MOTOR SPORT: WAYNE Stockton is ready to get back to the trouble and strife of the racetrack after missing the last two rounds of the championship while on honeymoon.
The 27-year-old former Formula Ford champion, from Willaston, is taking part in the 750 Stock Hatch Championship. But his title bid was put on hold while he enjoyed two weeks in the Maldives with new wife Helen.
Now he is relishing a return to action at Brands Hatch on Sunday. He said: 'I couldn't really cancel my honeymoon! I didn't think about the racing I was missing too much while we were away, but as soon as I got home I knew I'd missed it.
'We had a brilliant day, getting married at a church service before a reception at Alvaston Hall. But luck-
ily Helen is really supportive of my racing and I can't wait to get back.'
Stockton has had a rest from sport before. He put the brakes on his competitive racing career after he finally fulfilled his ambition of becoming a champion by winning the Fiesta XR Challenge in 2000.
But this time the absence will be a short one. Buoyed by his performance in his last round of the championship, also at Brands Hatch, when he qualified 25th out of 92 cars and later came 13th in the final, he is confident of a good show at the weekend.
His aim now is to spend the season gathering experience and expertise in his new Fiesta XR2 to gain momentum for an assault on the title in 2006.
He added: 'I hope the two rounds I missed while on holiday will be the only two I don't take part in all season. There are nine left and I want to be in all of them.
'I hope to push further up the rankings and would like to get a win in before the end of the season, which would set me up nicely for next year.'
Stockton thanks sponsors SC Autos of Willaston, P&L Networks, Crewe, ETC Everywear, Store All, Meredith Paints, Chris Woolley and Paul Davis for their assistance. Anyone else interested in supporting him can contact him on 07980 125719.