Saturday 1st October, Start Time: 17:00; Championship Event National Micro Banger World Cup Stock Rods Best in Britain 1300 Stock Cars.
HRP Lochgelly Raceway September 24th - A Report
Added Monday 26th September 2016
A pleasant autumnal afternoon gave way to a chilly but dry evening as HRP Lochgelly Raceway opened its doors to drivers, teams and fans for the latest slice of Saturday night stock car action presented by Hardie Race Promotions. Championship Fever has given an extra edge to every meeting throughout the last few weeks and it was the turn of the 2.0 Hot Rods to take centre stage.

The 2.0 Hot Rods arrived to contest their Scottish Championship and, with defending champion Kerr Paterson sadly still absent from the raceway, a new champion would be crowned with several drivers in the mix for the title. Dunfermline’s Gerry Hendry certainly started the meeting as one of the championship favourites and he underlined that status as he took a fine victory in heat one ahead of Lochore’s Billy Bonnar and British Champion Kenny Purdie. The second heat saw the starting positions reversed from heat one but race winner Hendry had trouble before the green flag as his clutch cable had snapped meaning that he would start at a disadvantage behind the rest of the title contenders. Bonnyrigg’s Gordon Alexander is no stranger to championship victories and claimed pole position with a great drive heat two after a long battle with Gill Anderson which saw Alexander eventually overhaul Anderson who held on for second place ahead of Purdie. Hendry had managed to get back up into fifth and this gave him a front row start on the outside of Alexander. As the green flag dropped, Alexander surged into the lead with Hendry managing to get to the inside line ahead of Billy Bonnar. Bonnar pressured Hendry incessantly but the young Fife driver held firm despite the hard-charging Bonnar for the majority of the race but had to give way in the latter stages as Bonnar’s car seemed to get quicker and quicker, Bonnar set off in pursuit of Alexander but, unfortunately for him, he ran out of laps and it was Alexander who crossed the line first to take the title of 2016 2.0 hot Rod Scottish Champion ahead of Billy Bonnar and Gerry Hendry.

The Ninja Karts were back in town and a large number of entries at this stage of the season was a welcome sight. Included in this entry was rookie Robbie Conner who was taking part in his first ever meeting plus English visitor Toby Tyson. The traditional whites and yellows race got things underway and saw Logan Tweedie claim the win in what was his final meeting at Lochgelly before graduating to the new Junior Production class for 2017 - Tweedie was followed across the line by Leona Anderson and Kaydan Day. The first heat proper saw a hard-earned win for the ever-smiling Rachael Kidd who took an excellent win ahead of Tweedie and Josh Bruce. Heat Two was another fast-paced race and that suited European and National Champion Declan Honeyman perfectly as he charged from the rear of the grid to take an excellent win ahead of Robbie Armit and Scott Allardyce. Heat Three was another excellent race as the youngsters drove with skill and talent that belies their tender ages!!! The race was won by an on-form Robbie Armit from two other form men in the shape of Scott Allardyce and Ethan Doull as the chase for the points championship heats up in the UK’s premier Junior Formula.

A good turnout of ProStocks arrived to do battle at HRP Lochgelly Raceway including Tam Melrose who successfully defended his Scottish title one week earlier. Heat One saw Melrose underline his status as the number one ProStock driver in Scotland with a faultless win in heat one after chasing long-time leader Graham Watt down and knocking him wide in the later stages of the race. Heat two was another master-class from Melrose as he scythed his way through the pack to take a heat-winning double. The question on the lips of most people in the stadium come the feature final was, could Melrose claim another hat-trick? Graham Watt made the early running again in this race but he had no answer at all for Melrose who drove the perfect race to claim that race-winning hat-trick ahead of Dougie Kidd and Ian Christie on an entertaining night of ProStocks racing.

The Superstox were the final formula on show and it was a relatively low number of cars that arrived to do battle after recent excesses. An all-too rare appearance by former Scottish Champion Colin Frame gave a glimpse of his pace as he scorched away to victory in heat one ahead of Steven Ballantine and the returning Chris Cuthbert who was back after a season plagued by engine issues in a race punctuated by a big incident that removed almost half of the field in the space of a few seconds as charity racer Steven Michie caused a chain reaction that eliminated several of the top contenders. Colin’s brother David is no stranger to victory lane at HRP Lochgelly Raceway and he took another win in heat two after he sliced his way through the field to take the win ahead of Kenny McKenzie and Mark Brady. The feature final was a fast-paced race where no quarter was asked for an none given as the drivers fought for every position. It was young Mark Brady who kept his nerve and managed to get to the front of the pack and stay there with a faultless drive to take the feature final ahead of Tony Lattka and Steven Ballantine to round off an entertaining evening of action.

Championship Fever at HRP Lochgelly Raceway reaches its climax this weekend over two days of racing as HRP host the 2016 Micro Banger World Cup with over 150 entrants currently booked in!!! The Stock Rods co-headline the weekend with their Best in Britain title up for grabs and a huge field of around forty of the best Stock Rod pilots in the UK set to descend on HRP Lochgelly Raceway. The 1300 Stock Cars will also be in action with the Bill Auld Fabrications Trophy on the line. Racing gets underway this Saturday at 5pm and at 1pm this Sunday at HRP Lochgelly Raceway.

BE THERE!!!





HRP October Speed Weekend Prices
Added Monday 26th September 2016
The Micro Banger World Cup co-headlines day one of our October Speed Weekend this weekend with the Stock Rod Best in Britain and prices for this event are as follows:

Saturday October 1st (5pm Start Time)
Adults (16+) £12
Young Adults (12-15) & OAPs £6
Under 12s Free
Trackside Parking £5 (plus admission charges)

Normal prices will apply on Sunday October 2nd (1pm Start Time)
Adults (16+) £10
Young Adults (12-15) & OAPs £5
Under 12s Free
Trackside Parking £5 (plus admission charges)



Small Cars, Big Action, ONE HUGE EVENT!!!
Added Tuesday 20th September 2016
The 2016 National Micro Banger World Cup is now just 11 days away and it promises to be another huge event!!!

HRP Lochgelly Raceway will play host to a huge entry of Micro Bangers from all over the UK as part of our October Speed Weekend on the 1st and 2nd and we are delighted to release the current entry list which can be seen below:

(* denotes seeded entry)
2 Luke Dawson
02 Ellie Dawson
5 David Haugh *
7 Scott Turner Sr (Sunday Only)
8 Paul McNulty Sr
10 Craig Connelly
11 Steve Ellis
12 Alex Fisher
13 Dean Sievwright *
15 Harry Sievwright
17 Raffle Winner *
19 James Bratchie *
22 Dave Sullivan
22 Paul Fullen
25 Reece Priestley
42 Billy Wilson *
46 Paul Aylward
47 Chris Burgoyne *
51 Colin Aylward
52 Scott Dubickas
53 Dennis Dubickas
56 Dave Richardson
57 Georgie Boult Jnr *
60 Gav Roberts
61 Chris Watson
63 Lee Moore *
64 Norrie Moore *
66 Wully Scott
66 Gavin Roberts
69 Jack Moore *
72 Billy Bond
75 Josh Tracey
76 Ryan Scott
81 Paul McNulty Jr *
82 Colin Stewart
83 Scott Lindsell *
84 Robert Thomson
88 Wullie Stawiarski *
91 Ryan Harrow *
94 Jack Anscombe
99 Lee Clarke *
106 Darren Terry-Brand
109 Andrew Molloy
110 Garrie Mirza
112 Daz Prestage
113 Sam Richards
114 Adam Jackson
116 Martin Yeates
117 Terry Bradley
118 Callum Bradley
122 Lee Waddington
125 Rodney Herron
127 Mark Boyle
133 Lee Kopacz *
134 Josh Heeps *
156 Ian Sutherland
160 Jamie Warr
161 Stephen Van Putten *
164 Gary Shaw *
166 Willy Ogilby
172 Simon Byrne
176 Stuart Wilson
180 Sean McConnachie
181 Grant Doe (Sunday Only)
182 Ross Stewart
183 Jonathan Moran
193 Ham Black *
194 Steve Anscome
199 Danny Owen
200 William Bruce
205 Marcus McLean
205 Reece Moran
206 Greg Simpson
209 Mark Morrison
210 Chris Reid
213 Alex Fairgreave
213 Vince Walmsley (Sunday Only)
216 Mark Farquhar
224 Rickie Kershaw
225 Robert Davidson
228 Kieran Burnett
236 James Geddes
240 Brian Low
241 Zander Brown
243 Pete Osborne
245 Matt Scriven
246 Graham Grant
247 Don Lineham
250 Peter Thomson
252 James McLean
255 Joe Yeats
261 Ryan Forman
263 Dean McGill *
264 Ben Duncan
266 Barry Wright
270 John Raffan
272 Neil Sutherland
273 Andrew Webster
274 Jon Taylor
277 Matt Vranch *
280 James Johnston
282 Finlay Davidson
283 Paul Murray
285 Leni Stewart *
285 Ross Cumming
301 Michael Gill
303 Gavin Waugh
303 Dougie George
321 Jonny Alcock
322 Marc Hughes *
325 Mark Dempster
326 Ryan Moran
351 Dod Chalmers
355 Martin Mullens *
360 Jack Reynolds
363 Lee McGill *
364 Nathan Olden
385 Jason Todd
397 Kieran McKay *
397 Daz Linton
398 Alan Sanderson
456 Nathan Roberts *
457 Ross Ingram
467 Mark Studd
478 Chris Speirs
478 Craig Royal *
493 Ryan Daly
523 Craig Hook
529 Kevin McIntyre (Sunday ONLY)
537 Jeff Cosans
556 Phil Hampton
591 Marc Blower
600 Jardine Millar
610 Kai McNulty
612 Chris Smith (Sunday ONLY)
629 Euan Millar
634 Nods Moore Snr
638 Darren Rae
639 Connor Jones
647 Danny Verrall
650 Phil Barker
651 Corey Barker
653 Mark Law
663 Shane Graham
665 Paul Pennington
666 Jay Kenny
669 Jordan Layfield
676 Frank Boardman *
685 Dan Wilkinson
688 Wayne Morphet
711 Lisa Turner
741 Scott Turner Jr
754 Scott Wilson
755 Paul Barron
759 Chris Oldcorn
782 Glen Boyce
808 Tosh Tyson
810 Alex McBain
811 Tommy Connolly
814 James Barker
818 Calvin Brooker
834 Declan Lindsell *
838 James Benn
840 Daniel Waddingham
880 Neil Naismith *
883 Chris Tamson *
949 Tony Fidoe *
969 John Whyte
TBC Steve Allan *




Micro Banger Raffle - Not Long Now!!!
Added Tuesday 20th September 2016

MICRO BANGER WORLD CUP RAFFLE - To be drawn this Saturday Night!!!

Kenny Purdie and his team have built a race-ready Micro Banger which is being raffled off to raise funds for St Andrews Hospice with the winning driver securing a place on the grid for the Micro Banger World Cup – the biggest event of its type in the UK for these cars which will be held at HRP Lochgelly Raceway on October 1st and 2nd.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any aspirational racer (over 16 years of age) to get on track and race with some of the top Banger drivers in the UK at one of the UK’s finest circuits at HRP Lochgelly Raceway or to NOMINATE a driver of their choice. Tickets are currently available from the HRP Lochgelly Raceway Trackshop at the cost of just £10 but they are also available online. Simply donate £10 to www.justgiving.com/joanpurdie and then email info@photoflashtravel.co.uk (the Purdie family business) who will send you confirmation of your ticket as well as the colour and number of your ticket for the draw which will take place at the conclusion of the 2.0 Hot Rod Scottish Championship on September 24th at HRP Lochgelly Raceway just one week before the big event.

Tickets can still be bought online or at the Trackshop but be quick!!! The draw will take place after this Saturday's 2.0 Hot Rod Scottish Championship Final!!!




HRP Lochgelly Raceway September 17th - A Report
Added Monday 19th September 2016
A VAN-tastic Night at HRP Lochgelly Raceway!!!

A glorious sunny evening greeted drivers, teams and a huge number of fans as they gathered at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this past Saturday for the latest slice of stock car action presented by Hardie Race Promotions.

Undoubtedly, many of the new faces were there to see one thing, the Big Van Bangers Scottish Championship and the drivers did not disappoint as a fantastic 26 vans arrived to do battle. Most of the vans were the usual standard Ford Transit but Sean McConnachie did bring a vintage Mk2 Transit Camper Van which was looked on with some trepidation by the track staff. Sure enough, with all of the vans on the grid for the Scottish Championship race, it did not take long for chaos to ensue as the drivers got well and truly stuck in. McConnachie’s camper was an early casualty as the camper body fell off the back of the van before being destroyed by other drivers running over it – much to the chagrin of the track staff! Scott Lindsell led most of the way as the field thinned out but he was caught and overtaken by Craig McNicoll in the closing stages to see McNicoll crowned Big Van Bangers Scottish Champion 2016 in a race that began with over twenty vans and finished with just four survivors! The second heat saw the majority of the vans back out on track after some great work in the pits by the teams to repair them – plus a great job from the HRP Lochgelly Raceway track staff to remove the remnants of Sean McConnachie’s camper van from the racing circuit! It was Cowdenbeath’s Scott Lindsell who managed to stay ahead of the only other surviving vehicle belonging to Lochgelly’s BJ Mitchell in another race full of incidents and big hits. The Big Vans brought their evening to a close with a Demolition Derby which saw more big smashes and huge entertainment for the large crowd in attendance as BJ Mitchell outlasted the rest of the field to be the sole survivor and the winner of a VAN-tastic DD.

The CC Rods made a welcome return to HRP Lochgelly Raceway after a couple of weeks off and, yet again, a good number of cars had arrived in the pits by the 6pm start including debutants Kevin Donaldson and Steven Rice. It was Kelty’s Colin Wotherspoon though who claimed the glory in heat one as he held off Kevin Hutchison (Kirkcaldy) and Craig Watson (East Wemyss). It was another victory for Fife in heat two as Methil’s Robert Cairns made up for the disappointment of being disqualified for contact in heat one with victory in heat two ahead of Leslie’s Ian Hotchkies in his Mk2 Astra and 2016 Rookie Michael McNiven. The CC Rods have upped their game lately in terms of turnouts and the quality of racing and this was underlined in an excellent feature final which eventually went the way of Cairns to earn himself a heat and final winning double with McNiven claiming his first feature podium finish in second ahead of Kirkcaldy lady racer Emma Kirk on a great night of CC Rod action.

The Stock Rods were back for their second meeting in seven days and another good field of cars arrived for the evening including newly-crowned Scottish Champion Chris Lattka whose car was resplendent with the Saltire adorning the roof. The first heat saw a win for the newly-returned John Venters as the Balado pilot showed he had lost none of his pace with a great win ahead of Kelty’s John-Lee Green and Pete Thomson of Kennoway. Heat Two saw Thomson claim his first win of 2016 as he held off Green who was looking very quick last Saturday and National Points Champion Siobhan Martin. The feature final was a virtual clinic of Stock Rod racing with the drivers using every ounce of their skills to race in close proximity to one another without the ability to use their bumpers to move their opponents. Close non-contact racing is a hallmark of HRP Stock Rods and last Saturday highlighted that as Cowdenbeath’s Stewart Paterson held the lead for around 20 laps of the 25 lap race before eventually succumbing to the pressure from Scottish Champion Chris Lattka who went on to claim the feature final win ahead of Paterson and Jonathan Lattka on a great night for Stock Rod racing.

The final formula on show were the magnificent Ministox. The formula for 11-16-year-old drivers has been the top formula wherever they have raced in 2016 and another good grid of cars arrived at HRP Lochgelly Raceway to resume hostilities. One notable entrant was Sophie Daughtrey who had travelled all the way from the West Country to take part in the final meeting of her Ministox career – a great effort. Lockerbie’s Euan Millar has been challenging for honours all season long and he scooped victory in heat one ahead of Stepps’ Sean Naismith and arch-nemesis Steven Burgoyne in a race that was punctuated by a spectacular rollover for Luke McCallum. Naismith has managed to get himself into the picture as far as the chase for the HRP National Points Championship is concerned and he followed up his runners-up spot in heat one with a great win in heat two with Terri Linden and Charlie Folan claiming the other podium spots in a race where heat one winner Millar did not appear. The feature final saw Millar once again absent and a great race ensued under the HRP Lochgelly Raceway floodlights with Ciaran Adams making great headway as he managed to gain a good-sized lead from the chasing pack all the way through to the latter stages where, sadly for the young Kelty pilot, he was pushed wide by Naismith before spinning out on the home straight. To his credit, Adams collected himself and finished the race on the lead lap but sadly outside of the top ten. Naismith went on to claim an excellent heat and final double to help his National Points Championship challenge with Burgoyne coming home in second and a fast-moving Bryan Lindsay in third. The top three were sent round on their lap of honour and were accompanied by Sophie Daughtrey who was given a trophy in acknowledgement of her contribution to Ministox racing and by way of thanks for her travelling exploits.

A great night of action witnessed by a huge and appreciative crowd at HRP Lochgelly Raceway. Championship Fever continues this Saturday September 24th as the 2.0 Hot Rods contest their Scottish Championship. Can Kenny Purdie add the Scottish Championship to his British title or will London and Irish Masters Champion Gordon alexander take the crown? Do not discount the likes of Gerry Hendry, Jock Campbell or Billy Bonnar though as the formula is more competitive at this point in 2016 than they have been before! The Superstox, ProStocks and Ninja Karts round off a thirteen race programme of events which gets underway at HRP Lochgelly Raceway on September 24th at 6pm.





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