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Arena Essex Raceway - Meeting 04/15 Monday, May 31, 2004
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PRI Banger Team Championship Round 3
1300 Stock Cars
SuperBangers
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SuperBangers
Steve Davies came away with a final win at Arena Essex on May 31. The former captain of the Condom banger team, won the SuperBanger final in a meeting that was expanded due to a good number of cars turning up. Phil Butler also put in a good performance, taking two of the three heats, whilst Dan Lawrence won the third heat and came second in the final, not bad for a day licence driver in a borrowed car and possibly incentive for him to get a full licence.

PRI Banger Teams
Most of the teams qualifying for the PRI Banger Teams Final Eliminator in July had already booked their places by the time they turned out for the final qualifying round on May 31 at Arena Essex, though a number of places were still up for grabs. One team that has certainly come on since their early days is the Menace team, Ray Layton notching up a first win for the team, though the first heat set the scene for a lot of what would happen through the day and, more importantly, who would get the points. The meeting would become a fight between the top three teams; former champions Midnight Runners, defending champions Condoms and Bad Company, a team which has been gradually improving through the season, containing a number of team veterans. Billy Lee denied Jason Jackson in the second heat, grabbing ten of eighteen points, while Charlie Shanahan grabbed ten points for the Cream team, stopping Rob Farrington from grabbing a third win in as many rounds.

The consolation was very much a case of a last gasp dash for the last places as the Wrekin Krew grabbed a win courtesy of Chaz Taylor in an eleven point haul, though this was still not quite enough to allow them to pass the Ant Hill Mob score which means that the Krew will be the first reserve team as the final became a five way scramble for the last points between the three top teams plus the Cowboys and the Cream Team. The final itself was fairly heavy, coming to an end early after Danny McCormack was rolled onto his roof across the start/finish line, the win going to Rob Burbridge of the Condom team, who took the round overall by two points over the Runners with Bad Company third.

The Rawlins 2000 Qualifier seemed to take on a distinctly East Anglian feel as Martin Scully won the race before he took on Davey Cox in the destruction derby section of the event, though Scully would eventually bow out, Cox and Paul Wilks finally bashing themselves into mutual oblivion for a split decision for last car running.

1300 Stock Cars
James Radcliffe took a heat and final double at the May 31 Arena Essex 1300 Stock Car meeting, emulating Butch in the previous meeting though without the weather problems, though the racing was affected through the meeting by some problems with grip around the corners where the bangers had left their mark. Spike Ellis managed second spot behind Radcliffe both times, whilst Darren Pratt recovered from a lacklustre meeting in the rain at the start of May to grab a win in the helter-skelter race, nipping ahead of Keith Chapman late in the race.

Results
0. SuperBangers Heat 1* 441 Phil Butler 77 29 16 25 125 294 415 62 40
1. Banger Teams Heat 1 SM616 Ray Layton KC53 BC33 SM372 BC177 CC74 CC111 DR330 NM328 MK500
2. 1300 Stock Cars Warm-up race 699 James Radcliffe 658 631 674 620 697 714 682 770 667
3. Banger Teams Heat 2 BC2 Billy Lee MR331 BC466 KC22 KC18 MR208 NM567 ME190 CR418 SM42
4. SuperBangers Heat 2 441 Phil Butler 247 82 125 41 415 411 294 182 132
5. Banger Teams Heat 3 CR162 Charlie Shanahan NM550 SM327 MR188 MR119 SM326 CR116 KC47 DR62 KC49
6. 1300 Stock Cars Main Event 699 James Radcliffe 658 675 698 674 631 620 737 714 640
7. SuperBangers Heat 3 16 Dan Lawrence 77 82 40 41 25 29 121 547 155
8. Banger Teams Consolation WK510 Chaz Taylor CC101 AH266 ME242 KC248 AH309 WK512 BC183 WK457 MR57
9. 1300 Stock Cars Helter-Skelter 631 Darren Pratt 778 699 658 620 674 770 682 737 733
10. Banger Teams Final KC18 Rob Burbridge MR188 CC74 CR162 MR119 BC177 BC183 KC47 KC22 BC466
11. SuperBangers Final 77 Steve Davies 16 41 294 62 441 40 483 25 415
12. Bangers Rawlins 2000 Qualifier 372 Martin Scully 2 418

Last Car: 119 Davey Cox/328 Paul Wilks

* Race 0 was added to the start of the meeting due to an excessive number of cars. The meeting was changed to a "two-thirds" format with an allcomers' final.

Points after meeting 04/15

Please note that the points shown are unofficial and are given as a guideline only. For the official standings, you should consult the monthly newsletter or contact the PRI Office during office hours on (01708) 867728.

PRI Banger Teams

Team Abbr. Rounds 1 & 2 Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Cons Final Round 2 Total Series Total
Condoms KC 107 9 13 4 4 30 60 167
Midnight Runners MR 84 14 13 1 30 58 142
Bad Company BC 85 14 18 3 20 55 140
Cowboys CC 60 9 7 16 32 92
The Menace SM 58 10 1 14 25 83
Cream Team CR 52 2 14 14 30 82
Team No Mush TM 56 2 4 9 15 71
Gladiators GL 65 0 65
Messers MS 19 7 3 5 15 34
Ant Hill Mob AM 14 9 9 23
Wrekin Krew WK 9 11 11 20
Desert Rats DR 8 3 2 5 13
Essex Boys EB 4 0 4
Dawn Raiders DA 3 0 3
Mid Kent Maniacs MK 2 1 1 3
Buzzboyz BB 0 0 0
The Gigglers GI 0 0 0
The SX Boys SX 0 0 0

1300 Stock Cars

No. Driver Home Town Pts.
631 Darren Pratt Chigwell 98
620 James Avison 87
698 Alec Mortimer Tolworth 75
697 Derek Mortimer Surbiton 71
699 James Radcliffe Great Yarmouth 67
658 Spike Ellis Crawley 60
714 Glenn Bragg Chatham 59
770 Paul Griffiths Stonebridge 52
675 Lee Palmer Wallington 46
696 Barry Radcliffe Great Yarmouth 30
771 Gavin Griffiths Stonebridge 27
628 Colin Thorndyke Stanford-le-Hope 25
674 Paddy Palmer 24
708 Neil Chapman 22
668 Paul Haralambou Dagenham 22

SuperBangers

No. Driver Home town Points
77 Steve Davies Northfleet 85
294 Barry Smith 77
441 Phil Butler Erith 70
40 Lee Morrow Chelmsford 57
41 Tubbs Butler Welling 51
125 Fred Webb 41
411 Adam Stewart 39
42 Jamie Wilders 36
16 Dan Lawrence (Day Licence) 35
62 John Alder Aveley 35
25 Graham Heard Bexley 34
82 Nigel Carroll London 32
483 Nigel Weeks 24
43 Bob Sterling Dartford 21
88 Billy Merle 20

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