Sampson brothers are strong Stock Car contenders at King’s Lynn

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Another big entry of hard-hitting Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars is expected at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena tomorrow (6pm), with the rest of the pits at Saddlebow Road packed with Bangers where the name of the game is crashing.

The lively 1500cc National Bangers will be ably supported by Lady Bangers and the under 16 stars of the future in Junior Bangers.

Willie Skoyles Jr (Heacham) and Lee Sampson (Rougham) will look to make the most of more Spring-like conditions this week after battling against incessant rain at the Saloons’ opener a fortnight ago.

Sampson’s younger brother Jamie is set for his first appearance of the year now that his car is fully prepared.

After a flying start to the 2014 season that saw him scoop the first two main events at Lynn, Jake Banwell (Marham) spent much of last year saddled with a red grade starting position. Having dropped to blue this season, the teenager will be aiming to recapture the prodigious form he showed a year ago.

Swaffham-based National Points Champion Terry Garrod heads the 1500cc Banger entry in their first outing of the regular season. Brother Ashley and Lynn’s Darren Fendley – who led his team to success in the Unlimited Icebreaker over the winter – will be among his main competition.

Lynn-based father-and-son duo Russell and Callum Gill are also in action, alongside a whole host of local regulars in the medium-sized cars, including Chris Loveridge, Kevan Barton and livewire Lewis Godfrey.

As these machines are cheap and easy to get hold of, the racers hold nothing back, leading to some spectacular action and big crashes.

Lynn ladies Stacy Lightfoot, Kate Calver and Kay Atter will be gunning for glory in the Lady Bangers, while star driver Ben Green, Kieran Bowman and John Klyn are the top locals in Junior Bangers.