Wisbech drivers flock to memorial event

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The 2015 stock car racing season kicks off in style at the newly renamed Adrian Flux Arena, King’s Lynn, on Saturday night (6pm), with bumper entries in all three classes at the Saddlebow Road venue.

The Clive Grief Memorial, honouring the fondly remembered Peterborough racer, will be contested by both Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars and their smaller 1300cc counterparts. The bigger cars include Wisbech’s Jacob Downey who made great strides in the formula last season and will be aiming to challenge for major honours in 2015. He is joined by the committed Scott Greenslade, Thomas Parrin and Max Stott, who makes his debut in the formula.

The 1300cc entry is packed with Wisbech-based drivers. Brothers Simon and Scott Sparrow, and veterans Buster Ketteringham, Ady Moden and Ady Wales will all fancy their chances of success. Karl Morris returns to the formula after a couple of outings in 2013, while Chatteris lady racer Natasha Street will look to continue the fine form she displayed in her debut outings last year.

The line-up is completed by well over 50 BriSCA Formula Two stock cars, contesting their opening world qualifying round of 2015. Wisbech youngster Ollie Skeels will be in the hunt for success, as will Anthony Winters. They are joined by March duo Jonathan Upchurch and Josh Harlock who are relatively recent converts to the formula.

The meeting offers a chance to see Formula Two World Champion George MacMillan in action, making a rare visit from his Scottish base. But he may find the going tough against the local specialists on the loose, shale surface, including brother-in-law Dave Polley of Manea, who will start among the favourites.