King’s Lynn to host Bandit Memorial meeting for Bangers
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After a three-week break, stock car and banger racing returns to the Adrian Flux Arena, King's Lynn, on Saturday night (5.30pm).
Headlining the event is the Bandit Memorial for both Unlimited and Two-Litre Bangers, a race held in memory of Wisbech driver Michael 'Bandit' Bailey. Also in action are BriSCA Formula Two Stock Cars in a World of Shale championship qualifying round.
Leading the Unlimited Banger entry is the new East Anglian champion, Lynn local Callum Gill, whose fantastic start to the season sees him lead the Unlimited Bangers World of Shale qualifying points. He has also won more races than anyone else at the track this year, including a hat-trick last time out.
He said: 'I didn't have a very good run in heat one but the next three races paid off alright. I just go to have a laugh and race around, not to chase points, but I was winning the points so I thought I might as well give it a crack.'
Bungay racer Lee Clarke, a multiple champion and crowd favourite for his willingness to square up to some of the sport's biggest names, will be in action alongside Norwich-based team-mate Ryan Preston and fellow Norwich drivers Chris Medler and Alex Utting.
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Medler will be doing double duty by racing in the Two-Litre Bangers too, as will two of the drivers racing in Bailey's former Predators team colours, Joel Allen and Kieran Bowman, both Lynn locals.
This is the Two-Litres' final world championship qualifying round so represents the last chance to make the grid of the World Final, which this year takes place at the track on August 20.
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East Harling driver Matt Clayton is among the BriSCA Formula Two entry. Last time out, on his return to the formula, Clayton scored a top-10 finish in the consolation race and will be hoping to build on that.
As well as Lynn local Scott Aldridge, some of the formula's biggest names will also be in action, including defending World of Shale champion Mark Simpson (Skegness).