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West Norfolk racing fans treated to some fast-and-furious action

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The action was fast and furious during a huge weekend of stock car and banger racing at the Adrian Flux Arena.Saturday saw the 2L stock cars in action in the National Championship with the 1300 stock cars in action in their British Championship.Chris Masters was racing from a career-first red top grading in the 2L stock cars whilst Austen Freestone was back to red for the meeting.Willie Skoyles Jnr returned to the 2L saloon stock cars and two-time National Championship winner Lee Sampson was back behind the wheel with regular pilot son Kegan Sampson.It was a dream return to racing for Skoyles in the qualifying heats who showed plenty of pace.Not only did he record two strong third places he also posted the fifth fastest time of the day out of more than 50 2L stock cars.Freestone was fourth in the qualifying heats while Sampson had to change an engine after his first heat and then struggled to make much of an impact in his remaining races. Masters also struggled to make much of an impression from the red grade in what were very competitive races with everyone who was anyone in the formula in action.Come the big race, Skoyles had qualified on the fifth row with Freestone and Sampson further down the order. Even before passing the green flag, Skoyles’ race was over before it began as he became knotted up with another car and was 31st after the opening lap.He still picked off a lot of the opposition to finish 13th and was followed over the line by Sampson. Freestone retired with a couple of laps to go further down the order.In his debut season, Garry Lusher was looking to win the 1300 stock car British Championship. Having been upgraded to yellow this month it was going to be a tough ask and Lusher suffered damage in the second heat to sideline him for the rest of the night.Ashlun Woods was fourth in the Unlimited Bangers before finishing second in the first all-comers race and claiming a hugely-popular win in the second. Laura Quadling was tenth place in the final whilst Ross Cooper picked up a couple of eighth place finishes in the All Comers races as well as getting involved with some good hits against Rhys Barrow.Ben Cox found himself under attack from Mitch Banton in the opening race before getting some revenge with a big head-on against Mitch in the Destruction Derby. Monday saw plenty of fun action with the Big Van Bangers, and Micro, Junior and Lady Bangers.Father-and-son duo Russell and Callum Gill were at their very best in the Big Van Bangers with some superb performances which culminated with Russell winning the Destruction Derby.Ashley Garrod was placed in each race and second in the final with Tony Pallett and Tom Reynolds also getting good places.Andy Frost was unlucky with engine problems and Kayleigh Sanders suffered with mechanical problems.Jamie Steele was flying in the Micro Bangers, winning a heat and final,Daisy Reynolds was placed in the heats and final of the Junior Bangers and Will Cartwright achieved a top-ten finish in one of the heats.In the Unlimited Lady Bangers, Kayleigh Sanders was second in her heat and third in the final.Quadling returned her car from Saturday and picked up a runner-up finish in the final.Becca Bitson bagged a fourth-place finish in the final.



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