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Arena Essex Raceway - Meeting 02/15 Sunday, June 2, 2002

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Lightning Rods English Championship
Outlaw Hot Rods
Ministox
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In Brief

This meeting was somewhat confusing with a major rejig in the schedule to take account of all the extras that booked in for the Lightning Rods and the Outlaw Hot Rods.

The Ministox started the day off with an early Novice race which was won easily by local driver Daryl Bennett ahead of Andrew Taylor and Gary Archer, both from the other side of the Thames. There was a long wait for the Experts race, however, but Michael Outen grabbed victory over Sam Warner and Mark Burroughs, with Danny Rosenthal getting victory in the stalled Chase race. Ricky Cooper took the final win, followed by Chris Smith and Warner again.

With so many Outlaws again turning up, including some Autospeed/Ringwood interest, the meeting was changed to a three group setup. However the first blood went to long time PRI Rodder and former Lightning Rod ace Rick Fray, who held off Dave Hitchen, though Hitchen had enough to keep him busy in the closing stages. Another regular took the second win, that being Nigel Pike, who grabbed the win despite heroic efforts from some of the cars behind him. The best performance of the day had to be Stu Hammond, who took victory in the third heat, then scrambled through to take the final.

Lee Morrow has not had the most consistant career in the Lightning Rods, but on occasion he has put forward some stunning racing. The English Championship was just such an occasion when something clicked and Morrow managed a fantastic dodge from the second row to take the lead early on, a lead that would never be broken from start to finish despite some tyre problems by mid point. Mark Cooper managed to keep up to take second with Vic Bilkey in third, both drivers making supreme efforts right through the marathon race, while many others would falter before the race ended.

The meeting also featured heat wins for Martin Cookman in the first, Vic Bilkey in the second (following a brave attempt by rookie and ex-Ministox driver David Burton), Mick Thompson in the third, Gavin Murray in the fourth and Paul Hollands in the fifth, Burton making up for his cornering blunders earlier on with a win in the Consolation final.


Results
1. Ministox 1 (Novice) 515 Daryl Bennett 572 585 540 513 284 548 509 502 521 545 547
2. Lightning Rods 1 238 Martin Cookman 225 108 212 169 118 336 201 123 78 136 NOCR
3. Outlaws 1 21 Rick Fray 3 214 12 22 719 8 473 50 780
4. Lightning Rods 2 111 Vic Bilkey 187 232 272 308 240 318 389 195 237 323 545
5. Lightning Rods 3 167 Mick Thompson 233 118 225 376 393 170 336 427 108 245 74
6. Outlaws 2 473 Nigel Pike 277 479 44 89 780 3 20 214 21
7. Ministox 2 (Experts) 539 Michael Outen 571 580 528 577 509 543 502 520 592 531 532
8. Lightning Rods 4 395 Gavin Murray 240 359 201 308 318 203 545 166 138 NOCR
9. Lightning Rods 5 195 Paul Hollands 376 339 233 237 218 245 1 239 161 170 74
10. Outlaws 3 8 Stu Hammond 479 20 42 12 719 68 22 277 304
11. Ministox 3 (Chase) 577 Daniel Rosenthal 72 528 571 587 584 572 592 284 540 521 515
12. Lightning Rods Consolation Final 389 David Burton 161 266 299 78 107 42 323 239 136
13. Lightning Rods English Championship 240 Lee Morrow 308 111 118 201 318 395 359 108 170
14. Outlaws Final 8 Stu Hammond 479 473 12 277 780 21 22 42 68
15. Ministox Final 540 Ricky Cooper 584 571 528 577 513 502 530 587 539

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