The 2017 Stock Car season bursts into life at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena tomorrow (start 5.30pm).
As is tradition the season will start with the BriSCA F2 Stock Cars in a World Championship Qualifying Round together with the 2L and 1300cc Stock Cars who will both be contesting the Clive Grief Memorial.
The meeting has been fully booked for two weeks with a big reserve list with the formulas and circuits currently experiencing record interest from drivers which is a great indication of what rude health the sport is in.
With the F2 Stock Car World Final set to be on shale this year many of the top UK drivers are also travelling to contest this World Qualifying with National Points Champion Gordon Moodie (Fife) and former World Champion James Rygor (Exeter) set to make rare shale appearances.
In addition a near double digit number of Dutch drivers are expected to make the trip.
Lynn’s Scott Aldridge won his first F2 Stock Car race at this equivalent meeting last year and will be kicking off his 2017 campaign full of confidence. Aldridge will not be the only local driver in action in the F2 Stock Cars with Billy Banwell (Lynn) making his debut in the formula after having a successful career in the outlaw cars.
A cosmopolitan entry is booked in for the 2L Stock Cars, including from all over England, Scotland, Ireland and mainland Europe. National Champion Lee Sampson (Rougham) will represent the best local bid for top honours as he looks to land the Clive Grief Memorial Trophy for the first time.
Completing the action are the 1300cc Stock Cars. Former National Banger Points Champion Terry Garrod (Swaffham) is making his debut in the formula and given his vast experience will be one to watch!
Other local drivers expected in action include Chris Brown and Stephen Walden (both Lynn). Brown made great strides last year to move up the grades until his year was curtailed early after a big crash which saw the roof have to be cut off his car to enable a safe extraction for the driver.
Following a lot of work over the winter, Brown is raring to go and looking forward to continuing his progress. Veteran performer Walden was back in the winner’s circle with a heat victory at the Christmas meeting and will be looking to produce another race winning drive tomorrow.