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Fenland driver Waller successfully defends Unlimited Banger East Anglian Championship





Fenland drivers enjoyed a great night in the stock car and banger meeting on Saturday.

The main event was the Unlimited Banger East Anglian Championship which was defended by Wisbech’s Tom Waller.

The title is one of the longest-running the sport and the 33rd staging of the event saw Waller looking to become the third driver to successfully defend the title.

209 Tom Waller kicks up the shale as he flies around King’s Lynn on Saturday night. Picture: Kim McPherson
209 Tom Waller kicks up the shale as he flies around King’s Lynn on Saturday night. Picture: Kim McPherson

Waller started at the very back of the 35+ car grid but with three laps to go came from the back to hit the front.

Maidstone’s Tye Williams kept Waller honest but the Fenland driver drove well under pressure and kept a sufficient gap between Williams and himself to prevent his rival from launching a last-bend attack for the win.

Whilst Waller was racing for the win James Licquorice was – as always looking to do his best to entertain the fans by delivering lots on the action front.

Despite coming under attack from the two biggest cars at the meeting Licquorice put on another devastating display with his pit crew doing an exceptional job to get him out for every race and James piled on the entertainer points and now leads the entertainer chart.

The Entertainer League at Lynn is one of the toughest titles to win in the sport.

Licquorice has had a rostrum finish in this title in the last six seasons finishing second in both 2018 and 2021.

This is the first time for a good few years though that he is actually at the top of the pile.

Kieran Gray picked up a few places in the Unlimited Banger but was largely unlucky.

Picking up lots of damage in what was a damaging White & Yellow Championship were Nicky and Nathan Young whilst Lee Barnes had engine problems and Billy Cunningham was also beset with car problems.

Tommy Parrin was massively unlucky in the 2L stock cars with him deserving to leave with far more than the tenth place he recorded.

Taylor Morton after his heat win on Saturday in the junior bangers. Picture: Kim McPherson
Taylor Morton after his heat win on Saturday in the junior bangers. Picture: Kim McPherson

Taylor Morton will be quickly moving up the grades after another superb display in the junior bangers as he raced to a tremendous heat and final double.

The first race of the night for the junior bangers was the White & Yellow Championship where Jade Ellis was the best local finisher in third place with William Cartwright taking the chequered flag.

Rhys Parrin also qualified for the final through his first heat.

Tommy Jo Cunningham was also a race winner in the junior bangers winning the Consolation with Riley Crowson qualifying for the final with a third-place finish and Archie Horwood and Lincoln Douglas also qualifying for the final through this race.

Whilst Taylor was on his way to winning the final, Cunningham continued his good form coming home in third place with Parrin and Ellis also finishing in the top ten!

Racing takes centre stage on Saturday (5pm) with the BriSCA F1 and F2 stock cars being in action.

Fenland fans will be hopeful of some good results with Bradley Blyth and Dave Polley both having had great starts to the season and Sam Russell will be in action in the F2 stock cars.



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