MOTORSPORT: Duo are given the blues ahead of big weekend

Gunning for glory: Holbeach race ace Steve Wycherley (662) will be hoping that a final win on Saturday night will help him to get his red roof back in the F2 Stock Cars. Photo supplied
Gunning for glory: Holbeach race ace Steve Wycherley (662) will be hoping that a final win on Saturday night will help him to get his red roof back in the F2 Stock Cars. Photo supplied

ANOTHER big weekend of oval motorsport action takes place at the Norfolk Arena this bank holiday weekend.

The King’s Lynn venue sees racing from the F2 stock cars, 2L bangers and 1300 stock cars on Saturday, with the annual 1500cc banger figure of eight championship held on Monday – together with racing from the Reliant Robins and the lady bangers.

The first meetings in May normally see drivers regraded for the first time in the year. In the F2 stocks, a number of local drivers have been downgraded, including Carl Issitt (Spalding) and Steve Wycherley (Holbeach), who will now be racing from the blues.

However, the last time both of these drivers raced from this grade they took final wins, so there may be lots for local fans to cheer. Other local drivers in action in the F2 stocks include Barry Clow, Craig Tomblin and Justin Parker (all Spalding).

Meanwhile, Donington banger ace Simon Chapman is in for a busy weekend. He will be in action in the 2L bangers on Saturday and the 1500cc banger figure of eight final on Monday. He will be joined by James Jackson on Saturday.

Dan Booth (Pinchbeck) will be looking to continue his recent form in the 1300 stocks, which has propelled him to the top of the National Points Chart.

He won the final at the last Lynn meeting with a perfectly executed last bend finish – and a repeat of that will go down very nicely for the current British champion.

Booth will be joined in action by Stuart Parnell (Holbeach), who will be looking to bounce back to top form after suffering engine problems recently.

• Last week saw a number of local stars involved in the action in the 2L Stock Cars at Lynn.

Simon Venni (Long Sutton), who has been in great form in the Saloons recently was the best performer with a great fifth place finish in the final, which was won by European Champion David Aldous (Diss). Venni’s final performance was aptly backed up with an eighth place finish in his heat.

Quadring’s Andi Newman came home in fourth place in a tricky White and Yellow race and also finished in third place in one of the full heats as well.