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Rolling down the home straight - that’s one way to cross the finish line!

PUBLISHED: 11:45 26 September 2018

Wes Starmer rolls over the line to come home in second place in the 2L Stock Car Driver of the Year at King’'s Lynn on Saturday Picture: Colin Casserley

Wes Starmer rolls over the line to come home in second place in the 2L Stock Car Driver of the Year at King’'s Lynn on Saturday Picture: Colin Casserley

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There was a busy night of Stock Car Racing at King’s Lynn on Saturday night.

Both the F1 Stock Cars and 2L Stock Cars were in action in rounds of their National Series, which sees the top drivers in the formulas fight for the National Points titles and the rights to wear a silver roof in 2019.

Norwich’s Matt Newson is in the F1 Stock Car shootout and he had an average night where he placed well in his heats before failing to finish the final and then finishing in a strong second place in the Grand National.

The night was all about former world champion Tom Harris, who stormed to a hat-trick of victories. Harris combines racing a BriSCA F1 with pursuing a dream of a career in Sprint Cars in the USA and there is little doubt that the experience he has gained on the dirt tracks in the States has seen him raise his game on UK shale tracks.

The 2L Stock Cars started with the Driver of the Year final before moving into a normal meeting where the Shootout drivers were chasing points.

Veteran racer Diggy Smith won the Driver of the Year, which featured a great battle for second place between Wes Starmer and Lee Sampson with Starmer just getting the verdict for the runners-up spot, crossing the line on his roof as he performed a spectacular roll down the home straight.

Hunstanton’s Willie Skoyles had a great start to the shootout series with a brace of runners-up finishes in his heats before winning the final in style. He finished the night leading the way in the new series on 72 points – more than double that of the driver in second place, Deane Mayes, who is on 32 points.

A number of top drivers had a nightmare start to the shootout, including Norwich’s Dan Parker, who failed to score a point after being sidelined with engine problems early on.

This weekend will see Matt Newson chasing more F1 Shootout points at Buxton Raceway, whilst the top 2L Stock Car drivers will be making their way to Taunton where Skoyles will be looking to extend his lead.

Closer to home Banger fans will be at the Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday (5pm).

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