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A racing driver’s car and coach have been destroyed in a fire on the M6 in Staffordshire.

Scott Davids was on his way to a race in Birmingham on Saturday (April 20) when the incident happened between junctions 15 and 16.

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Twenty years ago, Midlands cycling champion Nick Popham made a life-changing decision and left the UK to see what the world had to offer.

It turned out to be a wise move, sparking Cannock-based Popham’s love of competitive racing.

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More than 18,000 spectators are expected to head for Uttoxeter Racecourse for the Betfred Midlands Grand National meeting.

There will be seven races on the card for Saturday (March 16) – the first at 2.05pm and the last coming at 5.30pm, with the feature race off at 3.50pm.

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Professional racing driver Oliver Webb will be swapping his wheels for trainers when he next takes to the Silverstone track.

For Webb has vowed to run three laps of the famous race circuit to raise money for Stoke-on-Trent charity Caudwell Children.

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Stoke Potters newcomer Kyle Hughes is taking part in a road race this month in a bid to get fit for the new season.

Hughes, on loan from parent club Coventry Bees, is hoping his time on the road will give him the edge come April.

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Uttoxeter Racecourse chiefs say the increase in attendance figures is the culmination of hard work from everyone at the Staffordshire circuit.

Executive Director David MacDonald revealed the venue has seen an 11 per cent rise in attendances, with 118,000 people attending meetings in 2011.