Mad Hatters set to face champions

ON TRACK: Spaldings Simon Goodale will be in action in the Unlimited Bangers at Kings Lynn on Saturday night.
ON TRACK: Spaldings Simon Goodale will be in action in the Unlimited Bangers at Kings Lynn on Saturday night.

One of the biggest stock car and banger racing meetings of the season so far is hosted by King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena this weekend.

The Two-Litre Saloon Stock Car English Championship and Unlimited Banger East Anglian Championship take place on Saturday (5.30pm) in a night of St George’s Day Carnage.

Capacity fields for both formulas means that the pits will be jam-packed with cars.

The near-100 car entry of Unlimited Bangers is full of East Anglia’s biggest names and many of the sport’s stars from further afield.

Spalding’s Jason Clow is already a race winner at the track in 2016 but is less experienced in the big rear-wheel drive machinery.

He will be joined on track by fellow Spalding driver Simon Goodale plus Long Sutton’s James Jackson.

The popular Lincolnshire-based Mad Hatters team will also be out in force, headed by Bourne pairing David Gibson and Jonny Atkin.

They will be facing the likes of world champion Jack Overy (Ely) and World of Shale champion Shayn Winsor (Norfolk).

The English championship is the biggest race of the year at King’s Lynn for Saloon Stock Cars.

The burgeoning formula has drawn an entry of almost 60 cars, including a number from the South Holland area.

Andi Newman (Gosberton) has already won a final at the track this season so will be aiming to cause an upset to the established frontrunners.

Robert Heanes (Holbeach), Wesley Starmer (Sutton Bridge), Simon Venni (Sutton St James) and Tom Yould (Spalding) will also be in action.

Strong competition at the country’s most competitive track comes from most of the sport’s major champions including the Norfolk-based quartet of Simon Welton, Lee Sampson, Martyn Parker and David Aldous who are the current world, British, English and national champions respectively.