Stock car Summer Carnival Night draws big crowd at King’s Lynn

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Summer Carnival Night drew a big crowd to Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday where they were treated to a fine evening’s entertainment by pre-1985 Unlimited Bangers, Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars and Reliant Robins.

Star cars in the Bangers were the big Mk1 Lincoln Town Car of Wisbech’s Nicky Young and the Daimler DS420 limousine of Boston racer Bobby Daniels.

They put them to good use, with Daniels winning one of the night’s entertainers’ awards.

Lynn racer Russell Gill was another who piloted a big American motor although his was very second hand looking before the racing had even started. He managed to cause plenty of carnage on track as heat wins went to Callum Hall (Leicester), Dave Vincent (Brandon) and Ryan Leeks (Wisbech).

Boston’s Lyndon Stark then continued his fine run of form by claiming his fourth consecutive final at the track, winning from Terry Garrod (Swaffham) and long-distance traveller Tony Citro (Middlesbrough).

The Saloon Stock Car programme begun with the annual charity Ladies’ Race which was won by Scottish visitor Gemma Russell from Diss-based Mandy Smith and Ely’s Lauren Overy. The main meeting proved to be a spectacular affair with another turnout of more than 40 cars.

It was dominated by drivers from the east of the county, as Norwich pair Kyle Picton and Daniel Parker (twice) claimed the heats and Great Yarmouth’s Michael Allard won the final in a very close finish from David Aldous (Diss) and Picton. Dereham’s Timmy Barnes won the allcomers race.

The Reliant Robins thrilled the crowd with their antics, including 13 rollovers in the heats alone.

They were won by Londoner Daniel Douglas and Wisbech’s Roy Gedge. Pete Bowley, another visitor from London, then took the final from Gedge and Dereham’s Lee Barnard, the race finishing with synchronised rolling from almost the entire field, much to the crowd’s delight.