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|Subject: Kings Lynn 23rd July @5:30 Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:14 pm|| |
Trackstar press release:
Saturday’s meeting is the last before the cut-off for qualification for the end-of-season Shootout for the prestigious silver roof. As such, most of the big names will be in action, headed by this season’s dominator, British Champion 515 Frankie Wainman Jr, who has won two of three finals at Lynn this year.
Local superstar 16 Mat Newson will be looking to uphold home honour and make some inroads in the points, particularly the King’s Lynn track championship, which he won last year. Runner-up in the final at the end of May, he will need some big points hauls if he is to have any chance of catching Wainman.
New European Champion 4 Dan Johnson is also the current holder of the silver roof so may be looking to demonstrate his 2016 form before this season’s Shootout gets underway. Runner-up in last weekend’s European at Northampton was 445 Nigel Green who was a heat winner last time out at King’s Lynn and looks set qualify for his first Shootout this year. Has he turned the corner after a recent tricky spell, and does he have what it takes to mount a serious challenge for the silver roof.
Comfortably in the top six of the points at present, 212 Danny Wainman is another who would love to make the breakthrough of becoming a genuine contender. Further down the table, 150 Mick Sworder should clinch his place in the series this weekend, as he currently occupies tenth spot. One of the sport’s most spectacular drivers, he is chasing his first win at Saddlebow Road in 2016.
With 464 Luke Davidson unlikely to race, and 220 Will Hunter not booked to race at present, it opens the door for others to sneak into the top 12 at the last moment. Hoping to take advantage will be 555 Frankie Wainman Jr Jr.
Also in the field this weekend will be multiple World Champion 53 John Lund, rising star 422 Ben Riley and King’s Lynn specialist 335 Mark Woodhull. 224 Mark Gray has been banging in the wins on tarmac in his Tom Harris car recently – can he translate anything like that kind of form onto the loose?
Among the remaining runners are lower grade veterans 215 Geoff Nickolls, 280 Colin Nairn and 307 Tim Warwick who are all very popular among sections of the crowd.
At the other end of the scale, 76 Aaron Cozens is always a strong performer on his local track, while 127 Austin Moore will look to continue his good progress since graduating from Ministox.
There are currently 45 F1 Stock Cars, 33 V8 Stock Car and 44 1300cc Stock Cars booked in to race.
Drivers please note that the pits open at 2pm and your early arrival will be appreciated. Drivers turning up in the last hour could well find themselves missing their first race.
For the V8's; it's European Championship.
Full meeting preview and bookings on the Trackstar website. http://www.stockcar-racing.co.uk/content/news/sat-23-july-530pm-preview.ashx