James racing for world final glory

Long Sutton's James Jackson will be keen to impress in the 2L Banger World Final at King's Lynn on Saturday night.
Long Sutton's James Jackson will be keen to impress in the 2L Banger World Final at King's Lynn on Saturday night.

One of the highlights of the banger racing calendar comes to King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday (6pm) as the 2015 Shale World Banger Championship is staged with a large entry of the sport’s biggest names due to compete.

Support comes from the stars of the future in Junior Bangers and the highly-entertaining 1300cc stock car formula.

A heat and final double last time out secured a spot in the World Final for top Long Sutton racer James Jackson and having qualified for the big race he will be keen to impress.

Spalding driver Nathan Lake hopes to make it onto the grid for the big race, via the last-chance qualifier.

If he makes it, Lake will compete against the likes of Bourne-based defending champion David Gibson and well-known Essex driver Jason Jackson.

The stock car entry will include Spalding’s Richard Smith who had a good showing when he finished fourth in the prestigious Steve Newman Memorial for 1300cc stock cars and also had another top-ten finish that afternoon.

Last weekend, BriSCA Formula One stock cars, two-litre saloon stock cars and ministox provided some terrific action at the track.

Andi Newman (Gosberton) fared best of the South Holland-based contingent in saloon stock cars with three top-ten finishes on the night eclipsing the single tenth place of Simon Venni (Sutton St James).