NEWSFLASH - Due to unforeseen circumstances there are no Reliant Robins on 29th August. Plenty of Bank Holiday Mayhem still to come though see fixtures for details

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Arena Essex Raceway
PRI Racing Fixtures
1.00pm , Sunday, 28 August - PRI Bangers plus Lightning Rods Supreme Q/R 3 and 2L Stock Cars

1st Race 1PM, gates open to public at 11 AM
Admission prices on the gate - Full Price (15 – 64): £15.00,
Concessions: (under 5's free), Children (5 – 14): £5.00
Family Ticket (2 * Full Price and up to 4 Children): £40.00,
Senior Citizens (aged 65+): £10.00    Disabled (Blue Badge Holders): £10.00
Carers (accompanying wheelchair users or disabled children only): £10.00

Admission includes car park and programme - (Programmes subject to availability)
No need to pre-book. Purchase tickets at the gate. 

It's August Bank Holiday weekend; today is the first day of a two day extravaganza which features some of our most popular events. We see the return of the PRI Bangers today, a formula that normally draws a good field of drivers from the novice to the experienced racer, while we also have contact action from the 2l Stock Cars and the last Supreme Qualifier for the Lightning Rods.
The PRI Banger formula is one that we tend to have a great affection for, especially as they aren't backwards about moving forwards, especially as this can mean that they will be meeting up with somebody coming in the other direction. You can never be sure about who might try out a banger in this formula, based on the Rookie formula that we started here a few years back. They last came out to play in our annual Caravan feature which had some great moments in it including a four point roll for Jack Coveney who then went on to win the race after Grant Kilburn got into trouble.
That's what you can expect of these drivers – if it goes, they'll keep going! So today doesn't feature anything as grand as caravan racing but expect some great things from the first heat right through to the destruction derby at the end. And when I say “destruction”, it's what I mean as the remaining cars hit the circuit then hit each other, the last car winning it all! For that particular event, you are advised to make your way to the pit bend as it all goes off there!
The 2l Stock Cars have been really doing well here over the course of this season. It always struck me as a shame in previous years that the Saloon Stock Cars only came here a few times each year as they seemed to enjoy racing on the Arena circuit and always put on a good show when they were here for events like the Essex Championship. Then the current formula popped up with the help of that there Steve Davies and what we got was a formula that has a lot of the speed of the Lightning Rods and none of the worries about the contact as these beasts are all armoured up for the traditional shunting and swiping that you would expect of a stock car formula. Again you never quite know who will decide to try themselves out; it seems that each meeting introduces another driver that wants to give it a go.
The road to the Supreme Championships nears its end for the Lightning Rods today. By the end of the meeting we should have an idea about how the grid for the final will look. As we start this meeting, two former Ministox drivers have control of the front row but both Jamie Lee Callis and Anthony Lawrence have had trouble in recent meetings grabbing a trophy. Indeed Lawrence picked up his first trophy of the season in our last meeting. Pity it was for a banger race, though! Close behind those two, however, is another former anklebiter, Connor Reeve, who has been doing pretty well for himself in recent months. With only five points between them, the battle will probably be quite fierce and certainly fascinating!
And it doesn't end there! Tomorrow gets going at 1pm with racing from the Stock Rods who will be vying for their version of the Supreme Championship in the last qualifier for them, the Ministox will be continuing their season long battle for supremacy in their own way and, of course, the big vans will be here for the annual Rawlins Transport Unlimited Big Van Banger Championship. See you then!