Doug Cronshaw (#396)

Doug Cronshaw. Photograph courtesy of Martin Fitzgerald.

Doug Cronshaw. Photograph courtesy of Martin Fitzgerald.

Originally the running mate of another famous Stock Car Racing son of Rochdale. Doug was initially the more successful of the two; being the first to win a final in 1967 and ending the 1968 season placed number five in the national points series, two above his racing partner, Stuart Smith.

A lightweight, Pontiac-powered, car took Doug to the 1970 British Championship and this car, when fitted with a 454 Chevy engine for the 1971 season and now dubbed the ‘Potent Mix’, carried Doug to World Final glory at Brandon.

Using his sideways shale style that became so characteristic, Doug was a prolific final winner throughout the remainder of the 1970s. Initially calling it a day after the 1979 season, he returned for one last meeting, ostensibly to set up a car he had built for John Toulson – and promptly won the meeting final, taking his tally to an outstanding 114.

Mark Knowles


Final Wins

Final wins provided by BSCDA Historian Nigel Anderson


WIN # YEAR DATE VENUE SURFACE
1 1967 Jul 30th Aycliffe Tarmac
2 1968 May 4th Nelson Shale
3 1968 Jun 29th Belle Vue Shale
4 1968 Sep 14th Nelson Shale
5 1969 Ar 30th Crayford Tarmac
6 1969 Jun 15th Doncaster
7 1969 Jun 27th Prestatyn Shale
8 1969 Sep 24th Crayford Tarmac
9 1969 Oct 26th Aycliffe Tarmac
10 1970 Apr 15th Crayford Tarmac
11 1970 Jul 25th Nelson Shale
12 1970 Aug 9th Aycliffe Tarmac
13 1970 Sep 19th Belle Vue Shale
14 1970 Sep 27th Rochdale Shale
15 1970 Oct 3rd Coventry Shale
16 1970 Oct 10th Belle Vue Shale
17 1970 Oct 31st Belle Vue Shale
18 1970 Nov 1st Rochdale Shale
19 1971 May 8th Nelson Shale
20 1971 Aug 14th Nelson Shale
21 1971 Aug 22nd Northampton Tarmac
22 1971 Sep 9th Nelson Shale
23 1971 Sep 12th Bristol Tarmac
24 1971 Sep 17th Rochdale Shale
25 1971 Oct 16th Coventry Shale
26 1971 Oct 30th Nelson Shale
27 1972 Jul 9th Aycliffe Tarmac
28 1972 Jul 23rd Aycliffe Tarmac
29 1972 Aug 6th Aycliffe Tarmac
30 1972 Oct 7th Belle Vue Shale
31 1973 Apr 21st Nelson Shale
32 1973 Apr 28th White City Tarmac
33 1973 May 6th Aycliffe Tarmac
34 1973 May 19th White City Shale
35 1973 May 28th Belle Vue Shale
36 1973 Jun 1st Crayford
37 1973 Jun 2nd Coventry Shale
38 1973 Jun 10th Aycliffe Tarmac
39 1973 Aug 19th Aycliffe Tarmac
40 1973 Aug 26th Northampton Tarmac
41 1973 Sep 8th Nelson Shale
42 1973 Oct 27th White City Tarmac
43 1974 Apr 6th Wh1te City Tarmac
44 1974 Jun 23rd Rochdale Shale
45 1975 Apr 20th Aycliffe Tarmac
46 1975 Apr 27th Rochdale Shale
47 1975 May 4th Aycliffe Tarmac
48 1975 May 31st Nelson Shale
49 1975 Jun 22nd Rochdale Shale
50 1975 Jun 28th Nelson Shale
51 1975 Jul 5th White City Tarmac
52 1975 Jul 19th Belle Vue Shale
53 1975 Jul 20th Rochdale Shale
54 1975 Jul 22nd White City Tarmac
55 1975 Aug 2nd Nelson Shale
56 1975 Aug 16th White City Tarmac
57 1975 Aug 23rd Nelson Shale
58 1975 Aug 30th Rochdale Shale
59 1975 Sep 11th Bradford
60 1975 Sep 20th White City Tarmac
61 1975 Sep 21st Rochdale Shale
62 1975 Oct 11th Rochdale Shale
63 1975 Oct 25th Nelson Shale
64 1975 Nov 2nd Rochdale Shale
65 1975 Nov 8th White City Tarmac
66 1976 Mar 20th Nelson Shale
67 1976 Apr 2nd Nelson Shale
68 1976 Apr 9th Rochdale Shale
69 1976 Apr 10th White City Tarmac
70 1976 Apr 14th Bradford Tarmac
71 1976 Apr 24th White City Tarmac
72 1976 May 1st Rochdale Shale
73 1976 May 5th Bradford Tarmac
74 1976 May 8th Nelson Shale
75 1976 May 9th Aycliffe Tarmac
76 1976 May 29th Nelson Shale
77 1976 May 31st Belle Vue Shale
78 1976 Jun 10th Bradford Tarmac
79 1976 Jun 12th Rochdale Shale
80 1976 Jul 17th White City Tarmac
81 1976 Jul 18th Stoke Shale
82 1976 Jul 22nd Bradford Tarmac
83 1976 Aug 8th Stoke Shale
84 1976 Aug 13th Rochdale Shale
85 1976 Sep 4th Rochdale Shale
86 1976 Sep 25th Belle Vue Shale
87 1976 Oct 2nd Nelson Shale
88 1976 Oct 8th Nelson Shale
89 1976 Oct 16th Rochdale Shale
90 1976 Nov 7th Rochdale Shale
91 1979 Jun 30th Nelson Shale
92 1979 Jul 23rd Sheffield Shale
93 1979 Aug 27th Belle Vue Shale
94 1979 Sep 9th Rochdale Shale
95 1979 Sep 23rd Rochdale Shale
96 1979 Sep 29th White City Tarmac
97 1979 Oct 6th Rochdale Shale
98 1980 Jul 21st Sheffield Shale
99 1980 Jul 26th Belle Vue Shale
100 1980 Aug 23rd Blackburn Tarmac
101 1980 Aug 24th Rochdale Shale
102 1980 Aug 25th White City Tarmac
103 1980 Sep 14th Rochdale Shale
104 1980 Oct 4th Blackburn Tarmac
105 1980 Oct 12th Rochdale Shale
106 1981 Jun 6th White City Tarmac
107 1981 Jun 7th Rochdale Shale
108 1981 Jun 28th Rochdale Shale
109 1981 Jul 4th Blackburn Tarmac
110 1981 Jul 12th Rochdale Shale
111 1981 Jul 18th Blackburn Tarmac
112 1981 Aug 8th Rochdale Shale
113 1981 Aug 8th Blackburn Tarmac
114 1987 Sep 6th Aycliffe Tarmac

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