Hunts stock car driver unlucky in Coventry race

Stock Car Racer Aaron Cozens from Somersham

Stock Car Racer Aaron Cozens from Somersham - Credit: Archant

STOCK car racer Aaron Cozens suffered a setback in his first meeting of the season at the BRISCA F1 meet at Coventry on Saturday as a catalogue of malfunctions plagued all three races.

Mr Cozens, of Somersham, comes from a family of stock car racers and fanatics but was unable to finish any of the races at the event.

The family are hopeful that the next race in Kings Lynn on April 27 will bring them more luck as the 23-year-old tries to rise up the standings.

Racing in number 75 – which was the number of his grandfather – Mr Cozens suffered a gear box failure, a puncture and a steering box malfunction in his first race in his new car.

But Mr Cozens’ father Neal, a veteran of the stock car scene, was optimistic about the next race despite the amount of work that the car would need before then.

Neal Cozens said: “We’ve got to get the steering box sorted out and we will have to do some cosmetic work but we’ll be all ready to go.

“Aaron feels confident, you’ve got to be confident in your machine when you’re up against 20 other cars.”