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Meeting 99/04, Easter Monday, 5th. April, 1999
PRI Bangers 1999 Team Championship, Round 1
1300 Saloon Stock Cars PRI Supreme Championship Qualifier 1

Arena Essex played host to the Ministox for the first time this year on April 5, but no one was ready for what happened. With over 40 cars in the pits, PRI decided to stage a pre-meeting white top race and what we actually got was a 21 car start, something unprecedented in this formula's history on this circuit. The previously unknown Lawrence Davey got a good start and built on it, finishing half a lap ahead of second place Tubbs Butler and Tom Meekings of RDC fame; quite a few racers had travelled down from Incarace's stronghold in the Midlands and RDC up in East Anglia. An experts race followed later in the programme which was taken by local name Ray Harris ahead of Michael Sanderson and Ryan Richards, with the higher grades unable to get through. What was to have been a second heat became a twenty-five lap final, another first for the Mini's here. At this point, the curse of the Mini's cut in, complicated by a 40 car start which meant that the start needed three attempts and, when Ray Lawton got into trouble at the Aveley end stopping the race, another two attempts were needed to speed the survivors on their way. This stoppage snatched the lead away from Butler as he was one of the slowest away, allowing Joe Tandy Jr an easy line through with Richard Grindrod and Alistair Pizzey following. That was how it stayed to the end, though Grindrod did his best to get ahead in the final laps. Brother Nick Tandy picked up the Helter_Skelter at the end ahead of Harris and Vic Bilkey Jr. after Brother Joe stuffed Scott Lock into the home straight armco causing a stoppage and a declared result, Joe's day finishing with a disqualification.

1300 Stock Cars
Sean Collin took time out from his busy schedule in the PRI Banger Team bash on April 5 at Arena Essex to give his 1300 Stock Car a run. He took one win by nudging early leader Roger Sugden out in the warm up then sprinting away, Andrew Davies trailing in second after a hard scrap for that much. Collin then picked the main event up too, adding it to his Banger success, though the main event was stopped early as Zeb Molyneux was first rolled on his side on turn four, Ricky Wolf, Graham Moore and Martin Blowers ending up in the armco trying to avoid, then Molyneux was hit onto his roof which was more than enough for the steward. Derry Monk got back to his winning ways in the Helter-Skelter, putting the bumper in on Lynda Beaumont to grab the lead a few laps from home.

PRI Banger Teams
This years' PRI Banger Team championship started on April 5 at Arena Essex with an early win for the defending champions, the Cream Team, courtesy of Sean Collin. Collin went on to run a heat and final in the 1300 Saloons, but his solitary eight points couldn't stop the Suicide Squad from grabbing the lead with ex-World Chmapions Kev Wilsher and Chris Whiteman notching twelve up between them. Russ McAngus improved on that with a win in the second heat, though new team Midnight Runners managed to draw the most off this heat with Bernie Reid and Nick Marsh grabbing ten points to put them third behind previous winners Ant Hill Mob. The first two heats were heavy on action, but the third heat was the one that produced the controversy when Mark Ruskin, lone member of the Cockney Pride team, followed Dave Greenstreet of the Creams in hard on turn three. That earned him a load up and brought out the well worn topic of the follow in rule for discussion around the track. The race went the way of Den Whiteman after the restart, with Buster Woods following, giving a maximum haul to the Squad and stretching their lead. Mark Jones popped Stuart Allen over on the pit bend in the consolation for a restart which went to the team with no known name, Phil Hudson winning for the Dunno's with Jay Wilders contributing in fourth. However only three teams scored in the heavy hitting final, the majority going to the Squad in a fifty-four point haul including the Whiteman twins and Kev Wilsher in the first three. The Suicide Squad later announced that their winnings were being donated to the provision of a childrens' party later in the season. Chris Whiteman won the Rawlins, stalled early when Stuart Wilson was rolled on his roof, while the destruction section saw a final showdown between Whiteman and John Harding awarded to Harding when the pair killed each other in a home straight showdown.


0  Ministox White       9 Lawrence Davey /41/34/528/8/549/564/20/87/599
1  Banger Teams 1     257 Sean Collin    /96/266/55/232/104/331/243/386/401
2  Ministox Experts    25 Ray Harris     /350/50/90/29/16/27/129/24/62
3  Banger Teams 2      21 Russ McAngus   /300/22/490/110/206/284/7/440/434
4  1300 Stocks w/u    779 Sean Collin    /747/605/725/674/610/777/733
5  Banger Teams 3       1 Den Whiteman   /238/43/429/101/391/438/344/267 NOCR
6  Ministox Final     129 Joe Tandy, Jr  /22/62/41/64/128/25/350/59/I4
7  Banger Teams Cons   37 Phil Hudson    /53/207/42/403/385/160/260/268/510
8  1300 Stocks Final  779 Sean Collin    /605/725/674/642/777/643/658
9  Banger Teams Final   1 Den Whiteman   /55/96/37/21/160/238/429
10 Ministox h/s       128 Nick Tandy     /25/111/34/41/P129/24/22/50/350
11 1300 Stocks h/s    643 Derry Monk     /750/610/605/725/642/697/704
12 Bangers R2000 q/r   55 Chris Whiteman /37/160 LCR=160 John Harding

Note: This is not as published in the programme.
Ministox: During the transition period, lettered driver numbers may still appear.
          Existing drivers may keep their current numbers until they retire, or may
          use the new system if they wish. However new drivers must conform to the
          new numbering system. Drivers should consult their home promotion for details.
Team H1 H2 H3 Cons Final Total Position
Suicide Squad 12 8 15 54 89 First
Cream Team 8 5 6 8 27 Second
Team Dunno 3 9 10 22 Third
Ant Hill Mob 7 7 1 15 Fourth
Cowboys 7 2 4 1 14 Fifth
Midnight Runners 3 10 13 Sixth
Elite 1 1 6 4 12 Seventh
Nads 4 1 5 = eighth
Gladiators 1 2 2 5 = eighth
Menace 5 5 = eighth
Black & Whites 1 1 2 Eleventh
Courage Boys 1 1 Twelfth
Cockney Pride 0
Outlaws 0
Wrekin Krew 0
Convicts 0

All results are subject to confirmation by promoter in line with current rules.

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