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Arena Essex Raceway - Meeting 02/16 Monday, June 3, 2002

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PRI Banger Teams Championship Round 3
SuperBangers
1300 Stock Cars*
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* Added to program late. Originally scheduled for RDC Dover
In Brief

It could be said that this season's Banger Teams qualifiers have followed a pattern, but that would be less than fair to the teams and the action they provided. Certainly praise should be given to all 18 teams as not one of them leaves this year with zero points, and even the race for the top places was tight, the Midnight Runners being left in second spot following the resurgeance of the Cream Team, who bided their time in the heats and quietly slipped all their drivers through to allow them to destroy all opposition in the final to end the day on a staggering 78 points, getting four of the top five places in the final, led home by Tony Wade. However, ten teams were required to get in, and this year ten teams made their stand.

The Cream Team won overall on 144 points with last years' winners, the Midnight Runners, getting second spot with 97 points. The Canvey Cowboys had dominated all three meetings at the outset, and came home overall in third place with 83 points. Mushy's Team, however, failed to keep the Condoms out, so with fourth place and 49 points for the safety experts, I would venture that the Condoms have won this battle, at least for now. The Orpington Silent Heroes make it in again as fifth place team just one point behind, then another three points seperate them from sixth spot Gladiators, then it's a drop to 33 points as the Allsorts get in on the first time of asking. Bad Company can thank Billy Lee for his major contribution to the points as they tie with the new team Iz-It for eighth on 31 points, then the Southend Menace grace the last spot with 24 points. The rest of the teams and the losing eight from the Eliminator get a chance at the third place title later in the year.

Terry Bearman repeated himself in the SuperBangers that day, winning the first race, chasing Geoff Hughes home in the final for second then getting fifth in the last race. Hughes did his points level no harm in the final, staying clear in front despite all that Bearman could do in the final, but he was unable to remove Barry Smith from the front of the Festival Qualifier, especially with Dave Kingsmill firmly attached to his tail.

The 1300 Stocks were an unexpected bonus on the day, and Andrew Palmer took full advantage on the day after his spectacular performance during the previous meeting to whitewash the meeting, getting heat, final and Festival Qualifier wins, despite the best efforts of Darren Cardy, Darren Pratt and Neil Chapman to catch him.


Results
1. Banger Teams 1 308 Mick Bradbury (CC) 33(CR) 53(CR) 108(IZ) 57(MR) 345(SM) 23(SK) 353(SH) 164(SH) 511(CC) 488(NP) NOCR
2. SuperBangers 91 Terry Bearman 45 52 41 88 350 60 4
3. 1300 Stock Cars 674 Andrew Palmer 631 708 718 668 698 671 775
4. Banger Teams 2 442 Malcolm Fuller (CC) 6(MR) 462(SM) 30(CR) 425(SH) 162(DU) 28(VD) 277(BC) 398(IZ) 405(SH) 372(AS) 490(SM)
5. Banger Teams 3 94 Howard Martin (GL) 102(CC) 160(CR) 2(BC) 193(CR) 287(AS) 183(MR) 301(AH) 331(MR) 321(GL) 84(VD) 348(MT)
6. 1300 Stock Cars Final 674 Andrew Palmer 708 718 671 644 697 631 775
7. SuperBangers Final 45 Geoff Hughes 91 52 41 294 88 38 374
8. Banger Teams Consolation 190 Dan Weller (SH) 401(MR) 332(GL) 207(MR) 47(KC) 220(KC) 177(BC) 467(GL)
9. 1300 Stock Cars FoSq 674 Andrew Palmer 718 671 708 644 698 631 775
10. Banger Teams Final 33 Tony Wade (CR) 30(CR) 160(CR) 220(KC) 53(CR) 372(AS) 331(MR) 287(AS)
11. SuperBangers FoSq 294 Barry Smith 45 52 397 91 38 88 374
12. Bangers R2Kq 47 Andrew Davies 19 NOCR
     - Last car running 30 Tommy McGurk

Team chart after three rounds (Subtotals and totals in brackets)

Team Rds 1 & 2 Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Consolation Final Overall
Cream Team (CR) 66 13 (13) 5 (18) 10 (28) 0 (28) 50 (78) 1st 144 1st
Midnight Runners (MR) 71 4 ( 4) 7 (11) 3 (14) 8 (22) 4 (26) 2nd 97 2nd
Canvey Cowboys (CC) 59 9 ( 9) 8 (17) 7 (24) 0 (24) 0 (24) 3rd 83 3rd
Condoms (KC) 36 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 3 ( 3) 10 (13) =5th 49 4th
Silent Heroes (SH) 35 2 ( 2) 5 ( 7) 0 ( 7) 6 (13) 0 (13) =5th 48 5th
Gladiators (GL) 31 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 9 ( 9) 5 (14) 0 (14) 4th 45 6th
IzIt (IZ) 25 5 ( 5) 1 ( 6) 0 ( 6) 0 ( 6) 0 ( 6) 10th 31 =7th
Bad Company (BC) 24 0 ( 0) 1 ( 1) 5 ( 6) 1 ( 7) 0 ( 7) 9th 31 =7th
Allsorts (AS) 21 0 ( 0) 1 ( 1) 3 ( 4) 0 ( 4) 8 (12) 7th 33 9th
Menace (SM) 14 3 ( 3) 7 (10) 0 (10) 0 (10) 0 (10) 8th 24 10th
Ant Hill Mob (AM) 22 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 1 ( 1) 0 ( 1) 0 ( 1)=14th 23 11th
Vange Destroyers (VD) 15 0 ( 0) 2 ( 2) 1 ( 3) 0 ( 3) 0 ( 3)=11th 18 12th
Mushy's Team (MT) 8 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 1 ( 1) 0 ( 1) 0 ( 1)=14th 9 13th
The Jacks (JA) 3 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0)=17th 3 =14th
Team Skeef (SK) 1 2 ( 2) 0 ( 2) 0 ( 2) 0 ( 2) 0 ( 2) 13th 3 =14th
Dunno (DU) 0 0 ( 0) 3 ( 3) 0 ( 3) 0 ( 3) 0 ( 3)=11th 3 =14th
Buzz Boyz (BZ) 1 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0) 0 ( 0)=17th 1 =17th
No Point (NP) 0 1 ( 1) 0 ( 1) 0 ( 1) 0 ( 1) 0 ( 1)=14th 1 =17th

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