Wisbech racer Skeels grabs heat-and-final double

PICTURE: Wisbech driver Jacob Downey (centre) following his victory in the White & Yellows Championship on Saturday night. Downey is pictured with runner up Neil Payne (left) and third placed driver Nigel Parker (right).
PICTURE: Wisbech driver Jacob Downey (centre) following his victory in the White & Yellows Championship on Saturday night. Downey is pictured with runner up Neil Payne (left) and third placed driver Nigel Parker (right).

Halloween Carnival Night at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena provided fantastic entertainment for a packed crowd on Saturday night and featured several triumphs for Wisbech drivers on track.

Jacob Downey (Outwell) scored the first success when he claimed the White & Yellow Grade Series Final for Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars, taking the lead with just one lap left having chased down the cars in front.

“I thought the leaders were gone,” Downey admitted afterwards. “I thought I’d have to settle for what I had.”

Three Holes resident Ollie Skeels then claimed an impressive heat-and-final double in the remaining races, winning the final with a last-bend lunge to take the lead. His first season in the formula has brought a number of race wins for the youngster in recent weeks.

“It’s getting there,” he reflected. “It’s a shame it’s so late in the year but gives us a good set-up for next year.”

Wisbech racer Joe Bowers capped a good night in the Unlimited Bangers by winning the allcomers race. “Nice to get a bit of luck for once,” he said. Bowers beat fellow Wisbech driver Nathan Young to the flag. Young had earlier claimed two third place finishes, including in the 25-and-under Championship of Great Britain.

The massive fireworks display was enjoyed by the large crowd, while a huge number of children took to the track for the fancy dress parade, having kept themselves amused on the free fairground rides as well as with the racing action on-track of course.

Racing now takes a five-week break at the track, returning on December 6 for the Unlimited Bangers Nutcracker and 1500cc Bangers National Championship, also featuring Junior Bangers.

l Wisbech driver Jacob Downey (centre) following his victory in the White & Yellows Championship on Saturday night. Pictured are runner-up Neil Payne (left) and third placed Nigel Parker (right).