Sports Listings: This Weekend / Motor racing: Thunderdrome Challenge, Earls Court

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Short-circuit racing's appeal is aided by the fact that spectators can watch every lap on the oval course and this weekend the Thunderdrome Challenge brings together a host of leading drivers in this stock car sport, including three world champions. It is the first time Britain has staged an indoor stock car event and Earls Court 2 in London will ensure comfortable spectating for the three shows over the weekend. Three classes will race. 1700cc modified saloons, known as national hot rods, will be complemented by the smaller 1600cc saloons or hot rods and superstox, which are single-seat, hand-built machines. With 16 cars in each race, jockeying for position, the racing will not be dull.

How to get there: Earls Court 2, Warwick Road, London SW5 is opposite Earls Court tube station (District / Piccadilly lines). Tomorrow's Challenge starts at 7pm; on Sunday, 2pm and 7pm. Admission: Saturday pounds 10, pounds 12, pounds 15. Sunday afternoon pounds 8, pounds 9, pounds 12; evening pounds 9, pounds 11, pounds 13. (Ticket hotline: 071-373 8141).

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