Quality weekend of action at King’s Lynn
- Credit: Archant
Fans were treated to a quality weekend of Stock Car and Banger action at King's Lynn's Adrian Flux Arena.
Saturday night saw action with the Unlimited Bangers, 2L Stock Cars and 1300 Stock Cars.
The Unlimited Bangers produced one of their most action-packed meetings seen for years at King's Lynn with former world champion Jack Overy (Ely) surviving the destruction to win the East Anglian Championship. Earlier, Callum Gill (King's Lynn) had won one of the heats while Ricky Twell put on a great display to win one of the Entertainer Awards.
World 2L Stock Car champion Simon Welton (Norwich) picked up a heat victory but failed in his attempt to win the final for the third meeting in succession as he was involved in a bruising encounter. David Aldous (Diss) made no mistake as he took the chequered flag in the feature and before that Daniel Parker (Norwich) entered the history books as the first driver to win the 25 & Under Championship of GB for the second time, having previously taken the title in 2014.
Monday saw the annual Wacky Races and some hard-hitting action from the 4x4 Bangers. Joe Geeves (Stamford) was in good form, taking a heat and final double. Andy Frost (Lynn) won an Entertainer Award and a Merit Award. Sam Coote (Dersingham) was also in great form and won an entertainer award for wowing the crowd as well as backing this up with a fourth-place finish in the final.
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Following a stewards' inquiry, Lynn's Kieran Bowman was awarded the 2L Banger 'Spin the leader' final after Tom Keep (Colchester) won the Le Mans start race and Terry Garrod (Swaffham) the Spin and Start race. Garrod won the Commentator's Cup based on points scored. The Garrod family had a very busy weekend racing in three meetings over and with Jack and Terry racing in all three formulas.
The first ever appearance of the Siamese Bangers was a great success. This formula sees a Micro Banger on top of a 2L Banger with the top driver doing the steering and the bottom driver working the pedals and gears. Cambridge brothers Andy and Karl Jones won the final. The Reliant Robins final as won by Wisbech's Roy Gedge.
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