Yould hoping for change of fortune

Andi Newman (centre)
Andi Newman (centre)
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Fans of four-wheeled racing have a double dose of action at the Adrian Flux Arena, King’s Lynn, this weekend with meetings on Saturday (5.30pm) and Monday (1pm).

Saturday night sees Micro and Junior Bangers racing, joined by Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars.

On Monday afternoon, the main crashing action comes from 4x4 SUV Bangers – where bigger cars mean bigger 
crashes – backed up by Two-Litre Bangers, crazy racing from three-wheeled Reliant Robins and 1300cc Stock Cars.

Pinchbeck’s Tom Yould will be aiming for success in the 25-and-under Championship of Great Britain contested by the Saloon Stock Cars.

The 25-year-old hasn’t enjoyed the best of fortunes in his new car so far this season but will be hoping to make the most of his current B-grading which will let him start towards the front of the grid.

South Holland drivers James Bruce (Sutton Bridge), Robert Heanes (Holbeach), Andi Newman (Gosberton), Wes Starmer (Sutton Bridge) and Simon Venni (Sutton St James) will also be racing on the night.

Spalding trio Phil Clarke, Jason Clow and Ricky Ivatt will be among the near 100-strong entry of Micro Bangers.

James Jackson (Long Sutton) races in the Two-Litre Bangers Commentators Cup, while with more than 30 of the big cars booked to race, the SUVs are certainly not to be missed.

Pinchbeck returnee Dan Booth heads the entry of 1300cc Stock Cars, proudly sitting on top of the national points standings.

Donington’s Mark Sargent was among a very large field of BriSCA Formula One Stock Cars at the track in their 
season-opener last weekend but could only manage a best of 10th place in his heat in a meeting dominated by Yorkshireman Frankie Wainman Jr.

His son Finn fared a little better in the Ministox, scoring three top-10 finishes.

Spalding’s Dani Parker suffered a bruising crash in the Ministox final which she was thankfully able to walk away from.

Local fans were left with plenty to cheer, though, in the 2L Stock Cars when Newman took a decisive victory in the final.

Newman was involved in a race-long battle with veteran racer Ivan Street but got the better of him in the final lap and avoided lots of chaos to take the chequered flag.

It was a brilliant win for Newman and elevates him to the top of the current White & Yellow Points series.