual grass track car racing meeting at Boiling Wells Farm, South Rauceby in September 1966.

You can see the crowds of spectators in the photo. Competitors hurtled around at speeds of up to 70mph. Heats were over five laps and finals over eight.

Despite safety measures, St John Ambulance medics twice had to jump clear as their stretchers were run over.

Vic Charlesworth of Grantham did the fastest lap and won one trophy and came second in another. Mary Williams of Ancaster won the ladies’ race and Mrs B Dear came second.