Dramatic win for Luke
Lewis BealesHempnall's Luke Parfitt got the new season at Swaffham Raceway off to a dramatic start on Sunday afternoon. Parfitt, trailing long time leader Great Yarmouth's Michael Allard, went for the last bend lunge on Allard and pulled off it off to great effect to win the Impact Videos-sponsored two-litre National Bangers Open.Lewis Beales
Hempnall's Luke Parfitt got the new season at Swaffham Raceway off to a dramatic start on Sunday afternoon.
Parfitt, trailing long time leader Great Yarmouth's Michael Allard, went for the last bend lunge on Allard and pulled off it off to great effect to win the Impact Videos-sponsored two-litre National Bangers Open.
Allard held on for second spot with Pulham St Mary's Gavin Bond third.
Team-mates Parfitt and Clarke won the allcomers races before the day concluded with a destruction derby. Allard sought revenge on Nigel White with the latter's son Lewis (Dereham) finishing off Allard. Victory went to King's Lynn's Jay Chilton.
King's Lynn's Russell Gill won a heat and final double in the 1600 rookie bangers with Ben George (Norwich) the other victor. Carol Reynolds (Norwich) won the first heat in the ladies' bangers before Northampton's Holly Etheridge won the second heat and final.
Great Yarmouth's Jamie Plane got the defence of his points championship off to the perfect start in the junior bangers by winning the first heat. Nottingham's Bradley Fell won heat two before Plane returned to winning ways in the final.
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The Mondeo Rods welcomed an excellent turnout of 16 cars and with it some great racing to start their new season. Norwich driver Gary Legrice ran out a comfortable winner.