Swaffham racer Terry tackles final national qualifier

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Sunday afternoon (1pm) brings a packed programme of stock car and banger racing action to Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena.

National Banger action comes in the form of 1500cc Bangers, while there are major honours up for grabs in the Lady Bangers and Junior Bangers. Completing the bill are 1300cc Stock Cars and the annual visit of Super Modifieds.

Sunday represents the last qualifying round for December’s 1500cc Banger National Championship, a title currently held by Swaffham’s Terry Garrod. He and brothers Ashley and Jack will be among the leading contenders. Hometown driver Shaun Clarke will also have high hopes, while fellow Lynn drivers Kieran Bowman and Andy Frost are more likely to get involved in the crowd-pleasing heavy crashing.

The Lady Bangers’ Gold Roof Championship is their most prestigious event of the year. The title is defended by Ely-based Danielle Hewitt but Lynn pairing Kay Atter and Kate Calver led the hometown qualifiers for the big race.

The European Championship is on offer in the Junior Bangers, having been postponed from its original date last month. Lynn local Marshall Waldron will be up against fancied runners Wayne Cottrill of Wisbech and London-based multi-champion Bradley Lee.

Lynn’s Austen Freestone will look to continue his recent upturn in form in 1300cc Stock Cars. Meanwhile the American-styled, motorcycle-engined Super Modifieds will offer a different style of racing and should provide a great spectacle.

Last weekend’s action saw Lakenheath’s Tom Fox crowned UK Champion in Micro Bangers, defeating a big field in difficult conditions. The King of the Fens title for Two-Litre (non-Mondeo) Bangers was scooped by Essex-based Lee White. In the BriSCA Formula Two Stock Cars, Middlesbrough’s Sam Wagner won the meeting final after Derbyshire racer Jake Walker had won the White & Yellow Grade Series final, for drivers who have been in the lower grades this season.