National champ Lee heads to stock car carnival at King’s Lynn Adrian Flux Arena

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It is Summer Carnival Night this weekend at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena with a full programme of Stock Car and Banger Racing action providing fun for all the family tomorrow night (5.30pm).

The event includes the annual bash for Pre-1985 Unlimited Bangers, another big entry of Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars – with the added bonus of a charity Ladies’ Race for the formula – plus three-wheeled racing action from Reliant Robins.

There will also be off-track activities and rides to provide further entertainment for children.

The Unlimited Bangers should feature plenty of Ford Granadas and Volvos as well as even older cars, evoking a style of racing from before the last few years when more modern machinery has dominated.

The meeting is a World of Shale qualifying round, the points for which are led by hometown teenager Callum Gill. His father Russell will also be in action, as well as Lynn trio Simon Eglen, Andy Frost and Chris Loveridge. Swaffham-based Terry Garrod is set to star, while his younger brother Ashley makes a rare outing in rear-wheel drive machinery.

Two of the most local drivers in the Saloon Stock Cars have been celebrating major titles in recent weeks. After Heacham’s Willie Skoyles Jr claimed the European Championship last month, Lynn’s Lee Sampson scooped the National Championship crown at Mildenhall in Suffolk last weekend. Both will be in action this weekend, alongside Chris Masters (Heacham).

London-based World of Shale Champion Daniel Douglas heads the Reliant Robin entry, with Colin Aldred (Dereham) and Roy Gedge (Wisbech) the most well-known drivers from the local area in the cars which spend almost as much time on their roofs as on all three wheels.

Stevenage’s Mick Sworder roared to a popular heat-and-final double in last weekend’s BriSCA Formula One Stock Car action at the track, while Kevin Stuchbury of Buckinghamshire was crowned European Champion in the V8 Hotstox category.