Lakeside Hammers Speedway Team

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The Extreme Team Sport

For all of the latest information on the Hammers campaign to return speedway to Thurrock, please visit the Thurrock Hammers site by clicking here or on the image below.


The Lakeside Hammers raced at the Arena Essex Raceway until September 2018 when they were forced to re-locate after the Raceway complex closed after being sold for re-development. The club’s licence is currently on ice for the 2019 season, whilst a new venue is sourced within the Thurrock district.

Speedway, which is a fantastic, family friendly sport, has run in the borough for over 30 years and we believe that Thurrock is still a great location for a new facility and is a growing community that deserves the exciting, top class sport that speedway provides.

We have a great relationship with Thurrock Council but we still need to show local decision makers how much support the club enjoys. Our Thurrock Hammers Speedway website contains a range of information and links relating to our campaign. Click on the image below to launch.

After reaching our initial target of 3,000 signatures, our next aim for our Petition is to reach 5000 signatures .

Please click on the link below to sign.


Raceway Memories







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Supporting Our Campaign

We would like to extend our thanks to the companies below who have continued to support our cause for returning to Thurrock. If you would like to get involved, or offer your support, please get in touch with Russell Keetch here


 Our Media Partners

In 2014 we developed the phrase  The Extreme Team Sport which we passionately believe summarises everything about Speedway.  At that time we also forged close links with dedicated Twitter & Facebook channel Lakesidelive, who, under their phrase Raceday at The Raceway provided coverage of every single Hammers heat, both home and away during this period.

Along with Lakesidelive, we are very appreciative of the media outlets below, who continue to support us in our quest to return to Thurrock.