Spalding racers entertain King’s Lynn spectators

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Spalding’s Will Longford was at the wheel of the oldest car in the pre-1985 Unlimited Bangers’ Big Reunion at King’s Lynn’s Norfolk Arena on Saturday.

His 1956 Daimler Conquest wowed onlookers, as did the 1983 Mercedes Limousine of fellow South Holland driver Jamie Jackson.

Both put their big old motors to good use, sending them out in a blaze of glory on a night which featured two enormous ‘wrecking trains’ as racers’ on-track antics made for some thrilling entertainment.

Also in action were the Under-16s in Junior Bangers where Spalding’s Danny Lambe secured his first victory.

Action returns on Saturday night (6pm) with the only opportunity of the year to see the Formula One Stock Cars and the Saloon Stock Cars on the same bill.

World champion Tom Harris of Oxfordshire heads a star-studded entry in the F1s, while the saloons feature a number of Spalding racers, including Jamie Clayton and Robert Heanes.

On Bank Holiday Monday the hugely popular Big Van Bangers will take to the track for the first time this year.

Spalding’s Simon Goodale and Dan Clarke are among the entry, while 2014 race winner Simon Chapman will be racing in the Two-Litre (non-Mondeo) Bangers on the same day.

The programme is completed by the junior bangers and 1300cc stock cars, in which Dean Whitwell was a winner on his last appearance over Easter.