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Wisbech driver Cottrill Junior produces best-ever peformance

Wisbech driver Wayne Cottrill Junior produced his best-ever performance since switching to two-litre saloon stock car racing in the Steve Newman Memorial meeting at King’s Lynn on Saturday.

The event, held in memory of the late Spalding driver, attracted a large entry of cars with Cottrill, pictured far right, a comfortable winner in his second heat after placing fourth in his opener.

The 32-year-old, who moved across from bangers last year, then came home second in the final, behind Spalding’s Simon Venni.

Earlier, Three Holes-based brothers Marcus and Ollie Skeels continued their recent form by finishing second and third in the opening race reserved for lower graded drivers only, before fading in the rest of the meeting.

Also on the bill was the revived War of the Worlds team meeting for unlimited bangers.

The contest, held for the first time in over a decade, was won in dominant fashion by the VS Massive team based in the east of Norfolk.

Placing second were the Predators who included Wisbech drivers Joel Allen and Ryan Leeks in their line-up.

It was the wrecking in heat two and the final that most entertained the crowd.

Junior bangers were also in action on Saturday night.

Lee Barnes fared best of the Wisbech contingent, with three points finishes, while Lennie Murkin managed seventh spot in the meeting final.

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