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F2 stock car driver Barry Clow claims success in Platinum Jubilee event at King's Lynn

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Veteran F2 stock car driver Barry Clow was back in the winners circle at King’s Lynn over the weekend.

With the annual Ben Fund Championship taking place at St Day in Cornwall, a special meeting only open to white and yellow grade drivers was given special permission to be run to give local drivers a chance of some racing over the Platinum Jubilee.

Despite most of his competition being less than half his age, Clow was in great form and gave the youngsters a lesson in superfast shale racing in the formula.

A delighted Barry Clow following victory in his heat on Saturday night. Photo: Jim Harrod
A delighted Barry Clow following victory in his heat on Saturday night. Photo: Jim Harrod

Things started off well as he took a convincing victory in the opening heat and also posted the fastest lap of the race and then followed this up with a third place in his second heat and a fantastic fourth place in the meeting final to post his best set of results for quite a while and he was also the best performing local driver in the formula at the meeting.

Gavin Mason was another local driver who was recording his best results for a while with his third place in the meeting final being his highlight of the night and that was backed up with a fourth and fifth place finish in his heats.

Justin Parker also had a good night in the F2s and followed Barry home in the final in fifth place which was backed up with a fourth and tenth place finish in his heats.

Daniel Vaughan had a sixth and seventh place finish in his heats before coming home in 12th place in the final.

Steve Wycherley made his return to BriSCA F2 Stock Cars for his first meeting in five years but failed to get in the top 10 throughout the night and Dan Booth will also be disappointed to have nothing to show for some great drives throughout the evening.

Caine Parnell was also once again in great form in the 1300 Stock Cars and he missed out on victory in the final by 0.145 seconds!

Parnell was involved in a thrilling duel with Norwich’s Darren Smith throughout the entire final.

It was a superb stock car race as both drivers made full use of the bumper to move each other wide and the top two swapped places on virtually every lap of the big race.

You couldn’t take your eyes off the top two who had broken away from the rest of the pack.

Parnell led going into the final bend but Smith made good use of the bumper to knock Caine wide and then he just pipped him in the drag race to the line.

Earlier in the night Caine had also finished in second place in his heat and looked like a good bet for success in the second heat when he had to pull off before a race restarted following a stoppage after a car had rolled over.

Before the rolling lap started for the race resumed, Caine had to pull off when his receiver failed which saw him unable to receive instructions from the meeting steward.

Bangers take centre stage at the Adrian Flux Arena this Saturday (5pm).

Sonny Parsons will be part of Team Blue and Black in the East Anglian team meeting while the junior bangers will feature Shane Murkin and Curtis Murkin.

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