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Eventbrite - UKBRP Promotions t/a Iheartevents presents Arena Essex - 1 last time - Friday, at Arena Essex Raceway, Thurrock. Arena Essex Raceway will be closing for good after 40 years. Bad weather leading to race cancellations and a lack of support from fans were. Arena Essex Raceway in Thurrock is closing down after 41 years, but it will be going out in style with a huge fireworks display and race day.

Arena Essex Raceway‏ @ArenaEssexPRI 5 Nov ​ Motor sport events have been held at the Purfleet venue for the past forty years, but yesterday's sell out 'Firecracker' was the last.​ Arena Essex Final Farewell Race Winner: Jamie Smith Last Car Running: Jay Curtis. Arena Essex Raceway is a stock car and speedway racing track located near Purfleet, Essex. The Lakeside Shopping Centre was built alongside the venue. Eventbrite - UKBRP Promotions t/a Iheartevents presents Arena Essex - 1 last time - Friday, at Arena Essex Raceway, Thurrock.

PLANS have been unveiled to build a new town surrounding Lakeside Shopping Centre - while Arena Essex Raceway has announced its. Arena Essex Raceway‏ @ArenaEssexPRI 5 Nov ​ Motor sport events have been held at the Purfleet venue for the past forty years, but yesterday's sell out 'Firecracker' was the last.​ Arena Essex Final Farewell Race Winner: Jamie Smith Last Car Running: Jay Curtis. Arena Essex Raceway will be closing for good after 40 years. Bad weather leading to race cancellations and a lack of support from fans were.






Arena Essex Raceway in Thurrock is closing down after 41 years, but it will be going out in style with a huge essex display and race day. The event, which essex take place on Sunday, November 4, will be an emotional final farewell to the famous Essex race track. In a full day event, there will be cars taking part, including drivers from Holland, Belgium and Eire.

Then Shellshock Fireworks company will put on a display to arena a "truly spectacular farewell". In Arena this year, Arena Essex Raceway revealed that bad weather, a lack of support from fans and subsequent race cancellations had forced arena business to come to an end.

With over cars booked in for the essex goodbye, including arena from Holland, Belgium, Eire and all over the UK, along with Shellshock Fireworks who have been with us since the beginningwe are hoping for a truly arena farewell. Due to the incredible demand for tickets, the event essex already sold out and Arena Essex Raceway are expecting a capacity-filled stadium on the day.

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Chelmsford Inmate at Chelmsford prison has died after 'serious injury' An air ambulance was called. The new circuit was a quarter-mile long with the first stock car race meeting held on 1 May which was infamously ruined by a heavy downpour.

The track originally had a post and wire fence, which caused some colossal crashes and wrecks in the banger formula, and caught a few of the hot rods out too. In the late 80's the track swapped the post and wire for an Armco barrier and catch-fencing was installed to further protect spectators. Every September, the track hosted the oldest National World Final Championship, which ran for over 40 years. If possible, just over 40 cars, plus qualifiers from the wild card race, competed in the world final event.

Banger turnouts varied between 35 and cars at the world final meetings. The winner from the previous year started the final in last place. Sunday 4 November was the last meeting ever to be held at the raceway. It shut its gates for the last time after financial difficulties from recent seasons. Banger Racing took place on Sunday afternoons and Bank Holiday Mondays between the second week of March and the first week of November.

It is said to be one of the oldest Bangers ever raced and after the meeting, was later sold to be used in a movie about damaged cars. It was first staged at Arena Essex Raceway in , at the time it served alternate years with the Crayford stadium until , at which point the Arena circuit became the sole venue for the event. However, as the sport progressed it was the Ford manufacturer which became extremely dominant, indeed the following 33 world finals have been won by either a Cortina , Granada or Mondeo Firecracker was founded in and was by far one of, if not the most popular event at Arena Essex.

Originally, the meeting allowed all types of unlimited Bangers to race, but when the rule banning common cars was enforced, the meeting took off in popularity. The landmark ruling made it 'THE' meeting of the year where drivers could race their rare classics and bigger vehicles that were not suited to normal Banger events.

At the conclusion of the meeting, there was also a firework display put on by the local 'Shellshock Fireworks' company. In , due to banger numbers falling, cc Stock Cars were introduced as a support formula, however in Reliant Robins were swapped as the support formula, proving to be a popular move among fans.