There has been racing at Standlake since 1972 and it originally started off as a dirt track. In April 1983 the Hook family took over the promotion of it and are still running it today. After the first meeting the decision was taken to concrete the bends and later on that season the straights were done. The promotion of the Track changed hands in the mid 90's from Mike Hook, to his son Keith.
The track originally had a ditch running around the outside and although it was fairly popular amongst racers, the decision was taken in 1995 to replace the ditch with the current Armco barrier. The following winter the race control building was moved from what is now the back straight to its current location, giving the track its current layout. In recent years many changes have taken place to the arena, shortly after the Armco went up the spectator area was raised a foot or so to give a better view, the bank around the outside of the arena has been raised to comply with planning permission and the main entrance to the arena has been changed as well.
Our aim is to provide a fair days racing for as many people as possible in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Any car past its prime can have one final fling round the Standlake oval, whether you want to race or crash there is a class here for you. There are various non-contact classes and then there's the Bangers, Bangers and more Bangers at every meeting. Last years average was 74 Bangers per meeting, with the emphasis on FUN you can race anything from a Mini to a Roller, just check the fixtures page for cc limits at individual meetings.
23 meetings are held throughout the year, on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays with 12 Noon start times. About 30 races are run at each meeting with an average 150 racers competing at each event. There is usually a good turnout of Bangers with an average of 50 - 60 cars at each meeting. The Junior class is also well attended with around 30 cars at most meetings.
We have a large pit area and spectators can park around the track on the raised banking to watch from the comfort of their cars. We are also the holders of what to our knowledge is a national record with 266 Banger cars in attendance at our Heavy Metal Classic on 2nd January 2005. The Heavy Metal Classic meetings are now recognised as the biggest Banger meeting the Country sees each year.
Visiting banger drivers are welcome at any meeting.