A night of crash, bang, wallop at King’s Lynn

There were some massive Banger wrecks at King's Lynn. Picture: Damien Windows

There were some massive Banger wrecks at King's Lynn. Picture: Damien Windows - Credit: Archant

Thousands of fans descended on the Adrian Flux Arena in King's Lynn for the annual Halloween Carnival where thrills and spills on and off track kept everyone warm on a chilly night.

Southend's Tom Waller was in great form in the Unlimited Bangers, taking both the 25 and Under Championship of GB and the King of the Fens final.

In both races he was chased home by Callum Gill (King's Lynn), who finally claimed the chequered flag in the Allcomers, with Dave Vincent (Brandon) and Darren Fendley (King's Lynn) taking the other races.

The main talking point, though, came with the incredible level of action which took place throughout the night. Members of the Brighton Bears and southern-based Sowter/Filmer team were particularly impressive, trading blows throughout the night, whilst impressive individual displays came from the likes of Nicky Young (Wisbech) and Aston Burt (Southampton) – although the biggest wreck of the night went to Nathan Tupper whose Volvo was made a right mess after Ricki Finney (Sheffield) had followed Burt into it before Luke Maynard (Worthing) then went into the back of the stricken machine.

Dean Moat (Wisbech) finally got the best out of his new Fiesta-shaped 1300 Stock Car. The evolution car has proved problematic this season but Moat's perseverance paid off as he won the final on Sunday. The returning Mark Freeman (Wisbech) started things off with a fantastic win in the first heat before Beau Southgate won the second and then Allen Cooper (Huntingdon) ended up on top of a race-long battle with Lauren Overy (Soham) in the third. Connor Sheldrake (Norwich) also produced a great drive in the final to come home third.

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Newly-crowned British champion Roy Gedge took the first heat in the Reliant Robins before Scott Russell raced to a heat and final double. The racing was littered with the trademark chaos for which this formula is famous, with every race seeing several drivers roll over! All formulas were on top form last Saturday – breathtaking action was the order of the day and the very large crowd went home delighted with the action.

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