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Local drivers impress at stock car racing in King's Lynn




Local stars put in a series of exciting performances at the weekend's stock car racing.

King’s Lynn played host to a number of action-packed races on Saturday night, with plenty of fans in attendance.

James Licqourice, who has long been a fan favourite at the events, won his second race in as many weeks on Saturday. The racer won in the Micro Bangers at Mildenhall two weeks ago, and has now added the Meeting Final in the Almera and Sunny Bangers to his collection.

Banger racing epitomised in a picture as Wisbech’s 113 Dan Wright shakes hands with Portsmouth’s 276 Adam Rowell after the pair have been involved in a heavy on track battle (Jim Harrod) (47735018)
Banger racing epitomised in a picture as Wisbech’s 113 Dan Wright shakes hands with Portsmouth’s 276 Adam Rowell after the pair have been involved in a heavy on track battle (Jim Harrod) (47735018)

Licquorice, who was driving in an Almera, said: “What a brilliant night. I really can’t believe I have had two wins in two weeks.”

“The final win really topped things off on Saturday and I am looking forward to moving back up the grades soon.”

Licquorice also took part in the Old Skool 2L Bangers, where he crashed his Cavalier a number of times and drew loud cheers from the crowd.

Wisbech’s Dean Moat (473) dives up the inside of Beau Southgate, Dan Newman and Jack Lower in a thrilling four way battle (Jim Harrod) (47735035)
Wisbech’s Dean Moat (473) dives up the inside of Beau Southgate, Dan Newman and Jack Lower in a thrilling four way battle (Jim Harrod) (47735035)

In the same competition, the returning Mark Crawford - making his first on-track appearance for 11 years - drove to a fantastic victory over Sittingbourne’s Lee Macey in the opening heat.

Wisbech brothers Dan and Brad Wright were praised for their effort after racing both classes of bangers throughout the night.Brad was in top form and was heavily involved in the action, while Dan recorded a runners-up finish in the Old Skool Bangers and third spot in the Almera and Sunny Bangers. The latter also picked up an entertainer award for his performances throughout the night.

Kieran Bowman also picked up an entertainer award.

Father and son duo John and Dean Moat battled hard in the first heat, continually switching positions before Dean came out on top by finishing in second place - just one spot ahead of his father.

With over 50 1300 Stock Cars in action, Huntingdon’s Colin Hudson took a win.

No local drivers were able to finish in the top ten of the final, with Stowmarket’s Beau Southgate holding out for victory.

Racing returns to King’s Lynn this Saturday at 5pm for the Unlimited Banger War of the Worlds and Junior Bangers. This will be the second meeting which aims to raise awareness and funds for men’s mental health and the CALM charity.



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