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Wisbech's James Licquorice shines at King's Lynn Unlimited Banger World of Shale while Daz Kitson and Callum Oakes gun for world glory

By Pete Woodhouse

Local drivers were once again heavily involved last weekend in the Unlimited Banger World of Shale Championship and 2L Stock Cars at King’s Lynn, with mixed fortunes.

James Ellis and Joel Allen were both hoping to qualify for the big Unlimited Banger race through the last chance race but, unfortunately, neither of them completed the distance, with Ellis pulling out with mechanical problems, whilst Allen was involved in the middle of the action as usual!

James Licquorice does not race the rear wheel drive bangers as much as the front wheel drive ones but he put in a great performance, being on the pace with drivers who have far more money invested in their machinery.

James Licquorice in the Unlimited Banger World of Shale race 9.19(16312216)
James Licquorice in the Unlimited Banger World of Shale race 9.19(16312216)

Yorkshire’s Kyle Shires was crowned World of Shale Champion – a quite incredible drive from the very back of the 50-plus car grid, having won the last chance race earlier.

Tommy Parrin had a great 2L Stock Car white and yellow race where he came home second – a few more laps and he would have been in a challenging position for the lead.

He put in some quick laps throughout the rest of the meeting but problems saw him fail to finish. Daniel Parker continued his good form by winning the meeting final.

A massive meeting takes place at King’s Lynn this weekend with the F1 Stock Car World Final. The weekend kicks off on Friday (6.30pm) when the overseas F1 Stock Cars will be in action with the 2L Stock Cars who are contesting their bumper trophy and Tommy Parrin will be looking to build on his fine runner-up spot on Saturday.

The F1 Stock Car World Final takes place on Saturday (5.30pm) in an all-F1 Stock Car night. Local drivers Daz Kitson and Callum Oakes Kitson will be in action in the support races to the World Final, whilst Matt Newson will be looking to become the first East Anglian driver to win the World Final since Trevor Frost did in 1964!

PICTURE: James Licquorice in the Unlimited Banger World of Shale race (picture: Jim Harrod).


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