King’s Lynn driver Fendley back with a bang after capturing world title

Lynn's Darren Fendley after winning the 2L Banger World Final
Lynn's Darren Fendley after winning the 2L Banger World Final
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Hot on the heels of last Saturday’s Banger World Final at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena, it’s the turn of the 1300cc Stock Cars to have their biggest event of the season tomorrow (6pm), with the European Championship up for grabs.

Also in action are the massively popular Micro Bangers, with a full-contact programme completed by Lady Bangers.

The European Championship has attracted a huge entry of the little 1300cc Stock Cars that always provide action-packed races with plenty of hard-hitting bumper-to-bumper action at the Saddlebow Road venue.

A contingent of Scottish drivers will travel down to compete against the local specialists and visitors from the Spedeworth promotion who are more used to racing on tarmac tracks than the loose shale that adds to the spectacle at West Norfolk’s premier motorsport venue.

Home hopes rest largely with Lynn local Wes Freestone, already the World of Shale Champion and National Points Champion.

Freestone’s younger brother Austen has also clinched his berth in the big race, and while both are among the quickest around the fast Lynn raceway, neither has had much luck in the last couple of meetings at the track. They will hope that a drawn grid for the big race will work to their favour.

Fellow hometown driver Chris Brown will attempt to join the grid via the last-chance qualifier on the night.

Bedford-based World Champion Adam O’Dell, Essex racer Ian Beaumont, who won last weekend’s meeting final at the track, and top Scottish drivers Craig Haxton and Callum Barclay will be major threats to home success.

Hometown driver Darren Fendley capped a fine season of regular racing at the track by clinching World Championship success in the Two-Litre Bangers on Saturday.

He makes a swift return this weekend in Micro Bangers, alongside fellow Lynn drivers Gavin Oakes, Bobby Pooley and Chris Loveridge, plus Swaffham brothers Terry, Ashley and Jack Garrod. Local drivers Stacy Lightfoot and Kate Calver will be in action in the Lady Bangers.