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Arena Essex Raceway presents...

Firecracker XXVII

Sunday 4th November 2018

Gates open: 9.00am First race: 1.00pm

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Join us for the Final Farewell

***NOW FULLY SOLD OUT!!!***

Our team look forward to welcoming you to Firecracker XXVII to celebrate over 40 years of racing and to join with us to say 'bon voyage' to Arena Essex Raceway.

You may know that Arena Essex Raceway’s humble beginnings were the creation of “Chick“ Woodroffe, but what you may not know is that 27 years ago the very 1st Firecracker meeting was actually the brainchild of Chick’s son, Tony, persuading his father to invest in a spectacular end of season finale.

In its heyday Arena has housed up to 13,000 spectators for this event, with over 200 entries from the extremely rare makes/models to the latest; Rolls Royce’s, Chevvies, Hearses, Limos and some weird and wonderful vehicles along the way.

It is fitting therefore that Firecracker XXVII brings our racing at the track to a close. With over 230 cars booked in for the final goodbye, including drivers from Holland, Belgium, Eire and all over the UK, along with Shellshock Fireworks (who have been with us since the beginning), we are hoping for a truly spectacular farewell.

Arena Essex Raceway and everyone involved will bid you a sad and heartfelt farewell for having such a profound effect on so many lives, not least by introducing us to numerous characters over the last 41 years, we thank you.

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UPDATE: NOW FULLY SOLD OUT!

Due to demand all tickets and wristbands are now sold out and we expect the stadium to be full to capacity for this event. Ticket holders please read the important information below.

Please note that tickets include parking and entry to the event, but due to to the nature of this Firecracker as the last ever event at Arena Essex Raceway, it DOES NOT include the special commemorative programme, which will be available to purchase separately on the day at a cost of £5 each.

Parking is available on a first come, first served basis.

Important information

Ticket holders, please make sure all members of your party have read and understood the information below. No exchanges or refunds will be given for failure to read this information or comply with our rules.

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  • Due to advanced ticket sales, this is now an advanced ticket holder ONLY event and is fully sold out. No tickets will be available on the door on the day of the event and there will be no admittance without a valid ticket on the day.
  • Whilst admittance is free for under 5s, please ensure you have booked the appropriate number of tickets for any under 5s in your party for health and safety reasons.
  • Tickets will NOT be posted out. Once you have completed the purchase process online you will receive an email containing your e-ticket, with a barcode to be scanned on the day (please check your spam folders if this is not received into your inbox within a few hours).
  • IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED YOUR TICKETS ONLINE AND HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED YOUR E-TICKET VIA EMAIL, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FOLDERS FIRST. IF YOU HAVE STILL NOT RECEIVED YOUR TICKETS PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE ON 01708 867728, MONDAY-FRIDAY BETWEEN 10AM-4PM, WHERE A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PAYPAL REFERENCE NUMBER AS PROOF OF PURCHASE.
  • You MUST bring your ticket (either printed out or displayed on your phone/tablet) on the day to be scanned. NO ENTRY without a valid ticket on the day.
  • You are responsible for the safety and security of your e-ticket. Your ticket number is unique and once the ticket has been scanned through for admittance to the stadium any further copies presented will be refused entry.
  • Age discounted tickets are only valid where proof of age has been presented (where requested) on entry at the gate. Should this not be available, you may be requested to pay full price for entry.
Stadium conditions
  • Please consider whether this event is suitable for all members of your party (such as young children or those with mobility issues) should the stadium be full to capacity.
  • Outside of the Raceway Tavern the stadium is very exposed to the elements. Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing according to the weather conditions on the day, and bear in mind that weather conditions can vary throughout the day.
  • The stadium consists of areas of uneven ground which can become slippery when wet. Please ensure you wear appropriate footwear for the ground and weather conditions.
Rules and restrictions
  • Only alcohol purchased from Arena Essex may be consumed on the premises.
  • Whilst we are happy for you to bring chairs and/or small pop-up tents, the number of spectators for this event may mean that you are not able to use them. Please be considerate of those around you.
  • You are permitted to bring small gazebos for use as rain shelters (no tables), but these can ONLY be located at the top of the banking, where placed against the wooden fencing. They will NOT be permitted in any other location.
  • No barbeques or ladders are permitted in the stadium.