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In this summer of massive meetings at the Adrian Flux Arena, King’s Lynn, they don’t come bigger or better than the two-litre Saloon Stock Car World Championship Final. The Saloons’ highlight of the season comes to town on Saturday 18 August (5pm) with the action continuing the following day (Sunday 19 August, 1pm) with the sixth staging of the Steve Newman Memorial. 1300cc Stock Cars will also contest their version of the Steve Newman Memorial  that day, while Banger Racing fans are amply catered for as well, with two fantastic helpings of action. On Saturday night, we have the much anticipated for Nissans, Vauxhalls and Toyotas, before Sunday’s sideways action for pre-1990 two-litre rear-wheel-drive machinery.

 

Two-Litre Saloon Stock Cars

After 306 Daniel Parker was crowned world champion in Scotland last year, the Norfolk man gets to defend the title on his home track. It won’t be easy against an incredibly high-class field, but Parker has previously won the English Championship and lifted two British Under-25 titles at the track, so knows how to rise to the big occasion.

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World Champion 306 Dan Parker knows the quick way around King's Lynn

 Parker will start on row two of the World Championship grid, alongside teen sensation 399 Cole Atkins. Ahead of them are two of the most decorated drivers of recent years – World of Shale, ORC and UK champion 349 Michael Allard and British Champion 730 Deane Mayes. Allard has a habit of finishing either first or second in the big races, so is a good bet to go one better than his last year’s runner-up spot, when he was left ruing a missed opportunity. Mayes was the winner of the biggest race on shale so far this year and is aiming to become the first man to claim the World and British titles in the same year since David Aldous in 2003.

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Can 730 Deane Mayes become the first driver to claim the World and British titles in the same year since David Aldous managed the feat back in 2003

Completing an all-East Anglian top six on the grid are two of the most locally based drivers, 641 Willie Skoyles Jr and 428 Lee Sampson. Both are on terrific form and easily capable of lifting their first world title.

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Can 641 Willie Skoyles Jnr convert his current fantastic form into a first world title?

With the rise of Saloon Stock Car racing in Holland, the overseas contingent who are seeded to the big race has increased to eight this year, four from Northern Ireland and four from Holland. One from each country will feature on rows four, seven, 10 and 16, with top NI seed 711 Anthony McIvor winning the toss for the inside line on row four. He and brother Kieran (811) have the most experience of the track, but although both are very accomplished drivers – Anthony came close to winning the world title two years ago – it would still be a major upset for them to walk away with the crown.

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Northern Ireland brothers 711 Anthony McIvor and 811 Kieran McIvor have the most track experience of the International entries

The South-West runners are headed by English champion 27 Kieren Bradford, while veteran driver 199 Phil Powell will hope to evoke memories of his British title win at Mildenhall back in 2004.

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English Champion 27 Kieran Bradford leads the South West contingent

The Scots may traditionally not be the most at home on shale, but 600 Barry Russell loves it, passing meetings much closer to home to travel south. He’s a proven race winner at King’s Lynn and could be a dark horse for the title if he sneaks under the radar and avoids trouble.

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For the first time in decades Scottish fans will have a realistic hope of a driver from north of the border winning the World on shale in the shape of the superfast 600 Barry Russell

Others likely to be in the mix include form drivers 26 Tommy Barnes and 570 Simon Venni, plus Peterborough-born 219 Luke Grief and the legendary 116 Diggy Smith, who is one of only two past winners on the grid.

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570 Simon Venni has been in great form recently

A large number of drivers will be aiming to make it onto the grid via what is set to be hotly-contested last-chance qualifier, which will be gridded in order of world rankings. Star locals such as 217 Sid Madgwick, 220 Casey Englestone and the in-form 888 Shane Emerson may fancy their chances of springing a surprise if they can make it through.

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The in form 888 Shane Emmerson could well spring a surprise in the World FInal if he can make it through a hotly contested last chance race

When it comes to Sunday’s racing, you can be sure that the action will be even more hard-hitting. The gloves will be off and the drivers will be looking to put on a show in memory of that great entertainer Steve Newman. Simon Venni, who hails from a similar area to Newman, is the only man to have won the Memorial race twice, and would love to make that a hat-trick.

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Sunday's meeting will be as important for drivers as Saturday's World Final as we all remember the much missed Steve Newman

The Steve Newman Memorial is a race everyone wants to win

 

 

Bluebird/Primera/Cavalier/Calibra/Carina Bangers

Saturday night’s session is for front-wheel-drive cars from the 1980s ‘90s, the likes of which would have commonly been raced in the era before Mondeos took over. It has raised a huge entry and is set to provide some classic Banger racing action.

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The Bangers on Saturday night will see a throwback to the 1990s with an all Bluebird / Cavalier / Primera / Carina meeting

The response from drivers has been massive. 

 Drivers will travel from far and wide for the meeting, with big-name travellers including the Foster family – 180 Mark and 382 Jack Jr – as well as regular visitors from the south, 288 Carl and 388 Taylor Sowter, 883 Jack and 884 Tom Filmer and the Bears’ 321 Kieran Fry. 276 Adam and 277 Sean Rowell travel from the West Midlands, and with those sorts of drivers, you just know it’s going to be an action-packed affair.

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A whole host of big hitters are booked in for action - including 276 Adam Rowell who has not left King's Lynn without picking up an entertainers award at all of his appearances!

You just know it is going to be an action packed affair!

The Mad Hatters duo of 390 David Gibson and 399 Jonny Atkin will also spice up the action, as will 72 Billy Bond, who loves the special meetings like this one, while 349 Lee Saunders joins 188 John Reeves on the trip up from Kent.

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188 John Reeves makes the trip up from Kent once again

One great feature of an event like this is that it tempts back out some of the stars of the past. We can’t list them all, but we know that fans will be delighted to see the return of the Aftermath’s 400 Kevin Shinn, always known as a Bluebird specialist, along with 285 Sean Dyer, while 119 Davey Cox will also feel very much at home in this type of machinery.

There are huge numbers of locals keen to enjoy a good crash. 282 Bobby Daniels is always a top entertainer in this type of meeting, and will be joined on track by wife Amber (96). Others who will certainly be worth watching include 85 James Ellis and brothers 887 Liam and 888 Lloyd Stark.

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282 Bobby Daniels is always a big entertainer at this type of meeting

 

Pre-1990 Two-Litre RWD Bangers

The Banger drivers will be back on Sunday, pulling some shapes in their rear-wheel drive machinery. This will be like stepping back in time to racing in the 1990s when Cortinas, Capris and Sierras were the norm in two-litre Bangers. Throw in some Mk3 Granadas, which were never truly competitive in Unlimiteds, as well as some more unusual cars, and we are set for a terrific afternoon’s racing.

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Bangers will also be in action on Sunday 19 August wit a throwback to when Cortinas and Capris ruled the tracks

Many drivers return from the previous day’s action, including the Sowter brothers, the Filmer brothers, Reeves, Saunders and Adam Rowell. South-west stars 249 Ryan and 349 Steve Guppy will be two more drivers clocking up the miles.

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388 Taylor Sowter is one of several entertaining drivers doing both meetings over the weekend

Always up for racing something different, 557 ‘Paranoid’ Paul Bowen is set to make only his second appearance of the season, while sure to put on an exhibition of sideways style will be the legendary 160 Shayn Winsor.

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557 Paul Bowen always likes to race something different and is up for a big crash!

Fans’ favourite 791 Nicky ‘Spud’ Young will be one to watch, as ever, while there will be no prizes for guessing the type of car 293 Nick Houghton is likely to be using. Expect something a little different from 128 Andy Shipp and 209 Tom Waller.

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Fan's favorite 791 Nicky Young will be one to watch

Contemporary stars 673 Darren Fendley, 830 Lee White and 898 Andy Battle should be among the pace-setters but they will have their hands full in this field.

 

1300cc Stock Cars

Double Steve Newman Memorial winner 167 Jimmy Morris is aiming to become the first man to win the prestigious race three times. He might be a visitor who doesn’t race on shale very often, but he will certainly be on the pace.

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Steve Newman will also be remembered in the 1300 Stock Car Steve Newman Memorial

The other previous winner in the field is 149 Todd Payne, who took the title two years ago, and could be a threat having turned around his form in recent weeks.

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149 Todd Payne is a former winner of the Steve Newman Memorial

World of Shale champion 216 Dan Booth is perhaps the most likely local to scoop the honours, but there are plenty more contenders. Among them are silver top 450 Luke Jackson and 422 Martin Taylor, who has been a consistent frontrunner for some time now, without managing to claim a big race – perhaps that could change at this meeting.

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216 Dan Booth is the most likely Trackstar Driver to win the Memorial Race - and it would certainly be a win which would meana  lot to the World of Shale Champion 

Former world champion 333 Dan Weavers, past European champion 473 Dean Moat and the likes of 317 Lauren Overy and 400 Kevin Shinn are all potentially under-graded at Blue, so will look to make the most of that advantage against the stars and champions starting further back.

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317 Lauren Overy is likely to be a big threat from the blues

We are delighted to welcome a quartet of very strong Scottish drivers into the fray. Former F1 and F2 driver 388 Paul Ford took the British title on his home track earlier this year, while 67 Craig Haxton and brothers 124 Andrew and 125 Euan Mathieson have plenty of pace that they can add to their experience of regular visits to Norfolk. Whether they’ll be harnessing that to challenge for wins or to antagonise the locals is another question!

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British Champion and former F1 Stock Car Driver 388 Paul Ford leads a strong Scottish contingent

 

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