HRP August 12th - A Report
Added Monday 14th August 2017

The weather gods finally smiled on HRP Lochgelly Raceway as drivers, teams and a huge number of fans gathered at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this past Saturday for a very special event. The time had come for the annual Caravan Demolition Derby plus the opportunity to see some of the personalities from the British Touring Car Championship taking some time out of their comfort zone to take part in a special race on the short oval.

The Junior Productions were first on track for another series of demonstration races with the usual suspects on track. Amber Tyrell and Chelsey-Lee Kirton had been on track earlier in the week at Tuesday's open practice and both showed that they were getting to grips with the fast and furious nature of oval racing but the more experienced Cameron Willacy came through to take victory in both heats. With the handicap of starting further down the grid, it looked like Cameron Willacy would have more of a challenge on his hands if he was to take a hat-trick of victories. Indeed, Chelsey-Lee Kirton in particular surged into a big lead while Willacy worked on overhauling Amber Tyrell before setting off in pursuit. Even as the last lap board came out, Chelsea still held a reasonable lead over Cameron but, unfortunately for Chelsea, her car went wide in the last corner which allowed Cameron to nip through on the inside for the win. Much more to come from the Juniors in the future no doubt!!!

The CC Rods were the next formula on track with another big entry of cars. The first heat was halted following a nasty crash for Kirkcaldy's Kevin Hutchison who hit the wall hard on his own and we wish him well in his recovery. Following the restart of the race, Colin Wotherspoon managed to get into the lead but was adjudged by the steward to have been heavy-handed which saw him and Stewart Aitken swap places on the podium giving Aitken his second win of 2017 after taking the feature final 8 days earlier on his return to the formula. Heat Two was another fast and action-packed race but none of the drivers had an answer for lone white=top Lee Scott who led from flag to flag as the rest of the pack battled behind him for his first win in the formula. The feature final saw Scott shoot into the lead once more but the drivers further down the grid had the bit between their teeth this time with the likes of Aitken, Wotherspoon, Jamie Brown and Ian Hotchkies looking very racy from the blue grade. Indeed, the flying blue tops soon overhauled Scott and it was Wotherspoon who went on to claim the win he may well feel he was denied in heat one as he took the final winner's trophy ahead of Aitken and Hotchkies. ITV Sport's David Addison certainly enjoyed HRP’s low budget class as he commented after the event that they were “excellent fun” and he was also impressed with the relative low costs of the class.

The 1300 Stock Cars were next on track as, unusually, the bumper boys were not the final formula on track – the reason for that will become apparent later in this report! Heat One saw Scottish Champion Dean McGill carve his way through the chaos to a useful lead before mechanical issues forced the driver who will defend his Scottish title in just over 2 weeks to retire for the rest of the night. Ironically, this handed victory to big brother Lee McGill who scooped the win ahead of Craig Haxton and James Ellis. Ellis certainly looked up for the battle in the dry conditions and, as the top drivers got stuck in against each other in heat two, it was Ellis who came through to take what may be his first win from red grade after a fantastic start to his racing career with Lochgelly's Billy Wilson and Craig Haxton completing the top three in a race punctuated by a yellow flag as heat one winner Lee McGill made contact with the fence to bring the race to a halt. The feature final was another brilliant race with the bumpers flying in at every corner as the large crowd enjoyed every moment of another thrilling race from the 1300 Stock Cars but it was that man Ellis who came through from the back of the red grade to claim a fantastic heat and final winning double.

The reason for the 1300 Stock Cars not taking their usual place as the last formula on track was to allow for a special race which was held just before the Caravan Destruction Derby. With some of the BTCC drivers, teams and fans in attendance; a social media campaign saw Ant Whorton-Eales, Ollie Jackson and Shaun Hollamby from the British Touring Car Championship take to the track with some of the HRP regulars for a special exhibition race. All three acquitted themselves brilliantly with Whorton-Eales in particular using the bumper to full effect but it was 1300 stalwart Billy Wilson who didn’t read the script that Shaun Hollamby had written after leading for the majority of the race when he sneaked through in the closing stages for the win!!!

The Stock Rods returned to HRP Lochgelly Raceway after another very successful raid south the weekend before which saw Siobhan Martin claim her first major international title as she stormed to a brilliant win in the National Championship. Siobhan was on track along with 18 other Stock Rod racers including visiting interest in the form of star driver James Morris and the 2016 British Champion Bobbie Johnston ahead of the defence of his title here at HRP Lochgelly Raceway on September 23rd and 24th sponsored by Soapy Bubbles Car Wash and Shotts MOT Centre. It was great to see Jock McEwan and Connar Venters on track for the first time in 2017 but, unfortunately for McEwan, his race ended before it began with mechanical issues so it was Venters who went straight into an early lead. However, a fast-moving Bryan Wilson from the yellow grade soon overhauled the white-top to take a dominant win ahead of Gary Dean and Andy Grant. Former British Champion Andy Grant looked fast once again this past Saturday in only his second meeting of 2017 and underlined his form with a fantastic win in heat two with Siobhan Martin putting in a great drive from the back of the field for second with Dean on the podium once again in third. The feature final saw McEwan's mechanical issues strike again but white-top honours were upheld by Connar Venters with a strong drive which saw him leading a substantial portion of the race before the higher graded drivers caught him. Wilson eventually went into the lead and dragged John Venters through with him but John Venters wasn't able to overtake the flying Nova of Wilson who held on for his second win of the night ahead of John Venters and Andy Grant to round off a great night of Stock Rod action.

The final event on track was the one that many had come to see and it did not disappoint as Caravan Carnage 2017 came to HRP Lochgelly Raceway! Five brave souls in the form of Neil Naismith, Kevin McIntyre, Jordan Cassie, Bobby Gold and James Paton took to the track in their cars towing stripped-out fiberglass caravans behind them and it didn’t take long for the chaos to begin as Cassie and Gold flung their cars into the corners while Naismith's car decided to move rather more slowly which proved too tempting for Kevin McIntyre who thundered into the Naismith caravan in turn four while Cassie and Gold both lost their mobile homes but continued to circulate the track with Cassie driving straight through one of the abandoned caravans to the delight of the crowd. The Demolition Derby officially ended when James Paton was the final driver to still have some of his caravan in tow but Cassie and Gold continued to entertain as they held their own DD which culminated in a massive head-on to bring an end to a brilliant night of entertainment!!!

The next slice of stock car action at HRP Lochgelly Raceway is this FRIDAY AUGUST 18th and features the Superstox, ProStocks, Ministox and Ninja Karts in a cracking four formula event from 6:45pm.

HRP August 4th - A Report
Added Monday 7th August 2017
Having successfully splashed their way into the new month of August, hopes were quickly dashed that the new month would see an immediate change in weather conditions as yet another rain-filled evening greeted drivers, teams and fans as they gathered at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this past Friday for another night of stock car action presented by Hardie Race Promotions. A packed programme saw four formulas racing with twelve races scheduled for the evening.

The first formula on track were the CC Rods with another fantastic turnout of cars including a welcome return for Stewart Aitken who had previously held star grade in the formula while ex-ProStock racer Raymond Brown was having a run in the car more commonly used by Colin Wotherspoon from the rear of the grid. With the rain pouring down once again as it had done a couple of weeks ago when the CC Rods last raced, no doubt Bob Martin would have fancied his chances of gaining some good results as he had put in a superb performance last time out. A favourable starting position in the yellow grade enhanced Martin's chances and he went on to confirm his pre-race favourite status as he took a dominant win ahead of the returning Aitken and a fast-moving Graham Osborne. The second heat saw the same top three make their way to the front in short order with Martin taking his second win of the night ahead of Aitken and Osborne. As a result of his heat-winning double, Martin was promoted to blue grade for the feature final which saw him start alongside Aitken for the first time. These two made quick work of slicing their way to the front of the pack with Aitken just ahead of Martin and the chequered flag fell on Aitken as he celebrated his return to action with a final victory. Martin was docked two places for contact which saw Osborne promoted to second place and Jamie Brown to third but an appeal may see Martin given his runners-up spot back following a video review. A great night of CC Rod action.

The second formula on show were the 2.0 Hot Rods who were enjoying their second outing in the space of six days. Another decent turnout of cars brought the promise of some good action and the fans were not to be disappointed as the tin-tops put on a fantastic display. Alex Wilson would start in the red grade following his double heat winning outing the previous Saturday alongside Jock Campbell while World Champion Gordon Alexander and British/National Champion William Hardie would start behind them. The previous outing has seen some great drives from white graders Gary Black and Paul Carruthers in the rain and these two drivers were in the mix once again throughout the evening. Indeed, Black took an early lead in heat one and managed to hold on all the way to the chequered flag for an excellent win ahead of yellow roof Ryan Mackie and Wilson. The second heat saw white graders Black, Carruthers and Gordon Hendry make a great deal of the running once again but it was Gill Anderson who came through to take the win from the blue grade with Wilson and Mackie claiming the other podium spots. The feature final gave the drivers nearer the rear of the grid an extra five laps to catch the flying whites and yellows but Gordon Hendry was driving superbly as he battled with Carruthers and Black for the lead in the early stages. Hendry was eventually overhauled for the lead by heat two winner Anderson and he went on to emulate Alex Wilson from the week before with his second win of the night and a return to red grade. Hardie and Wilson claimed the other podium places while Hendry held on for an excellent fourth as his new for 2017 Peugeot 106 continues to improve with every outing.

The Ministox made a welcome return to HRP Lochgelly Raceway and included three visitors among their ranks from the south-west of England in the form of Harrison Bryant, Gemma Robbins and Owen Robbins and all three would feature prominently during the evening. Robbins went into an early lead after fellow white grader Ben Creanor's race came to an end on the first corner with mechanical issues but he was soon chased down by the pack led by Charlie Folan, Alex Robertson and Gary Paterson who soon overhauled the HRP debutant. The star grade were also starting to make their presence felt led by local pilot Danny Whyte and he soon hit the front followed by Harrison Bryant and fellow Lochgelly driver Michael Mitchell and that would be the way that they finished as Whyte underlined his liking for rainy conditions with an excellent and welcome victory. The second heat saw Bryant go one better as he made the long trip north even more worthwhile as he picked up a fine win ahead of a flying Mitchell and track championship leader Steven Burgoyne. The feature final saw a big impact for Gemma Robbins as she slammed into the safety fence but with the driver unharmed and her car cleared from the track; the race resumed with the star grade quickly making their way to the front and it would be Bryant who claimed the spoils as he took his second victory of the night ahead of Burgoyne and Mitchell after a cracking night of Ministox action where the youngsters showed skills beyond their years.

The final formula on show were, like the 2.0 Hot Rods, making their second appearance in six days as the Superstox returned to HRP Lochgelly Raceway. Last time out saw Bryan Forrest take a dominant hat-trick of wins which included a successful defence of his Scottish Championship and, with the rain pouring down as it had done six days earlier, many on the terraces expected more of the same. Scotland's top open-wheel formula of 2017 did not earn that reputation as a result of producing boring and predictable racing though and so it proved once again at HRP Lochgelly Raceway. Paul Dunn led the early stages of heat one before being overhauled by yellow tops Ally Noble and Zak Gilmour and these two were soon joined by Allan Gibson, Chris Miller and Forrest in a five-way battle for supremacy with the bumpers being used at every corner! Eventually, Miller and Forrest made their way to the front and, while many expected Forrest to power past Miller, the 172-pilot had other ideas and drove away from the double Scottish Champion to claim a fantastic win ahead of Noble and Forrest who had to settle for third. The second heat saw the same five drivers battling it out for the right to go to victory lane and Miller showed great pace and skill to overhaul Noble to take his second win of the night ahead of Forrest and Noble respectively. The feature final was the last race of a great night of action and, naturally, the rain had eased by this point but the track remained very wet as the rear-wheel drive Superstox lined up for their last race. Noble and Gilmour battled it out between themselves for the lead in the early stages before the flying duo of Miller and Forrest came through with Miller once again leading the way and looking like he was on a mission to take a hat-trick. However, Forrest had other ideas and managed to use the bumper to good effect to move the Miller machine wide to slide through to take his second feature win in six days ahead of Miller, who must have been delighted with his evening’s work, and Noble who would also have been pleased to pick up three podium finishes.

This Saturday sees the eagerly-anticipated CARAVAN CARNAGE 2017 with the annual caravan demolition derby concluding Saturday night's action which also features the 1300 Stock Cars, Stock Rods, CC Rods and Junior Productions in a cracking night of entertainment. Plans are also afoot for some of the British Touring Car drivers to take to the track but these remain in the planning stages for the moment but should add another dimension to a great night of entertainment at HRP Lochgelly Raceway from 6pm this Saturday August 12th.


HRP July 29th - A Report
Added Monday 31st July 2017

A relatively pleasant afternoon greeted drivers, teams and fans as they gathered at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this past Saturday for the first evening of Championship Fever! Every Saturday night event at Scotland's most-modern short oval motorsports facility between now and the end of October will see at least one championship contested as the season kicks into high gear. The first night of Championship fever saw Bryan Forrest defending the Superstox Scottish Championship.

Twenty-Five Superstox arrived to do battle for the right to wear the St Andrews Cross for the next 12 months with the defending champion Bryan Forrest declaring his desire for rain to fall as he felt his car was very much on the pace in the wet. Forrest's wish was granted, and then some, as one of the wettest nights in recent memory came to pass as the rain began to fall in the early stages of the evening but not before the pre-meeting races took place.

The Junior Productions saw two cars in demonstration action with Chelsey-Lee Kirton claiming a hat-trick of wins.

The Ninja Karts were the first of the main formulas on show as they had their traditional whites and yellows race. Kaitlyn Smart made the early running in this event before a rapid Toby Tyson came on the scene to claim a dominant win ahead of Demi Ritchie and Kaydan Day in an all-yellow grade top three. The first heat saw the blues and reds join proceedings but that did not deter Tyson who had obviously been buoyed by his whites and yellows win and he went on to claim an excellent heat one victory with star-graded Bailey Millar and Scottish and National Points Champion Charlie Hardie rounding out the podium spots. Heat Two saw the lower graders make the break once more in the early stages with Demi Ritchie leading after the sort-out during the early laps. Demi had come very close to qualifying for the European Championship before a spin on the last corner of the final lap and you could feel the crowd willing her on as she continued to hold her own at the front all the way to the chequered flag and an excellent win with fellow yellow-top Kaydan Day claiming second and Bailey Millar third. The last heat of the evening saw a similar pattern as the yellow-graded drivers flew into an early lead with the likes of Tyson, Ritchie and Day all involved at the sharp end of the pack while the star drivers scythed their way through the field. However, it was not to be this time as the stars led by Lennon Grant came through for the lead with Grant just missing out on the last lap as European and British Champion Robbie Armit pipped him on the line with Millar claiming his third podium finish of the night. The Ninja Kart drivers drove brilliantly in terrible conditions.

The 2.0 Hot Rods were back for their first meeting since the summer break and the Scottish drivers had enjoyed a fantastic summer with William Hardie claiming the National Championship while, just six days earlier, Gordon Alexander became Scotland's first-ever Hot Rod World Champion as he claimed the 2017 2.0 Hot Rod World Championship. Gordon was given a lap of honour and was well-received by those in attendance despite the pouring rain. Gordon then lined up with his fellow racers for the first heat of the night which saw Gary Black leading for most of the race until just before a caution period for a stricken Kevin Stewart. At the time of the yellow flag, Alex Wilson had just claimed the lead from Black and he went on to claim the first win of the night ahead of fellow blue-top Gill Anderson and Gary Black. The second heat saw Black and fellow white-grader Paul Carruthers having a great battle in the early stages as they contested the lead but this allowed the pack to slowly but surely catch up with them. Wilson was rapid once again and he sliced his way through to claim his second win of the night for an immediate return to red grade for the feature final while Black held on for second ahead of Hardie. The feature final was run in horrendous conditions as all hot rod races had been and the respect and control of the 2.0 Hot Rod drivers was fantastic to watch as they put on a great display despite the weather. The increased number if laps in the feature final saw the higher graded drivers come into play but it was blue-grader Gill Anderson who claimed an excellent win ahead of Hardie and Wilson to round off a great night of hot rod action.

The ProStocks were back in action at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this past Saturday and it was fantastic to see National Points and Scottish Champion Tam Melrose back on track in a grid of fourteen cars. The first heat was held before the rain came but it was memorable in its own way! As the cars circulated the track; Jason McAlpine's engine expired in a big way to leave a huge oil slick going into turn one which saw half the field eliminated as they collided with the fence and each other! Tam Melrose showed he had lost none of his ability as he came through to take the win ahead of Scott Gordon and Paul Barron. The rain had well and truly arrived by the time of the ProStocks second heat but that did not deter Melrose who went on to take his second win of the night with Gordon and Barron repeating their early finishing places. The feature final was another wet race and it saw Kevin Muir hit the fence hard in turn four. Nobody had any answer for Melrose though as he flew to his third win of a highly successful comeback evening which will put him among the favourites for October's World Cup event at HRP Lochgelly Raceway.

The final formula on show was the Superstox and it was a big night for Scotland's top open-wheel formula as they contested their Scottish Championship. The random grid draw saw Tony Lattka and Paul Dunn on the front row with Ryan McGill and defending champion Bryan Forrest on row two. Former champions Stuart Gilchrist Colin Frame gridded up in positions 11 and 19 respectively with 2017 Open Scottish Champion David Frame on grid 23 while Aaron Riddell lined up at the rear of the grid in a stunning new car for his first meeting of 2017. Once the grid was lined up, the pace car led the 25-car field around the saturated circuit before peeling off on the back straight. The green flag fell on the Scottish Championship and Tony Lattka shot into the lead with Forrest soon slotting in behind him - the battle was on! Both drivers were lapping at virtually the same speed with defending champion Forrest able to make contact with the rear bumper of Lattka but not sufficiently to move him wide. This changed several laps into the race as Forrest made the decisive move of the race when he whacked Lattka into the Armco safety barrier to bring an end to Lattka's challenge. Forrest circulated at great pace and lapped every driver up to fifth in a dominant display which saw him retain his Scottish Championship. Stuart Gilchrist had made his way into second spot before an accidental coming-together with the spinning Lee Clark saw David Frame pounce to move into the runners-up spot which he held on to until the end with Gilchrist taking third in a race of attrition. Following the Scottish Championship, two further heats were held which saw Forrest confirm his liking for the rain as he claimed a faultless hat-trick on a cracking night of Superstox action.

The next slice of stock car action takes place THIS FRIDAY August 4th at HRP Lochgelly Raceway and features the Superstox, 2.0 Hot Rods, CC Rods and Ministox in a 12 race programme from 7pm.

A great way to kick off your weekend.

HRP July 22nd - A Report
Added Monday 24th July 2017
After some beautiful weather the day before, a typical Scottish summer's evening of persistent drizzle interspersed with heavy rain greeted drivers, teams and fans as they gathered at HRP Lochgelly Raceway for the latest slice of stock car action presented by Hardie Race Promotions. It was another value for money evening with no less than fifteen races scheduled across the five formulas on show with something for everyone of all tastes and ages.

The first formula on track was the fledgling Junior Production formula which provides young drivers aged between 10 and 16 the opportunity to race in non-contact formula. The formula has produced some top drivers during its time in Northern Ireland including several World Champions and current top Scot Cameron Willacy headed to Northern Ireland last week where he acquitted himself well with top ten places in all three races. Cameron utilized his Ministox experience this past Saturday in dreadful conditions to secure a faultless hat-trick as he took all three races ahead of Amber Tyrrell and debutant Chelsey-Lee Kirton.

The CC Rods were the next formula on track. The CC Rods are HRP Lochgelly Raceway's own low-budget non-contact formula and they have gone from strength to strength in the past few years; further underlined by a brilliant turnout of twenty-one cars this past Saturday including debutant Lee Scott from Leslie who elected to start from the comparative safety of the rear of the grid. It was a late start to the season too for Bob Martin of Glenrothes but he showed he had lost none of his speed as he made it a race-winning return with victory in heat one ahead of fellow yellow-top Bob Cairns and blue Kevin Donaldson. Having won heat one, Martin found himself at the rear of a large group of yellow tops who battled in the rain throughout the race for supremacy which allowed white-top Lee Wotherspoon to get away and romp home to victory while Martin made it through his fellow yellow-tops to take the runners-up spot ahead of Cairns. The feature final saw the rain teaming down, certainly not great conditions for the CC Rod drivers but they put on a great display! There was one pile-up in turn three which had caught out a few cars but the majority of the drivers managed to negotiate the tricky surface successfully and it was Cairns who finally came out on top after two podium finishes with a strong drive in the feature final to take the win ahead of National Points and Scottish Champion ian Donaldson and Kevin Donaldson.

The Ministox were back in action for the second week in a row and another good grid of cars arrived to do battle at a wet HRP Lochgelly Raceway. Once again, there were no English visitors so it was up to the Scottish youngsters to entertain and they did just that! The first heat saw a great battle between white tops Alex Robertson and William Wallace in the early stages and the higher graded drivers had to put the foot down to get on terms with Robertson who has been in great form of late. Robertson eventually had to settle for a very respectable fourth place as ORCi Champion Steven Burgoyne took the win ahead of Terri Linden and Charlie Folan. The second race developed a similar pattern to heat one as Wallace and Robertson raced off with Wallace coming out on top of their personal battle this time. The blue and red top train was not to be denied though and Folan surged into the lead and looked to be odds-on to take the win until the last corner where Burgoyne managed to squeeze Folan wide to claim his second win of the night. The feature final was destined to be held in some of the heaviest rain of the evening but the drivers still managed to put on a fantastic display of racing. The question on everyone's lips was could Steven Burgoyne take a hat-trick? It looked like the answer to that would be no as former Ninja Kart National Champion Declan Honeyman tore off into the lead from his yellow grade start position. Unfortunately for Honeyman, there was to be no victory as Burgoyne overhauled the 2017 rookie in the latter stages of the race to take his third win of the night ahead of Taylor Borthwick and Michael Mitchell to round off a great night of Ministox racing.

The Stock Rods were back in action for the first time since before the summer break and it was the home crowd's first chance to welcome home newly-crowned European Champion Chris Lattka after his victory at Ipswich Spedeweekend. A fantastic field of seventeen cars arrived to do battle including the returning Pete Thomson and John Venters plus the 2017 debuts of Doug McLean and former British Champion Andy Grant! Thomson's challenge for the evening ended early with what appeared to be mechanical issues as the drivers settled into the twenty-lap race. Ross Finlay started as the sole white top and took full advantage as he maintained his lead over the rest of the field all the way until the chequered flag to pick up another win to add to the 2017 rookie's CV ahead of Gary Dean and Daniel Davidson (two of 2016's top finds). The second heat saw a winning return for John Venters as he managed to just edge out fellow returnee Andy Grant for the win with former National Points Champion Siobhan Martin coming home in third place. The feature final saw the worst conditions of the evening for the Stock Rods and it helped to claim some victims including European Champion Lattka who appeared to clip the home straight fence all by himself as well as the likes of Andy Grant and Stewart Paterson who had struggled with handling issues all night as well as heat one winner Finlay who hit the wall at turn three. However, this did not deter Gary Nicholls who has had an impressive few months and underlined this with the win in the feature final ahead of Siobhan Martin and Gary Dean. Brilliant stuff from the Stock Rods!!!

The final formula on show were the 1300 Stock Cars and it is safe to say that talk if their demise at HRP Lochgelly Raceway was premature based on Saturday's exploits!!! Fifteen cars arrived to do battle including English visitors Luke Jackson, Martin Taylor and former British Champion Dan Booth – all three visitors are more commonly seen racing on their local shale track at Kings Lynn but took the chance to do some laps at HRP Lochgelly Raceway ahead of the ASD Welding Services World Championship here in September! The racing from the first green flag until the end of the evening was simply brilliant with plenty of bumper-work and entertainment. Heat One saw Corey Robertson surge into the lead from the white grade and he was going well until the red top train caught him up before they continued their own battle over first place with Kirkcaldy's Lee McGill coming out on top ahead of Lochgelly duo Billy Wilson in a brand new Corsa D and Andrew Mathieson. The second heat saw Robertson do the same as he had in heat one when he left the higher graded drivers battling between themselves but he was soon swallowed up by the fats moving traffic with Lee McGill eventually coming through to take his second win of the night ahead of Scottish Champion Dean McGill and Andrew Mathieson who had been very active with his front bumper! The feature final was the last race of the evening and the fans who stayed to watch it in the rain were given a treat with one of the best races of the year. Once again, Robertson made the early running but it was all about the huge grid of star-graded drivers who were flying around the wet oval at HRP Lochgelly Raceway with bumpers being used on every corner as places changed throughout the race. As the hits got bigger and bigger throughout the race with Andrew Mathieson notably involved once again with the McGills; it was Billy "Bumper" Wilson who came through to take his first win in his new car ahead of Mathieson and James Ellis to round off a great night of 1300 Stock Car action.

This Saturday sees the beginning of CHAMPIONSHIP FEVER at HRP Lochgelly Raceway with at least one championship event every Saturday from now until the end of October. It is the turn of Scotland’s top open-wheel formula to headline this weekend as the Superstox contest their Scottish Championship with Bryan Forrest defending his title against a high-quality field. The 2.0 Hot Rods, ProStocks, Ninja Karts and Junior Productions will also be in action from 5:30pm on Saturday July 29th.

It will also be the homecoming of newly-crowned 2.0 Hot Rod World Champion Gordon Alexander!!!

One not to be missed.


2.0 Hot Rod Gradings
Added Thursday 20th July 2017
Spedeworth / Incarace would like to announce that effective from the 1st August 2017 2.0 Hot Rod grades are to be displayed via the car roof fins and not the roof itself.

The fins must be as follows:-

• Black numbers on White background
• Black numbers on Yellow background
• White numbers on Dark Blue background
• White numbers on Red background

The rear of the fin plate must be plain and white in colour.

The roof of a car cannot have a championship status unless the driver is the reigning champion and a roof colour has been designated to that championship e.g. Gold Roof denotes World Champion. No sign writing is permitted on the roof of the car displaying previous championship history which is no longer current e.g. the 2015 National Champion cannot display the fact of this in 2017.

It is hoped that this rule change will make it easier and more cost effective for drivers to alter their grade each month throughout the year.

Thank you.

News History
- HRP July 15th - A Report
- HRP June 24th - A Report
- HRP June 17th - A Report
- HRP June Speed Weekend - A Report
- HRP June 3rd - A Report
- HRP May 27th - A Report
- HRP May 20th - A Report
- Stock Car Open Practice
- HRP May 13th - A Report
- Keir Millar Memorial Meeting - A Report
- HRP April 29th - A Report
- Ministox Rules Updates
- HRP April 22nd - A Report
- Scotland v England Banger Team Event


Friday 18th August 2017, 7.00pm


Ninja Karts

Saturday 2nd September 2017, 6.00pm


Scottish Championship Double Header


Stock Rods
CC Rods
Back to Basics Bangers (1800cc limit) (Including RAMP RACE!!!)

Saturday 9th September 2017, 6.00pm



2.0 Hot Rods
Junior Productions

Junior Productions from 5:30pm

Saturday 16th September 2017, 6.00pm



2.0 Hot Rods
CC Rods

Ninja Karts from 5:30pm