Saturday 24th July
Kingsnorth at the Double
Added by Kevin on Monday 26th July
Saturday Ninja Karts
Whites and Yellows: 227, 501, 703, 75, 529, 542
Heat 1: 721, 45, 901, 74, 888, 703, 501, 529, 6, 147
Heat 2: 721, 901, 618, 45, 74, 227, 117, 888, 501, 6
Heat 3: 6, 45, 618, 901, 703, 75, 888, 542, 274 Junior Productions
Heat 1: 113, 352, 112, 127, 35, 555, 50, 10, 900, 73
Heat 2: 35, 352, 127, 17, 871, 8, 113, 50, 555, 94
Final: 127, 17, 352, 871, 35, 8, 50, 555, 687, 113 (after video review) Stock Rods
Heat 1: 46, 25, 473, 91, 658, 27, 232, 721, 248, 648
Heat 2: 46, 25, 91, 721, 648, 658, 232, 248, 54, 233
Final: 91, 46, 27, 248, 473, 648, 233, 232, 261, 54 Ministox
Heat 1: 647, 7, 178, 142, 50, 612, 88, 854, 167, 627
Heat 2: 178, 612, 142, 627, 7, 647, 699, 50, 682, 165
Scottish Championship: 178, 7, 647, 627, 50, 167, 699, 682, 612, 352 Superstox
Heat 1: 368, 469, 446, 309, 119, 566, 171, 13, 217, 128
Heat 2: 368, 446, 309, 55, 119, 566, 611, 217, 32, 252
Final: 309, 446, 119, 55, 217, 566, 13, 469, 611, 128 1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 638, 715, 835, 46, 99, 710, 18, 125, 410, 6
Heat 2: 99, 100, 199, 835, 715, 638, 668, 17, 125, 303
Final: 835, 126, 715, 638, 199, 668, 303, 410, 6, 9 Unlimited Bangers
Scottish Championship: 400, 209, 230, 222, 619, 356, 76
Heat 1: 230, 209, 327, 555
Heat 2: 209, 327, 356, 222, 400
DD: 400 Sunday Ministox
Heat 1: 7, 854, 178, 165, 142, 627, 612, 88, 699, 352
Heat 2: 142, 178, 699, 627, 88, 680, 165, 858, 167, 7
Final: 7, 178, 142, 627, 165, 612, 88, 50, 854, 167 CC Rods
Heat 1: 133, 69, 671, 20, 171, 506, 71, 289, 98, 170
Heat 2: 133, 69, 171, 337, 71, 289, 170, 671, 91, 98
Final: 671, 133, 289, 171, 71, 337, 91, 170, 76, 703 2.0 Hot Rods
Heat 1: 147, 529, 207, 144, 610, 668, 107, 469, 309, 26
Heat 2: 529, 142, 26, 207, 144, 668, 309, 217, 178, 9
Final: 147, 144, 26, 529, 668, 107, 610, 207, 469, 217 Superstox
Heat 1: 309, 446, 566, 611, 217, 55, 15, 171, 268, 13
Heat 2: 309, 446, 119, 13, 268, 55, 368, 15, 469, 566
Lochgelly Masters: 309, 446, 119, 368, 566, 217, 55, 611, 469, 128 Rookie Bangers
Heat 1: 219, 267, 389, 29, 50, 214, 292, 609, 296, 448
Heat 2: 400, 621, 3, 298, 935, 151, 201, 902, 566, 141
Scottish Championship: 400, 29, 298, 478, 214, 498
AC1: 296, 219, 141, 314, 291, 448, 246, 610, 63, 4
AC2: 63, 478, 214, 4
The Bangers rocked into Lochgelly Raceway at the weekend in record numbers as we celebrated the 10(+1) year of the track operating! Hotel rooms were filled with Banger teams, and fans from around the UK and Ireland as dozens flocked to the venue across the weekend to witness just shy of 40 races across the 2 days.
The Unlimited Bangers seen just under 30 cars take to the track on Saturday evening, whilst the Rookie Bangers seen around 60 cars on track on Sunday afternoon, with both variations providing some super entertainment throughout the weekend. 30 Unlimited Bangers is the best turnout that the track has seen, with the previous record being in the low 20s. Unlimited Bangers are the biggest of all variations of banger, with some serious money ploughed into some of the cars. We were proud to host the event, which also boasted the attendance of the National Unlimited Banger World Champion, as well as a couple of other major title holders and former champions!
Saturday afternoon kicked off proceedings with a number of low key events that would give some of the other formula an opportunity for some track time and race in front of a larger crowd, on a busy weekend. The Ninja Karts took to the track with just over 20 karts participating on the day, though numbers dropped during the afternoon as some drivers picked up damage and unable to make it back out for the remaining races. As usual, the Ninja Karts started off with a whites and yellows race to give some of the lesser experienced drivers an opportunity to build their confidence – Jack Connor took the race win ahead of Saul Galloway and Cameron Mason. Kenzie Bell was in excellent form on the day as he took 2 race wins before being put off the track in the final race for passing the pace car much to his disappointment. Candice Smart brought the checkered flag down on her Ninja Kart career with a 2nd place finish in one of the heats, before she moves on into the Junior Productions in the next year all going to plan! Hamish Plenderleith, who has been one of the quickest drivers over the last 12 months, didn’t have much joy in the first of his 2 races, but went onto take a win in the 3rd race of the day for him – the final race of the afternoon for the youngsters. Stuart Shevill Jnr continues to improve, and walked away with a couple of third place finishes on the day, his first podiums since moving up to blue grade.
The Junior Productions had a strong field of cars in action – just shy of 20 cars taking to the track on the day – the highest turn out in several meetings. Three different race winners on the day highlights the strength, and upcoming quality in the field of youngsters. A first win for Chloe Baird in the opening race of the night went down even better, with brother Jack also scoring in the top three for the first time in the formula. Jase Walle extended his lead at the top of the points charts with another race win and consistent set of results with closest challenger Jensen Bell failing to finish in one of his races hampering his challenge. Lennon Grant showed his presence on Saturday as he took the meeting final win. Lennon often flies under the radar, but has no shortage of ability as he has shown in the last couple of meetings with consistently good results. The original running of heat 2 though, had to be abandoned due to an incident on track resulting in medical attention being required for Kaitlyn Smart, though thankfully, she managed to climb out of the car and walk away after being looked after by the medics for a while.
30 1300 Stock Cars again took to the track as the bumper brigade continued to impress. Callum McIvor, Blair Robertson and Dale Robertson all made their debuts, whilst Kyle Hegg also brought out a new car. Blair Robertson thought he had got off to a perfect start, crossing the line first in the opening race before being penalised for jumping the start, promoting Darren Rae into 1st place. Kyle Hegg will have been impressed with his car out of the blocks, as he raced to a 2nd place finish in the opening race and a 3rd in the meeting final, coming from the back of the grid to do so. Callum Barclay – who is the in-form driver at the moment, took another race win in heat 2, and was unfortunate to have the meeting final taken away from him as well as he looks to put a fight on for the track championship, having missed a few meetings early in the season. The 1300 Stock Cars provided plenty of action throughout the day / night, with lots of pushing and shuving going on in each of the three races.
The Stock Rods welcomed Lauren Overy to the track, a visiting driver travelling north with some of the banger visitors. Stewart Paterson put up a defensive drive in each of the 2 heats as he held off the pack behind him, to take a double heat win – though was perhaps a tad fortunate in heat 2 as Jim Pitcaithly was unfortunate not to make it round the outside of him having been caught up with a back marker driver that hampered his run. The meeting final seen Siobhan Martin go for a spin in the first lap having tried to squeeze up the inside of Stewart Paterson, who held his ground and didn’t concede resulting in the 25 car spinning around and being collected by the oncoming pack – thankfully not causing too much damage with all cars able to drive away. Pitcaithly took full advantage of the coming together as he crept up the inside and race to an excellent final win, with Paterson nursing his car home to 2nd place, with Gary Dean and the pack hot on his heels!
The Unlimited Bangers were the star attraction and put on an epic showing on Saturday night. Some of the sports biggest names made their way north to be with us, including Jack Overy, Lee Kingsnorth, Micky Maskell, Sid Madgwick, Bradley Tomlinson and Tom Waller, as well as a few of Northern Irelands top drivers. The Scottish Championship was the one that they all raced for, with Lee Kingsnorth being the driver that would come out in first position. Tom Waller and Scotsman Scott Paterson would round out the top 3, in what was a superb race with action from start to finish! Scott Paterson and Tom Waller would go on and take the 2 all comer races, before Kingsnorth also took the DD win! Hopefully, the drivers will be back with us in 2022 as we look to host the Scottish Championship at a similar time of year next year!
The Superstox welcomed a couple of English visitors, with Dan and Charlie Santry, Declan Salmon, Bradley Brooker and Gary Chisolm joining us at the Lochgelly Masters was contested for across the 2 days. Charlie Santry got off to a perfect start as he scooped a double heat win though ran into bother in the final resulting in a DNF. Dean Johnston and Bryan Forrest had some brilliant races throughout the weekend, with the pair battling hard in each and every race – Dean had the better of the results on the Saturday, but Bryan found his groove on Sunday as he stormed to another hat-trick of race wins, taking the Lochgelly Masters on the way. Aaron Riddell debutised his brand new KMR car, and was immediately showing great pace from the back of the grid. Battling through to top 5 finishes in 5 of the 6 races across the weekend, with the car being tractored off the track in the other race!!
The Ministox also participated on each of the 2 days, with 2 different championships on offer. The Scottish Championship and Fife Championship. Saturday afternoon would see 2 reverse grid heats pulled from the hat, with the results determining the grid for the main event – the 2021 Scottish Championship. Lewis Burgoyne and Charlie Hardie had an epic battle for the best part of the race, with the 2 star drivers following each other closely. A mid race yellow flag bunched the pack up, and this would enable Scott Allardyce to close the gap on the front runners, and ultimately score an excellent third place finish from his near back of the grid starting position. Lewis Burgoyne would take the win ahead of Hardie in 2nd. Heat 2 would see the grid flipped around and Allardyce would go on to take the race win with Jay Paterson continuing his fine form at Lochgelly Raceway, finishing 2nd with Jake Wilson in 3rd position. As the heats were completed, the computer did its work and calculated the grid for the Scottish Championship race. The front row would see Allardyce and Burgoyne occupy it, with Hardie and Wilson row 2, and Jay Paterson and Ethan Gemmell on row 3. As the green flag dropped, a great race would commence – Hardie, Allardyce, Paterson and Burgoyne all traded blows, rubbed paintwork and led the pack throughout before Paterson was spun around dropping him down the order. Hardie and Allardyce opened up a small gap to the other challengers, with Allardyce overcoming Hardie with only a few laps remaining. Hardie stuck with Allardyce though, and tried to take the place back with 2 laps to go, but didn’t make enough contact and dropped back from Allardyce by too much to try again on the last lap – Allardyce crossed the line to become the 2021 Scottish Champion, with Hardie in 2nd and Burgoyne rounding out the top 3. A sterling drive from Andrew Scott would see him finish in 4th position! The Sunday afternoon seen 2 graded races take place with the final gridded on points scored within the heats. Charlie Hardie took the opening race of the afternoon, finishing ahead of Billie Dawson who found her groove on the Sunday at Lochgelly Raceway after a trip back upto Aberdeen on the Saturday night! Jake Wilson took heat 2 of the afternoon, with Allardyce finishing second. Heat 1 winner Hardie could only manage a 10th after finding himself trapped on the outside of a crash with nowhere to go. Jay Carruthers managed to score an excellent 3rd place finish in the race – possibly his best result at Lochgelly in the Ministox class. The meeting final would again see an excellent race between Charlie Hardie and Scott Allardyce – with the 2 within a car length of each other for most of the race, with Hardie pulling out a gap mid race before back markers enabled Allardyce again to close the gap in the closing stages – but not enough to put a firm hit into the Hardie car, as Hardie went onto win the Fife Championship ahead of Allardyce and Jake Wilson.
The Rookie Bangers seen around 60 cars take to the track on Sunday afternoon with some mega hits going in throughout the afternoon – five races were had for the Rookie class – enough to provide entertainment to the large Sunday crowd. The numbers didn’t really fall away neither, until the final race of the day, where we still managed around 15 cars on track and a good demolition derby as well. Lee Kingsnorth will be delighted with his weekend, having added the Rookie Banger Scottish title to his list of accomplishments at Lochgelly Raceway!
The CC Rods and 2.0 Hot Rods were also in action on Sunday afternoon, with race wins going to Dylan O’Donnell (2) and Brandon Gourlay in the CC Rods, whilst Gerry Hendry took a heat and final double in the 2.0 Hot Rods, and Jason Secker taking another race win as well.
We are back on Friday night this week – with the 1300 Stock Cars, 2.0 Hot Rods and Ministox all in action.
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Saturday 17th July
McWillam Scoops Hat Trick
Added by Kevin on Tuesday 20th July
JusBounce W/Y: 88, 699, 627, 68, 50, 167, 628, 28, 680, 858
Heat 1: 142, 699, 628, 7, 612, 627, 178, 682, 647, 165
Heat 2: 628, 142, 7, 612, 165, 699, 167, 647, 68, 627
Final: 142, 178, 612, 627, 628, 7, 165, 167, 858, 68 National Hot Rods
Heat 1: 330, 142, 36, 756, 34
Heat 2: 330, 34, 142, 36, 756
Final: 330, 36, 34, 142, 756 Stock Rods
Heat 1: 46, 721, 25, 91, 27, 648, 261, 473, 233, 54
Heat 2: 473, 232, 46, 248, 91, 27, 25, 721, 658, 703
Final: 91, 46, 25, 27, 721, 232, 648, 233, 658, 54 ProStocks
Heat 1: 127, 638, 55, 672, 162, 760, 134, 710, 518
Heat 2: 761, 638, 127, 672, 55, 134, 710, 760, 916, 170
Final: 638, 672, 761, 134, 170, 760, 79, 162, 710, 127 Superstox
Heat 1: 309, 446, 217, 15, 13, 611, 34, 128, 57, 777
Heat 2: 446, 309, 217, 15, 611, 128, 13, 777
Final: 446, 309, 217, 13, 611, 15
It was good to be back at Lochgelly Raceway following a short break as we warm up towards the tracks anniversary celebration event this coming weekend (24/25 July). The sun shone brightly throughout the day which increased the stickiness of the track, allowing for some fast racing.
The Ministox seen the HRP round take place in the whites and yellows JusBounce series at the beginning of the meeting. 14 cars took to track for the whites / yellows race (those eligible are those that started the 2021 season off as a white or yellow graded driver), with Kyle Rogerson coming through from the back of the grid to take the win following a busy meeting last Thursday at Skegness for the team. Jay Carruthers who himself had an impressive meeting, brought his car across the line in second place, only losing out in the closing stages of the race, with Andrew Scott rounding out the top three places in the first race of the night. Jake Wilson has been in electric form since returning from his suspension, adding another couple of race wins to his collection for the 2021 campaign – which will see him promoted upto red grade come the 1st August – a heat and final double on this occasion. Ross McLaughlin, who was arguably the driver of the night had his best performance to date in the formula, at Lochgelly Raceway anyway, taking a superb race win, whilst battling admirably throughout the night as he walked away with a few top 5 finishes for his efforts. The HRP and Crimond National Points champions, Charlie Hardie and Jamie Dawson had a great battle throughout the meeting final, with both drivers giving no mercy to each other as they traded blows lap after lap for the best part of the race. Whilst not the quickest way around the track, it was certainly an entertaining battle between two of the top drivers in the formula. Scott Allardyce hasn’t had much luck of late, but managed to munster a runner up spot in the meeting final, with Jay Paterson putting in another fine performance at HRP, as he finished in 3rd position.
The National Hot Rods were again down on numbers that we would like to see, however, with Roy Anderson, John Maver and Marc Spence all making outings, it is hoped that a few more drivers will return to action in the coming weeks with a few cars nearing completion. Ross McWilliam swept to a hat trick of race wins on Saturday night, as he blew away the competition. James Mooney continued to show good pace in his car, taking away a 2nd place finish in the opening race of the night for the Nationals, whilst putting in some solid lap times throughout the night. Roy Anderson was glad to be back on track after an absence of over a year, and will be happy to take away a couple of top 3 finishes which will set him in good stead for the campaign ahead.
The first meeting of the new National Points season took place for the Stock Rods as well. The Stock Rod formula provided some excellent competitive racing, which resulted in 3 different race winners on the night. Stewart Paterson took the opening race win of the night, having defended admirably from the pack behind, Paul Wilson took heat 2 of the night, before Jim Pitcaithly muscled his way through to take the win in the meeting final, taking full advantage of a door opening by the early leader Stewart Paterson! If the Stock Rods continue in this sort of form, we are in for one epic season with several drivers potentially in a position to challenge for the honours come the end of the season.
The Superstox, despite having a couple of cars less than normal, provided some super racing throughout the evening, with plenty of bumper work going on throughout the night. Dean Johnston was the driver of the meeting, sweeping to a heat and final double, having had a super battle with Bryan Forrest throughout the night. Great respect shown by the 2 heavyweights, but equally, no holding back as they entertained the onlooking crowd. Bryan Forrest didn’t go away empty handed, as he claimed the opening race of the night. Jack Turbitt continues to impress as he goes from strength to strength in the formula – his confidence is brimming at the moment, and he doesn’t look out of place racing from the blue grade, taking a hat trick of third place finishes away for his efforts as he continues to score well at each of the events this season. Reece Din had his best meeting in the formula since joining the ranks at the beginning of 2021, and led the way for much of the way in the meeting final, before being overcome by the Johnston, Forrest and Turbitt, as he held on for a well deserved 4th place finish.
The ProStocks were the fifth and final formula in action, and as is always the case with the formula, provided an entertaining evening of racing. Jake Mason looks to have found his feet in the formula, having led much of the opening heat of the night before spinning out with a lap or so to go, before picking up an excellent race win in heat 2, followed up by a 3rd place finish in the meeting final. Local drivers, Mark Boyle and Darren Rae took away the other wins, with Boyle taking a heat, with Rae claiming the meeting final. Tam Melrose’s run of bad luck continued, as he blew another engine.
We are back in action this weekend for 2 days of non-stop stock car racing and banger racing. The biggest form of banger racing, the Unlimited Bangers, will contest for the Scottish Championship on the Saturday, whilst the Rookie Bangers contest their own Scottish Championship on the Sunday. The Ministox battle it out for their Scottish and Fife Championships over the 2 days, whilst the Superstox race for the Lochgelly Masters. Tickets and full information available at our website, hardieracepromotions.co.uk.
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Friday 25th June
Bangers Friday Night Delight
Added by Kevin on Monday 28th June
Heat 1: 309, 171, 446, 15, 453, 217, 55, 34, 13, 426
Heat 2: 446, 217, 453, 55, 13, 171, 15, 34, 252, 426
Final: 55, 446, 453, 611, 217, 15, 309, 252, 13, 34 2.0 Hot Rods
Heat 1: 529, 107, 469, 668, 144, 147, 207,700, 178, 46
Heat 2: 107, 529, 469, 207, 144, 147, 668, 700, 142, 610
Final: 107, 144, 147, 529, 668, 207, 700, 610, 178, 142 B2B Bangers
Heat 1: 164, 752, 16, 303, 757, 155
Heat 2: 3, 16, 303
Final: 164, 752, 303, 3, 757, 16
Despite the uncertain weather forecast on Friday, the track conditions remained dry throughout the night and provided some top quality racing and banger racing as a result.
The 2.0 Hot Rods had everything to play for, as 4 drivers remained in contention to claim the 2020-21 National Points Championship. With the high stakes on offer, it was one of the most nerve-racking affairs for the four drivers involved in the battle – all keen to keep out of bother and get points on the board. For Willacy, he led going into the event and all he had to do, was finish ahead of his challengers throughout the night to ensure he claimed the title – sometimes easier said than done!!
With the drivers involved in the battle perhaps not pushing as hard as they might normally in an effort to ensure they finish races, it gave some of the other drivers an opportunity to take away some silverware on the night. Jason Secker, who has been improving week on week in the 2.0 Hot Rod class, claimed his first race win in the opening heat of the night, finishing ahead of Marc Honeyman Scott Devine. Behind them, Kevin Stewart held a steady line as he claimed 4th position, with much of the pack unwilling or unable to make a move stick around the outside of the 2020 Track Points Champion. Heat 2 of the night was another solid race – with Marc Honeyman hanging on to take a hard fought race win – hanging on from Jason Secker and Scott Devine who were both in close contention as they awaited an error from the Honeyman car. With the 2 heats completed, Scott Devine looked to be the closest challenger to Cameron Willacy in the battle for the points – with the gap down to just a handful of points as the drivers entered the final race of the campaign. As the green flag dropped, it was Honeyman who got away first, whilst Devine and Secker slotted into 2nd and 3rd. After a coming together in the opening laps, Devine retired his car onto the infield which seen the end of his challenge for the race for the silver roof. Honeyman continued to lead the way, as the pack bunched up behind him – Secker tried to make a move on the outside on a number of occasions, but was unable to make it stick, before slotting back in behind the 107 car as the pack closed back up. National Points leader, Cameron Willacy seemed happy to sit in behind the front 2 cars knowing he only had to finish where he was to be crowned champion and no risks were required! A mature race from the youngster seen Willacy finish 3rd on track, but later promoted upto 2nd place, and become the National Points Champion with the opportunity to wear the silver roof for the next 12 months! Honeyman took the race win – his second of the night, with Gerry Hendry moving up into 3rd position as a result of a docking for the 529 car. The 2021 World Championship will take place in Northern Ireland in just a couple of weeks time, with 6 drivers from Hardie Race Promotions heading over to represent Lochgelly in the quest for Gold!! Good luck to the six drivers; Cameron Willacy, Gerry Hendry, Kevin Stewart, Scott Devine, Greg Honeyman and Marc Honeyman!!
The Superstox seen Gary Chisolm make the trip north for some Friday night action, though missed the first heat of the night. National Points Champion Bryan Forrest continued from where he left off last time, and took another excellent win in the opening race of the night, finishing ahead of Mark Brady and Dean Johnston. Johnston drove superbly to come back to 3rd position having been spun out early in the race by Adam Low, though it was Low that came off worst as he retired his car into the infield area shortly afterwards. Heat 2 of the night seen Bryan Forrest run into bother midway through the race, as his car snaked up the back straight before having to retire as he battle his way through the field. Dean Johnston was the driver that made the most of the retirement as he took a race win, with Jack Turbitt and Kenny McKenzie rounding out the top 3. The meeting final seen a good race from the Superstox formula with Lee Livingston storming to an excellent, and relatively comfortable race win! Bryan Forrest and Dean Johnston were pretty evenly matched throughout the race, before Forrest had a coming together with Turbitt as he looked to make up a place, which seen Forrest spin around as a result, dropping down the order and narrowly being avoided by the oncoming pack of cars. Turbitt likewise lost a place or 2 as a result of the coming together, but was quickly back in the running and battled well to finish in 5th place in the race, just behind Adam Low. Lee Livingston rook the flag, with Johnston and McKenzie finishing in 2nd and 3rd places.
The Back 2 Basics Bangers provided some good entertainment on the night despite car numbers being lower than had been hoped for. Credit to the drivers though, they all went out and put on a show with Gary Mentiplay taking heat and final win, as well as being the last car running in the Demolition Derby at the end of the night. Ryan Martin took a win in a very lively heat 2! Heat 2 was arguably one of the best Back 2 Basics bangers races we have seen at Lochgelly, with Gavin Waugh almost rolling his car over, whilst Gavin Broadbent, Dayle Linton and a couple of others all went for a crash, with Ryan Martin joining in as the chequered flag came out!! The result seen a train of cars parked against the Lochgelly barrier and just 3 cars completing race distance!!
A short break from Stock Car racing will see us return to action on Saturday 17th July as the National Hot Rods start the campaign trail in the quest for World Qualification in 2022! The Superstox, Ministox, ProStock and Stock Rods are all also in action in a fantastic five formula line up.
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Saturday 19th June
Dillon Wins Shaun Walsh Memorial
Added by Kevin on Monday 21st June
1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 125, 18, 715, 188, 99, 668, 100, 88, 75, 255
Heat 2: 99, 700, 668, 188, 125, 715, 255, 411, 833, 100
Final: 188, 99, 411, 46, 100, 715, 668, 88, 255, 700 CC Rods
Heat 1: 20, 170, 69, 505, 171, 671, 337, 703, 71, 289
Heat 2: 703, 700, 671, 170, 171, 337, 71, 289, 91, 20
Final: 170, 700, 289, 71, 20, 91, 98, 703, 506, 505 Junior Productions
Heat 1: 871, 127, 7, 35, 88, 687, 555, 900, 125, 899
Heat 2: 88, 7, 8, 127, 17, 871, 35, 73, 555, 687
Final: 8, 7, 17, 35, 88, 73, 94, 50, 900, 307 2.0 Hot Rods
Heat 1: 207, 107, 529, 147, 469, 668, 144, 26, 178, 610
Heat 2: 207, 529, 469, 107, 26, 668, 147, 700, 178, 46
Final: 469, 207, 668, 26, 144, 700, 107, 147, 178, 529, 46 Van Bangers
Shaun Walsh Memorial: 152, 97, 752, 3, 511, 180, 99
Heat 1: 511, 152, 3, 99
Heat 2: 883, 3, 511, 666, 180, 99
The Big Van Bangers rocked into town on Saturday 19th June and provided an evening of super entertainment with a strongly contested Demolition Derby to round off the evening. The Shaun Walsh Memorial kicked off proceedings for the Van Bangers. Sean McConnachie was out in an old style pickup van, and certainly had the crowd cheering throughout the race as the egged him on for his efforts to entertain, as he slowly went around the track trying to hit whatever he was able too! Sean did much the same in heat 1 for the Vans and set out to put on a show – despite a broken steering link! Sean couldn’t really do much, other than go back and forward as he attempted to collect and crash into some of the oncoming vans! Rhory Smith looked to be on route to claim the Shaun Walsh Memorial race, leading by quite some distance at one point, however, was caught out in the closing lap after sliding his van around the track and ultimately lost out to Mayfields Jim Dillon as The Mob driver claimed the 2021 Shaun Walsh Memorial. The Thomson clan claimed the other races on the night in the Vans – Simon claiming heat 1, and Chris claiming heat 2! The Demolition Derby was the race that everyone stuck around to see, and with 9 vans contesting in the DD, it was a lively affair with plenty of vans to watch in their efforts to be the last van moving! Lee Clarke had a well presented van as he looked to raise some money for CHAS on the night as well – with around £2,000 being raised for the cause! A great effort by Lee, and all those that donated! Lee Clarke was another driver who was out to put on a show, and crash as much as he could until his van gave up on him in the DD – though, he did try and get it going again despite a small fire at one point!! The Big Vans are back in action at Lochgelly Raceway on the 6th November as part of our Firework special event as well!
The Junior Productions provided yet another lively encounter, with some great racing from the youngsters, with a few also driving on the edge of the rules! Nevertheless, the youngsters certainly put on a show with around 20 cars taking to the track on Saturday night. Charlie Hardie, having an outing in the Koddi Wright car, seemed to take to it like a duck to water as he crossed the line in 1st place in the opening race of the night, though was later demoted a couple of places for deemed contact which seen Jensen Bell take another race win. Lennon Grant brought his car home in 2nd place, with Charlie demoted to 3rd. It was a great night for the Rogerson racing team though, with Kyle claiming a heat win in the 2nd heat of the night, and sister Samantha then going onto win the meeting final, holding off Charlie Hardie for the last few laps of the race. The formula certainly seems to be providing is fair share of talking points – both for providing some excellent non contact racing, but also for the wrong reasons as well – something that we hope will improve in the meetings ahead! It is great to see the formula continue to grow though, with Connie Anderson being the latest driver to make her debut in the formula, joining sister Leonna on track!
The 1300 Stock Cars were in action again with a few cars missing from the last meeting, however still seen over 20 cars take to the track, and provide some excellent racing throughout the night, with some heavy shunts in the process!! Mike Courts was in the thick of the action, having been on the wrong end of a coming together between Barry Jarman and one of the Naismith cars, which seen Courts spin around on the entry to turn one in the opening race of the night, and go backwards into the wall resulting in a yellow flag caution whilst the medics seen to the driver. Kyle Hegg looks to have his car motoring well at the moment, and looked to have claimed heat 1 of the night before being judged to have jumped a start which seen him docked down to third position, with Euan Mathieson taking the heat win as a result. Callum Barclay has been the car to beat in his first couple of meetings of 2021, taking yet another race win on Saturday night as he stormed to an emphatic heat 2 victory, finishing ahead of the likes of Rory Naismith and Fraser Clark. The meeting final seen one of the best races of the season to date – with a six way battle for the lower places taking place for the majority of the race! A cluster of HRD built cars battled it out, with Euan Mathieson also in on the action. Kyle Hegg, Sean Naismith, Fraser Clark, Rory Naismith and Euan Mathieson all exchanged blows, lap after lap swapping positions, and providing some excellent racing as a result! Euan Mathieson was eventually spun around which seen him drop back the order, whilst Sean Naismith broke clear of the pack and put on a chase to those in front. Jamie Stewart meanwhile, continued his excellent run of form, and took an emphatic final win – winning fairly comfortably from Callum Barclay and Brant West.
The CC Rods were in action for the second week in succession and seen three different winners on the night – Brian Allen, Craig Mason and Ian Christie were the drivers that were present in victory lane throughout the night, though things may have been different had there been a few less dockings on the night! Graham Campbell and Andrew Wightman thought they had raced off into a 1st and 2nd place finished but both drivers were adjusted to have jumped the start and ultimately docked a couple of places as a result, promoting Allen and Christie up into the 1st and 2nd places in the opening heat of the night! One heat was all that John Cuming managed on the night after being caught wrong side by a spinning Vernon Sutherland, which seen the Cuming car career off and into the wall causing a fair amount of damage to the 183 car! Craig Mason finally found some pace in the CC Rod, and claimed a heat win in heat 2 of the night – finishing ahead of the inform Ian Donaldson and Brandon Gourlay. The meeting final seen Ian Christie start on pole position with Brandon Gourlay on the inside of row 2. Gourlay got an electric start and found himself leading the race by the end of the first lap and had soon opened up a healthy lead on the pack behind. All was not over though, as Gourlay caught up with the back markers, he ran into the back of Natalie Mason car before a coming together seen Mason and Gourlay head towards the infield – Gourlay kept the foot down, however, overrun it as he re-entered the raceway and collided with the oncoming Kevin Hutchison as a result – taking both cars out of the race!! Ian Christie took over the running at the front of the grid and held onto take a final win, with Donaldson finishing 2nd and Kyle Hutchison in 3rd position!
The 2.0 Hot Rods were the final formula in action on an action packed Saturday night of stock car racing. Greg Honeyman took a double heat win that would seem him promoted to blue grade for the next meeting, before Scott Devine claimed the meeting final, finishing ahead of Greg Honeyman and Kevin Stewart! It goes right to the wire in the 2.0 Hot Rods as the battle for the National Points intensifies as we go into the final round this Friday night at Lochgelly! FIVE drivers are still in with a chance of claiming the silver roof from Jim Pitcaithly with Cameron Willacy, John Campbell, Gerry Hendry, Kevin Stewart and Scott Devine all in with a shout of winning!!! Be sure to join us on Friday night as the action unfolds and we will try and keep you posted throughout the night with a live update of the points!!
The Superstox and Back 2 Basics Bangers both also feature on Friday night with the first race kicking off at 7pm!! Join us then!
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Saturday 12th June
Tyson takes dramatic Ninja Euro
Added by Kevin on Monday 14th June
Last Chance: 227, 117, 542, 105, 529
Heat 1: 929, 45, 809, 6, 901, 174, 74, 721, 136, 591
Heat 2: 721, 6, 888, 507, 45, 929, 591, 901, 311, 152
European Championship: 809, 45, 507, 66, 561, 74, 591, 227, 311, 133 CC Rods
Heat 1: 171, 20, 138, 71, 337, 700, 671, 267, 170, 91
Heat 2: 171, 138, 700, 71, 337, 170, 183, 671, 506, 304
Final: 171, 671, 71, 183, 700, 337, 289, 703, 138, 91 Superstox
Heat 1: 309, 55, 217, 8, 453, 446, 171 15, 26, 34, 13, 426
Heat 2: 309, 446, 217, 55, 171, 8, 453, 26, 34, 13, 426, 257
Final: 309, 446, 217, 55, 453, 171, 26, 34, 13, 257 ProStocks
Heat 1: 822, 170, 760, 638, 55, 710, 672, 182, 3, 605
Heat 2: 638, 55, 672, 170, 182, 760, 710, 761, 127, 605
Scottish: 638, 170, 672, 822, 162, 127, 761, 3, 123, 710
A dramatic end to the Ninja Kart European Championship on Saturday night at Lochgelly Raceway seen the front runners at the time crash out of contention as Toby Tyson sealed victory at the death!
The Ninja Karts seen 30 drivers participate on the night, with a last chance qualifier race taking place at the beginning of the night. Jack Connor quickly took the lead of the race and opened up a substantial gap to the drivers behind, before a loose chain seen him slow down dramatically over the last 2 laps. This failure enabled Caelan Grant to close the gap significantly over the last couple of laps and very nearly overcame the Connor kart out in front – as it was though, Jack Connor held on for the win, with Grant finishing second, and Layton Cairns in third position. 2 reverse grid heats would follow the last chance race with the qualifiers battling it out for the chance to start at the front of the grid in the main race – sponsored by McAlpine Auto Sills, with KN Transport putting up a prize for the winner as well! Southern driver Finley Kew drew pole position for the first race of the night and looked set for victory before spinning around after tangling with a back marker which would drop him back the field with him finishing in 6th position. Alongside Finley on the front row of the grid was Cameron Mason – starting in his first major championship with the pack right behind him. Stuart Shevill Jnr started inside row 2, and showed good pace through the race, though was unfortunate to be spun out of contention mid way through the race. With a host of quick karts on the track, with many starting a little further back the grid it was Northern Irelands Leighton Hughes that came through to take the heat 1 win, ahead of Dougie Kidd and Toby Tyson. Heat 2 of the night seen the grid reversed, putting Kenzie Bell on the front row of the grid. Eevie Ford, Jake Ashby and Hamish Plenderleith were all in the rows that preceded – some of the favourites for the main race itself. Kenzie Bell took away an impressive flag to flag victory, with Hamish Plenderleith and Eevie Ford rounding out the top 3. With the qualifying heats over, the computer did its work and calculated the grid for the 2021 European Championship! Leyton Hughes was the driver who had top scored putting him on pole position, with Dougie Kidd outside him – Row 2 seen Hamish Plenderleith and Kenzie Bell. As the green flag dropped, there was a early incident which seen George Climo hit the wall on the opening lap of the race which resulted in a complete restart. With Climo out of the way, the karts reformed the grid and lined back up for a second take at the start. Finley Kew and Kenzie Bell both got lightning starts, with Kew in particular making up a number of places on the start. As the race settled down, an titanic five way battle for the lead of the race ensued; Kenzie Bell, Hamish Plenderleith, Dougie Kidd, Finley Kew and Leighton Hughes all diced for position at the front of the track with them all leading at some point throughout the race! With the laps running down, a dramatic twist would follow with just 2 laps remaining! The lead 2 karts, Plenderleith and Kidd spun around and with the following three karts just behind, the top five were more or less wiped out of the race, with Kidd being the only one to get away quickly before the yellow flag was called for as the drivers were all checked on. A delay in proceedings followed as the track was cleared with the sticken karts. This promoted Toby Tyson up into second place having been down the order before the restart! As the green flag dropped, it was Kidd who led the way though under pressure from Tyson. Tyson made his move going into the last lap and was up into the lead of the race in what is his final Ninja Kart meeting at Lochgelly Raceway before coming of age. Tyson took the victory much to his delight, with Kidd finishing in 2nd place, and Jake Ashby in 3rd. An excellent driver from the back of the pack, seen Clark Ferris bring his kart home in 4th place! What a race, and what a remarkable end to the Ninja Kart career of Toby Tyson!
The ProStock Scottish Championship was also on offer on the night! The ProStocks always put on a show here at Lochgelly Raceway, and Saturday night was no different. A grid draw took place prior to the first race, which would see 2 reverse grid heats formed to provide the grid for the 2021 Scottish Championship – being defended by Lochgelly driver Darren Rae. Martin McCafferty drew pole position for heat 1 of the night, with Paul Winfield alongside him. John Mason and Ian Christie started on row 2. As the green flag dropped, Paul Winfield got away quickest and quickly opened up a lead in the race. With the cars behind jostling for position, Ian Christie and John Mason found themselves in an excellent battle for 2nd position behind Paul Winfield. Heat 2 of the night seen defending champion Darren Rae start on pole position, with Mark Boyle alongside him. Behind them were National Points Champion Tam Melrose and Jason McAlpine. Heat 2 of the night seen a superb battle between Darren Rae and Tam Melrose as the jockied for position – lap after lap, they traded hits, swapped positions, providing a battle you had to keep your eyes on. With a few laps to go, Rae got the break of Melrose and managed to put some day light between the 2 cars battling it out. Rae took the win, with Melrose finishing in second, and Jason McAlpine in third. The Scottish Championship race was another entertaining affair, however, with Melrose failing to start the race, Darren Rae would start as the favourite and quickly showed his worth as he opened up a lead to the pack behind him. Ian Christie and Jason McAlpine put in a good showing as they battle for 2nd position on track, with Fleming, Boyle and Winfield all lurking in the wind. It was Darren Rae who held on to take the 2021 ProStocks Scottish Championship, with Christie and McAlpine rounding out the top 3.
The CC Rods were out in action for the first of 2 meetings in succession and with another healthy field of cars on track, we were in for some super racing throughout the night. Kevin Hutchison was the star of the show as he swept to a hat trick of race wins on the night. With a closely matched field of cars, a lot of racing took place with cars side by side as they battled to overcome each other. Emma Kirk held a solid and steady inside line throughout the night as she made the others work tirelessly for position as they tried to overtake her. Emma held her nerve, and held on well throughout as she ultimately took away 3 top 4 positions on the night, including a 3rd place in the meeting final. Ian Donaldson continued his good form as he showed good pace from the blue grade, though was a little to eager at times as he fell foul of a docking or 2 throughout the night. Lee Wotherspoon had a big moment at the start of the meeting final as he found his car airbourne at the end of the back straight after a coming together with Ian Christie!
The Superstox were the fourth and final formula in action and as always – provided some great racing. Bryan Forrest was the one to beat though, as he swept to a hat trick of race wins on the night. Dean Johnston got quicker as the night went on, and looked to have the pace to challenge Forrest come the meeting final had it not been for Forrest getting a couple of breaks in the traffic quicker than the 446 pilot. Lee Livingston and Jack Turbitt both put in strong performances from the yellow grade, with Turbitt coming away with a hat trick of top 3 positions, as well as a tyre courtesy of meeting sponsor Hoosier.
We are back in action this Saturday night with the Big Van Bangers taking centre stage, with the first race at 5pm! Join us then!
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