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Arena Essex Raceway
PRI Racing Fixtures
1.00pm , Monday, 25 May - PRI Bangers plus, Stock Rods Supreme Q/R 2, Ministox and Junior Bangers

Gates open at 11:00 AM       Admission prices on the gate -
Adults (15 – 64): £14.00, Children (5 – 14): £7.00 (under 5's free),
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children): £40.00,
Concessions (over 64 and blue badge holders): £8.00
Admission includes car park and programme - (Programmes subject to availability)
No need to pre-book. Purchase tickets at the gate. 

There's a lot of contact today as the PRI Bangers, Junior Bangers and Ministox return while the Stock Rods form up for a second go at qualifying for a place on the grid in this year's Supreme Championship.
After last week, it will be interesting to see what happens to the Stock Rods as today's meeting is more than just a race for driver championship points. The Stock Rod Supreme Championship is a coveted title that has sometimes, over the years, been taken by drivers that have gone on to race and dominate other formulas both on the short circuits and in other motorsports. The qualifiers are a vital part of that in that getting points here means getting a better start on the final grid. It has also been a mere week since the Stock Rods were here and some of the action in our last meeting could infer some of what comes off today.
The Ministox have provided us with some great action this season and it is with some regret that this has been overshadowed by events, namely the tragic passing of Kier Millar at Lochgelly Raceway a couple of weeks ago for which the staff, competitors and spectators paid their respects here in our last meeting, something repeated around the short circuit racing world. I have always found that the Ministox drivers have been some of our most enthusiastic drivers, and we always try to ensure the safety of all drivers, Ministox included, so that they continue to enjoy this sport.
The Junior Bangers saw something of a change in their last meeting here as many of the drivers that habitually won these events were being picked out for punishment. Whether this was their own fault or if other drivers were having a go is debatable but it gave a whole new look to the event as you never quite knew who would cross the line. Of course this is one of the main features of banger racing in general – there's more than one way to beat the field! While Junior Bangers are restricted as to what they can do, a well timed push or spin can work wonders for your overall position in the result.
Then, of course, we move up to the PRI formula where we find that the contact is often a lot heavier. It was in our last meeting back at the start of May! We also saw the return of Roy Rawlins who, unfortunately for him, was spun out early in his first heat and suffered some damage to the car which he was unable to repair on the day. Perhaps he may be back today? We also saw quite a bit of success for cousins Jamie, Charlie and Jo Murrell, though the trophies were a small part of the overall action of the meeting. If you wanted to see racing, wrecking or anything else (within reason of course), we had it in spades!
We convene here next at 1pm on Sunday, June 7 for our second attempt at a National Banger World Qualifier with more from the Ministox and Stock Rods and the return of the Lightning Rods who gave us some of our best Lightning Rod action in some time at our last meeting.