Clayton claims third place in final

Jamie Clayton
Jamie Clayton

Two-litre Saloon Stock Cars stole the show on a packed programme of racing at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday with a large entry serving up five spectacular races.

The 35-car final proved to be a thriller, with action all around the raceway.

Cambridgeshire driver Max Stott twice rode the fence in an apparent wall-of-death routine. A big tangle between two other cars saw them roll in unison while another suffered an engine fire.

The race was eventually claimed by Simon Welton after a good tussle with fellow Norfolk-based driver, world champion David Aldous.

Following them home, third in the final, was Moulton’s Jamie Clayton in his first appearance on track this season.

Of the other South Holland-based drivers, Simon Venni (Sutton St James) and Andi Newman (Gosberton) managed fourth and eighth respectively in their heats, while Tom Yould (Spalding) and Robert Heanes (Whaplode St Catherine) – on his first appearance of the season – failed to trouble the scorers.

The 1500cc National Bangers were also on the bill, where former stock car driver Dan Booth (Pinchbeck) made a relatively rare appearance and got stuck into the action.

Completing the programme were Lady Bangers and Junior Bangers.

Spalding’s Suzie Lambe was runner-up in the series final for lower graded Lady Banger drivers which provided an action-packed start to the night.

Lewis Ivatt (Spalding) scored a best result of eighth in his debut in the Junior Bangers.