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Max Stott wins second world championship title with 2L Banger World Final victory in King's Lynn



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Leverington's Max Stott cemented his name in the World of Short Oval Racing history books with a tremendous drive which saw him take victory in the 2L Banger World Final last Saturday in King’s Lynn.

This is not the first time that Stott has been crowned world champion in the sport, having won the 2L Stock Car World Championship at the same venue back in 2018.

This sees Max become only the second driver in the history of the sport to win a world title in both National Bangers and Stock Cars. The only other driver to do so was West Country legend Shane Brown, who won the 2L Stock Car World Title at Cowdenbeath in Scotland back in 2008 seven years after he won the Gold Roof in National Bangers at Taunton.

Max Stott battles through the packed field of 2L Bangers (Photo: Jim Harrod) (58359640)
Max Stott battles through the packed field of 2L Bangers (Photo: Jim Harrod) (58359640)

Stott did not get the best of grid draws, starting the World Final 27th on the grid.

Following a lap one stoppage after Kieran Greenway rolled his car, Stott started on a relentless charge through the field.

Even when he was half a lap down a quarter of the way through the race, he was being called by the commentator as the driver to keep an eye on.

The chequered flag falls on Max Stott (Photo: Jim Harrod) (58359643)
The chequered flag falls on Max Stott (Photo: Jim Harrod) (58359643)

Just after halfway he was into the top five, with five laps to go he was in second and with two laps to go he had wrestled the lead from long time pace setter Dean Cruickshanks - going on to take a hugely popular victory.

It seemed as though half of Wisbech was at the stadium going by the noise made as Stott crossed the line - and although it might be 30 years since Wisbech last had racing at its stadium, the successes the current crop of local drivers now headed by Stott are enjoying are certainly ensuring the town remains very much at the centre of the sport.

Elsewhere on the night, James Licquorice once again gave a great account of himself with some great performances - but didn’t find luck going his way.

Brad Bartram continued to perform well as he won yet another Destruction Derby, also picking up an entertainer award.

Max Stott takes the chequered flag in the 2018 2L Stock Car World Final (58359637)
Max Stott takes the chequered flag in the 2018 2L Stock Car World Final (58359637)

Danielle Ellis had a good night in the Lady Bangers with a third place finish in the final.

Racing returns to King’s Lynn this Saturday (5pm) with the annual Pre 1980 meeting - which as the name suggest means that all models had to be produced in or before 1980.



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