Saturday 4th April, Start Time: 18:00; Superstox 2.0 Hot Rods ProStocks Ninja Karts National Micro Bangers.
Ninja Karts - Big News for the Tiny Terrors
Added Tuesday 31st March 2015
Hardie Race Promotions (in Association with Spedeworth Motorsports) are delighted to announce something BIG for the smallest cars on track.
The past two years have seen the Ninja Karts grow and flourish into an un-missable formula at HRP Lochgelly Raceway and we feel that the efforts of the drivers, parents, teams and sponsors deserve to be seen under a brighter spotlight.

To that end, HRP have two major announcements regarding Ninja Karts!!!

As of this month, HRP will be displaying drivers’ points totals, as well as their grade, and a silver roof will be awarded to the driver who scores the most points at HRP and designated events throughout 2015. These designated events will include Crimond events, the British Championship at Aldershot Ipswich Spedeweekend, the World Cup at Arena Essex and the Golden Helmet at Tullyroan Oval in Northern Ireland.

We feel that the time has come for the formula to be recognised in the same way as any other formula as there is no doubt that these young stars will form the backbone for the future of the sport.

We are also delighted to announce that, after a period of discussion, the EUROPEAN CUP for Ninja Karts will be held at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this October as part of our October Speed Weekend – more details to follow with regards to the format etc but we are highly honoured to be hosting this event.




Superstox - British Championship
Added Tuesday 31st March 2015

Following their final meeting in the March grading period; the Superstox National Points and Grading Chart for April is now available to view via the download section on our website:

www.hardieracepromotions.co.uk

This particular chart has extra importance as it is also the chart from which the HRP qualifiers for the Dechmont Forklift Trucks Superstox British Championship on Saturday April 18th are selected and we are delighted to announce that the HRP qualifiers for this prestigious event are:

(In numerical order)

15 Steven Ballantine
39 Lee Clark
53 David Frame
55 Lee Livingston
74 Dino Bruce
116 Andy Cochrane
171 Mark Brady
177 Stuart Gilchrist
196 Allan Gibson
265 Barry Stephen
309 Bryan Forrest
453 Kenny McKenzie
477 Colin Frame
822 Paul Winfield

All drivers are asked to confirm their places on the grid. All other HRP drivers are invited to book in for the Saturday night heats as well as the DFT Open Scottish Championship on Sunday April 19th.




HRP Lochgfelly Raceway - Meeting Report March 28th
Added Tuesday 31st March 2015
Following the forecasters’ predictions of heavy rain and high winds; the drivers, teams and fans who gathered at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this past Saturday would have been delighted that the forecast was only half right as the rain stayed away for the duration of the latest slice of stock car action presented by Hardie Race Promotions.

A fantastic four formula, fourteen race format was scheduled with the two top contact formulas, the 1300 Stock Cars and Superstox, being forced to acknowledge that both the Ninja Karts and ProStocks put on some equally headline-grabbing escapades during the course of the evening.

The Ninja Karts Whites and Yellows Race, as has become tradition, was first on track and it was the first Ninja Kart race winner of 2015, Charlie Hardie, repeated his feat by winning his second whites and yellows race of the year – it should be noted that (due to the increase in Ninja Kart numbers) it is likely that a new format will be adopted from this Saturday April 4th and beyond. A further four races were scheduled for the Ninja Karts over the course of the evening and each driver would have the opportunity to participate in three of these races. The first heat was won by Alex Robertson who showed some of his 2014 pace in claiming the win while 2015 form man Jay Carruthers claimed yet another trophy with victory in heat two to add to his trophy haul while Scott Allardyce claimed heat three. It should also be noted that Lewis-Clark Burgoyne finished second in heats two and three. However, the tiny terrors saved their best for last as an epic battle between Carruthers and Clark-Burgoyne ensued for the chequered flag as they sliced and diced their way through the traffic with precision and skill belying their tender years. Carruthers was out in front for the majority of the race but Clark-Burgoyne refused to give and was rewarded as he took the win in one of the closest ever finishes at HRP Lochgelly Raceway with Carruthers taking second and Allardyce in third – a great night of Ninja Kart racing.

The ProStocks were also back on track this week and a few new faces had appeared to swell the ranks. However, it was the familiar face of British Champion Tam Melrose who claimed victory in heat one at the wheel of the Ford Focus that experienced mechanical maladies during its last time on track – Stevie Gold took second with former Scottish Champion Ian Taylor in third. Melrose repeated his winning form in heat two with Jordan Cassie and Ricky White claiming the minor places before Melrose made it a faultless hat-trick by winning the feature final from Scott Ramsay and Cassie. This race was punctuated by an ugly incident involving Wayne Henry who looked to drive straight into the driver’s side of Raymond Brown’s car – such manoeuvres have no place in a limited contact formula and we await to see if there are any repercussions over this incident.

The Superstox were back on track for their penultimate meeting prior to the Dechmont Forklift Trucks Superstox British Championship on April 18th and a healthy grid of cars appeared on track for heat one. With Stuart Gilchrist missing out this event due to other commitments, it was left to David Frame and Barry Stephen to battle it out at the top of the points chart prior to the April regradings. It was Frame who struck first as he took the win in heat one with Stephen finishing in second and the returning Mark Brady posting an excellent third in a stunningly refurbished car – spare a thought for Tony Lattka whose stunning new car has experienced its fair share of issues and that remained the case as his engine expired in a major way. Lee Clark fended off Frame to claim victory in heat two with Stephen claiming third. The final was a carbon copy of the first heat as Frame stormed to victory with Stephen a distant second and Kenny McKenzie taking the last podium place following a protracted battle with Bryan Forrest on a fantastic night of Superstox action at HRP Lochgelly Raceway.

The 1300 Stock Cars were the final formula on show and have been on incredible form since the drop of the first green flag of 2015. Following a busy schedule a very impressive grid in the mid-twenties assembled to do battle and, as always, the drivers got stuck in from the beginning! One of 2015’s form men, Eddie Corr, will now doubt be starting further down the grid after April’s regarding and took full advantage of his white grade start to take victory in heat one with a fast-moving Zak Gilmour storming through the grid to take the runners-up spot. Corr repeated his feat in heat two as he held off Superstar Kai McNulty and 2015 rookie Dylan Izatt who has done a great job to have the car back on track at all following a bad smash at the first meeting. All eyes were on Corr as the possibility of as glorious hat-trick loomed closer and closer as the laps ticked down with only Lochgelly’ Andrew Mathieson and Leven’s Craig Haxton slicing their way through the field to offer themselves as serious contenders for the feature win. Corr held his position until the closing stages when Mathieson’s patience and race-craft was rewarded as he overhauled Corr to take victory in the final race of an excellent evening of 1300 Stock Car Racing.

Fourteen races, over eighty cars and all completed in three and a quarter hours – no doubt the large crowd in attendance was grateful for being able to shelter from what was a bitterly cold wind. The next slice of stock car action takes place this Saturday April 4th where we will have some free Easter Eggs for those early arriving younger spectators. The racing on track features the National Micro Bangers in their 2015 debut appearance, the amazing Ninja Karts, ProStocks, Superstox and the fantastic 2.0 Hot Rods – the action gets underway at 5:45pm on Easter Saturday.




DFT at the Double!!!
Added Monday 30th March 2015
Hardie Race Promotions (in Association with Spedeworth Motorsports) are delighted to confirm that Dechmont Forklift Trucks Ltd will be the principle sponsors of the ENTIRE National Hot Rod European/Superstox British Championship weekend at HRP Lochgelly Raceway on April 18th and 19th.

DFT are long time supporters of Stock Car Racing and have been incredibly supportive of our efforts at HRP and we can't thank them enough.


For more information on the huge range of services offered by DFT; please take a look at their website:

http://www.dechmontforklifttrucks.co.uk/

SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT OUR SPORT!!!




Saturday March 28th - Practice Information
Added Tuesday 24th March 2015
Due to the amount of cars booked in for the event on March 28th; open practice will only be available to the formulas racing that evening:

1300 Stock Cars
Superstox
ProStocks
Ninja Karts


HRP/Spedeworth drivers will be able to practice during open practice free of charge - any other drivers will be charged £50.



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