Wacky Races will go down a stock car storm at King’s Lynn

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The wackiest show on wheels will take place at the Adrian Flux Arena in Lynn this Sunday after the venue suffered from electrical problems caused by Storm Katie.

The storm caused a late postponement of what is normally the busiest Bank Holiday Monday show that the stadium puts on in the season.

The good news is, though, that a quick restaging means that the annual Wacky Races will take place on Sunday (1pm) and with it being in the middle of the Easter Holidays a great family show is being put together.

As well as regular Saloon Stock Car and Banger Racing the meeting also features the 4x4 Bangers and Reliant Robins, and promoters Trackstar were pleased to confirm that within 24 hours of the meeting the large majority of drivers had already reconfirmed their bookings.

However racing did take place on Saturday night where Heacham’s Willie Skoyles Jr displayed scorching pace in the Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena.

Skoyles, competing in his second event in two days after a trip to Northampton on Good Friday, claimed two runners-up places and a fifth. With better luck, he could have come away with even more to show for his efforts.

Skoyles, 28, had worked his way into the lead of heat one with just two laps remaining before being spun out by World Champion Simon Welton. The Heacham man quickly recovered to follow his aggressor over the line. Welton admitted afterwards that it was the only way he could beat Skoyles.

After a torrential downpour, track conditions were dramatically different for heat two. However, Skoyles showed terrific skill to bring his car home in second place. Skoyles again worked his way through the field to lead the final before slipping back to third and then spinning. Again, he recovered well to cross the line in fifth place.

Also in action were a massive field of Micro Bangers and the under 16s in Junior Bangers.

Lynn’s Kevin Freestone came close to winning the Micro Banger final before getting involved in a melee which allowed Tom Fox (Lakenheath) to take victory. Earlier, Swaffham racer Bruno Norman had won one of the heats.

The young drivers in Junior Bangers coped remarkably well with the difficult track conditions, with Wisbech driver Owen Ketteringham scoring a heat-and-final double.

Lynn’s Harry Cobb managed eighth in the final having earlier placed tenth in one of the heats.