DJ breaks the record and a rib as he wins rollover
An adrenaline junkie has won his sixth British title in a sport
that regularly leaves him with broken limbs.
DJ Wayne Drury, who presents breakfast and drive time shows for
Sheppey FM, competes in banger ramp rollover events.
He has to drive as fast as possible round a track, over a ramp
and roll his car as many times as possible.
On January 6, Wayne, 31, won the title of British Ramp Rollover
Champion for the sixth year in a row, which is a record.
He was competing in Wimbledon, London, in a Fiat Punto and ended
up with a broken rib and bruising all over.
But in the eight years he has been racing competitively that’s
not the worst injury he’s had – he once dislocated his shoulder and
He says it can be quite an expensive hobby because the cars
often only last for a couple of races.
In a competition later this year he will be driving a rare Ford
The dad-of-five first got into the sport as a youngster as his
mum Lesley Glover, of Chapel Street, Minster, used to take part in
women’s banger racing.
His first race was when he was about eight and he says he has
never looked back.
The cars are fitted with roll cages and have had the glass and
interiors ripped out. There is only a driver’s seat and a special
petrol tank fitted to the cage and the doors are tied shut.
With his most recent triumph, Mr Drury, of Cowper Road, Murston,
says he only rolled the car about two and a half times which put
him in second place but he got a phone call a few days later to say
the winner had been disqualified.
The title means he gets the roof of his next car painted
Mr Drury said: “It is crazy, but I do it for fun. At the
championships I was getting ready to get out and was upside down
but then it dug in and went over again.
"It takes a lot of bottle and you really have to put your foot
down hard. There is a technique but that’s my secret.”
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