STOCK CARS: Sargent aiming to make mark against big names

Mark Sargent
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This weekend’s racing action at the Adrian Flux Arena, King’s Lynn, features the mighty BriSCA Formula One Stock Cars, V8 Hot Stox and 1300cc Stock Cars on Saturday (5pm).

The sport’s biggest names will be in action in the unlimited-power, Chevrolet V8-engined BriSCA F1s.

Hoping to beat them all will be Spalding’s Mark Sargent while Norfolk drivers Mat Newson (Norwich) and Richard Dickerson (Dereham) will also be in action.

Star names on Saturday’s entry include the new European champion Dan Johnson (Nottinghamshire) and Yorkshire-based British champion Frankie Wainman Jr who, in his 30th year of racing, is still the man to beat.

Wainman has won the final at two of the three meetings held at the track this year and will be joined by brother Danny and son Frankie Jr Jr.

The V8 Hot Stox formula is for slightly lower-powered Rover V8-engined cars and makes its only visit of the year to King’s Lynn.

Up for grabs will be the European Championship crown, defended by Warwickshire-based Michael Boswell.

A star-studded line-up includes world champion Kevin Stuchbury (Buckinghamshire) and British hampion Phoebe Wainman (Yorkshire). Guy Jolly (Huntingdon) will be hoping for local support on the terraces.

A huge entry of 1300cc Stock Cars is expected in their last outing at the track before it stages the World Championship final next month.

They include Suffolk-based defending world champion Will Morphey.

Pinchbeck’s Dan Booth, a former multiple champion in the formula, will also be racing, having finished sixth in the final at Sunday’s meeting.