Arena-Essex Raceway, A1306 Arterial Road, Thurrock, Essex, RM19 1AE.Map:
TELEPHONE: (01708) 863443.
MAIN SPONSOR: Vortex Performance Exhausts.
TEAM COLOURS: Claret, white & blue
RACE-NIGHT: Friday (8 pm).
OFF RACE-DAY: Thursday (7.45 pm) or Monday (7.30 pm).
STADIUM FACILITIES: Cover on home straight, and banking all around. Two bars, including Raceway Tavern on first turn, and plenty of fast food outlets.
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STUDENTS (over 18), OAP, DISABLED and UNEMPLOYED: £15
STUDENTS(17-18 year olds in full-time education): £5
CHILDREN (6-17): £2
CHILDREN (under 6): Free if accompanied by an adult
• Proof of age/status required for all concessions. OAP status relates to men 65 and over and women 60 and over.
TRACK LENGTH: 256 metres.
TRACK RECORD: 56.8 seconds.
RECORD HOLDER: Andreas Jonsson (May 30, 2008).
KO CUP: 2009 (EL), 1991 (D2).
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: 1991 (D2).
FOURS CHAMPIONS: 1991 (D2).
CAR: The Raceway is close to the Lakeside Shopping Centre. From the north, take M25 south to junction 30 and follow signs for the A1306 and Services. Go past the Services exit before descending to the traffic lights at the main roundabout. Take the A1306 (first on the left) and Arena-Essex Speedway is signposted. You will join another roundabout where the main entrance is situated. Take the second exit. From the south, take M25 through the Dartford Tunnel and first exit at junction 31. Continue around the roundabout until you go under the motorway. Take next available exit (A1306), which is signposted Arena-Essex. There is a free car park at the stadium.
TRAIN: The nearest station is Chafford Hundred, which is on the line from London Fenchurch Street. The journey time is approximately 35 minutes. The Raceway is a walk of about 20/25 minutes from the station.
TAXI: A taxi from Chafford Hundred railway station to the Arena-Essex Raceway should cost around £5.