Marham racer Banwell aiming for more success

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After a packed weekend of action at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena, racing makes a quick return tomorrow night (6pm), when the unlimited power BriSCA Formula One Stock Cars come to town alongside the hugely popular Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars and BriSCA Ministox.

The event represents the last appearance at the Saddlebow Road track of the earth-shaking Formula One machines before their World Championship final takes place at the same venue next month.

Drivers of the calibre of defending World Champion Craig Finnikin (Staffordshire), Wainman brothers Frankie and Danny (Yorkshire), and Norfolk’s own Mat Newson will be keen to ensure their cars are in fine fettle and gain a psychological edge over their opponents with a strong performance this weekend.

The Saloon Stock Car entry is headed by World Champion David Aldous (Diss) who added the National Championship to his list of honours with a superb performance at the Adrian Flux Arena last weekend.

Fifty drivers attempted to qualify for the big race which saw Aldous prevail by just 0.019 seconds over Ely’s Carl Waterfield, with an inch-perfect last bend manoeuvre.

Marham’s Jake Banwell had a fine weekend which culminated in him winning the coveted Steve Newman Memorial trophy, and Heacham’s Willie Skoyles Jr was also a race winner. Both will aim to translate that form to more success on Saturday, while Lynn-based brothers Lee and Jamie Sampson will be hoping for better fortune after a trying weekend.

Completing tomorrow night’s line-up are the stars of the future in Ministox, including the likes of National Champion Frankie Wainman Jnr (Yorkshire) and 2015’s top driver, Courtney Witts (Lancashire).

Last weekend’s Banger Racing action featured a win for Lynn’s Karl Thorpe in the Two-Litre (non-Mondeo) Bangers on Sunday afternoon, after the crowds were thrilled by Reliant Robins and nearly 70 pre-1985 Unlimited Bangers the previous night.