Norwich racer Welton makes history with second memorial final success

Courtney Finnikin and Wisbech racer Bradley Blyth in the thick of the action at King's Lynn. Picture

Courtney Finnikin and Wisbech racer Bradley Blyth in the thick of the action at King's Lynn. Picture: Colin Casserly - Credit: Archant

The 2017 season opener of Stock Car and Banger Racing proved to be an action packed night at King's Lynn.

World champion Simon Welton (Norwich) became the first driver to win the 2L Stock Car Clive Grief Memorial final twice when he repeated his success of last year.

As always the big saloons produced action aplenty – Norfolk drivers made up the top three positions in the main race with Daniel Parker (Norwich) and Michael Allard (Yarmouth) following Welton over the line.

Former National Banger Points champion Terry Garrod made his debut in the 1300 Stock Cars and soon got to grips with the formula, qualifying for the final through the consolation where he came home in seventh place. Diss driver Billy Smith was dominant throughout, though, when he raced to a heat and final double with London's Paul Aylward taking a brace of wins with a heat and All Comers double.


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