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Lakeside Hammers sell raceway

PUBLISHED: 08:15 21 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:55 21 November 2017

Jon Cook (left) and Stuart Douglas celebrate Lakeside Hammers' victory in the KO Cup Final in 2009 (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Jon Cook (left) and Stuart Douglas celebrate Lakeside Hammers' victory in the KO Cup Final in 2009 (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Lakeside Hammers owner Stuart Douglas has confirmed the club are secure at Arena-Essex Raceway despite the land being sold.

The Thurrock venue has been leased back to the previous owners, Arena Essex Raceway, to allow motorsport to continue in 2018.

“At long last we have certainty and with the new site owners already making contact with our representatives we look forward to working with them to provide the joys of Speedway for future generations in Thurrock and the wider Essex area,” Douglas said.

“In the meantime we can’t wait to launch our new exciting Championship season in March and continue working with the Arena Essex team at the Raceway in 2018.”

This comes on the back of news the club with being racing in the Championship next year alongside the likes of Peterborough Panthers, Ipswich Witches, Scunthorpe Scorpions, Sheffield Tigers, Redcar Bears, Newcastle Diamonds, Glasgow Tigers, Edinburgh Monarchs, Berwick Bandits and Workington Comets.

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