Sargent delighted at double win on debut

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After a full weekend of 
spectacular stock car and banger racing action at King’s Lynn’s Norfolk Arena, racing returns on Saturday with two national banger formulae alongside another outing for the mighty two-litre saloon stock cars.

Last weekend’s action saw Donington’s Mark Sargent in imperious form, taking two wins on his first appearance at the track in the king of short oval racing categories, BriSCA Formula One Stock Cars.

Sargent fought back from tangling with a rival in the opener to eventually ease clear of his pursuers.

He followed that with a dominant showing in his 
second outing, before sadly being unable to take up his position in the meeting final due to engine troubles.

On his graduation to the category from the smaller 
Formula Two stock cars, 
Sargent enthused: “I’m loving every single bit of it. It’s just brilliant.”

After his second wins, he added: “I’m absolutely made up. I got a bump just after the flag, so it must have been close.”

Supporting the F1s, the two-litre saloon stock cars were just as entertaining as the bigger cars on a night of spectacular action.

Whaplode St Catherine’s Robert Heanes was on the end of some rough racing while Sutton St James racer Simon Venni secured a trio of top-ten finishes. Both will be back for more this weekend, alongside Gosberton’s Andi Newman.

Micro bangers, pitching Superminis and A-segment cars like Vauxhall Corsas and Nissan Micras against each other in a battle to 
destruction, contest their 
biggest race of the year, the UK Championship on Saturday.

Will Longford, the British Under-25 Championship runner-up, will be among the favourites to take the title, while fellow Spalding man Shane Campbell will hope to make the grid via the last-chance race.

Completing the programme, the second banger racing category set to feature are two-litre bangers, in one of their popular non-Mondeo sessions which attract a much greater variety of machinery 
and, like Micro Bangers, 
remain true to the original ethos of affordable, entry-level motorsport. Spalding’s Simon Chapman, a heat winner in the 
category earlier this year, will be in action.