Arena Essex: Stox mini a major factor in final

THE Mini Stox provided the race of the day in their final at Arena Essex. Double heat winner, Harry Steward was turned left by Tommy Aylward at the end of the home straight, an incident that saw Steward spin into Kayleigh Glover, Glover in turn collecting Aylward and sending him for a hard impact with the fence. Oil on turn four caused last meetings dominant force, Lauren Overy, to glance off the barrier bringing her race to a finish. Ryan Polley spun as he attacked the back bumper of Jones but he fought his way to the front on the final lap.

Arena Essex: Hunter goes on the hunt

Having already shared the heat wins with Ricky Walker, Paul Hunter hit the front in the early stages of the final, but he sent Alex Martin spinning on turn one which attracted him a warning flag. Richard Haines quickly made it onto Hunter’s tail, breaking the lap record for the class in his pursuit. Haines wasn’t too interested about actually passing Hunter as he knew that the Vauxhall Nova racer would be docked several places in the final result for the earlier contact.

Arena Essex: Hot to trot as season gets underway

Track champion, Paul Whiteman won the final in the National Banger class. Nearly 40 cars was a good turnout for a domestic affair with a not entirely low key championship affair not too many miles away in London. Some meaty crashes were exchanged, not least as the brotherly pairing of Dale and Lee Hughes renewed acquaintances with Billy Page and Chris Mcauley, with a pair of big head on collisions between the protagonists. Heat wins went the way of Billy King, Lee Hughes and Jack Tuffen whilst the short lived Destruction Derby between Dave Palmer and Darren Haines was settled in the formers favour.

Bowls: Orsett delighted with help for green and buildings

ORSETT BOWLING club have received £1200 from the Veoila Mardyke Trust towards the cost of five new windows for their pavilion and gents changing room at their premises in Rowley Road, Orsett. Club members are delighted with the result and really appreciate the support of Veoila Mardyke Trust in their efforts to keep their buildings and green attractive and well maintained.

Karate: Young Karate kids help with Danny Green fund

The children and adults on Phoenix Karate Club entered an inter-club competition Canvey vs Basildon to raise money for The Danny Green Fund. We raised £500 from this day event. The members of Phoenix Karate based on Charfleets Estate Northwick Road and Basildon Sporting Village all took part in a friend competition.