Stock car season kicks off in style at King’s Lynn

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The 2015 stock car racing season kicks off in style at Lynn’s newly renamed Adrian Flux Arena tomorrow night (6pm), with bumper entries in all three classes at the Saddlebow Road venue.

The Clive Grief Memorial, honouring the fondly remembered Peterborough racer, will be contested by both Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars and their smaller 1300cc counterparts.

The bigger cars include Lynn racer Lee Sampson, fourth in last year’s track championship, as well as Heacham’s Willie Skoyles Jr, runner-up in more big races than he cares to remember.

Fellow Heacham driver Chris Masters makes his debut in the formula after a few years racing on the local scene in smaller cars. The Clive Grief Memorial was won last year by Marham teenager Jake Banwell.

The 1300cc entry is headed by Lynn man Wes Freestone who dominated the 2014 season after opening his account with success in last year’s Clive Grief Memorial. He is joined by brother Austen as well as fellow Lynn racers Chris Brown and the veteran Stephen Walden.

English champion Mark Bloss also makes a visit to the Lynn venue from his Suffolk base.

The line-up is completed by well over 50 BriSCA Formula Two stock cars, contesting their opening world qualifying round of 2015.

World champion George MacMillan of Scotland makes a rare visit to Lynn where he may find the going tough against the local specialists on the loose, shale surface.