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Stock car and banger racing round-up from the Adrian Flux Arena



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There may have been fewer local drivers in action in the banger racing at the Adrian Flux Arena than previous weeks, but they certainly enjoyed plenty of success.

Sonny Parsons was in action in the 1500cc Banger East Anglian Team Championship, where he raced for Team Blue and Black and some great performances helped to guide the team to the top of the entertainer league to win the most entertaining team title.

The Junior Bangers saw Ben Kaleta back in the winner’s circle as he took the chequered flag in the consolation following a mishap in his heat which saw him fail to finish. He didn’t make the top 10 in the final, which was won by Crawley’s Harry Andrews.

Ben Kaleta (right) following his victory on Saturday night in the Junior Bangers with runner up Riley Crowson Photo: Kim McPherson
Ben Kaleta (right) following his victory on Saturday night in the Junior Bangers with runner up Riley Crowson Photo: Kim McPherson

Liam Waterfall entered the meeting, leading the way in the Junior Banger points - but having the handicap of starting as a superstar does make gathering points more difficult.

Despite having bad luck in the final, Waterfall did gain some important points throughout the afternoon with a sixth place finish in his heat - which he also duplicated in a very hectic all-comers race.

Stock Cars take centre stage at the Adrian Flux Arena this Saturday (5pm) with BriSCA F2s in action with 2L stock cars and 1300 stock cars.

The F2 stock cars are racing in the People’s Trophy.

This event is to commemorate the 60th anniversary of BriSCA F2 stock cars, and should have taken place in 2020 but was postponed twice due to Covid restrictions.

Fans have raised an incredible amount of money to sponsor two events – one on tarmac and one on shale - with drivers voting for which track on each surface they wanted the events to be held on.

A speedy 702 Ben Kaleta spins out the competition on the way to winning the Junior Banger consolation on Saturday night Photo: Kim McPherson
A speedy 702 Ben Kaleta spins out the competition on the way to winning the Junior Banger consolation on Saturday night Photo: Kim McPherson

The super smooth shaleway at Saddlebow Road is always a firm favourite with drivers, and it was no surprise King’s Lynn was picked as the shale choice - with Taunton in Somerset holding the tarmac version a couple of weeks ago, where Huddersfield’s Ben Lockwood won a

tremendous event.

A large number of local drivers will be in action and will be hoping to take home the big prize.

Charley Tomblin is the highest graded local driver in action. Currently sitting in sixth place in the King’s Lynn points, Tomblin is among the elite when it comes to the Adrian Flux Areana - and he will be short odds to take home the big money.

Other local drivers in action – all of whom are more than capable of winning the big prize – include brothers Pat and Jack Issitt, James Waterfall, Dan Booth, Justin Parker, Gavin Mason and father and son duo Barry and Jason Clow.

Caine Parnell will be looking to take full advantage of his last meeting in the white grade before his recent success sees him move up the grades next month.

He will be joined by father James, while the 2L stock cars will see brothers Simon and Rowan Venni, Wes Starmer, Robert Heanes and Tom Yould in action.

With drivers travelling from as far as Scotland and Cornwall to compete at this Saturday’s meeting, more than 10% of the entry is made up of drivers from the Spalding area - which makes it the most represented on track and there will be plenty for local fans to cheer.



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