Heacham driver collects his biggest points haul yet in F1Stock Cars
Heacham’s Willie Skoyles Jnr won his battle against time to get a refurbished V8 Chevrolet engine fitted in time for the opening F1 Stock Car meeting of the season at the Adrian Flux Arena.
With valuable World Championship qualifying points up for offer Skoyles came away with his biggest points haul yet.
Skoyles registered a fifth place finish in his heat, backed up with an excellent fifth place in the final before coming home in 12th spot in the Grand National.
Skoyles was delighted with his night’s work, saying: “That was just what we needed.
“The car felt fantastic tonight and after all of the work the team put in over the past few days – we are all absolutely buzzing!
“Many thanks to the team and sponsors who have helped me to get there.”
Rotherham’s Mark Gilbank won the meeting final in the F1 Stock Cars.
Banger racing took centre stage last Sunday and the local Predators team was in outstanding form as they stormed to victory in the overall points and came close to an amazing double triumph by coming second in the Entertainer points, which run alongside the regular competition.
Fakenham’s Chris Horton helped to propel the Predators to the win with an outstanding victory in the meeting final – his first ever feature race victory.
The Predators lost out to Team Aftermath which also featured several local drivers in the shape of local brothers Jon, Ross and Shaun Cooper.
All three were in top form delivering some hard hits to help drive their team to the title and Jon also ended up on his roof at one point.
Other West Norfolk success saw Russell Gill take the chequered flag in the 1500cc Banger Final whilst son Callum was also prominent in the results throughout the afternoon.
It was also good to see Sam Hildon following in the footsteps of his famous father Rob making his National Banger debut, where he also went on to feature in the places.
Making a successful debut in the Junior Bangers was Downham’s Colney Raynor who put in some great drives which included a fine sixth place in the first race to feature all grades.
Racing returns to Lynn this weekend with a night of old skool bangers tomorrow (5.30pm) with two separate formulas – an all Almera and Sunny one and a Primera/Cavalier/Bluebird and Carina one.
The 1300 Stock Cars are also in action whilst the 2L Stock Cars are back in action to take centre stage on Monday (1pm) together with the Siamese Bangers, Robins and Big Van Bangers.
Admission to both events is by advance ticket only due to covid restrictions and with a reduced capacity being available.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting: www.stockcar-racng.co.uk