David Aldous finally claimed one title that has eluded him in his illustrious career after lifting the Two-Litre Saloon Stock National Championship.
Fifty drivers attempted to qualify for the big race which saw Diss-based ace Aldous prevail by just 0.019 seconds over Ely’s Carl Waterfield, with an inch-perfect last bend manoeuvre at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena last weekend.
It means that Aldous, four times a World Champion, has finally added his name to the trophy alongside that of father Eddie who took the same title some 31 years earlier.
“We haven’t had the best of years but it all came good today,” he said.
“Carl did a brilliant job of holding me back on the back straight,” said a delighted Aldous after the close finish that saw him edge inside Waterfield on the final bend and just overhaul his rival on the run to the chequered flag.
Aldous makes a quick return to the Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday night (6pm) when the Saloon Stock Cars are racing once more. Fellow Diss racer Deane Mayes will also be in action as he continues his quest for the National Points Championship.
This weekend’s meeting also features the unlimited power BriSCA Formula One Stock Cars, with support from BriSCA Ministox.
The event represents the last appearance at the Saddlebow Road track of the earth-shaking Formula One machines before their World Championship final is scheduled to take place at the same venue next month.
Defending World Champion Craig Finnikin, Wainman brothers Frankie and Danny and Norfolk’s own Mat Newson will be keen to gain a psychological edge over their opponents with a strong performance this weekend.
The stars of the future in Ministox include National Champion Frankie Wainman Jr and 2015’s top driver, Courtney Witts.