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Arena Essex Raceway - Meeting 02/30 Sunday, September 1, 2002

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Plastengrave Non-Ford Bangers Mark Day Memorial
Ladies Bangers Championship Final
Group A Hot Rods
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In Brief

A close fought final lap was the deciding factor as the Ladies battled for the 2002 Banger title at Arena Essex on September 1, with Nina Crouchman getting an early lead whittled down to nothing by Maria Ilett by the last few hundred yards, which led to a final lap battle as Nina was first passed, then pushed Maria onto the safety area on the back straight, then both came together around the pit bend seeing Nina win by the narrowest of margins off the last corner. Jo Keeling followed in third after a consistant drive, though staying off the lead. Defending champion Sue Davies and former champion Amanda Harris were both forced to drop out before the race with engine difficulties.

The main Plastengrave Banger meeting was hastily made into a memorial for Mark "Foxy" Day, his former team mates in the Buzz Boys team putting much effort into the organisation and drivers turning up in droves to boost what is usually the quietest of the Plastengrave meetings that Arena Essex holds. Brett Cardy put in a firm drive to hold off from current RJK Drivers' Champion, Sonny Sherwood, to win the Memorial title in a meeting that was extended due to the number of bangers turning up, including some smart and unusual models, though Andy Davies was unable to coax much speed from his MGB GT and Tommy McGurk wrote off his immaculate Viva HC Estate at first time of asking, ending up embedded in the front of a Hillman Minx provided by Andrew Swift, racing on a day license. Heat wins went to Jimmy Randall, Mark Woolner and Frank Skinner, while the consolation was taken by Kev Harland in a rusty Astra. He later stated that this was the first time he had won anything since 1993! Cardy also grabbed victory in the Rawlins 2000 qualifier and tied for last car with Craig Hewitt after a head on shunt on turn one claimed both cars.

The Group A Hot Rods were a little short in numbers given their recent busy schedule, but turned up in good numbers all the same, putting in some great racing, especially in the final event where Dom Tomlinson held off everyone, including most of the red tops, to win. Behind him was an eight way scuffle that eventually saw contact between Steve Mills and Tony Moss which saw Mills finish backwards across the line and Moss disqualified. Heat one went to Ray Layton after Chris Smith had to retire with engine problems, though the old Devine Fiesta sounded increasingly rough through the day and eventually gave up; Jason Griffiths took heat two after rounding Layton's ailing motor, while Gary Rouse took the third heat easily, with Tomlinson, Steve Smith and Dave Lamb hotly competing for second spot.


Ladies Championship Qualifiers
19 Trish Walmer 201 Nicky Smith 449 Amanda Harris
31 Paula Radley 306 Audrey Vaughan 459 Theresa Killick
32 Tracey Wilmore 312 Mandy Cheeseman 462 Joanne Hewitt
38 Vikki Palmer 326 Tracy Worthington 490 Sharon Worthington
396 Angela Barber 345 Gemma Willett 511 Lisa Grover
129 Esther Hammans 346 Caroline Hewitt 526 Tina Roberts
141 Lisa McLelland 363 Maria Ilett 552 Debbie Aldborough
149 Lainy Killick 370 Jo Keeling 643 Nina Crouchman
190 Sue Davies 412 Christine Dawson

Results
1. Ladies Bangers Championship Final 643 Nina Crouchman 363 370 314 326 19 141 462 552 38
2. Plastengrave Bangers Heat 1 208 Jimmy Randall 415 348 128 13 317 331 188 26 101 102 200
3. Group A Hot Rods 1 - A & B 16 Ray Layton 134 75 184 38 190 91 23
4. Plastengrave Bangers Heat 2 326 Mark Woolner 381 449 306 19 353 3 210 312 286 NOCR
5. Plastengrave Bangers Heat 3 193 Frank Skinner 425 38 190 134 16 207 518 47 287 552 245
6. Group A Hot Rods 2 - A & C 134 Jason Griffiths 148 38 91 63 197 94 23
7. Plastengrave Bangers Consolation 396 Kev Harland 462 235 61 520 398 169 247 179 412
8. Group A Hot Rods 3 - B & C 63 Gary Rouse 17 184 82 99 126 92 94
9. Plastengrave Bangers Final/Mark Day Memorial 518 Brett Cardy 348 247 193 101 190 353 38
10. Group A Hot Rods Final 17 Dom Tomlinson 91 184 63 197 94 23 75
11. Bangers R2Kq 518 Brett Cardy 363 628
Last Car Running: 518 & 345 Craig Hewitt

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