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STOCK CARS: Action-packed weekend for top drivers




Another big weekend of action takes place at the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn.

The 2L Stock Car European Championship, 1300 Stock Cars and an 'old skool' night of National Banger Racing takes place on Saturday (5pm).

The 2L Stock Cars and 1300 Stock Cars are also back in action on Sunday (1pm) along with the 2L Banger World Final.

All of the top local 2L Stock Car drivers will be in action with Simon Venni, Wes Starmer and Tom Yould all booked to appear.

The new grades come into effect for June.

Yould is moving up to the blue grade after some fantastic results over the past couple of months, including a heat and final double at Northampton.

Starmer has gone down to the yellows and this could be just the boost that he needs after he recorded some fantastic results from the yellows last time.

Venni has been on the rostrum for major titles several times and is overdue a roof grade title in the sport.

He knows the Lynn track like the back of his hand and if there is any track he is likely to take a title on you would think it would be on his home circuit such is the form he has shown there in the past.

Tony Lowther will be piloting a Bluebird in the 'Old Skool' National Banger meeting which supports the Saloon European Championship in a throwback to what National Banger racing was like 20 years ago when this type of car was the norm.

Callum White will be making his debut in the 2L Banger World Final on Sunday.

The 1300 Stock Cars will see Alan Lakey, Dan Booth, Steve Murphy and Ricky Ivatt in action.

This quartet were also in action in the 1300 Stock Cars on Monday at King’s Lynn along with Jason Clow.

Spalding’s Alan Lakey (466) battles with Norwich Star grade Ben Englestone in the 1300 Stock Cars on Monday. Photo: Major Gilbert
Spalding’s Alan Lakey (466) battles with Norwich Star grade Ben Englestone in the 1300 Stock Cars on Monday. Photo: Major Gilbert

Lakey had a great day’s racing and was unlucky not to grab a race win when Lauren Overy got past him in the closing stages of the All Comers race.

Earlier in the day Lakey also qualified for the final at the first attempt with an eighth-place finish in his heat.

Booth and Ivatt also made the final but had to do so through the consolation in third place and 12th respectively.

Ivatt had some bad luck in the final when he was spun and hit head on by Sudbury’s Jack Lower which caused extensive damage to his car.

A big field of cars made it difficult to get through the grid for the stars at the back but points champion Booth did add to his tally by coming home in eighth place.

Nick Houghton put on a fantastic performance in the Big Van Bangers and, as well as a couple of top-six places, also took home two entertainer awards while Lee Ivatt was also in the thick of the action throughout the day.

Kevan Barton was the only local driver to place in the Micro bangers with a ninth-place finish in his heat but both Ryan Leeks ad Harry Cole also put in several great drives.



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