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

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Lakeside Hammers moved to the top of the Championship table with a 52-37 home win over rivals Ipswich on Friday night.

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Peterborough
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Lakeside Hammers boss Will Pottinger admitted it was “frustrating” to come away from Ipswich without a point on Thursday night.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Lakeside Hammers remain hopeful of running speedway despite the news breaking that the Arena Essex Raceway landlors are opting not to continue into 2019.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Lakeside Hammers boss Will Pottinger wants his side to maintain their momentum when they head to Ipswich on Thursday (7.30pm).

ipswich
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Lakeside Hammers produced a remarkable comeback to beat reigning champions Sheffield 52-38 in their own back yard on Thursday night.

Sheffield

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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