WAIN­MAN JR TOPS AF­TER A DOG­FIGHT

BRISCA F1: King’s Lynn

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Colin Casser­ley

Or­gan­iser: Track­star

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.”

Wain­man sur­vived hits

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