Double dose of Easter action for Wisbech drivers

MFCP Marcus Skeels
MFCP Marcus Skeels

Fans of four-wheeled racing have a double dose of action at the Adrian Flux Arena, King’s Lynn, this Easter weekend, with meetings on Saturday (5.30pm) and Easter Monday (March 28, 1pm).

Saturday night sees Micro and Junior Bangers racing, joined by Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars. Then on Monday afternoon, the main crashing action comes from 4x4 SUV Bangers – where bigger cars mean bigger crashes – backed up by Two-Litre Bangers, crazy racing from three-wheeled Reliant Robins and 1300cc Stock Cars.

Wisbech trio Jacob Downey and Ollie and Marcus Skeels will start among the favourites for the 25-and-under Championship of Great Britain being contested by the Saloon Stock Cars. The Skeels brothers have taken many race wins since debuting in the formula last season. Downey meanwhile has been in excellent recent form and was a race winner at Lynn on Saturday night.

The field is packed with local contenders as Max Stott, who came third last year, Ryan Boughen, Dean Moat, Thomas Parrin (all Wisbech) and Jake Swann (March) are all eligible.

Ryan Leeks, Brad Bartrum and the hard-hitting Dave Bonnett are among many Wisbech drivers on a near-100-strong entry list of Micro Bangers. There is also a big contingent of Wisbech drivers in the record entry of SUVs, including Kevin McClagish, Barry Overland and Nicky Young.

Wisbech-based English Champion Wayne Cottrill III makes a return to Junior Bangers this weekend, alongside John Klyn and Lennie Murkin. Tom Barker, Jordan Bliss and Ashley Flegg compete in the hilarious Reliant Robins. Henry King, John Moat and Ady Wales are among the leading locals in 1300cc Stock Cars.

Somersham’s Ivan Street came third in the Two-Litre Saloon Stock Car final at last weekend’s meeting after an excellent race.

The final was also noted for a “Wall of Death” stunt routine by Marcus Skeels after a big clash with Tommy Barnes which saw Skeels as a passenger along the top of the fence with sparks flying for an entire bend. He tried to get the car repaired for the All-Comers but failed to grid.

PICTURE: Wisbech driver Marcus Skeels in a spectacular 2L Stock Cars incident.