King’s Lynn and Heacham drivers Sampson and Skoyles Jnr aim for stock car glory

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This weekend’s racing action at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena (tomorrow, 5.30pm) is headlined by the country’s first BriSCA Formula One Stock Car meeting of 2016.

The V8-engined beasts with unlimited power will be bursting into life after their winter slumber to make the earth shake at the venue voted to have staged the best race of 2015.

Completing a full-contact programme of hard-hitting action are the ever-popular Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars and Ministox.

Heading the Formula One entry of around 40 cars is Norfolk’s own Mat Newson (Norwich), track champion for the last two years.

The line-up also includes Yorkshire-based former world champions Paul Harrison and the hugely popular Frankie Wainman Jnr. Spectacular racer Mick Sworder (Cambridgeshire) is sure to thrill the crowds, while from closer to home, Mark Sargent (Spalding) is another known for his entertainment value.

Local favourites Lee Sampson (Lynn) and Willie Skoyles Jnr (Heacham) should be among the Two-Litre Stock Cars frontrunners.

Both suffered a couple of spins on the tricky, wet surface a fortnight ago but bounced back with strong performances at Mildenhall last weekend, Sampson winning a heat.

Young gun Chris Masters (Dersingham) will also be in action, aiming for a good run in his new car ahead of next week’s British Under-25 Championship at the venue.