Palmer on track for more glory

Andrew Palmer has made a terrific start to the season.
Andrew Palmer has made a terrific start to the season.
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Peterborough’s Andrew Palmer has made a cracking start to the Formula Two stock car season.

After less than a month of racing, Palmer has already clocked up eight meetings and three race wins, including the final at Mildenhall in Suffolk last Saturday.

He followed that up with a heat win and a third in the final at Belle Vue in Manchester on Sunday and as a result is challenging at the top of the national points standings.

He will be keen to continue that kind of form this weekend at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena, the venue where he lifted his second World of Shale title back in 2008.

That event returns to King’s Lynn later this year, when Palmer will be seeking to take the crown for a fifth time.

Saturday night’s (March 28) meeting at Lynn starts at 6pm and also features American V8-powered BriSCA Formula One stock cars for the first time.

They form part of a stock car spectacular alongside BriSCA Formula Two Stock Cars and Ministox, three national formulas featuring the country’s leading drivers.

Heading the Formula One entry list is Mat Newson from near Norwich, last year’s King’s Lynn track champion and leading scorer in the national points.

Also in action are world champion and shale surface specialist Craig Finnikin (Staffordshire), plus former world champions Frankie Wainman Junior (Yorkshire) and Rob Speak (Manchester).