Junior King’s Lynn driver Bowman bounces back

Kieran Bowman (car 78)
Kieran Bowman (car 78)

Local drivers were heavily involved in the action at two meetings at the Adrian Flux Arena last weekend.

The main event on Saturday was the Junior Banger English Championship which was won by Wayne Cottrill (Wisbech). Kieran Bowman (Lynn) did not have much luck in the main race but he bounced back to a good finish in the second allcomers race with a great sixth place finish.

Craig Banwell (Lynn) was starting in the 2L Stock Cars for the very first time as a red top and he showed that starting at the back of the grid will not pose a problem for him as he motored to a fine sixth spot in the final which was won by Casey Englestone (Norwich). Banwell was followed across the line by Willie Skoyles who had a decent night following a tough start to the season with a second and sixth place finish in his heats.

Chris Masters (Hunstanton) in the White and Yellows race came home in fifth place.

Shaun Clare continues his recent great form in the 1500cc Bangers as he raced to another heat victory which was backed up with tenth place in the meeting final.

Other good performances came from Ashlun Woods (Fakenham) who bagged a great fourth place in the meeting final which was won by Lee White (Saffron Walden), whilst points champion Terry Garrod (Swaffham) and Darren Fendley (Lynn) also placed in the final. Wesley Freestone put in a great performance in the destruction derby which earned him an entertainer award.

The main event on Monday was the Banger Battle of the Sexes where a team of Britain’s top male banger drivers took on the girls.

A final win by Rodney Thurgill (Fakenham) helped take the guys’ team to a comfortable victory whilst Russell Gill (Lynn) had a runner-up spot in one of the heats.

Jack Garrod (Swaffham) also placed well and Jack Goodey also contributed to the team by doing more laps than he has ever managed although he failed to finish any race! Kerry Thurgill (Hunstanton) scored points for the ladies’ team.

The Micro Bangers produced some outstanding action. Jason Farthing (Lynn) marked his first meeting of the season with victory in his heat whilst Sam Coote (Dersingham) managed third in the same race and Ben Green (Lynn) also qualified for the final.

The final saw victory for Tony Pallett (Thetford). Darren Fendley (Lynn) took third with Ashley Garrod, Terry Garrod, Terry Garrod and Sam Coote also placing well.

Jack Garrod also delivered some great performances throughout the afternoon which gained him an entertainer award.