Clayton aiming for world title

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Moulton driver Jamie Clayton is among the hopefuls in one of the UK’s biggest stock car meetings of the season which takes place this weekend at King’s Lynn’s Norfolk Arena.

The Two-Litre Saloon Stock Car World Championship will see more than 80 of the hard-hitting saloons in action from 5.30pm on Saturday, with the World Final itself taking place later in the evening on what is set to be a spectacular night of action.

Racing continues on Sunday afternoon with the second staging of the Steve Newman Memorial, remembering the Spalding driver who was killed two years ago.

Clayton, 36, has already secured his place on row seven of the grid for the big race. With two meeting final wins at the venue to his name this season, he must fancy his chances of securing his first major title in the sport.

Clayton will be joined on the grid by another South Holland favourite, Simon Venni of Sutton St James.

Venni is a specialist on shale tracks and will hope to use that advantage to overcome his starting position near the back of the grid.

Spalding drivers Tom Yould, Robert Heanes and Andi Newman – Steve’s cousin – all make late bids to join the World Final grid via the last-chance races that open proceedings.

The big saloons will be joined on track by their 1300cc counterparts on both days. The smaller cars will also contest their own version of the Steve Newman Memorial on Sunday.

Completing Saturday night’s action is a field of all-Jaguar Bangers, which include Spalding favourite Simon Goodale. In support on Sunday afternoon are Junior Bangers, driven by under-16s.