Swaffham brothers bid to strike team event jackpot

Immaculately turned out Volvo Limousine of Swaffham's Terry Garrod on Saturday night which saw a near capacity crowd in attendance
Immaculately turned out Volvo Limousine of Swaffham's Terry Garrod on Saturday night which saw a near capacity crowd in attendance
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After last weekend’s hugely successful international Heinegone meeting, this week’s racing action at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena returns to a domestic focus.

The extremely popular 1500cc Bangers East Anglian team championship takes centre stage tomorrow night (6pm) with support coming from 1300cc Stock Cars and Junior Bangers.

Local driver Shaun Clarke is aiming to be on the winning team for the second year running as he takes his place in title-defending squad Team Crunchers. They will face strong competition from nearly 20 other four-man teams, some of whom are travelling long distances to take part in the meeting.

From closer to home, Swaffham-based Team Jackpot, crewed entirely by brothers Terry, Ashley, Charlie and Jack Garrod, will start among the favourites, having placed third in this event two years ago and recently been runners-up in the similar title for Two-Litre Bangers.

The team championship has been highly acclaimed for providing some fantastic action over the years. With local bragging rights up for grabs, that theme looks set to continue.

Lynn brothers Wes and Austen Freestone head the 1300cc Stock Car entry, while their younger brother Ryley competes in the Bangers. A strong score at Sheffield three weeks ago left Wes Freestone in a comfortable second in the national points as he seeks to chase down Gemma Rainer (Norwich) in the defence of his crown. Lynn drivers Stephen Walden and Chris Brown will also be competing.

Last weekend’s Heinegone event provided an incredibly spectacular farewell to retiring Dutch superstar Pieter ‘Peewee’ Leistra, with around 160 Unlimited Bangers in action. A huge number of limousines, hearses, American cars and classics took to the track, including an immaculately turned-out Daimler for West Winch racer Paul Bowen and the Volvo limousine of Terry Garrod.