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Dan wins Bus Race after raising £1,650 for charities

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: May 01, 2014

  • Winner of the Final Bus Race and the Demolition Derby.

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A RACING driver from Kingsley has won the first ever Bus Race Demolition Derby at Buxton Raceway.

On Easter Bank Holiday Monday, April 21, Dan Lucas raced at Buxton Raceway in the first ever Bus Race.

The meeting started with a parade of buses and there were two heats, a Grand Final and Demolition Derby included in the afternoon's racing entertainment.

Earlier in April 38-year-old Dan handed over cheques of £825 each to Judith Trowers on behalf of the Douglas MacMillan Hospice and to chairman of Fords Care, Dave Pierce.

Dan has been racing at Hi-Edge Raceway, near Buxton since the age of 16 and has won the Northern and Midland Caravan Race Championship at the track on three occasions.

He has also been a contender at tracks, Tarmac and Shale, far afield as Warton, Lancs to Arena Essex including Birmingham Wheels Raceway and Chesterton.

As well as competing at Hednesford in bus racing and the civil w4rs as part of the Northern Army, he was winner of the Truck Grand Prix which was sponsored by British HGV Training Group.

He has also taken part in the Stan Wood's Memorial pre 70s at Stoke Speedway, Chesterton, in a 1957 Daimler Conquest.

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