Saturday 30th July, Start Time: 18:00; Special Event HRP Banger Caravan Carnage 2016 Superstox 2.0 Hot Rods Ministox Ninja Karts .
1300 Stock Car World Final News and Rules News
Added Thursday 28th July 2016
HRP are delighted to announce that the following drivers have qualified to represent HRP at the 1300 Stock Car World Final at The Adrian Flux Arena, Kings Lynn on August 13th:

69 Aundre Adams
99 Callum Barclay
124 Andrew Mathieson
125 Euan Mathieson
322 Marc Hughes
631 Peter Low

Last Chance Entrants
31 Boab Low
77 Jordan Cassie
122 Zak Gilmour

There may be more places available for last chance racers but drivers must book in ASAP.

ALL 1300 STOCK CAR DRIVERS SHOULD READ THE ITEM BELOW

The 1300cc Stock Car Association has undertaken detailed technical scrutineering of cars at several meetings over the past few months.

Drives are reminded that their car must meet the 2016 rule book. Any car which fails to do this will not be allowed to race in the World Final race.

Cars from all promotions and tracks have had issues when being checked.
Although not an exhaustive list, the 1300 Stock Car Association would like drivers to pay particular attention to the following which they have instructed scrutineers to check at the World Final Meeting.

In addition to the technical points below, the 1300 Stock Car Association has asked Stewards to look out for incidents of team racing. IN THE STEWARDS OPINION WHICH WILL NOT BE UP FOR DEBATE - IF TEAM RACING HAS OCCURRED ANY DRIVER TO HAVE BENEFITTED FROM IT WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE RESULTS IN THE FIRST INSTANCE AND ANY REPEAT INSTANCES COULD SEE DRIVERS BANNED.

Particular items which need paying attention to are below:

Centre Roll Cage Bar

Rear Roll Cage Down Bars

Petrol Tank Position

Lower Door Chicken bars

Top Inner through irons

Floor Plates

Driveshafts

Servos and Brake Master Cylinders

Drivers Side Front Chassis

Bumpers

Camber on rear wheels


If you need clarification on any of these rules please contact your promotion. Rules are available from your promotion or can be downloaded from your promotions website.

We wish you all a successful world championship campaign.

1300 Stock Car Association




FIXTURE CHANGES
Added Wednesday 27th July 2016
FIXTURE AMENDMENTS

With our friends at Nno Ter Apel hosting the 2.0 Hot Rod Dutch Open Championship Weekend on September 3rd and 4th; HRP wish to announce the following fixture changes:

September 3rd - 2.0 Hot Rods have been removed from the programme of events and will be replaced by the Banger Ramp event which was originally scheduled for 7 days later.

September 10th - 2.0 Hot Rods will replace the Banger Ramp event which now takes place on September 3rd.

Thank you all for your understanding and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by these changes.

These amendments also allow banger drivers am extra seven days to prepare for the Big Van Bangers Scottish Championship on September 17th!!!



HRP Lochgelly Raceway July 23rd - A Report
Added Monday 25th July 2016
A dry and pleasant evening greeted drivers, teams and fans as they gathered at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this past Saturday for the latest slice of stock car action presented by Hardie Race Promotions. This past Saturday marked the start of a championship bonanza as no less than nine championships will be contested in the next seven race meeting culminating at the Superstox World Championship Weekend at the end of August.

The honour of commencing the run of summer championships went to the CC Rods who contested their biggest race of the year as the drivers gathered to battle for the Scottish Championship. 2015 Champion Ian Taylor has not raced in the formula this year so, with other previous winners also having moved on, a new champion would be crowned. A good number of cars arrived in the pits ahead of start time including several new drivers to the formula – the drivers who did not meeting the minimum appearance criteria would be gridded behind the main group of cars for two heats of racing (the second starting in reverse order to the first) to determine the grid for the big Scottish Championship race.
The first heat saw a win for one of 2016’s top drivers Craig Watson as the East Wemyss pilot held off Kirkcaldy’s Kevin Hutchison and Methil’s Ian Walle to claim the all-important win. The second was started in reverse order from the first to ensure no driver gained an advantage and a great race ensued but it was Stirling’s Paul Muir who took full advantage of his pole position start to remain ahead of the field all the way to the chequered flag with Lanarkshire’s Kevin Connor and Bonnyrigg’s Jamie Brown rounding out the top three in a race where one of the pre-meeting favourite’s championship challenge ended when Ian Walle’s car was left stranded on the home straight. Watson’s win in heat one, coupled with his fourth place in heat two, was enough to secure pole position with Muir on his outside in his unique Ford Puma. As the green flag dropped; it appeared that Muir attempted to hold Watson down on the inside of the track but spun as a result while Watson continued to lead the race as it headed past halfway and beyond. Lanarkshire driver Ian Donaldson has had a bad run of luck of late but was looking good for second place until the leaders came up behind a back-marker. While Watson plumped to go around the outside of the slower car, Donaldson chose the inside line and this proved crucial as Donaldson managed to take the lead with little time to spare to claim the CC Rods Scottish Championship ahead of Craig Watson and Kelty’s Colin Wotherspoon after a great night of CC Rod racing.

The ProStocks were also in attendance and this was the last chance for drivers to test their cars on the tricky HRP Lochgelly Raceway circuit before their British Championship here at the end of August. Cowdenbeath’s Paul Barron debuted a stunning new Ford Escort and was immediately involved in the action as he despatched several cars in heat one as Scottish Champion Tam Melrose from Dalkeith cruised to victory. The second heat saw Melrose’s rival for the points championship claim his customary win as Thornton’s Ricky White took the win ahead of Melrose who immediately left Lochgelly to race a Micro Banger at Cowdenbeath to be the second driver to manage two events on the same night after Hot Rod legend Billy Bonnar. The feature final saw Melrose, White and Barron having a great battle but it was White who doubled up as he claimed victory in the final ahead of Barron and an improving Sean Devine from Leslie. The Scottish fans will be hoping some of these drivers can maintain their form to keep the British Championship in Scotland.

The Stock Rods were back in action after what feels like an eternity due to championships being held elsewhere and HRP’s own Siobhan Martin deserves huge credit for a fantastic drive at Ipswich which netted her second place in the European Championship. A greatly improved number of cars arrived to do battle with more cars confirmed as being almost ready to go and the Stock Rods went on to produce a great show. Cowdenbeath’s Garry Gilfillan took full advantage of his white grade start to carry a huge lead into the latter stages of heat one but he could do nothing about a fast-moving Derek Conner as the Lanarkshire driver swooped past for victory. Gilfillan made no mistakes in the second heat as he took an excellent win while heat one winner Conner was loaded as he sent the Vauxhall Nova of James Halkett airbourne on the home straight – not the done thing in a non-contact formula. The feature final was a fantastic race with some thrilling close action with Alan Cuthbert remaining in the lead for the majority of the 25 lap race despite his exhaust occasionally bouncing off the bumpier sections of tarmac but it was not to be as former multi-champion Chris Lattka and Scottish and National Points Champion Siobhan Martin managed to get past Cuthbert in the closing stages with Lattka taking the win by a small distance while Cuthbert held on for an excellent third to round off a good night of stock rod racing.

The 1300 Stock Cars were the final formula on show and it was their final outing of the 2016 National points campaign with Scottish Champion Callum Barclay and former Scottish and Points Champion Jason Secker both still in contention for the right to wear the silver roof with twenty points separating the duo. Denny’s Secker got his challenge off to the best possible start as he took an excellent win in heat one as he showed tremendous pace to slice his way through the field to take the win ahead of Fife duo Euan Mathieson and Barclay. Secker repeated his heat one exploits in heat two as he secured his second win of the night ahead of Jordan Cassie and Barclay. As the drivers headed into the final; sixteen points separated Barclay from Secker at the top of the points chart with sixteen points on offer to the winner – meaning that is Jason Secker could win the final with Barclay failing to score in the top ten then it would be an unprecedented tie!!! As it was, Secker and his bitter rival, outgoing points champion Zak Gilmour, decided to become reacquainted in the most unfortunate of ways which ended Secker’s challenge for points as Barclay powered to victory in the final and the 2016 National Points title. Some unpleasant scenes followed that have no place at any family venue and no doubt the promotion will be dealing with those involved swiftly and decisively. Nevertheless, congratulations to Callum Barclay who takes the National points title back to Coaltown of Wemyss.

An entertaining session of action, albeit punctuated by stupidity on the part of a tiny minority.

The next slice of stock car action at HRP Lochgelly Raceway comes next Saturday July 30th and features Caravan Carnage 2016 as HRP host their annual Caravan Destruction Derby – with a large number of cars booked in, there may well be two caravan races at the end of the evening. The rest of the programme is made up by the Superstox, 2.0 Hot Rods, Ministox and Ninja Karts – the action gets underway at 5:30pm on Saturday July 30th at HRP Lochgelly Raceway.




1300 Stock Car World Championship - Kings Lynn Aug
Added Monday 25th July 2016
The following drivers have indicated their interest in racing at the 2016 1300 Stock Car World Championship at Kings Lynn on August 13th:

31 Boab Low
77 Jordan Cassie
99 Callum Barclay
122 Zak Gilmour
124 Andrew Mathieson
125 Euan Mathieson
322 Marc Hughes
631 Peter Low

DRIVERS - you have until 3pm on Tuesday July 26th to declare your interest in being added to this list.





HRP Lochgelly Raceway July 16th - A Report
Added Monday 18th July 2016
A dry evening greeted drivers, teams and fans as they gathered at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this past Saturday as the second half of the Scottish Stock Car Season kicked off with a five formula, sixteen race programme presented by Hardie Race Promotions.

The Ninja Karts were back in action first as the traditional whites and yellows race got proceedings underway. Methil’s Jase Walle took a fine win ahead of Evie Black and recent debutant Kyle Johnstone who certainly looks like one to watch in the remaining meetings this year. The first heat saw British Champion Charlie Hardie take victory with European Champion Declan Honeyman coming home in second place ahead of Bailey Millar. Heat Two saw Ratho’s Harry Robertson halt the superstars grip on the top places as he fended off Charlie Hardie and Millar who was enjoying one of his best days in terms of results. The final heat of the evening went to Anstruther’s Scott Allardyce who underlined his recent run of form with a fantastic win ahead of a fast-moving Robbie Armit while Millar made it a hat-trick of third places to round off a great evening for the young Lanarkshire pilot.

The National Hot Rods were at Ipswich just two weeks ago where Northern Ireland’s Adam Maxwell took his first World Championship but the long and arduous campaign towards the 2017 World Championship began in earnest at HRP Lochgelly Raceway with the first of 12 World Championship Qualifying Rounds. Lochore’s Billy Bonnar had looked competitive at Ipswich and reiterated that turn of speed in heat one as he took the win ahead of World Finalist Roy Anderson and Tam Rutherford. Bonnar made it to the front of the field again in heat two and held on to his lead to take the win ahead of Anderson with Lochgelly debutant Steven Armit coming home in a fine third. The feature final saw Bonnar take a faultless hat-trick of wins with Anderson also taking a hat-trick with three second places to start off his campaign in fine fashion with Armit in third. A great start to the National Hot Rods campaign with signs of increasing numbers in the formula.

The Ministox have been in great form during 2016 and last Saturday saw a large influx of visiting drivers from south of the border add to the usual entry. National Champion Dan Santry has often commented on his liking for the HRP Lochgelly Raceway circuit and he proved that once again in heat one as he claimed victory ahead of fellow English visitor Tony Elbourn and Charlie Santry in an English 1,2,3. Heat two took a while to get going as several restarts were required before the race settled into a pattern and that pattern was pretty much the same as heat one as Santry went to his second win of the night with younger brother Charlie in second and fellow Englishman Jacob Bromley in third as the Scots failed to make the podium once again. The feature final was yet another fantastic race from the 11-16 year olds who displayed skills belying their tender years and, once again, Dan Santry came through the chaos to take victory to complete his hat-trick with Charlie Santry in second and Anstruther’s Dylan Sim finally claiming a podium place for Scotland in the last race of a great night of Ministox action.

The 1300 Stock Cars have had a bruising time of late and damage, suspensions and holidays saw a low turnout of cars last week. One point of interest was former Saloon star Neil Williamson out in the ex-263 car of Dean McGill. Nevertheless, the drivers in attendance put on a good show. Lochgelly’s own Euan Mathieson took the win in heat one ahead of Peter Low and Andrew Mathieson. Scottish Champion and National Points Champion elect Callum Barclay took the win in heat two as Peter Low had to once again settle for second with a fast-moving Jason Secker coming home in third. The feature final saw Peter Low finally claim that elusive win after two second places in the earlier heats with Andrew Mathieson and Jason Secker rounding out the podium spots.

The Superstox are now officially on the countdown to their World Championship at HRP Lochgelly Raceway with just three meetings remaining until the big one including this past weekend’s outing. A good grid of cars arrived to do battle and the first heat saw the usual action with the front bumpers flying in and it was Bryan Forrest who came through to claim victory ahead of Scottish Champion Stuart Gilchrist and Tony Lattka. The second heat saw Lanarkshire’s Gilchrist return to victory lane as he got ahead of the pack to take the win with Aaron Riddell showing good pace to take second ahead of National Points Champion Barry Stephen. The feature final saw the coveted Thomas Michie Memorial Trophy up for grabs and it was Gilchrist who stormed to the win as he sliced through the field to take the win ahead of a very much on-form Riddell and defending trophy holder Tony Lattka.

A highly entertaining evening of racing action to get the second half of the season underway. This time of year often sees the destiny of many championships decided and Saturday July 23rd will be no exception as HRP Lochgelly raceway hosts the CC Rods Scottish Championship. HRP’s own low budget, non-contact class have been in tremendous form all year and it promises to be great night of action as they compete for their biggest title with the 1300 Stock Cars, Stock Rods and ProStocks providing the support from 6pm on July 23rd at HRP Lochgelly Raceway.




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