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Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Top Salford racer?s prized car destroyed in converted Rolling Stones tour bus fireball on the M6

A leading stock-car racer has been left devastated after his coach was engulfed in a fireball on the M6 – destroying his prized vehicle.

Scott Davids, from Salford, and his team were on their way to a race meeting in Birmingham when smoke began pouring out of the rear of the coach.

Luckily, the group – including Scott’s dad Keith and three mechanics – managed to get out of the vehicle on the hard shoulder before it blew up.

Swinton-based Scott, 29, had just converted the coach – which used to be the Rolling Stones tour bus – into a racing transporter costing tens of thousands of pounds.

One of his two prized stock-cars, which was housed on the coach, was damaged beyond repair by the flames along with spares and tools.

Scott, of Lower Sutherland Street, Swinton, said: “I’m devastated. I had put my heart and soul and all my money into that coach.

“Obviously, I am now without a car to race on Tarmac so I will have to get back to the drawing board and think how to get a new one.

“The only good thing about it is the show of support from the rest of the stock-car racing fraternity. And my sponsors Maxilead Metals and Goodwins coaches are unbelievably supportive too.”

The blaze has left Scott unable to race on Tarmac, although he still has a car for racing on shale.

Part of the M6, near the fire between junctions 15 and 14 near Stafford, was closed in both directions while fire fighters battled the blaze after it broke out shortly after 3pm on Saturday – causing long tailbacks.

Another stock-car driver picked up Scott and his team and drove them to the race meeting, at Birmingham Wheels Raceway but Scott – having no car – was not able to compete. No-one was hurt in the blaze.

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