Lakeside Hammers

Alongside the Dartford Tunnel,  Lakeside, or Arena Essex as it was known, were founded in 1984. One of the most unusual features of the track for many years - up until 1991 - was the fact it had no safety fence, with the outside stock car track acting as a run-off area.

Info

Nickname: Hammers

Club Colours: Claret, Blue and White

Track Size: 265 metres

Track Record: 56.8 seconds, Andreas Jonsson (May 30, 2008)

Facilities: Main bar on first bend, with upstairs viewing. Back straight fast food and toilets, other fast food outlets

Founded: 1984

Contact details

Track address:
Arena-Essex Raceway,
A1306 Arterial Road,
Thurrock,
Essex,
RM19 1AE

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Telephone: 01708 863443

Email: alansargent@lakesidehammers.com

Website: www.lakesidehammers.com

Previous top riders

  • Leigh Adams
  • Kelvin Tatum
  • Peter Ravn
  • Josh Larsen
  • Alan Mogridge
  • Leigh Lanham
  • Andreas Jonsson
  • Brian Karger
  • Bo Petersen
  • Rob Ledwith
  • Jan Pedersen
  • Lee Richardson

Lakeside Hammers news

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lakeside Hammers will not be running in the 2019 speedway season after the BSPA revealed plans for next season after hosting their annual AGM.

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National League
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lakeside Hammers owner Stuart Douglas has decided to step down but insists he will continue fighting for a new home for the club.

Thurrock
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Adam Ellis admitted it was “devastating” to end the campaign trophy-less after missing out on the Championship Shield at Workington on Monday night.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Lakeside Hammers ace Nick Morris says his side will be racing for pride tonight in their last shot at silverware this season.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Lakeside Hammers captain Richard Lawson declared himself proud of his team — despite their Grand Final drubbing at Workington on Sunday night.

Honours

  • British League Division Two Champions - 1991
  • British League Division Two Cup winners - 1991
  • British League Division Two Four Team champions - 1991

Promoters

Stuart Douglas

Jon Cook

Neil Vatcher

Manager

Neil Vatcher

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