Mendips Raceway is a motorsport venue in the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England. It is located on the rim of Batts Combe quarry between Shipham and Charterhouse. The oval shaped circuit is used for racing hot rods, stock cars, Hotstox, bangers and demolition events. The circuit, which was opened in 1969, features an oval and a figure of eight layout. The latter is used for different classes of banger racing which sometimes involve towing caravans, or feature specialist vehicles such as hearses or Reliant Robins.

Mendips Raceway
Banger Racing track blockage at Mendips Raceway
LocationMendip Hills, Somerset, England
Coordinates51°17′51″N 2°46′14″W / 51.2976°N 2.7706°W / 51.2976; -2.7706Coordinates: 51°17′51″N 2°46′14″W / 51.2976°N 2.7706°W / 51.2976; -2.7706
OwnerGraham, Pat & Jack Bunter
OperatorMendips Raceway Limited
Opened1969
Major eventsRods, Stock cars, Bangers, Demolition
Oval

It hosts the West of England Championship for Rods every August. It has also hosted the BriSCA F2 World Championship Final several times[1]

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  1. ^ "Major event comes to Mendips Raceway". Weston & Somerset Mercury. 11 September 2008. Archived from the original on 14 January 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2009.

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