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.


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,
RM19 1AE

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Telephone: 01708 863443



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


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


Stuart Douglas

Jon Cook

Neil Vatcher


Neil Vatcher