SMASH: Dan Booth (216) slips past as Stephen Murphy (right) smashes his car up.

South Holland’s Booth and Murphy impress at huge Adrian Flux Arena meeting

Two South Holland racers were on fine form at another weekend of racing at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena.

Saturday night saw the 1300 Stock Cars competing in the World Final and the Steve Newman Memorial – a hard and fair stock car racer that was taken too soon in 2012.

Both races are events all the drivers want to win and attracted more than 60 entrants.

In the World Final event, 39 of the best drivers from the formula started the race, racing over 25 laps.

Spalding-based Dan Booth was the area’s highest ranked representative. He started in ninth position and survived an incident-packed race to come home in fifth.

Holbeach racer Stephen Murphy also had a night to epitomise the highs and lows of Stock Car racing.

In the World Final last chance race he was winning the event – only for a plug lead to come off, meaning he missed out on a spot in the big race.

He got back out in the consolation event to qualify for the meeting final and won that after battling the win off from another driver.

He then stormed to a clear victory in the Steve Newman Memorial race with a truly dominant drive for a fully deserved win.

Riding a wave of form and confidence, Murphy then went out for the last race of the night; the dash for the cash eight-lap sprint where the winner takes all.

Unfortunately for the South Holland racer, he ended up in a huge crash which resulted in a big rollover, destroying his stock car.

The next stock car and banger action is on Saturday, August 17.

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