Drivers defy rain in King’s Lynn opener

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More than 120 stock cars braved the conditions to open the 2015 season at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday night.

The enthusiastic racers overcame incessant rain to put on the best display they could and send the crowd home happy, if a little damp.

Among the many impressive new cars on display was a 1300cc Stock Car from hometown driver Wes Freestone, proudly displaying the silver roof which signifies his status as national points champion.

His best result in three races on the night was a sixth position.

Fellow Lynn racer Chris Brown managed seventh in the Clive Grief Memorial final which was won by Cambridgeshire man Allen Cooper who used his vast experience to conquer the tricky conditions.

In the Two-Litre Stock Cars, Heacham’s Willie Skoyles Jr claimed a best result of fourth.

Rougham driver Lee Sampson managed a sixth at the wheel of his new machine.

The bigger cars’ version of the Clive Grief Memorial was claimed by the relatively inexperienced Daniel Bullock of Norwich, who managed to spin on the wet track without losing the lead.

There were 50 BriSCA Formula Two Stock Cars competing in their first 2015 world championship qualifying round.

Popular Spalding driver Mark Sargent claimed a dominant heat and final double to lead the early standings, easing clear of Peterborough’s Andrew Palmer and Lincolnshire driver Mark Simpson in the final.