Wisbech driver Ollie Skeels wins BriSCA F2 Stock Cars meeting final at King’s Lynn and returns to elite star grade
Ollie Skeels was in great form in the BriSCA F2 Stock Cars at King’s Lynn on Saturday when he overturned a star studded field to win the meeting final and guaranteed himself a return to the elite star grade.
Things did not start too well for Ollie when he was forced to retire from his heat but he bounced back to qualify for the consolation with a great drive which netted him a fourth place finish.
Ollie will count himself a bit unlucky not to have finished in a better place in that one when he took the lead with four laps to go after tracking early leader Ben Chalkley only to be squeezed out by superstar Andrew Palmer with two laps to go.
Come the final Skeels was not to be caught after taking up the running at the half way stage. Leek’s Lee Dimmock ran him close but some determined driving by Ollie kept him at bay and these were well ahead of the chasing stars which were headed by European Champion Steve Mallinson who came home in third. Skeel’s good night continued in the Grand National when he had a lap handicap which every final winner has to take and still came through to take a fantastic eighth place finish.
Manea’s David Polley also had a great night in the F2 Stock Cars as he took the chequered flag in his heat and followed that up with a hard fought fourth place finish in the final and second place in the Grand National.
Daz Kitson was attempting to qualify for his first F1 Stock Car World Final through the Consolation Semi Final but he ended up retiring with mechanical problems which then ruled him out of competing in the rest of the meeting.
There is no let up to the action - another big night of racing takes place at King’s Lynn this coming Saturday (5.30pm) when the Unlimited Banger World of Shale heads the bill with racing also coming from the 2L Stock Cars who will be contesting the first round of the National Series.
Two local drivers have qualified for the World of Shale Championship in the shape of James Licquorice and Nicky Young and both can be guaranteed to be stuck in the action whilst James Ellis and Joel Allen will be amongst those attempting to qualify for the big race through the last chance.
Thomas Parrin and Ivan Street will be amongst the entry for the 2L Stock Cars.
PICTURE Wisbech’s Ollie Skeels on his way to winning the F2 Stock Car Final at King’s Lynn – defending from a hard charging 59 Lee Dimmock (Picture: Colin Casserley)
"Wisbech’s Ollie Skeels with 59 Lee Dimmock (Picture Colin Casserley)
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