Clayton aiming to get back on track

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Another big entry of hard-hitting Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars is expected at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday (6pm).

The rest of the pits at Saddlebow Road will be packed with Bangers where the name of the game is crashing.

The lively 1500cc National Bangers will be supported by Lady Bangers and the under-16 stars of the future in Junior Bangers.

South Holland drivers Jamie Clayton (Moulton), Tom Yould (Spalding) and Simon Venni (Sutton St James) will look to make the most of more spring-like 
conditions this week after battling against incessant rain at the Saloons’ opener a fortnight ago.

Clayton – never a fan of wet conditions – didn’t make it on track while Yould and Venni could manage no better than sixth and seventh places respectively.

Venni managed tenth place in the meeting final at Mildenhall in Suffolk last weekend and will hope to better that on Saturday.

The 1500cc Banger entry is headed by Bourne-based world champion David Gibson with Spalding’s 
always-entertaining Simon Chapman also competing in the medium-sized cars’ first meeting of the regular season.

Chapman is known for his ‘win or bust’ attitude to racing and is therefore always one to watch.

Making his first appearance in Junior Bangers will be Spalding’s Lewis Ivatt.

He is the grandson of legendary local figure on the short ovals Mick Ivatt who relished his nickname of “the racing grandad” in the latter years of his career and is still heavily involved behind the scenes, both at King’s Lynn and Skegness.