Back to Bradford

For the first time in almost 20 years, F1 stock cars drove around the legendary Odsal Stadium last Sunday due to a brilliant effort by Paul Greenwood in making it happen. It wasn’t a race meeting, just a parade of cars around the track before the rugby game.

Odsal was always an exciting place to race. Every meeting had a great turnout of cars from all over the country. The atmosphere was amazing. I have great memories of watching my dad race there, and then made some of my own. Me and dad were proud to call it our local track. It’s a great pity Danny, Phoebe, and young Frank never got the opportunity. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to get it back!” – FWJ

A few photos through the years, thanks to Colin Casserley, Paul Tully, and Paul Greenwood.

The original grandstand and tarmac track, from the late 1970s.

Looks like someone has just put Stu Smith in the fence…

Lenny in a Wainman car, with Frankie in the background. Look at the size of the crowd!

Frankie lining up with Stu, around 1978/9.

FWJ in 1989

Frank Senior, early 1990s.

Frankie showing the youngsters how it’s done in 1994.

May 1994 and it looks like a full house in the grandstand.

The 1994 World Final.

FWJ had some great battles with Lundy at Bradford, including this one from May 1995.

FWJ with Rob Cowley and Barry Heath in 1996. Nobody knew at the time, but Bradford had only another year of racing left.

March 2017

The pit bend looks a little different nowadays.