Garrod brothers hit the jackpot at King’s Lynn

Norwich driver Ben Collins (car 10) in action on Saturday night where he had a good night and record

Norwich driver Ben Collins (car 10) in action on Saturday night where he had a good night and recorded a top-10 place in all of his races - Credit: Archant

Pre-meeting favourites Team Jackpot lived up to the hype in the 1500cc Banger East Anglian Team final at the Adrian Flux Arena by lifting the title with another dominant display by the Garrod brothers who formed the team.

Terry, Ashley, Jack and Ricky all contributed to the success of the team with great performances both in recording results and blocking opponents.

Ash was the top points scorer for the team with a win and runner-up finish in his heats backed up with a fifth place finish in the final where brother Terry was the team's top finisher with a third place finish.

Other local drivers in the places throughout the evening included Darren Fendley (Lynn) who spearheaded a strong challenge from Team Bash which also saw Karl Thorpe score well, whilst Tony Pallet (Thetford) won the final for the Crunchers.

Other teams to perform well included Team Mates where Ben Collins (Norwich) placed well in all of his races whilst the Norwich-based Salhouse Breakers team also excelled with Tyler Bloomfield (Norwich) winning an entertainer award in his heat.


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Sam Bloomfield was not to be outdone by then going on to win the Destruction Derby. Wes Freestone (Lynn) placed in both his heat and final in the 1300 Stock Cars on a night where a selection of quick lower grade drivers made life very difficult for the stars.

White top drivers in the shape of Gavin Payne (Norwich), Ben Whitehall (Ipswich) and Chris Morley (Boston) took all of the race victories with the top three drivers in the final all being white tops as well.

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There is a couple of weeks' gap before racing returns to the Adrian Flux Arena with the next meeting taking place on Saturday, 11 July (6pm) with racing coming from the Micro Bangers, 1300 Stock Cars, Lady Bangers and Junior Bangers.

n Lynn driver Lee Sampson was crowned British Champion in Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars for the second time in his career on Sunday at Taunton.

A win and a second in the qualifying heats on Saturday night gave Sampson a third row starting position for the big race.

From there, he rose to fourth in the opening exchanges, and eventually took a comfortable victory ahead of Devon driver Eddie Darby.

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