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Banger racing back in King's Lynn after two-week break




Banger racing returns to the Adrian Flux Arena tomorrow (5pm) following a couple of weeks break.

And a cracker of an event is on the menu for race-starved fans with the staging of the annual National Banger head-to-head between the Trackstar Mafia and the Mildenhall Fen Tigers.

A unique event in the sport – a head-to-head pits two teams of drivers against each other and this is the only meeting which sees two tracks battle it out to determine which promotions has the top set of banger drivers with Lynn will be represented.

Srock car pic (14229057)
Srock car pic (14229057)

This will be the third time that this competition has been staged and so far the Trackstar Mafia have a clean sweep of success having won the previous encounter at Lynn back in 2017.

They also defeated the Fen Tigers on their home turf at Mildenhall last year.

Will the run of victories continue this year?

Once again the Lynn-based promotion have assembled a fantastic array of national banger talent, although they will face their stiffest test yet as the Fen Tigers have also put together the strongest line up we have yet had to face from them.

Although there have only been two of these head-to-head encounters they have both gone down as classic nights of banger action.

The format of the meeting sees only the race winner pick up the points for that event.

So if one of your team members are not leading you have to do what you can to stop them and ensure one of your drivers takes the chequered flag.

It is a format which has produced high levels of action in both encounters so far and that is guaranteed to continue Saturday.

The meeting takes place over three classes of national bangers and will also feature the micro bangers, two-litre bangers and unlimited bangers.

West Norfolk race ace Kieran Bowman, along with several of his Predator team mates, will represent the Trackstar Mafia in the two-litre bangers.

They will also be joined by Wes Freestone who, after winning the Bandit Memorial at Lynn two months ago before a good show in the English Championship in the two-litre bangers at Bristol, will be looking to turn in some rated performances for the team.

A Freestone will also be in action in the micro bangers where Wesley’s brother Ryley will be looking to continue his great form this season.

Ryley has already picked up several entertainer awards and race victories and has been in great form in the smaller cars in particular.

He will be looking to turn in a big performance for the team.

Dersingham’s Sam Coote was in fine form when he last raced at the Adrian Flux Arena.

Coote guided his veteran Rove P4 to victory in the Destruction Derby in the two-litre banger rear wheel drive race at the Saddlebow Road circuit and a similar performance is just what the Mafia will be looking for at the weekend.

Ben Green and Brett Judge are two other local stars who will be important members of the Mafiateam.

Both drivers are more than capable of producing performances, which could prove the difference between the team winning or losing tomorrow.



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