Heacham driver Skoyles romps home at King’s Lynn

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There was some great performances from local drivers at the Adrian Flux Arena over the weekend in two fantastic events which were both attended by excellent crowds.

The main local interest on Saturday night was in the 2L Stock Cars and local hero Willie Skoyles Junior (Heacham) showed that his dip in form and downgrading to blue will only be a temporary measure as he romped to victory in his heat with a superb drive which saw him eliminate the super fast Deane Mayes in emphatic style. This was then backed up with a 10th place in the final.

The Big Vans rolled into town on Monday and none was any bigger than the highly rated GMC of Callum Gill (Lynn) and both Callum and his father Russell in his LDV Minibus proved to be two of the stars of the show with crowd pleasing performances which earned both drivers an entertainer award and saw Callum end up with the bare bones of a van after his machine was totally destroyed and ended up with Boston’s Shaun Stark being parked right through the middle of him!

National points champion Terry Garrod (Swaffham) also earned an entertainer award with a great display; while of his two brothers, Jack had some great displays including a runner-up finish in one of the heats and Ashley also scored well.

A late charge through the field by points champion Wesley Freestone (Lynn) saw him motor to second place in the 1300 Stock Car Final but he was unable to reel in former English champion Steve O’Dell (London).

Chris Brown (Lynn) was also in the places through the afternoon.

Karl Thorpe (Lynn) was unlucky not to win the 2L Banger Final when he built up a big lead but he just got nabbed by former World champion Jonny Atkins (Bourne) in the closing stages but Thorpe did well to hold on to second place. Fellow Team Bash pilot Jamie Childerhouse (Lynn) was also in excellent form as he won one of his heats and earned an entertainer award in the other one. The Garrod brothers were in good form as well with several good places and with Ashley picking up an entertainer award.