WAINMAN JR TOPS AFTER A DOGFIGHT
BRISCA F1: King’s Lynn
When: April 30 Starters: 45
King’s Lynn was voted the fans’ favourite track in 2015 and, if Saturday night’s meet is anything to go by, then it will repeat that in 2016.
The final provided great action, with several drivers fighting for the lead right up until the final lap or so when Frankie Wainman Jr was able to pull away and record his second consecutive King’s Lynn final.
Colin Nairn and Dave Willis battled for the lead during the opening stages of the final until Nairn bounced off the wall and collected Willis, sending them both out of the race.
Bradley Harrison took control of the race and opened up a substantial lead until a yellow flag closed the field up. During the yellow flag the track was watered to keep the dust down.
On the restart, Harrison was forced wide allowing Wainman, Rob Speak and Mick Sworder to battle for the lead. They exchanged places on every turn, all three cars slamming into the wall. Wainman recovered first to open a race-winning lead. On the final lap Speak tangled with Mat Newson, ripping the front wheel off the Speak machine, allowing Paul Harrison through for third. Speak was able to limp across the line for fourth.
Wainman said: “On the restart I knew what was coming. I knew Speak would give me a good hit.
“I tried to use all my experience and drove it into the wall in such a way I could drive around it. I have got the car back to how I want it.
“It had a bit of damage when I rolled at Sheffield Raceway a few weeks ago, but the crew has worked hard and our effort paid off today. The car came to me towards the end of the race, watering the track helped me.”
Harrison wasn’t down even after losing the lead of the race: “It was a brilliant night’s shale racing.
“I am learning more and more about the car with each meeting and I am getting more confident.”
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