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Arena Essex Raceway - Meeting 02/02 Sunday, March 17, 2002

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In Brief

Arena Essex on March 17 had its first real domestic outing with National Bangers providing the contact action along with the popular Group A Hot Rods.

Breathe in, Mushy!

The racing in the Bangers might have provided winners such as Graham Towner, Chris Trickett and Dean Bateman, the most memorable part of the meeting came in the form of some X-rated crashes including a surprise for Sonny Sherwood as he toyed with the front end of Andy Davies, only to have his car squashed to half its size against the turn two armco courtesy of Elliott Dobson. Tubbs Butler took a major jacking while Tommy McGurk provided a big surprise for Jimmy Randall, already stuck on the Mark Blackwell car out of turn four.

The A's provided some great racing, with some close finishing in the final as Matt Leadbetter just managed to hold off Clinton Groom for second spot behind winner Steve Smith, while Steve Mills held Groom off in a four way battle that also took in the Maryland Mini of Simon Simmons and Darren Christie who had taken a win in the heats.


Results
Event Winner 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
1. Group A 1 84 Darren Christie 184 14 197 92 148 99 82
2. Group A 2 100 Mick Collins 23 63 83 57 135 163 174
3. Bangers 1 387 Graham Towner 138 247 10 47 188 331 129
4. Race postponed
5. Group A Consolation 34 Dave Brown 112 119 188 58 90 45 16
6. Bangers 2 11 Clark Wells 163 287 57 348 356 183 297
7. Group A Final 184 Steve Smith 174 135 197 23 83 92 14
8. Bangers Final 247 Chris Trickett 130 203 188 10 57 NOCR
9. Group A FoS/q 23 Steve Mills 135 112 84 83 163 92 184
10. Bangers R2Kq 130 Dean Bateman 19 57
Last car running 331 Jason Jackson
Last car running 47 Andy Davies
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