Westgate racer on track for Bangers 2022 Championship of the World

Lewis competes at the world championships today

Westgate racer Lewis Jefcoate is on track today (November 19) for the Bangers Championship of the World in Ipswich.

The 26-year-old is among the top 24 drivers to qualify for the big race after amassing points during the season.

The Foxhall International Raceway is hosting four last chance races today before the championship contenders take to the track this afternoon.

Lewis, known as Squeeky, said: “I have been racing all year, up and down the country and am in the top 24 to qualify.

Lewis at a previous event

“Racing is my life. I started when I was 11-years-old in Dover. I was following in the footsteps of my dad and grandad who both raced so it is in the family.

“I got a mini-stock when I started thanks to Andy Burbridge (a well-known former Thanet racer) and that’s how it all started.”

Lewis is sponsored by Marc One Security which is emblazoned on his adapted Ford Focus. Banger racing means vehicles have essential adaptions such as roll-cages to protect from  on-track crashes.

The track at Foxhall is a 382 metre tarmac oval and is the fastest and largest track that organiser Spedeworth promotes. The track is home to many of the major championships, including the National Banger World Final and the National Hot Rod World Championship.

Lewis, who has been accompanied by friend James Spriggs who is competing in the last chance rounds, says he is looking to win the top title.

The championship race gets underway at 3.30pm.