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English Championship - 1300 Stock Cars

Added by Kevin on Monday 10th February
Following an enquiry into the 1300cc Stock Car English Championship the result will stand as the drivers came across the line which were 1st Jason Askew (690), 2nd Lee Pearce (23), 3rd Daniel Barkham (210).

The query was regarding the cable linkage to the gearbox but after doing an investigation we are finding out that a lot of other cars having been doing this and the Honda has to change on certain gearboxes from a clutch cable to hydraulic clutches. We feel this Is not enough to take the result off a driver.

This will be noted as a warning to Jason and other drivers that because you see things on other cars does not mean you can just go ahead and do it.

This will be added to the rules and if there are other rules like this can drivers please let us know now so we can either verify the rules or removes them please.

1300cc Stock Car Association

New for 2020 - HRP Clothing

Added by Kevin on Tuesday 4th February
Hardie Race Promotions are delighted to announce that a new range of merchandise is now available on our website following a range of queries about products.

Initially, there is a limited range, however, we hope to expand this in time should it prove as successful.

You can check out our range and get yourself kitted out in our range by order online by clicking on the Online Shop link at the top of this page.

Junior Banger Association Statement

Added by Kevin on Thursday 30th January
The Junior Banger Association are delighted to publish a national fixture list of ORC dates for 2020.

Promoters have worked hard to provide racing on virtually every weekend of the season for those who want it with as few clashing dates as possible. In all there are over 50 dates on the 2020 fixture list.

The Junior Banger Association are delighted to include Buxton on the fixture list on 2020 with three dates to help Northern based drivers. Fixtures at Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly will also please those up North as will a full season of fixtures at the Startrax venues of Belle Vue and Sheffield of which the highlight will be the World Final which takes place at Belle Vue in front of a big Bank Holiday crowd on 31 August.

Other championship events are the British Championship which will take place at Great Yarmouth on 12 April, the English Championship which takes place at Birmingham on 16 May and the European Championship which takes place at King’s Lynn on 5 September.

Drivers are reminded that they need to book in for the fixtures below through the promoter they are registered with.

The Junior Banger Association would like to wish all its driver members a successful 2020 and we look forward to seeing you all on track.


2020 Race Dates
Sun 23 February – Aldershot
Sun 8 March – Mildenhall
Sat 14 March – King’s Lynn
Sun 15 March – Skegness
Sat 21 March - Eastbourne
Sun 22 March – Belle Vue
Sat 28 March - Northampton
Sat 4 April – King’s Lynn
Sun 12 April – Great Yarmouth – British
Sat 18 April - Cowdenbeath
Sat 25 April - Mildenhall
Sun 26 April – Belle Vue
Sun 3 May – Sheffield
Fri 8 May – King’s Lynn
Sat 16 May – Birmingham - English
Sun 24 May - Aldershot
Mon 25 May – King’s Lynn
Thurs 28 May - Skegness
Sat 6 June – Skegness
Sun 7 June – Skegness
Weds 10 June – Eastbourne
Sun 21 June – Northampton
Sun 28 June – Skegness
Sat 4 July - Buxton
Sat 18 July - Eastbourne
Sat 18 July – King’s Lynn
Sun 19 July – Belle Vue
Thurs 23 July - Skegness
Sat 1 August – King’s Lynn
Sat 8 August – King’s Lynn
Sun 9 August – Great Yarmouth
Tues 11 August – Skegness
Weds 19 August – Eastbourne
Sat 22 August – Northampton
Mon 31 August – Belle Vue - World
Sat 5 September – King’s Lynn - European
Sat 19 September - Birmingham
Sat 26 September – King’s Lynn
Sun 27 September - Aldershot
Sat 10 October – King’s Lynn
Sat 10 October – Lochgelly
Sun 11 October - Lochgelly
Sat 17 October – Mildenhall
Sun 18 October - Buxton
Sun 25 October – Skegness
Sun 8 November - Buxton
Sun 15 November – Belle Vue
Sun 22 November – Skegness
Sun 29 November - Mildenhall
Sun 13 December – King’s Lynn
Sun 27 December – Sheffield
Mon 28 December – King’s Lynn
Sat 1 January 2021 – Birmingham

2020 National Hot Rod European Championship

Added by Kevin on Wednesday 29th January
Hardie Race Promotions are delighted to confirm that David Philp Commercials will again be the title sponsor of the 2020 National Hot Rod European Championship here at Lochgelly Raceway in April.

The event takes place over the weekend of Saturday 25th April and Sunday 26th April, with paid practice for drivers competing over the weekend also taking place on Friday 24th April.

The April Speed Weekend will be the first major event of the 2020 season and will be first championship event to enter the raceway through the newly built HRP Race Tunnel!

Onsite camping will be available across the weekend, with showers available at the venue for guests to use.

Around 30 of the elite oval racers will descend upon the venue as the look to claim the European Championship title for the year ahead; Jason Kew, the 2019 winner, will be determined to hold onto the title to make it two in a row!

The Malcolm Chesher Memorial Event is also up for grabs on the Sunday, whilst the Open Scottish Championship will also be decided.

The Classic Hot Rods will be in action as they battle it out for their Scottish Championship and Malcolm Chesher Memorial Title.

The Superstox and Stock Rods provide excellent support across the two days, whilst the Ministox join in on the fun on the Sunday!

We would like to thank DPC for their continued support here at Lochgelly Raceway!

Don't forget to visit their website for commercial vehicle works from wheel alignment to jig repairs and everything in between! www.dpcommercials.com

2020 Banger News and Sponsorship

Added by Kevin on Wednesday 29th January
National Bangers Track Championship
Hardie Race Promotions are delighted to announce a new sponsorship deal with Scrap A Car Scotland for the 2020 National Bangers, Lochgelly Track Championship.

The National Bangers track championship will be run to include ALL National Banger events throughout the season at Lochgelly Raceway; This includes Van Bangers, 2.0 Bangers, Micro Bangers and Unlimited Bangers. All drivers that race at Lochgelly Raceway are eligible for this.

The points system that will be used for this is as follows;

Attendance Points (If the driver books in and races) – 15 points
Attendance Points (If the driver turns up without booking in, and races) – 5 points
Heats and Domestic Finals – 10 – 1 for the top 10 finishers.
Scottish Championship or World Cup events will be scored 20-2 for the main race, and 10-1 for the heats.
DD winner – 20 points
Entertainer award – 30 points.

The overall winner of the series will be win £550, the runner up will earn £250 and third place will win £100.


National Bangers National Points Championship
The HRP National Points chart will be run using the same points system as detailed above for the track championship.

The HRP National Points Chart will be used to determine the driver that will gain the HRP seeded entry into the Unlimited Banger World Final. This will go to the driver that is leading the National Points chart at the end of August 2020. This is open to all drivers that are licenced with Hardie Race Promotions.

At the end of the 2020 season, the driver leading the National Points will be entitled to show a silver roof for the duration of the 2021 season.

Rookie Bangers / B2B Bangers
The Rookie Bangers will be run using the latest Spedeworth Rules and regulations for the formula for the 2020 season.

Back 2 Basic Bangers will be run using the latest Spedeworth Rules and regulations for the 2020 season. HRP will run these as Under 1800 Specifications.

The rules for both formula will be added to our website once they are available.

The winner of the Rookie Bangers Scottish Championship will be the HRP Seeded Entrant into the Rookie Banger World Championship later in the year.

The Rookie / B2B Bangers are not National Bangers, and will therefore require a separate licence from National Bangers.


All of us at Hardie Race Promotions are looking forward to an exciting season ahead for Bangers, and we hope that you are also looking forward to what could be, an excellent season of racing at Lochgelly Raceway!!


News Archive

Improvement Works at Lochgelly Raceway - Added 18th January 2020 23:21
Superstox Tyre Series 2020 - Added 15th January 2020 16:22
1300 Stock Car Sponsorship Series - Added 15th January 2020 16:09
Swaffham Raceway - Added 15th January 2020 16:05
Advertising Opportunities at HRP - Added 6th January 2020 12:13
2020 Season Fixtures Released and Highlights - Added 24th December 2019 21:42
A reflection on the 2019 season at HRP - Added 9th December 2019 00:05

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