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Two drivers dominated the Club’s season: Mark West and Paul Glading.

 

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship, Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship, Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season following Paul (1998). 

The final round for each of the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship were on 3rd December – Mark thus confirming two championship wins on the same evening!

Paul Mower won the final at this meeting which had significance in that, at the final attempt of the season, a driver other than Robin Bater, Paul and Mark won a Slotstox final this season (although only just as these three finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th!)  Even so there were still only four drivers that won a Slotstox final this season!

The Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship was due to run over its traditional six rounds.  Unfortunately at round four on 10th September a Club member was taken ill during the meeting necessitating the calling of an ambulance and the meeting being abandoned!  The Club member was ok and the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship points for this round were compiled from the completed races.

Mark defended the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship with the final round held on 10th December whilst the final round of the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship was held on 12th November.

Mark became the fourth driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship, Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship in the same season following Paul Mower (1994), Neil Clarke the following season (1995) and Paul (1998 and 2008).

In addition to 1998 and 2008, Paul had also won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship in the same season on a further three occasions (2003, 2007 and the previous season: 2009).

In addition to 1998 and 2008, Paul had also won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season on a further two occasions (2005 and 2006).

Mark became the first driver other than Paul (1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009) and Noel Whinney (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004) to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship since Chris Butcher in 1996!  In addition to Noel, Paul Mower had won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship on five or more occasions: six (1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1994).

Mark won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship for a fourth time following 2002, 2005 and 2007.  This was the first time that Mark had won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship without also winning the now defunct Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox ‘Open’ Team Championship!

Mark became the third driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship on four or more occasions following six time champion Paul Glading (1998, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009) and four time champion Paul Mower (1987, 1989, 1991 and 1992).

This meant that either Mark or Paul had won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship since 2002!

Mark became the sixth driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season following Mark Cossey (the inaugural Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in 1986), Clive Day (1990), Paul Mower (1987, 1989, 1991 and 1992) - these being the first six seasons the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship was held, Noel Whinney (2000 and 2001) and Paul (1998 and also 2003, 2006 plus the previous two seasons: 2008 and 2009). 

This meant that between Mark and Paul, this was the third-season-in-a-row and the fourth time in five seasons that the same driver had won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship.

Mark won the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship for a fourth time in total having also won in 2000 and 2007. 

Mark became the third driver to win the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship on four occasions following Chris Butcher (1991, 1999, 2002 and 2003) and Paul Glading (1998, 2005, 2006 and 2008).
This meant that between Mark and Paul they had won the previous six Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championships!

Mark won the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship for a fourth time following 2002, 2004 and 2005.  This was also the first time that Mark had won the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship without also winning the now defunct Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox ‘Open’ Team Championship in the same season!

Mark became the second driver to win the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship on four or more occasions following eight-time champion Paul Glading (four-seasons-in-a-row 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 plus 2003 and the previous three seasons 2007, 2008 and 2009).  Robin finished second in the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship for the third-season-in-a-row!

This meant:

Mark won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season for a second time following 2007;

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season on two or more occasions following Paul Glading (1998, 2006 and 2008);

Mark won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship in the same season for a third time following 2002 and 2005;  

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship in the same season on three or more occasions following Paul Glading (1998, 2003 and the previous two seasons: 2008 and 2009).

During the season the Arena-Essex Slotstox Club (renamed Arena Slotstox Club) which the Club had built associations with during the 2000’s moved again: this time to Cheshunt in Hertfordshire.  Initially to The Comrades Club on a Tuesday evening before later in the season alternating weeks between The Comrades Club on a Tuesday evening and the Church room at the St. Mary the Virgin church on a Wednesday evening.  At this club, Mark also qualified as highest point scorer and won the Gold Top Championship final at the Arena Slotstox Club.  Another Club member, although now an Arena Slotstox Club regular, Mark Banham finished 4th and also won the Arena Parma-Bangers Points Championship.

 

Whilst Mark was winning all the Points based championships, Paul Glading won the majority of the meeting based Championships!  Paul won the Slotstox World Championship, Slotstox British Championship, Slotstox East Anglian Championship, Slotstox Suffolk Championship, defended the Slotstox Foxhall Championship and also won the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship.

Even then Mark was runner-up in the Slotstox East Anglian Championship, Slotstox Suffolk Championship (edged out in the last race and runner-up second year in-a-row) and Slotstox British Championship!

Paul won the Slotstox World Championship for the third time following 1997 and 2000. 

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox World Championship on three or more occasions following six-time champion Noel Whinney (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008).

The Slotstox World Championship rotation meant that the Club hosted the Slotstox World Championship for the first time since the merger with the Great Blakenham Slotstox Club at the end of the 2008 season.  The Slotstox World Championship also returned to the Rushmere Village Hall for the first time since 2000 (due to the deteriorating condition of the room the Club were using at the Foxhall Stadium – the Club hosted the 1999 and 2000 Slotstox World Championships at the Rushmere Village Hall) and the winner on that occasion – Paul!

The Slotstox World Championship was held on 5th December with Forty-one drivers racing including once again visitors from the Arena Slotstox Club for the first time since 2007…although the most they had to celebrate was winning raffle prizes!

Following this disappointing showing at the Slotstox World Championship, the Arena Slotstox Club, having traditionally run Metal ‘Parmastox’ Slotstox, towards the end of season ran a Plastic Slotstox Winter Series with the intention of running regular Plastic Slotstox meetings.

Five of the Slotstox World Championship finalists were the same as in 2009...Paul moved up from 3rd to 1st whilst defending champion, Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club regular Julian Moat, first driver from the Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club to win the Slotstox World Championship, this time finished as runner-up.  1993 and 2007 champion Robin also slipped one place from runner-up to 3rd with Jim Glading, the only driver to feature in the 2010 final that had not featured in the 2009 final (replacing Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club driver Shane Moat) 4th whilst Mark West was another driver slipping one place from 4th in 2009 to 5th in 2010!

Having in 2009 qualified for a first Slotstox World Championship final since finishing as runner-up in 1996, Terry Newell qualified for the final for the second-season-in-a-row…only to finish sixth for the second-season-in-a-row! 

Following a change from the traditional hot food on sale, the Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club provided a buffet in 2009 and as this was much to the delight of the visiting Club drivers – the Club followed suit in 2010!

Paul won the Slotstox British Championship on 5th March.

On 8th October Paul won the Slotstox East Anglian Championship for the fifth time following 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox World Championship, Slotstox British Championship and Slotstox East Anglian Championship in the same season following Noel Whinney (2005).

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox World Championship, Slotstox British Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Championship in the same season following Noel (2003).

In addition to 2003 and 2005, Noel also won the Slotstox World Championship and Slotstox British Championship in the same season on a third occasion (three-in-a-row 2004).

The Slotstox East Anglian Championship featured three visiting drivers from the Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club with defending Slotstox World Champion Julian Moat finishing 3rd.

On 16th July Paul won the Slotstox Suffolk Championship for a third time following 2003 and 2004.  Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox Suffolk Championship on three occasions following Noel Whinney 1996, 2002 and 2006.

The Slotstox Suffolk Championship final featured the father and two sons trio of Terry, Aaron and Austin Newell - Aaron finished 3rd, Terry 4th and Austin 5th.  Paul and Mark were close all the way through the final as the championship came down to the final race. A win for Paul and a non-finish for Mark proved decisive.  Paul Mower was fifth highest points scorer in the heats but withdrew to enable his son Kian to be the 12th and last qualifier for the semi-finals.

Having reverted back in 2009 to its traditional format of being over two meetings the Slotstox Foxhall Championship continued being over two meetings: 7th May and 21st May.  Paul won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship for a third time in total having also won in 2005.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Championship on three or more occasions following eight time champion Noel Whinney (1989, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003).

Paul became the third driver to win the Slotstox World Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Championship in the same season following Noel (2003) and also Robin (2007).

Paul won the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship on 17th September and won a seventh in total and seventh in nine seasons having also won in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008.  In 2009, Riley Mower showed potential to follow in the footsteps of dad Paul, 1993 Slot-Bangers Foxhall Champion, by finishing fourth and this season it was Paul’s other son Kian showing potential by finishing 3rd!

This meant:

Paul won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season for a second time following 2005.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox World Championship, Slotstox Suffolk Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Championship in the same season following Noel (2002).

In addition to 2002, Noel had also won the Slotstox World Championship and Slotstox Suffolk Championship in the same season on a second occasion (2006).

Paul won the Slotstox East Anglian Championship, Slotstox Suffolk Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season for a third time following 2003 and 2004.

With Robin Bater winning the Slotstox East Anglian Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season the previous season (2009) and Mark West winning the Slotstox East Anglian Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season (2006) this meant that this was the fifth-season-in-a-row and seventh season in eight that the same driver had won the Slotstox East Anglian Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season!

 

Liam Hard won the 2009 Slotstox Under 18’s Championship (continued from the Great Blakenham Slotstox Club and replacing the Slotstox Foxhall Under 15’s Championship).  The 2009 Slotstox Under 18’s Championship plus presentation of Trophies for the 2009 seasons Foxhall Points Championships were eventually held on 15th January.  These were due to take place at the Club’s 2009 end of season Christmas meeting on 18th December 2009 but were postponed due to heavy snow in the Ipswich area.  It was again postponed on 8th January for the same reason!  The 2009 Slot-Saloon and Caravan Foxhall Championship and Slotstox 'Dash for Cash' (also due to feature at the 2009 end of season Christmas meeting) were not held.

There were no such problems with the Club’s 2010 end of season Christmas meeting on 17th December and Riley Mower won the Slotstox Under 18's Championship.  The 2010 AGM however was postponed due to snow!

Riley also won the Slot-Bangers ‘Junior’ Foxhall Points Championship.

 

Riley’s dad and multi-champion Paul, one of the past members that made a regular racing return during the 2009 season won the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship on 29th October.  This meant Paul has won a Foxhall Championship in four of the Club’s formulae following Slotstox (1988), Slot-Bangers (1993 and 1994) and Slot Rods (1993).  Paul became the second driver to win a Foxhall Championship in at least four of the Club's formulae following Paul Glading: Slotstox (2005 and 2010), Slot-Saloons (1997, 2005 and 2007), Slot-Bangers (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008) and Slot-Rubbish Rally (2002).

As Captain of the ‘Slimming Stars’ team, Paul Mower also won a fourth Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship following Captain ‘Jokers’ 1989, 1990 and 1993.  Paul’s team members were outgoing Slotstox Suffolk Champion Charlotte Feek and Pete ‘Slim’ Mitchell.

Paul became the fourth driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship in the same season following George Palmer (1992 ‘Jokers’ team member), Robin Bater (2003 ‘The Nuts’ team member) and Paul Glading (2005 Captain ‘Team impact’).

Paul became the fifth driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship on four or more occasions following:

Chris Butcher: 6 - Captain 1991 and 1992 ‘Jokers’, member 1997 ‘Gumbys’, 1999 ‘Jokers’, 2003 ‘Jokers’ and 2004 ‘The Nuts’;

Mark Banham: 4 – Captain 1996 and 1997 ‘Gumbys’, member 2000 ‘Cheque Book Racers’ and 2002 ‘Westy's flyers’;

Noel Whinney: 4 – member 1991 and 1992 ‘Jokers’, Captain 1999 ‘Jokers’ and 2000 ‘Cheque Book Racers’; and

Carl Brett: 4 – member 1995 ‘Hot Wods’, 1997 ‘Gumbys’, 2000 ‘Cheque Book Racers’ and 2005 ‘Team impact’.

 

Following the guest appearance at the Club on 13th November 2009 of Spedeworth commentator Graham Woodward attend the Club on 13th November ahead of the National Banger Championship of the World meeting at the Foxhall Stadium the following Evening.  In addition to enjoying the racing, Graham AKA 'TALL Bloke FROM The South' took several notes and photos and a report on the evening’s events was in the February / March edition of the Spedeworth 'Wheelspin' magazine!

 

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The Slotstox World Championship rotation meant that the Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club hosted the Slotstox World Championship on 27th November at the Central Hall in Emneth near Wisbech with thirty-eight drivers racing.  Shane Moat became the second driver representing the Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club to win the Slotstox World Championship following his uncle Julian in 2009!  Shane finished 6th in 2009 when Julian won whilst Julian finished 4th this season.

Shane and Julian became the second relations to win the Slotstox World Championship following the Gay brothers: Roger (1983 - the inaugural Slotstox World Championship and 1987) and Steve (1984).

Host club drvivers finished in the first 5 places in the World final with only defending champion Paul Glading representing the Club stopping a Wisbech clean sweep by finishing 6th.

This was the first Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club hosted Slotstox World Championship to include visitors from the Arena Slotstox Club.

Again a buffet was provided on the day.

 

Mark West was the dominant driver at the Club.

 

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship, Slotstox East Anglian Championship, Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season following Paul Glading in 2008.

Mark defended each of the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship, Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship.

The final round for each of the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship were on 11th November – Mark thus for the second-season-in-a-row confirming two championship wins on the same evening!

Mark became the fourth driver to defend the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and also win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship on two or more occasions following eight-time champion Paul Glading (in addition to 2008: 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009), six-time champion Paul Mower (1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1994) and five-time champion Noel Whinney (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004).

This meant that Mark, Paul Glading or Noel had won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship since 1997!

On 30th September Mark won the Slotstox East Anglian Championship for a third time following 2002 and 2006.

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox East Anglian Championship on three or more occasions following defending and five-time champion Paul Glading (in addition to 2008: 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2010).

This meant that for the first time Paul had not won the Slotstox East Anglian Championship two seasons-in-a-row.

By defending the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship, Mark won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship for a fifth time having also won in 2002, 2005 and 2007.

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship on five or more occasions following six time champion Paul Glading (in addition to 2008: 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2009).

This meant that either Mark or Paul had won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship since 2002!

Mark became the fifth driver to defend the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship following Paul Glading plus Paul Mower (1987, 1989 plus 1991, 1992), Chris Butcher (1993 and 1995 – 1994/5 saw the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship change from being a championship run during one season to a championship run over the second-half of one season and the first half of the following season) and Noel (2000 and 2001).

Mark became the fourth driver to defend the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season and win both in the same season on two or more occasions following Paul Mower (1987, 1989, 1991 and 1992), Noel Whinney (2000 and 2001) and Paul Glading (in addition to 2008: 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2009).

This meant that between Mark and Paul, this was the fourth-season-in-a-row and the fifth time in six seasons that the same driver had won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship.

Mark became the fourth driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship, Slotstox East Anglian Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season following Paul Mower (1987), Clive Day (1990), and Paul Glading (in addition to 2008: as well as winning the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox East Anglian Championship in 2007).

Mark defended the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship with the final round held on 21st October for the third-season-in-a-row and fifth time in total having also won in 2000 and 2007.

This meant:

Mark won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season for a third time having also won both in 2007.

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship, Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season on two or more occasions following Paul (in addition to 2008: 1998 and 2006 plus winning the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in 2005).

 

Mark also won the inaugural Slotstox Hertfordshire ‘Open’ Championship hosted by the Arena Slotstox Club on 26th February.  This replaced the Arena ‘Open’ Championship for only Metal 'Parmastox' and was a double header event.

With the Arena Slotstox Club running Plastic Slotstox on a more regular basis and following on from the Aldershot Slotstox Club in 2002, 2003 and 2004 this meeting was the first time that the Arena Slotstox Club hosted a double-header ‘Open’ Championship event for each of Metal ‘Parmastox’ and Plastic Slotstox.

Drivers were racing from the Club, the host club as well as, Wellgate, Pinewood Raceway and Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Clubs.

Rob Porter won the Parmastox Hertfordshire ‘Open’ Championship whilst Club member and Arena regular Mark Banham borrowed a Parmastox from Rob and finished runner-up.

Only the Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club did not have a driver make a final but with Arran Plaice being the best visiting non-finalist in the Slotstox all clubs represented on the day won something.  Club member Riley Mower won overall best junior.

Mark also teamed up with father and son duo Jim and Paul Glading as ‘O.M.B racing’ won the Slotstox ‘Open’ Team Championship.  Previously hosted by the Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club from 1998 to 2007 this formed part of another double header meeting hosted by the Arena Slotstox Club on 12th November alongside the regular Arena Parmastox ‘Open’ Team Championship.  For good measure Mark, Paul and Jim beat the Arena Slotstox Club regulars to win the Parmastox ‘Open’ version too!

‘O.M.B. Racing’ won the Slotstox ‘Open’ Team Championship for a second time following 2002 (when the team also consisted of Mark, Paul and Jim).

‘O.M.B. Racing’ became the fourth team to win the Slotstox Team ‘Open’ Championship on two or more occasions following three time champions Fen Stars (the first two 1998 and 1999 plus 2001) and two time champions ‘A12 Brigade’ (2004 and 2005) and ‘Team Viagra’ (2003 and 2007).

Mark won the Slotstox Team ‘Open’ Championship for a fifth time having been a member for both ‘O.M.B Racing’ wins, both ‘A12 Brigade’ wins and also ‘Team Viagra’ in 2007.

Along with Mark, Paul and Jim joined four other drivers that (where known) have won the Slotstox Team ‘Open’ Championship on two or more occasions following:

Noel Whinney: 3 – 2000 ‘Cheque Book Boys’, 2003 and 2007 ‘Team Viagra’;

Mark Banham: 2 – 2004 and 2005 ‘A12 Brigade’;

Aaron Leek: 2 - 2000 ‘Cheque Book Boys’ and 2007 ‘Team Viagra’; and

Julian Moat: 2 - 1998 and 1999 ‘Fen Stars’.

This meant:

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox ‘Team’ Open Championship, Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season following Noel (2000).

Mark won the Slotstox Team ‘Open’ Championship, Slotstox East Anglian Championship and Slotstox Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season for a second time following 2002.

Mark became the third driver to win the Slotstox ‘Team’ Open Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship in the same season following Noel (2000) and Paul Glading (2002).

Mark won the Slotstox ‘Team’ Open Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season for a fourth time following 2002, 2005, 2007.  This means that each season Mark has won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship Mark has also won the Slotstox ‘Team’ Open Championship when it has been held!

Mark won the Slotstox ‘Team’ Open Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season for a second time following 2007.

 

At each of these events the Plastic Slotstox were run to National Slotstox Association Specification and during the year the Arena Slotstox Club joined the Club and the Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club as members of the National Slotstox Association.  Following the success of Slotstox Hertfordshire ‘Open’ Championship and Slotstox ‘Team’ Open Championship, the Arena Slotstox Club was also awarded hosting of the 2012 Slotstox World Championship.

 

Also at the Arena Slotstox Club Mark finished 3rd in the Arena Parmastox Gold Top Championship final whilst Club website administrator and Arena Slotstox Club regular Mark Banham finished 5th. 

Mark Banham won the Arena Parma-Mini's Points Championship and the Arena Slotstox Winter Series Grand National Championship and finished as runner-up in the Arena Slotstox Winter Series Championship.

Mark Banham also teamed up with father and son Arena Slotstox Club members Jack and Chris Branch to finish 3rd in the Pinewood Raceway Slot-Nascar one hour team endurance event on 1st October.

 

In addition to the Slotstox Team ‘Open’ Championship Paul also won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship which continued being held over two meetings: 13th May and 20th May.  Paul won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship for a third-season-in-a-row and fourth time in total having also won in 2005.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Championship three or more seasons-in-a-row and on four or more occasions following eight time champion Noel Whinney (1989, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003).  Youngster Charlotte Bater daughter of 2007 champion Robin finished as runner-up whilst Mark West finished 3rd for the second season-in-a-row.

Paul also defended the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship on 7th October and won an eighth in total and eighth in ten seasons having also won in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008.

Paul also won the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship for a ninth time with the final round held on 9th December and fourth in five seasons following 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox Team ‘Open’ Championship, Slotstox Foxhall Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship in the same season following Mark (2004).

This meant:

Paul became the third driver to win the Slotstox Team ‘Open’ Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Championship in the same season following Noel (2000 and 2003) and Mark (2004).

Paul won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season for a third time following 2005 and 2010.

Paul won the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship and Slotstox ‘Team’ Open Championship in the same season for a second time following 2002.

With Mark winning the Slotstox East Anglian Championship and Paul winning the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship this was the first season since 2005 that the same driver had not won both the Slotstox East Anglian Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season!

 

On 4th March Paul Mower won the Slotstox British Championship for a second time following 1984.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox British Championship on two or more occasions following four time champion Noel Whinney (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007).

On 18th November Paul defended the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship.

Paul became the fifth driver to win the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship on two or more occasions following four time champion Robin Bater (1994, 1998, 2003 and 2008), three time champion Paul Glading (1997, 2005 and 2007) and two time champions Keith Brett (2000 and 2001) and Gareth Parker (2002 and 2009). 

This meant Paul became the second driver to defend the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship following Keith.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox British Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship in the same season following Noel Whinney (2004).

At the end of season Christmas Gala Night on 16th December, Paul also won the Slot-Saloons Thunderdrome Series.  This series was sponsored by The Oaks Caravan Park with the top five drivers in the qualifying points (consisting of 5 rounds held in tandem with 5 rounds of the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship) qualifying for the final.  Paul also finished first in the qualifying points chart.  Lee Brown from The Oaks Caravan Park presented the trophies to the finalists.  The series re-introduced the 'Thunderdrome Series' name to the Slot-Saloons season after this name was given to the points chart in its early years from 1994 to 1999.  The final qualifying chart had a very international ‘look’ to it as it included Emma and Daniel Brett from New Zealand, Graham and George Alexander together with Michelle, Nicole and 4 year old Jack Freck all from Scotland!

There were further Mower wins with Paul's son Kian winning the Slotstox Suffolk Championship on 15th July and the Slotstox Under 18's Championship at the end of season Christmas Gala Night on 16th December.  Kian became a second generation Mower to win the Slotstox Suffolk Championship following dad Paul (1986 and 1987).  It was a Mower 1-2 as Paul finished 2nd and for good measure Paul's other son and Kian’s brother Riley finished 5th!  Riley was defending Slotstox Foxhall Under 18's Champion so this Championship stayed in the family!

Kian and Paul became the third family members to win the Slotstox Suffolk Championship following father and son Jim (1998 and 2005) and Paul (2003, 2004 and defending 2010) Glading plus brothers Noel (1996, 2002 and 2006) and Kevin (2001) Whinney.

It was the second-season-in-a-row that the Slotstox Suffolk Championship final featured a father and two sons trio as 2010 included Terry, Aaron and Austin Newell - Aaron finished 3rd, Terry 4th and Austin 5th. 

All three Mowers also qualified for the final at Slotstox Points Championship round 3 on 1st April with Kian winning, Riley 2nd and Paul 3rd!  Also for the final at Slot-Saloons Points Championship round 4 / Thunderdrome Series round 2 on 6th May with Paul winning.

Not to be outdone all three Newell’s made the final at Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship round 12 on 26th August although it was won by Paul!

Paul and Kian also teamed up with Karl Ripper to win the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship on 2nd December.

As Captain of the winning ‘Team Reg’ team at the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship, Paul also defended and won a fifth Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship following Captain ‘Team Reg’ 1989, 1990 and 1993 and Captain ‘Slimming Stars’ 2010.

This meant Paul won the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship in the same season for the second-season-in-a-row.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship on five or more occasions following:

Chris Butcher: 6 - Captain 1991 and 1992 ‘Jokers’, member 1997 ‘Gumbys’, 1999 ‘Jokers’, 2003 ‘Jokers’ and 2004 ‘The Nuts’.

‘Team Reg’ became the second team to win the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship four-times following 'Jokers' (1991, 1992, 1999 and 2003).

 

Kian became the third driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship and Slotstox Suffolk Championship in the same season following George Palmer (1992 ‘Jokers’ team member) and Paul Glading (2003 Captain ‘Jokers’).

The Slotstox Under 18's Championship replaced the Slotstox Foxhall Under 15's Championship and Mark West won the Slotstox Under 15's Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship in the the same season (1999 'Jokers' team member).

Kian also comfortably won the Slot-Bangers ‘Junior’ Foxhall Points Championship with more than double the points of the runner-up - brother and again defending champion Riley!

 

The end of season Christmas Gala Night on 16th December also featured the Slot-Saloons and Caravans Foxhall Championship won by Carl Brett plus the traditional end of season trophy presentations.


The 2011 Annual General Meeting was held at The Golf public house on 21st December.

2011 Statistics

2012

The Slotstox World Championship (the 30th running) was hosted for the first time by the Arena Slotstox.  The meeting was held on 2nd December at the Comrades Club in Cheshunt.  36 drivers raced and for the first time the Slotstox World Champion was decided by a run-off and Club member but also Arena regular Mark West won beating Noel Whinney.

The World Championship featured drivers for the first time racing from the Pinewood Raceway club although some members of this club had competed in Slotstox World Championships previously as members of the Aldershot Slotstox Club.

Jack Branch recorded a best Slotstox World Championship placing by an Arena Slotstox Club driver finishing 3rd.

 

Mark was also the dominant driver at the Club.

 

Mark won both the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship with the final round on 7th December and the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship with the final double points round on 9th November for the third season-in-a-row.

Mark also defended the Slotstox East Anglian Championship on 7th September and won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship continuing to be held over two meetings: 4th May and 11th May.

Mark became the third driver to win Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship three seasons-in-a-row and also win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship on three or more occasions following eight-time champion Paul Glading (1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009), six-time champion Paul Mower (1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1994) and five-time champion Noel Whinney (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004).

This meant that Mark, Paul Glading or Noel had won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship since 1997!

Mark won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship for a sixth time having also won in 2002, 2005 and 2007.

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship on six occasions following Paul Glading (1998, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009).

This meant that either Mark or Paul had won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship since 2002!

Mark won the Slotstox East Anglian Championship for a fourth time having also won in 2002 and 2006.

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox East Anglian Championship on four or more occasions following five-time champion Paul Glading (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010).

Mark became the fourth driver to defend the Slotstox East Anglian Championship.  Apart from Paul, also Paul Mower (1986, 1987), Daren Earrey (1991, 1992) and Neil Clarke (1993, 1994).

Mark won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship for a third time following 2004 and 2008 (every four seasons!).

Mark became the third driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Championship on three or more occasions following eight-time champion Noel Whinney (1989, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003) and four-time champion Paul Glading (the previous three seasons plus 2005).

With 28 drivers racing at part 2 of the Slotstox Foxhall Championship a consolation was run for non quarter-finalist qualifiers won by Kieran Margetson.

Mark became the third driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season on three or more occasions following Paul Mower (4 times: 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1992) and Paul Glading (5 times: 1998, 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009).

This meant that between Mark and Paul, this was the fifth-season-in-a-row and the sixth time in seven seasons that the same driver had won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship.

Mark became the seventh driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Championship in the same season following Dean Cox (1985), Paul Mower (1988), Clive Day (1990), Neil Clarke (1995), Noel (1997, 1999, 2000 and 2001) and Paul Glading (2005 and 2009).

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox World Championship, Slotstox East Anglian Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Championship in the same season following Paul Glading (2010).

Mark became the third driver to win the Slotstox World Championship and Slotstox East Anglian Championship in the same season - in addition to Paul also Noel (2005).

Mark became the fourth driver to win the Slotstox World Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Championship in the same season – in addition to Paul also Noel (2002, 2003) and Robin Bater (2007).

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox World Championship, Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season following Paul Mower (1992).

Mark became the third driver to win the Slotstox World Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship in the same season – in addition to Paul also Noel (2004).

This meant:

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship, Slotstox Foxhall Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season following Paul Glading (2009).

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship, Slotstox East Anglian Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season on two occasions following Paul Glading (2003 and 2008 in addition to winning the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox East Anglian Championship in 2007).

By winning the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship three seasons-in-a-row, Mark became the third driver to defend the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship twice following Paul Mower (1987, 1989 and 1991, 1992) and Paul Glading (2003, 2004 and 2008, 2009).

 

At the end of season Christmas Gala Night on 21st December, Mark also won the Slot-Saloons Thunderdrome Series as in 2011 sponsored by The Oaks Caravan Park with the top five drivers in the qualifying points (consisting of 5 rounds held in tandem with 5 rounds of the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship) qualifying for the final.  Defending champion Paul Mower finished first in the qualifying points chart but did not contest the final and Paul Glading was runner-up for the second season-in-a-row.  Lee Brown from The Oaks Caravan Park presented the trophies to the finalists.

 

Mark defended the Slotstox Hertfordshire ‘Open’ Championship also hosted by the Arena Slotstox Club on 9th June.  As in 2011, this was a double-header ‘Open’ Championship event for each of Metal ‘Parmastox’ and Plastic Slotstox.

Drivers were racing from the Club, the host club as well as Pinewood Raceway and Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Clubs.

Mark was also runner-up in the Parmastox Hertfordshire ‘Open’ Championship defended Rob Porter.

All clubs represented had a driver make at least one or other of the finals so as in 2011 all clubs represented on the day won something.

Mark also finished as runner-up at another Parmastox Open meeting hosted by the Wisbech Fen Tigers Slotstox Club on 20th October as runner-up to host club driver Ben Gant.

Club drivers were also in attendance at a Parmastox Open meeting hosted by the Wellgate Slotstox Club on 31st March this being won by host club driver Ken Holmes.

 

Also at the Arena Slotstox Club during the regular season Mark finished as runner-up (on number of race wins) in the Arena Parmastox Gold Top Championship and finished 4th in the Arena Slotstox Gold Top Championship final.

The Arena Slotstox Gold Top Championship was won by Club website administrator and Arena Slotstox Club regular Mark Banham.  Mark Banham also won the Arena Slotstox Points Championship, defended the Arena Parma-Mini’s Points Championship and finished as runner-up in each of the Arena Parmastox Points Championship and Arena Parma-Bangers Points Championship as well as finishing 3rd in the Arena Parmastox Gold Top Championship.

On 2nd March Noel Whinney won the Slotstox British Championship for a fifth time following 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007.  Noel won a final that featured five previous winners of the Slotstox British Championship - the exception being 195 Daren Earrey - and these five were also the five previous champions!  2009 champion Mark West was runner-up for the third-season-in-a-row, defending and 1984 champion Paul Mower finished 3rd, 2010 champion Paul Glading 4th, Daren 5th and 2008 champion Mark Banham 6th (despite being the Club website administrator - classed as representing Arena Slotstox Club and one of only two visiting drivers of 25 starters - the other being Graham Alexander from Scotland).

Noel also achieved an amazing feat at Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship round 14 on 26th October by winning every race he competed in - a total of 30 races and a maximum total of 106 points on the night!

Noel also won the final at round 9 of the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship / round 4 of the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship on 27th July.  This meeting featured some star name new drivers from ‘real’ stock car racing.  The 22 drivers racing included William Smith (son of Andrew William Smith), Kian Fairweather (son of Emmo Fairweather) and Yarmouth trio of Barry and James Radcliffe plus Mark Smith!  Barry finished 6th in the final.

 

On 6th July Paul Mower won the Slotstox Suffolk Championship for a third time following 1986 and 1987 - a 25 year break!  Paul’s son Kian was the defending champion.

Paul became the third driver to win the Slotstox Suffolk Championship for a third time following Noel Whinney (1996, 2002, 2006) and Paul Glading (2003, 2004, 2010).

The Slotstox Suffolk Championship was moved to coincide with the eve of the prestigious Ipswich Spedeweekend. Usually a closed Championship (Club members only) this year (although not to the agreement of all!) it was open to anybody as a one-off and attracted 36 drivers including several visitors (Scotland, Scunthorpe, Brighton, Hitchin) plus some debutants from Ipswich.  The best visitor was won by Nick Styles and best junior by Charlotte Bater.  The championship was held on the Five lane track with 'straight chicane' centre section.

Paul won the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship with the final (double points) round held on 2nd November.

Paul won the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship for the second time following 1994.

Paul became the sixth driver to win the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship on two or more occasions following five-time and defending champion Mark West (2000, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011); four-time champions Chris Butcher (1991, 1999, 2002 and 2003) and Paul Glading (1998, 2005, 2006 and 2008); plus fellow two-time champions Neil Clarke (1995 and 1996) and Mark Banham (1997 and 2004).

This meant that Paul became the first driver other than Mark West and Paul Glading to win the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship since Mark Banham in 2004!

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox Suffolk Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season following Mark West (2007).

Paul also won the 20th running (with 20 drivers racing) of the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship on 19th October ahead of son Kian in 2nd.

Paul won the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship for a second time following the inaugural Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in 1993.

Paul became the third driver to win the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship on two or more occasions following son and father pair - defending and eight time champion Paul Glading (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011) and fellow two time champion Jim Glading (1998 and 2001).

Paul became the third driver to win the Slotstox Suffolk Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season also following Jim (1998) and Paul (2003, 2004 and 2010).

 

Paul also teamed up with Phil Pritchard and Carl Brett to win the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship on 30th November.

As Captain of the winning ‘Team Reg’ team at the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship, Paul won the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship for the third season-in-a-row and a sixth Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship in total following Captain ‘Team Reg’ 1989, 1990 and 1993 and Captain ‘Slimming Stars’ 2010.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship on six occasions following:

Chris Butcher: 6 - Captain 1991 and 1992 ‘Jokers’, member 1997 ‘Gumbys’, 1999 ‘Jokers’, 2003 ‘Jokers’ and 2004 ‘The Nuts’.

This meant by defending the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship ‘Team Reg’ won the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship for a fifth time having also won in 1989, 1990 and 1993.

Carl Brett won the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship for a fifth time following member 1995 ‘Hot Wods’, 1997 ‘Gumbys’, 2000 ‘Cheque Book Racers’ and 2005 ‘Team impact’.

Paul became the fourth driver to win the Slotstox Suffolk Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship in the same season following George Palmer (1992), Paul Glading (2003) and son Kian (the previous season, 2011).

Paul became the fourth driver to win the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship in the same season following Chris Butcher (1991, 1999, 2003), Mark Banham (1997) and Paul Glading (2005).

This meant Paul won the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship for a second time following 1993.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Team Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season on two occasions following Paul Glading (2003 and 2005).

Kian defended the Slot-Bangers ‘Junior’ Foxhall Points Championship – a third Mower win in the three seasons the championship has been contested as brother Riley won in 2010!

Riley won two championships at the end of season Christmas Gala Night on 21st December - the Slotstox Unders 18's Championship for a second time following 2010 - a third Mower win in a row as Kian won in 2011 - plus the Slot-Saloons and Caravans Foxhall Championship.

Riley became the third driver to win the Slotstox Under 18's on two occasions following Bradley Mitchell (2002, 2005) and Darryl Gilder (2007, 2008).


The end of season Christmas Gala Night on 21st December also featured the traditional end of season trophy presentations as well as a Slotstox Foxhall B-Final Winners Championship (a recreation of the Slotstox Foxhall Grand National Championship last held in 2007) final following qualifying throughout the season and was won by Karl Ripper.

 

Paul Glading won the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship on 14th December.

Paul won the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship for a fourth time following 1997, 2005 and 2007.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship on four occasions following champion Robin Bater (1994, 1998, 2003 and 2008).

Paul also defended the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship with the final round held on 16th November.

Paul won Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship for a tenth time and fifth in six seasons having also won in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

This meant:

Paul won the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season for a third time following 1997 and 2007.

 

Martin Hunt Video’s also sponsored a couple of “Dash for D.V.D." races at Slot-Saloons meetings (non-Thunderdrome series rounds).  The race at Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship round 6 on 3rd August was won by Aaron Newell.

 

At the 2012 Annual General Meeting Karl Ripper was appointed Club chairman.

2012 Statistics

2013

On 8 December, the Slotstox World Championship was hosted by the Club for the first time since 2010.  For the second season-in-a-row 36 drivers raced and this season included 6 previous World Champions Noel Whinney (6 wins), Paul Glading (3), Robin Bater (2), Mark Banham, Julian Moat and defending champion Mark West (1 each).
Mark West defended the Slotstox World Championship and became the seventh driver to win the Slotstox World Championship on two or more occasions following six-time champion Noel (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008), three time champion Paul Glading (1997, 2000 and 2010) plus two-time champions: Aaron Leek (1998 and 1999) together with Aldershot Knights Slotstox Club drivers Roger Gay (winner of the inaugural Slotstox World Championship in 1983 and 1987) and Gary Reynolds (1985 and 1989).

This meant Mark became the third driver to defend the Slotstox World Championship following Aaron and Noel.

Terry Newell gained another runner-up position in a major championship!

Julian Moat won Best Visitor and Charlotte Bater best youngster.

Mark was also the dominant driver during the 30th season at the Club.

 

Mark won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship for the fourth season-in-a-row.

Mark won the Slotstox East Anglian Championship on 20th September for the third season-in-a-row.

Mark won the Slotstox British Championship on 15th March and the Slotstox Suffolk Championship on 26th July.

Mark became the second driver to win Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship four seasons-in-a-row following eight-time champion Paul Glading (1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009) and the third driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship on four or more occasions following Paul, six-time champion Paul Mower (1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1994) and five-time champion Noel Whinney (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004).

This meant that Mark, Paul Glading or Noel had won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship since 1997!

Mark won the Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship for a seventh time having also won in 2002, 2005 and 2007.

Mark won the Slotstox British Championship for the second time following 2009.  Mark became the third driver to win two or more Slotstox British Championships following five time winner and 3rd in 2013 Noel Whinney (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012 - defending champion) and 2013 runner-up Paul Mower (1984 and 2011).

Mark won the Slotstox East Anglian Championship for a fifth time having also won in 2002 and 2006.

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox East Anglian Championship on five occasions and by winning the Slotstox East Anglian Championship three seasons-in-a-row, became the second driver to defend the Slotstox East Anglian Championship twice following Paul Glading (2003, 2004 and 2007, 2008 plus 2010).

Mark won the Slotstox Suffolk Championship for a second time following 2007.

Mark became the sixth driver to win the Slotstox Suffolk Championship on two or more occasions following three time winners Paul Glading (2003, 2004 and 2010), Paul Mower (1986, 1987 and 2012 - defending champion) and Noel Whinney (1996, 2002 and 2006) plus fellow two time champions Jim Glading (1998 and 2005) and Kevin Thurlow (1985 - the inaugural Slotstox Suffolk Championship and 1991).

Mark's win ended hopes of the Mowers keeping it in the family for a third season in a row after Paul's son Kian won in 2011!

After last season’s experiment to run the championship as an 'Open' meeting on the eve of the prestigious Ipswich Speedweekend - attracting 36 drivers - this year it was the usual closed club championship format for Club members only.

Mark became the third driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season on four or more occasions following Paul Mower (4 times: 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1992) and Paul Glading (5 times: 1998, 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009).

This meant that between Mark and Paul, this was the sixth-season-in-a-row and the seventh time in eight seasons that the same driver had won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship.

This meant Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox World Championship, Slotstox British Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship in the same season following Noel Whinney (2004 – in addition to winning the Slotstox World Championship and Slotstox British Championship in 2003 and 2005).

Mark became the third driver to win the Slotstox World Championship and Slotstox British Championship in the same season following Noel and Paul Glading (2010).

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship and Slotstox East Anglian Championship in the same season on three occasions following Paul Glading (2003, 2007 and 2008).

Mark also won the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship for the sixth time and fourth in five seasons following 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Suffolk Championship and Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship in the same season twice following Paul Glading (2003 and 2004).

Mark became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship, Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season for a third time following Paul Glading (1998, 2006 and 2008).

This meant:

Mark won the Slotstox Suffolk Championship, Slotstox Grand Prix Series Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season for a second time following 2007.

Mark won the Slotstox Foxhall Points Championship, Slotstox Foxhall Grand Prix Series Championship and Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship in the same season for a third time following 2010 and 2011.

 

Mark also won the Parmastox (Metal Slotstox) English ‘Open’ Championship – a new series consisting of four rounds with one round hosted by each of the Wellgate Slotstox Club, Arena Slotstox Club, the new Wisbech Metal Slotstox Club and Pinewood Slotstox Club.  Mark won with a combination of consistent finishes together with a host club driver being disqualified when their Parmastox failed scruitineering at the final double-points round at Pinewood on 16th November.  Mark went one place better than 2012 at the Parmastox Hertfordshire ‘Open’ Championship which doubled up as the Arena round on 25th May.

Club website administrator (now an Arena regular) Mark Banham won the Parmastox King of the Fens ‘Open’ Championship which doubled up as the Wisbech round on 28th September.

 

Also at the Arena Slotstox Club during the regular season Mark won the Slotstox Gold Top Championship ahead of defending champion Mark Banham 2nd and Club member Karl Ripper 4th.  Defending champion Mark Banham was also runner-up in the Arena Slotstox Points Championship as well as each of the Arena Parmastox Points Championship and Arena Parma-Bangers Points Championship as well as finishing 3rd for the second season-in-a-row in the Arena Parmastox Gold Top Championship.

 

Paul Glading won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship on 17th May - this season held over one meeting.

Paul won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship for a fifth time and fourth in five seasons following 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Paul became the second driver to win the Slotstox Foxhall Championship on five or more occasions following eight-time champion Noel Whinney (1989, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003).

Paul won the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship with the final round held on 15th November for the third season-in-a-row and sixth in seven seasons out of a total of eleven having also won in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Paul won the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship on 18th October for a ninth time and third in four seasons following 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. Kian Mower was runner-up and Robin Bater 3rd for the second season-in-a-row.

This meant:

Paul won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship, Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season for a second time following 2011.

Paul won the Slotstox Foxhall Championship and Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship in the same season for a third time (and third time in four seasons) following 2009 and 2011.

Paul won the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship and Slot- Bangers Foxhall Championship in the same season for a fifth time following 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2011.

 

Kian Mower won the Slot-Bangers ‘Junior’ Foxhall Points Championship moving into first place at the final round on 15th November (as well as finishing 3rd in the Slot-Bangers Foxhall Points Championship) for the third season-in-a-row and a fourth Mower win in the four years the championship has been contested as brother Riley won in 2010!

The final round of the Slot-Bangers Points Championship ended with several Destruction Derbies – Jack Parker and Robin Bater having a particularly memorable head-on crash!

 

Kian’s dad Paul won the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship for the third time (and third in four seasons) following 2010 and 2011.

Paul became the third driver to win the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Championship on three or more occasions following four time champions Robin Bater (1994, 1998, 2003 and 2008) and Paul Glading (1997, 2005, 2007 and 2012 – defending champion).

 

In addition to the traditional end of season trophy presentations at the end of season Christmas Gala Night on 20th December:

Leon Armes won the Slotstox Unders 18's Championship;

There was double championship wins for the Newell family – son Aaron winning the Slot-Saloons and Caravans Foxhall Championship with dad Terry finally winning a Championship – the Slotstox Foxhall B-Final Winners Championship following qualifying throughout the season; and

Charlotte Feek won the Slot-Saloons Thunderdrome Series again sponsored by The Oaks Caravan Park with the top five drivers in the qualifying points (consisting of 5 rounds held in tandem with 5 rounds of the Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship) qualifying for the final.

 

Sad news reached Club members on 13th February that former Foxhall Foxes Slotstox Club racer Ron Ellis passed away.

In response and to popular demand a Ron Ellis memorial meeting was held on 8th November with 30 drivers racing, including a number coming out of Slotstox retirement, plus a good number of spectators.

Returning drivers included Ron’s son and daughter James and Hayley, Club website administrator Mark Banham, Paul Coman, Mark Cossey, Gareth Parker, Kevin Thurlow and one of the original Club founders Kevin Wegg.  Those in attendance to watch included Peter and Pauline Banham, Clive Day and John Devine.

As well as the some blasts from pasts in the way of drivers, there was a number of Old Skool Slotstox cars competing against their modern day cousins.
In addition, there was a fine display of race cars from across the formulas on the Centre Green, including a couple of programmes from the 1991-92 season which featured a number of familiar names to this day.  Many in attendance admitted to crawling about in lofts and attics to dig out the memorabilia which had been untouched for 20+ years whilst no retro Club occasion would be complete without a sponge cake from Pauline Banham!

There were also two pub cards won by Daren Earrey and Gareth Parker which all contributed to almost 88 being given to Ron's family to donate to a charity of their choosing.
The racing provided a great mixture of racing and crashing!

There were even a couple of maximums - one from the Old Skool by Kevin Thurlow and also one from the newer members as Phil Pritchard recorded his first ever full-house.
With large numbers in attendance, the top 6 points scorers in the heats proceeded straight to the Final which was keenly contested and went the way of Kevin Thurlow for the Old Skool.

 

The Slotstox Points Championship round on 6th September was requested by the Clubs younger members to be declared a onesie evening - a cow, giraffe and snow leopard all made an appearance and everyone thought they were at the zoo!

The Slot-Saloons Foxhall Points Championship round on 30th August will be remembered for celebrating Charlotte Baters birthday with Saloon Stock Car shaped cakes and biscuits complete with numbers!  There was a mad rush for everyone to get the one with their favourite driver on or to devour someone else’s favourite!

 

Following being appointed Club chairman at the 2012 Annual General Meeting Karl Ripper stood down early in 2013 and the Club ran without a Chair.

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