Stock car Halloween Carnival Night at Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn
Another capacity audience piled into the Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday for the Halloween Carnival Night which featured Unlimited Bangers, 1300 Stock Cars and Reliant Robins.
As always many fans and drivers got into the Halloween spirit by sporting fantastic costumes and helping to generate an amazing atmosphere. James Licquorice was one of the local drivers who joined in the fun, getting dressed up and him racing his banger with his face painted and an open-faced helmet was certainly a sight to behold!
It was a good night for the Young brothers who picked up some great results in the Unlimited Bangers. Things started off well for Nicky when he piloted his hearse to victory in the Supernatural Championship – a race reserved for hearses and limos – his third win in this event in the past five years.
Following that Nicky won an entertainer award for a rated hit which then left him open to a big shot which Callum White was more than happy to oblige with and left Nicky with a wreck to take home.
Brother Nathan has had a frustrating season as experiments with set-ups have not produced the results desired but he seemed to have things right on Saturday as he picked up a second and fifth-place finish in his heats before coming home in a fantastic third-place in the King of the Fens Final.
Kieran Gray was also in good form, finishing in third place in the 25 & Under Championship of GB.
A number of local drivers were out to entertain the crowd with Joe Geeves, Tom Waller and Brad Bartram all winning entertainer awards. Max Stott was also getting stuck in throughout the night and James Cable did well with a solid performance on his Lynn debut.
Dean Moat was left ruing what could have been in the 1300 Stock Car World of Shale Championship. A simply spectacular drive saw him put the field to the sword and he was cantering with a third of a lap lead when the race was stopped with a lap to go when fellow Wisbech racer John Klyn rolled his car.
This was a disaster for Moat as he went from cantering out in front alone to having a one-lap shootout with the rest of the grid on his back bumper. Moat still led going into the final bend but the bumpers went in hard with Jack Smith coming through to take the chequered flag with Moat still doing very well too, coming home second but even that great place did little to disguise the disappointment he had.
A good driver by Lee Green saw him come home in fifth place. Lee continued to have a great night as he finished second in the All Comers and then took a brilliant win to scoop the loot in the Dash for Cash. Barty Ketteringham picked up the white grade award in the Dash for Cash with Moat scooping the red grade award.