Sargent set to entertain at first Formula One meeting

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Spalding-based driver Mark Sargent will be in action at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday (5.30pm) for the country’s first BriSCA Formula One Stock Car meeting of 2016.

The V8-engined beasts with unlimited power will be bursting into life after their winter slumber to make the earth shake at the venue voted to have staged the best race of 2015.

Completing a full-contact programme of hard-hitting action are the ever-popular Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars and Ministox.

Sargent, known for his entertaining approach to racing, is among the Formula One entry of around 40 cars.

He will be facing the likes of Norfolk’s Mat Newson who has won the track championship for the past two years.

The line-up also includes Yorkshire-based former world champions Paul Harrison and the hugely-popular Frankie Wainman Jr.

Also set to thrill the crowds is spectacular racer Mick Sworder (Cambridgeshire).

South Holland drivers James Bruce (Spalding), Robert Heanes (Holbeach), Andi Newman (Gosberton), Wes Starmer (Sutton Bridge), Simon Venni (Sutton St James) and Tom Yould (Pinchbeck) make up a very strong contingent in the Two-Litre Stock Cars.

Venni will look to build on a sixth-place finish in the final at last weekend’s Mildenhall meeting.

Yould, who debuted a new car last time out, will be aiming for a good run ahead of next week’s British Under-25 Championship at King’s Lynn.

The under-16s in Ministox regularly serve up racing as close and exciting as their senior counterparts.

Sargent’s son Finn is among the front-runners, along with the likes of Catherine Harris (Oxfordshire) and Charlie Sworder (Cambridgeshire).

Danni Parker and Charley Tomblin are two more Spalding-based contenders.