Freestone brothers chase 1300 title

Callum Gill
Callum Gill

Yet another packed weekend of action is in store at Lynn’s Norfolk Arena, with Stock Car racing starting at 6pm tomorrow night before the Bangers join the fray on Sunday afternoon from 1pm.

The race for the BriSCA Formula One National Points Championship is beginning to reach its climax with only four more rounds to go.

Norwich-based Mat Newson, very well-placed in the standings, is eyeing the first major title of his career.

He only managed a handful of points last time at the Saddlebow Road venue.

Newson faces strong competition in the mighty Chevrolet V8-engined monsters from the likes of Staffordshire-based World Champion Craig Finnikin and all-time greats Frankie Wainman Jr and Rob Speak.

Saturday will also see the little 1300cc Stock Cars contest their biggest event of the year, the British Championship.

Hometown hero Wes Freestone will aim to crown a breakthrough year by claiming the prestigious title, while younger brother Austen will also have his sights set on success.

Visiting World Champion Adam O’Dell will also 
be defending the British title.

Completing the Saturday bill are the incredibly competitive Ministox, who return for another go the following afternoon, when alongside V8 Hotstox, they will also be joined by three categories – the 1500cc National Bangers, Junior Bangers and Lady Bangers.

The ladies will compete for their prestigious Gold Roof title, where Lynn’s form driver Stacy Lightfoot will be among the favourites, starting third on the grid.

Fellow hometown racers Kate Calver and Kay Atter cannot be discounted, while Kerry-Ann and Karen Cunningham will be debuting on their local track.

Lynn’s Alan Jackson and Ashley Watkinson are likely to be ones to watch in the 1500cc Bangers, as well as father-and-son duo Russell and Callum Gill and top Swaffham racer Terry Garrod.