March F1 racer Daz Kitson cancels booking a couple of days before meeting with engine issues
A big crowd packed onto the Adrian Flux Arena terraces on Saturday to witness the first BriSCA F1 Stock Car meeting of the season – and they were treated to a bruising display from all three formulas with the 2L Stock Cars and BriSCA MiniStox being as equally impressive as the big cars.
There was some disappointment when March F1 racer Daz Kitson had to cancel his booking a couple of days before the meeting with engine trouble.
Callum Oakes-Kitson was still able to take his place on the grid though and with Daz Kitson having qualified for the White & Yellow Final (being a separate race to the full meeting) but Kitson-Oakes not doing so, then Kitson was given permission to take Kitson-Oakes’ car out in the race before Kitson-Oakes raced the car in the main meeting.
Daz produced a great drive in the Teng Tools White & Yellow Final as he picked off several off his competitors with a smooth and controlled drive as he came through from the eighth row to finish in a fantastic fourth place with Chesterfield’s John Wright enjoying a fantastic victory.
Callum Kitson-Oakes then took over the controls for the main meeting. With this being one of Callum’s first races in the formula he had to line up at the very back of the grid in the novice’s berth. Callum showed a lot of promise in the formula and did something not many novices do whilst starting at the back of the grid and that is managing to qualify for the final at one of his first three meetings. A fine 10th place finish in the consolation saw Callum earn his place in the feature final and although he failed to complete the distance in the feature event, the experience and laps which he gets under his belt is just what he needs in order to progress in the sport.
Leicester’s 2017 World Champion Nigel Green raced to a fantastic heat and final double.
Tommy Parrin was the middle of the action in the 2L Stock Cars. An eighth place finish in the White & Yellows race was his best finish of the night. Norwich’s Trent Arthurton won the meeting final.
Racing returns to King’s Lynn this Saturday (5.30pm) when National Banger racing takes centre stage with a special all Sunny and Mark 1 Almera night with racing also coming from the Micro Bangers and Junior Bangers. A double figure set of local names are in action. Dan Wright, James Cliff, Lee Barnes, Brad Bartrum, Nick Wakeham and Lee Horwood will all be in action in the all Sunny and Mk 1 Almera meeting whilst Jack Maryon, Jon Bailey, James and Jack Licquorice, Aston Gibbons and James Cunningham will enter the Micro Bangers and Lennie Murkin and Louie Cottrill will both feature in the Junior Bangers.
PICTURE: local driver James Licquorice was involved in a big incident in the last Micro Bangers.