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King's Lynn welcomes back 'The Beast' at Adrian Flux Arena



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The return of “The Beast” was much anticipated at a special Platinum Jubilee meeting at the Adrian Flux Arena as Anthony Bailey made his first appearance for more than 13 years in the Big Van Bangers.

The Beast did not disappoint his legions of fans as he put on a superbly entertaining display in his gigantic Mercedes camper to once again cement himself as a crowd favourite by causing chaos and mayhem.

Bailey took home an entertainer award for his efforts and only lost out to an experienced van pilot in London’s Gary Beck in the Destruction Derby.

Ant “The Beast” Bailey clashes with the ice cream van of 171 Andy Frost and rolls over, above, Picture: Jim Harrod. while pictured below is Darren Fendley, left, who enjoyed a great night with a hat-trick of wins in the big vans and is seen on his lap of honour with material award winner Russell Gill. (57218893)
Ant “The Beast” Bailey clashes with the ice cream van of 171 Andy Frost and rolls over, above, Picture: Jim Harrod. while pictured below is Darren Fendley, left, who enjoyed a great night with a hat-trick of wins in the big vans and is seen on his lap of honour with material award winner Russell Gill. (57218893)

Bailey’s stepson Kieran Bowman tried his best to respond but could not really land a glove on the Beast who really gave the young Predator a lesson with the vans.

Tom Reynolds was in great form as always, with a big hit being landed on Brett Jackson in the Destruction Derby being his highlight of the night.

Clenchwarton’s Darren Fendley showed the rest of the grid a clean pair of wheels in every race to take a fabulous hat-trick of victories, with Tom Reynolds also getting a top six finish in each race.

Jack Garrod made his first Lynn appearance for a couple of years in the micro bangers, with a new business restricting his time.

Joining him on track were brothers Ashley and Ricky Garrod, together with Dan Bitson.

Jack failed to get in the overall places but Ricky had a good night with a runner-up finish in the final, whilst Ashley had a sixth place finish in his heat.

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Bowman had a busy night as he raced both the vans and micros, but he suffered damage early on in the latter event which ended his night and was a blow in his chase to retain his Entertainer Points crown.

Jake Banwell had a decent meeting in a competitive night of 1300 stock car racing, coming home in fifth place in both his heat and a very competitive final.

Banwell also made his F2 stock car debut but failed to finish any of the F2 races. Marcus Gilbert had a great night with runner up finishes in both his heat and final.

His sister Charlotte made her debut in the F2s as did banger star Ryan Leeks.

Scott and Rob Aldridge had nothing to show for some great driver, as did Ben Cole.

Banger racing takes centre stage at Lynn this weekend.

Darren Fendley will be hoping to take his van form to the unlimiteds whilst Kieran Bowman and Ross Cooper will both be looking to pile on the entertainer points.

Ross’s father Kevin will also be in action and he will be joined by Jake Burgess, Harry Cobb and Ashlun Woods.

Following his F2 exploits last weekend, Ryan Leeks will be back on banger duty as he races for Team Havoc in the 1500 banger East Anglian teams.



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