Marham teenager Banwell bags sixth in final

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Two-litre Saloon Stock Cars stole the show on a packed programme of racing at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday, with a very large entry serving up five spectacular races.

The 35-car final proved to be a thriller, with action all around the raceway.

Wisbech driver Max Stott twice rode the fence in an apparent wall-of-death routine, while Dereham’s Craig Barnett tangled with Cambridgeshire’s Carl Waterfield, their cars rolling in unison. Norwich youngster Ross Fisher’s car suffered an engine fire.

The race boiled down to a battle between World Champion David Aldous (Diss) and Norwich’s Simon Welton.

The pair passed and re-passed, with Welton prevailing when Barnett’s crash led to an early chequered flag.

Earlier, heat wins went to Wes Starmer (Wisbech), Aaron Morris (Berkshire) and Billy Smith (Diss). The all-comers race was won by Cambs driver Sid Madgwick.

It was a tough night for the locals.

Marham teenager Jake Banwell scored their best result, coming home sixth in the final on his first appearance of the season.

Rougham’s Jamie Sampson debuted a new car but failed to trouble the scorers despite being in the thick of the action.

Jamie’s brother Lee and Heacham’s Willie Skoyles Jr also endured torrid nights with little to show for their efforts.

Providing support were 1500cc National Bangers, Lady Bangers and Junior Bangers.

Swaffham’s Charlie Garrod managed to outshine his multiple title winning brother Terry with a race win in the 1500cc Bangers.

Lynn’s Stacey Lightfoot recovered from a roll earlier in the night to claim second in the Lady Banger final.

John Klyn’s sixth place in a heat was the best the locals could manage in the under 16 races.