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Local stock car drivers achieved more success at last week's Banger races in King's Lynn




Local drivers gave fans plenty to cheer about at last week’s Short Oval racing.

There were a variety of impressive stock car races across different age groups and competitions.

The performances in the Junior Bangers races at King’s Lynn were particularly impressive, with a number of young drivers showcasing their skills.

Louie Cottrill following his Junior Banger Final victory (47948778)
Louie Cottrill following his Junior Banger Final victory (47948778)

Jade Ellis (11) was in the wars for the second time in just three days.

Last Thursday, she was in the thick of the action at Skegness.

At King’s Lynn on Saturday, she managed to finish in seventh place in her first heat of the day.

Rhys Parrin being interviewed after his race. (47948692)
Rhys Parrin being interviewed after his race. (47948692)

In the second heat of the day, her car spectacularly rolled over two times after she crashed when battling for the lead.

Fortunately, an immediate thumbs up confirmed there was no lasting damage.

Jade emerged later in the day to participate in the final, but failed to place.

Rhys Parrin celebrated his 13th birthday in style by taking the chequered flag in his opening heat, and he managed to follow that up with an impressive eighth place finish in the final.

Jade Ellis' crash (47948631)
Jade Ellis' crash (47948631)

Rhys’s sister Hannah was unlucky not to get a podium finish in the final after competing with the front-runners for the majority of the race.

She was unfortunate to lose some spots towards the end of the race.

However, she still managed to finish in an impressive fifth place.

Levi Murkin was on the verge of sealing a second-place finish, but crashed on the final lap; they recovered well to come home in ninth.

British Grand Prix Champion Louie Cottrill had no such problems, and drove to victory in the final after two excellent third-place finishes in his heats.

The win was made all the more impressive by his back-of-the-grid start.

The Unlimited Banger War of the Worlds also excited fans.

Jade’s father James Ellis was in the middle of the action form the off as he raced for the Aftermath, but he failed to feature in the results.

Darryll Scandrett and Daniel Clarke raced a pair of smart taxis, and they combined to put on a very entertaining display for Tex’s Tornadoes.

Elsewhere, Kieran and Brad Bowman and the rest of the Predators failed to repeat the title success they recorded in the 2L version of this competition a couple of weeks ago.

Despite that, they put in a very valiant effort.

Heavyweight meetings will continue one after the other at King’s Lynn over the next few weeks.

Saloon Stock Cars take centre stage at this weekend, when both the 2L and 1300 Stock Cars will be contesting in the British Championship.

Tommy and Sam Parrin will be in action in the 2L version of the competition.

Elsewhere, the 1300 Stock Cars will see father and son John and Dean Moat head the local hopes of success.

Other drivers will include Ross and John Klyn, Ant Kerr and Barty Ketteringham.

With such a variety of races to look forward to over the coming weeks, spectators will be hoping for more of the same success from local drivers.

James Licqourice was the most successful two weekends ago.

The events this week helped to raise awareness and funds for men’s mental health and the CALM charity.



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