This is from the link in the previous message re the 1938 season at Marina Gardens:
by rathbone » 16 Jul 2008, 09:04
Marine Gardens Speedway had its first all midget car meeting on 2 July, when a contest was staged between North of England and South of England teams. The Northern team won by one point only after being in arrears practically in every heat.
Thrilling displays of midget car handling and close riding were given in the first heat by both captains but Spike Rhiando (South) held his lead from Chas Pashley (North) to give first points to South.
Again in heat 3 Rhiando gave the crowd another thrill when, lying third and hemmed in by cars, he forced his way through to win at the expense of his colleague Basil De Mattos.
In heat 5 Jack McCarthy (North), when trying to pass on the outside, struck the fence on the bend and turned completely over. McCarthy was rendered unconscious and sustained superficial injuries and slight concussion. He was unable to drive for the rest of the meeting.
In the fifth heat South were on the lead by thirteen points but North fought back to win by 36 points to 35 points.
The scratch race again showed some fine individual driving by the four qualifying drivers, Bruce Warburton (South), Spike Rhiando (South) Charlie Pashley (North) and Frank Marsh (North) and was won by Rhiando in 1 min 27 secs.
In the captain’s match race Rhiando again defeated Pashley. An attempt on the lap record time of 20.6 secs set up by Walter Mackereth was made by Rhiando but he just failed, his best time being 20.75 secs. Home is where the dirt track is