Saturday 6th February, Start Time: 13:00; OUT OF SEASON EVENT IN AID OF THE PURDIE FAMILY National Micro Bangers 1300 Stock Cars National and 2.0 Hot Rods Ministox Ninja Karts .
#TeamPurdie Event and Auction
Added Wednesday 18th November 2015
Interest and support for the ‪#‎TeamPurdie‬ event at HRP Lochgelly Raceway on Saturday February 6th at 1pm shows no signs of slowing down and we thank you all for your support.

For those who wish to donate money to the fund; details can now be released of how to do just that.

A bank account has been set up and we would ask that all donations are sent to this account, details for which can be found below:

Sort Code 80-45-71
Account Number 01023486

VERY IMPORTANT – In order to ensure that any donations are recognised as charitable gifts, we would ask that all donations are marked as ‪#‎TeamPurdieGift. We hope to raise a great deal of money as well as awareness for this great cause and we thank you all for your support.

We can also confirm that BriSCA F2 Superstar Chris Burgoyne will be racing in the National Micro Bangers on Saturday February 6th at HRP Lochgelly Raceway!!! Chris is doing something a little different as he is offering people the chance to have their names, names of loved ones or even a business name written on his car from as little as £10 – more details to follow.

The support for this event has been overwhelming and truly heartening and we thank you all on behalf of Joan, Kenny and the entire Purdie family and their friends.


HRP will be hosting an online auction with some fantastic items up for grabs. While the auction will start soon, we are delighted to highlight some of the items that will be up for grabs to the highest bidder with all proceeds going to the ‪#‎TeamPurdie‬ fund:

• The use of Kenny Purdie’s 2L Hot Rod for the #TeamPurdie Event on February 6th!!!
• 10 laps in Paul Ford’s BriSCA F1 Stock Car at a 2016 practice session!!!
• A full rolling road test day courtesy of Lyndale Race Engines!!!
• A set of shocks for ANY formula (also revalve and dyno test) courtesy of Shocktec!!!
• Two Adult tickets for UK Speed Weekend courtesy of our friends at Skegness Stadium.
• Two Adult tickets for the Saloon Stock Car World Championship courtesy of our friends at Skegness Stadium.
• An adult Season Ticket courtesy of Hardie Race Promotions (In Association with Spedeworth Motorsports).
• An Adult Season Ticket courtesy of our friends at GMP.
• One Family Ticket to the Saloon British Championship courtesy of our friends at GMP.
• A family ticket for Ipswich Spedeweekend courtesy of our friends at Spedeworth.
• A large canvas print of Kenny Purdie’s 2L Hot Rod courtesy of Brian Lammey at NIF2.
• A large canvas print, key ring and magnet of any HRP driver courtesy of Kevin McQueen at

The auction start date will be announced soon. We are still seeking more items if anyone has anything they'd like to donate. Many thanks to those who have donated so far and a special note of thanks to Gordon Alexander who has managed to acquire many of the items listed as he has worked tirelessly on this event behind the scenes.


HRP Out of Season Meeting Feb 6th 1pm
Added Friday 13th November 2015

Many members of the stock car family will be very familiar with the name Kenny Purdie!

Kenny has enjoyed a two decade long career on the short ovals and has won numerous titles in both National Saloons and 2.0 Hot Rods and is, indeed, the current 2.0 Hot Rod European Champion.

While Kenny has been the one in front of the camera; he has enjoyed unrelenting support from his family and, of course, his wife Joan. Many of you may already know that Joan has not been well for some time now as she unfortunately contracted a vicious type of Cancer and this has clearly had a huge impact on the lives of Joan, the entire Purdie family and their friends.

It is with a heavy heart that we say that, without treatment, Joan’s time with her family and friends may well be very limited as chemotherapy has not been successful. The Purdie family have conducted a great deal of research into other possible avenues and were elated to discover a drug (Pembrolizumab) that would increase Joan’s chances from 2-3% to an amazing 44%. The Purdie family have been in talks with medical professionals here in the UK as the drug is not freely available on the NHS and were optimistic that Joan may well have become the first person in the UK to be approved for this treatment but saw their hopes dashed when the decision was vetoed by just one of the five people who controlled the purse strings due to the current high cost of the treatment.

Pembrolizumab treatment costs £9000 per treatment and Joan will require treatment once a fortnight – it is hoped that this drug will become available on the NHS in the next 12 months or so and, understandably, the Purdie family wish to give Joan the best chance of being around to be able to receive this vital treatment via the NHS – AND SO DO WE!!!

With a cost of £150000 to £200000 for the year, Hardie Race Promotions (In Association with Spedeworth Motorsports) wish to do our part to support Joan, Kenny and the Purdie family and, to that end, we are breaking a three year habit!!!

Saturday February 6th at 1pm will see an out of season meeting held at HRP Lochgelly Raceway for the first time in four seasons – and for the first time under the HRP banner with all proceeds from the event going directly to the Purdie family to support Joan’s treatment. The formulas racing that day will be:

• National Micro Bangers
• 1300 Stock Cars
• Hot Rods (2.0 Hot Rods and National Hot Rods in exhibition races)
• Ministox
• Ninja Karts

There will be no cost to day licence holders racing in this event.

When it comes to taking care of our own; we know that the entire stock car family will unite behind Joan and Kenny and support this event in huge numbers which we hope will show the Purdie family that we are united in supporting them at this difficult time as well as easing what is a huge financial burden.

We hope to see as many of you as possible on BOTH sides of the fence on Saturday February 6th at 1pm!!!

Destinies Decided
Added Tuesday 10th November 2015
With the last meetings of 2015 now consigned to the history books; the HRP calculator has been busy crunching the numbers for the track championships in each formula and also the remaining national points championships which were still to be decided.

The CC Rods have enjoyed a breakout year with car numbers on the increase and some great action featuring the likes of Ian Taylor, Stewart Aitken, Johnny Bell and Ian Donaldson. With Aitken opting not to complete the season and Taylor injured while at the top of his game; Bell and Donaldson were left to fight it out for the right to wear the silver roof in 2015 – as well as the track championship. The fight for both titles went down to the wire with Bell claiming the title by just 9 points. Bearing in mind that Bell raced in Northern Ireland while Donaldson chose not to, it just shows how fast the 700 pilot has been of late but huge congratulations to Bell on successfully defending his silver roof while congratulations must also go to Donaldson for making the battle go down to the wire and claiming the 2015 HRP Lochgelly Raceway Track Championship!

The HRP Ministox National Points battle has twisted and turned throughout 2015 with John Crawford leading in the early months and making huge efforts to travel to all points-scoring meetings before Arran Chidwick came up the rail to pass Crawford in the standings as he scored heavily in the summer. As the nights drew in though; both of these drivers were steadily being reeled in by Michael Mitchell and, going into the last meeting on Saturday, all three were in with a shout of claiming the silver roof. Chidwick’s absence opened the door for the two less experienced young men and Crawford began the meeting with just a five point lead. Both Mitchell and Crawford scored seven points in the two heats meaning it all came down to the final race of the year and it was Mitchell who rallied to claim the title with a third place finish netting him 12 points while Crawford scored three meaning that the 172 driver took the title by JUST four points!!! A fantastic effort by all drivers and teams in the Ministox during an emotional 2015 – congratulations to Michael, John and Arran for providing us with an epic points battle.

We must also congratulate Ninja Kart 39 Alex Robertson who claimed the silver roof in Ninja Karts at the end of October and was presented with his championship on Sunday November 1st at the Ninja Kart Fun Day. Alex battled hard all year and managed to stay ahead of the hard-charging Charlie Hardie and Robbie Armit to claim silver!!!

Our National Points Champions are:

Superstox – 265 Barry Stephen
1300 Stock Cars – 122 Zak Gilmour
Ministox – 172 Michael Mitchell
ProStocks – 55 Tam Melrose
2.0 Hot Rods – 67 Kerr Paterson
Stock Rods – 25 Siobhan Martin
CC Rods – 51 Johnny Bell
Ninja Karts – 39 Alex Robertson

The track championships have also been concluded and congratulations to all of our track champions:

Superstox – 265 Barry Stephen
1300 Stock Cars – 99 Callum Barclay
Ministox – 629 Euan Millar
ProStocks – 55 Tam Melrose
2.0 Hot Rods – 900 Robbie Burgoyne
Stock Rods – 658 Chris Lattka
CC Rods – 700 Ian Donaldson

Congratulations to all of our National points and Track Champions and also a huge well done to each and every driver and team who have raced with us throughout 2015.

The final track championship standings, as well as the updated National points for 1300 Stock Cars, CC Rods and Ministox can now be found on under “downloads”.

Keir Millar Memorial Meeting May 7th 2016
Added Tuesday 10th November 2015
Yesterday marked six months to the day since the tragic incident that would take the life of our friend and little star Keir Millar.

The stock car family united behind the Millar family and rallied around one another, putting any rivalries aside, and displaying all that is good within our sport and we salute each and every one of you for the outpouring of support at that time and since the tragedy.

Hardie Race Promotions (In Association with Spedeworth Motorsports) are honoured to confirm that the Keir Millar Memorial Meeting will be held at HRP Lochgelly Raceway on Saturday May 7th.

This event is being held with the approval of both Keir’s parents and will feature National Micro Bangers, Ministox, Ninja Karts and 1300 Stock Cars – some of the wee man’s favourite formulas.

There will be charity collections during the evening for charities chosen by Keir’s family – more details will follow in due course.

We hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us for what will be a highly emotional evening as we remember our friend Keir.

HRP Lochgelly Raceway November 7th - A Report
Added Monday 9th November 2015
As the day’s heavy rain finally dissipated; drivers, teams and fans gathered at HRP Lochgelly Raceway for the final stock car event of the 2015 Scottish Stock Car season. A huge crowd had gathered on the terraces as the 5pm start time approached with a very special race being first on track.

It has become traditional for the HRP 1300 Stock Car drivers to loan their cars to wives, partners, mothers, aunts, friends etc etc to enable them to take part in a charity ladies race. This year’s race was run in aid of FORDS Car which is a charity that helps to see injured stock car drivers and officials through tough times and a staggering 31 ladies were scheduled to race against one another. The race got underway in greasy conditions which made car control very difficult and a couple of early incidents saw the field depleted as the laps wound down but it was Gayle Stevenson who came through to take the win from Mhairi Robertson and Lisa Adams – well done to all ladies involved and a huge pat on the back to the drivers who must have been watching through their hands as their pride and joys were raced all in the name of charity. The current total raised this year stands at £4000 with more money still to be counted – a truly fantastic effort.

Following the chaos of the ladies race, a full format fifteen race programme was scheduled and the CC Rods were first on track as the battle between Ian Donaldson and Johnny Bell for the National Points Championship would be concluded in the final meeting of the year. The first race of the evening for the low-budget class saw a win for much-improved local driver Brandon Gourlay from Kirkcaldy as he held off national points contenders Donaldson and Bell. The second heat saw Kevin Connor maintain his recent good run of form to take the win ahead of Gourlay, Donaldson and Bell. The feature final was a fast-paced frenetic race which carried extra importance as it was the Bill and Ciaran Hawkes Memorial Trophy and it saw Connor take full advantage of his white grade starting position to claim a heat and final double ahead of Gourlay who had arguably the best night of his CC Rod Career and Paul Muir in his stunning Ford Puma. Lochgelly’s own Johnny Bell may not have won any individual battles but he did win the war as he claimed the title of CC Rod National Points Champion 2015!

The 11-16 year olds returned to HRP Lochgelly Raceway for their final racing event in Scotland of 2015 and a decent field of cars arrived to do battle. With arch-nemesis Steven Burgoyne absent, Euan Millar further underlined his dominance of 2015 with a routine win in heat one ahead of Bryan Lindsay and Lochgelly’s Michael Mitchell. The second heat saw Lindsay reverse the roles of heat one as he claimed an excellent win ahead of Millar and late-season sensation Sean Naismith. The feature final was a fast paced race and Kelty’s Ciaran ‘Spud’ Adams made most of the running as he streaked into a very healthy lead and drove with fantastic craft and maturity to make his yellow 128 machine very hard to catch. However, Euan Millar was not to be denied and he eventually overhauled the yellow graded Adams to claim a fine heat and final double but all credit must go to Adams who held on for a fantastic runner-up spot ahead of Mitchell. All three drivers then celebrated on the roofs of their cars in a highly emotional ending to the Scottish Ministox season.

The National Bangers were in attendance in Under 3L Front Wheel Drive form and the drivers in attendance did their utmost to entertain the huge crowd in attendance in tricky conditions. Steve Allan enjoyed a very successful day as he stormed to a hat-trick of racing victories before also claiming the runners-up spot in the Demolition Derby as his challenge was ended by winner James Prowse.

The National Hot Rods were back in action after quite a few weeks away from HRP Lochgelly Raceway and a fantastic twelve cars arrived to compete for world championship qualifying points in what was an optimistic sign for the future of the formula in Scotland. This past Saturday also saw the welcome return of legendary Lochore Hot Rod pilot Billy Bonnar after serving a suspension. Jim Cowie made the long trip south worthwhile as he claimed the first win of the night ahead of 2015 points champion Ian Donaldson and Bonnar before Donaldson went on to dominate the other two races with victory in heat two as he bested Paul Yule and John Sibbald and also the feature final with Tam Rutherford and Cowie claiming the other podium spots on what was arguably the best domestic National Hot Rod meeting seen in Scotland for quite some time – well done to the drivers and teams.

Following the charity ladies race; the owners of the cars readied them for battle once more as the regular drivers in Scotland’s top stock car formula would round off their season this past Saturday at HRP Lochgelly Raceway in stunning fashion. Former UK Stock Rod racer Steven Alexander was in the borrowed Thomas Naismith car and performed admirably in his debut race as he stormed to victory ahead of star duo Fraser Clark and Craig Haxton. The second race was punctuated by a number of incidents including a coming together for Jason Secker and Marc Hughes plus a huge hit put paid to Fraser Clark’s evening as he had a badly damaged car – the race was won by Eddie Corr with Haxton and Paul Beaton taking the minor places. The feature final was sponsored by Eddie Paterson Video – Eddie has recorded hundreds of events across a twenty plus year career and will be missed by all who know him and have enjoyed his work during his legendary tenure. The race was as frenetic and fast-paced as those who have seen the 1300s at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this year have come to expect with action all over the track as the bumpers flew in. Heat Two winner Eddie Corr was the one to come through all of the chaos to take his second win of the night ahead of Kirkcaldy’s Lee McGill and Lochgelly’s Euan Mathieson to round off a great season at HRP Lochgelly Raceway.

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