Co-Promoter Jon Cook was full of praise for both the Vortex Lakeside Hammers’ on and off track teams, along with meeting referee Chris Gay, as the club beat the forecast rain to stage 15 heats of racing on Friday night.
After watching the Hammers maintain second place in the Elite League table, following the 57-35 point victory over Wolverhampton, Cook commented
“With the help of the referee, we managed to beat the weather and still put on the professional show which we strive for every week. Our riders rightly deserve praise for the thrilling action they are providing, but our other team off-track often don’t get the praise they deserve.
I feel we have now reached a level of professionalism with our presentation team and our well drilled track crew, whereby our standards are now set and all involved appreciate we are here to entertain the fans and not keep them waiting around.
Crowd figures at The Raceway throughout the Football World Cup have been astonishingly good, above our expectation and comfortably into four figures and that is entirely due to the efforts of all in providing a show to be proud of.”
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Main image: Heat 1: Richard Lawson (blue) and Tai Woffinden (white) – Lakeside Hammers vs Wolverhampton Wolves, Elite League Speedway at the Arena Essex Raceway. CREDIT: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO