Twell claims late honour

MLNF Jake Banwell

MLNF Jake Banwell

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There was plenty of success for local drivers at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday, with a slick presentation of Unlimited Bangers and two classes of stock cars serving Easter entertainment.

Lynn’s Ricky Twell claimed the Unlimited Bangers White & Yellow Grade Series Final, their first race of the day. From the sixth row of the grid, Twell quickly worked his way to the front before the race was brought to a premature halt.

Twell was left with nowhere to go when Polly Reade (Dereham) attempted to retire her car to the infield, crossing Twell’s path as she did. The medical crew were quickly on the scene, with Reade’s injuries thankfully not too serious. As Twell led at the time of the stoppage, he was declared the winner.

Lynn’s Darren Fendley was also successful in the Bangers’ consolation race, before Norwich’s Ryan Preston won the meeting final.

Lynn-based brothers Austen and Wes Freestone had plenty to smile about in 1300cc Stock Cars. Austen won the opening race after moving ahead on the penultimate lap, although he then suffered a mechanical failure which sidelined him for the rest of the meeting.

Elder brother Wes, forced to start from the back of a very large grid in every race, managed fifth in the meeting final and two other points finishes. The results leave him well-placed to defend his national points title.

In the Two-Litre Stock Cars, Rougham’s Jamie Sampson had his best outing of the year to date. Despite being unplaced in the 25-and-under Championship of Great Britain, Sampson showed strong form on his way to third place in the meeting final.

Lynn’s Jake Banwell had something of a rough ride in the meeting final when he rode all of the way up the Armco and ended up perched vertically on the fence.