Lakeside Hammers Statement

We are saddened, but not surprised, by the decision of our former landlords, who were this year’s tenants of Arena Essex, to opt to not continue the operation into 2019.

We are heartened, nevertheless, by our ongoing talks with the new landowners and considerable support for Speedway to continue in the area.

While the track is still in situ we will talk to them about the continuation of Speedway at Arena, given the success of this season, the increased attendances from 2017, and the exciting plans formulated by the BSPA (British Speedway Promoters Association) for the 2019 season.

In the meantime, it’s business as usual with a local derby at The Raceway on Friday against the Ipswich Witches and the next three months of action with our terrific young team of 2018 to enjoy, while we continue to work steadfastly on securing our long term future.

Stuart Douglas & Jon Cook.

Following this statement, if fans would like to talk with Jon Cook further, he will be situated in front of The Raceway Tavern after the first heat against the Witches on Friday