Sargent aiming for more glory

Donington's Mark Sargent following one of his victories at the Norfolk Arena last time out
Donington's Mark Sargent following one of his victories at the Norfolk Arena last time out
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Yet another packed weekend of stock car and banger racing action is in store at King’s Lynn’s Norfolk Arena, starting at 6pm on Saturday before continuing on Sunday from 1pm.

The race for the BriSCA Formula One National Points Championship is beginning to reach its climax with only four more rounds to go.

The likes of Staffordshire-based world champion Craig Finnikin and all-time greats Frankie Wainman Jr and Rob Speak will be chasing glory in the mighty Chevrolet V8-engined monsters.

However if those drivers concentrate on each other, it could open the door to further success for popular Donington driver Mark Sargent.

Having only stepped up from the smaller Formula Two stock cars mid-season, Sargent already has four race wins to his name – including a double success on his last visit to the West Norfolk raceway on a night of spectacular action.

“It’s the most fun I’ve had in a long time,” said Sargent.

“I watched it on Premier Sports and the quote from the commentator was ‘I’ve never seen such a big lead from a white top – he’s half a lap in front!’

“The car is very comfortable to drive on shale.”

Saturday will also see the little 1300cc stock cars contest their biggest event of the year at the track, the British Championship.

Spalding driver Dean Whitwell will hope to draw a good grid position to improve his chances of success.

Completing the bill on Saturday are the incredibly competitive Ministox, with Sargent’s 12-year-old son Finn among the entry.

They return for another go the following afternoon, when alongside V8 Hotstox, they will also be joined by three banger racing categories – the 1500cc National Bangers, Junior Bangers and Lady Bangers.

The ladies will compete for their prestigious Gold Roof title, while Spalding’s Simon Chapman, Jason Clow and Kavan and Liam Barton will be chasing success in the 1500cc division.