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Season begins at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena


By Pete Woodhouse


Following a fantastic start to the stock car season at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena a fortnight ago it is the turn of the National Banger season to burst into life at Lynn this Saturday (5pm start) – and the meeting has been fully booked for nearly a week!

Four formulas are lined up, with the 2L Bangers, 1500cc Bangers, Junior Bangers and 1300 Stock Cars all in action, and there will be local interest in all four formulas.

James Licquorice had his best-ever year in the National Bangers in 2018, finishing in a fantastic second place in the Banger Entertainer League, and no doubt Licquorice will be planning on getting back to doing what he enjoys most – crashing – when he returns to National Bangers in the 2L Bangers.

Wisbech 1300 Stock Car driver 880 anthony Kerr will want to avoid a repeat of scenes a fortnight ago where his petrol tank split which saw the car catch fire. (7683676)
Wisbech 1300 Stock Car driver 880 anthony Kerr will want to avoid a repeat of scenes a fortnight ago where his petrol tank split which saw the car catch fire. (7683676)

This formula stages its first World qualifying round and Licquorice will be joined by running mate Jack Maryon, who has had some great results in the 2L Bangers this year. Also moving up the grades was fellow Wisbech ace Stu Carman and it is great to see Nick Wakeham looking like he will be a more regular fixture on track in 2019, whilst teenager James Porter Chapman will be looking to prove what a great training ground the Junior Banger formula is.

A number of local names will be in the Junior Bangers like Lennie Murkin and Louie Cottrill. Both these drivers are now established star grade drivers in the formula and will be keen to start the new points chart with a good points haul.

Elm brothers Nicky and Nathan Young will both be part of a large 1500cc Banger entry which will also include Lee Barnes and Steve Parish, whilst Dean Moat, Scott Sparrow, Barty Ketteringham and Anthony Kerr will all be in action in the 1300 Stock Cars. Moat is close to completing a new car and this meeting could well see its first action whilst Kerr (PICTURED) will be keen to avoid a repeat of the opening meeting a fortnight ago when his petrol tank split and saw it catch fire.

PICTURE: Wisbech 1300 Stock Car driver 880 Anthony Kerr will want to avoid a repeat of scenes a fortnight ago where his petrol tank split which saw the car catch fire.



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