Saturday 13th November
Gilmour Takes Freck Memorial
Added by Kevin on Monday 15th November
1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 6, 122, 916, 22, 17, 715, 67, 668, 833, 9
Heat 2: 6, 668, 916, 715, 833, 314, 142, 22, 67, 122
122, 916, 715, 124, 638, 17, 314, 6, 199, 710 446, 611, 119, 171, 217, 28, 34, 703, 426, 506 Junior Productions
Heat 1: 49, 262, 924, 35, 555, 352, 9, 112, 307, 127
Heat 2: 227, 924, 112, 555, 687, 127, 9, 49, 50, 125
Final: 49, 112, 900, 9, 227, 352, 35, 262, 127, 687 ProStocks
Heat 1: 162, 638, 170, 213, 79, 214, 304
Heat 2: 213, 162, 83, 638, 579, 304, 170, 214, 231
Final: 83, 162, 213, 170, 579, 638, 72 Micro Bangers
Heat 1: 166, 255, 197, 95
Heat 2: 255, 267, 197, 99, 64, 166
Final: 166, 255, 267, 197, 64
Team Winners: Fat Boyz Carvan Bangers
It was a special night at Lochgelly Raceway as a cumulation of events took place on the night to wow the crowd whilst giving the opportunity for passengers to have an experience to remember in the process!
Our annual charity event seen several drivers give up their time to provide over 80 people an experience of sitting in the passenger seat on track! Whilst not strictly a race, the drivers provided some excellent ‘racing’ for their passengers that had all contributed towards raising over £2,100 to be split between a couple of charities close to the hearts of those within the racing community. The adrenalin fuelled rides were certainly a hit, with demand huge on the night!! Something that will be repeated in 2022!!
The 1300 Stock Cars contested the annual Michelle Freck Memorial which seen an impeccably observed silence throughout the song of choice – See You Again, followed by a great minute’s applause before the commencement of the race itself. The much loved closed grid format always provides an entertaining race, and that was certainly the case on Saturday night as well. From the outset, the bumpers went in on a greasy track; Josh Muchin and Fraser Clark seemed to find a liking for each other on the night, with both drivers clattering the wall during the race. The recently crowned European Champion Kyle Hegg seemed to struggle with conditions and found himself fighting out more than he is used to as he battled for every position. The recently returned Zak Gilmour made a late booking on the day, and it was certainly worth his while as he came from the back of the grid to soon find himself leading the way in the memorial event. Gilmour wasn’t to be caught, and was delighted to win the 2021 Michelle Freck Memorial event, with Dean Abercrombie 2nd and Kyle Hegg in 3rd. Prior to the Michelle Freck Memorial race, there were 2 full on action packed heats, which seen Gregor Whyte take his first 2 wins of the season!!
The youngsters in the Junior Productions were with us as they completed an excellent 2021 season – with the points still up for grabs between Jase Walle and Koddi Wright. We welcomed a couple of Northern Irish visitors in the shape of Jack Morrow and Mathew Weir, with both drivers having had a lot of success in recent times here at HRP Lochgelly Raceway. It was to be a night for the novice drivers, as Connie Anderson and Liam Loggie both claimed wins on the night, with Anderson taking away a heat and final double! Jack Baird put in a strong performance from the blue grad, as he took away a couple of podium places for his efforts. Jase Walle found himself finishing ahead of Koddi Wright in each of the races, which meant that Walle would secure the National Points – adding to the Scottish Championship that he won earlier in the season.
The Micro Bangers contested in a rare team event at Lochgelly Raceway; Although, a few drivers didn’t turn up on the day, with numbers slightly lower than had been anticipated, it was nevertheless an entertaining performance from the Micro Bangers. Just 4 cars finished the opening race as the drivers set about each other from the outset, with several drivers unable to make the remaining races as a result!! Andy Armstrong took the win in the opening race, and as such, secured the 2021 National Points for the National Bangers class. Joe Yeates took the 2nd race of the evening, before Armstrong took the meeting final before the demolition derby resulted in a massive head on, and a resultant dead heat between Norman Moore and Andy Armstrong! Armstrong and his team, would take away the honours as the winning team!
The ProStocks rounded off their campaign with the usual entertaining racing. Grumm Fleming took a race win – his first for quite some time in the opening heat, before then going onto finish in 2nd in each of the remaining races!! Gavin Ritchie took his first race win in the formula in heat 2, with Scott Lindsell taking a win in the meeting final. Darren Rae would secure the track and national points championship, with Tam Melrose sitting out the final 2 meetings.
The evening rounded off with the Caravan Carnage demolition derby – a record number of caravans took to the track, though, they lasted no more than 5 laps, as most of them were destroyed in the early stages of the event! Gavin Broadbent wowed the crowd with an entertaining display, as he set about destroying every caravan on track as his car kept ploughing round in the closing stages of the event, much to the delight of the spectators.
That’s it from us, until the 31st December!! Check out our website for more information on that exciting event!!
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Saturday 6th November
Huge Crowd Wowed By Van Bangers
Added by Kevin on Tuesday 9th November
Heat 1: 446, 119, 55, 171, 128, 26, 28, 34, 426, 703
Heat 2: 171, 446, 119, 55, 26, 217, 34, 28, 426, 703
Final: 446, 611, 119, 171, 217, 28, 34, 703, 426, 506 Van Bangers
Scottish: 166, 180, 74, 96
Heat 1: 74, 883, 320
Heat 2: 74, 883
DD: 96 Stock Rods
Heat 1: 648, 27, 188, 700, 658, 605, 46, 54, 721, 10
Heat 2: 10, 188, 605, 700, 248, 658, 27, 721, 261, 54
Final: 700, 658, 27, 10, 721, 188, 46, 232, 612, 261 ProStocks
Heat 1: 170, 133, 122, 83, 638, 134, 213, 672
Heat 2: 638, 83, 133, 760, 122, 304, 213
Final: 638, 134, 170, 304, 83, 760, 213, 122 2.0 Hot Rods
Heat 1: 82, 147, 16, 662, 217, 610, 178, 67, 107, 144
Heat 2: 82, 147, 529, 178, 144, 26, 107, 662, 610, 217
Final: 147, 662, 178, 529, 82, 26, 178, 16, 703, 144
It was the final meeting of the season for a number of formula on Saturday night, with a few points championship’s sewn up along the way. The Superstox class seen Bryan Forrest awarded with the track points shield yet again, although, Dean Johnston put up a good fight and only finished narrowly behind! In the Stock Rod class, Darren McAlpine secured the track championship, whilst in the 2.0 Hot Rods, youngster Cameron Willacy added the track championship to his list of accomplishments throughout 2021.
The racing itself was full of excitement, with a slippery track to contend with throughout the night, it made for some interesting racing!! The Superstox battled bravely throughout the night, with debutants Craig Mason and John Downs finding the track conditions more alike an ice rink than a tarmac oval! Dean Johnston and Mark Brady were the two drivers that came away with race wins on the night, though, Lee Livingston was unfortunate having looked to be the quickest driver on the night in the less than ideal conditions!! Livingston set the fastest lap in a couple of the races, and had he not had a couple of early mishaps – would likely have been walking away with at least one win under his belt. The slower track conditions meant that the star graded drivers found it tougher to make headway through the traffic, enabling some of the lower graded drivers the opportunity to battle bravely throughout the evening – none moreso than Adam Low and Ciaran Adams – with both drivers showing determination and grit to keep those behind at bay. Scottish Champion Aaron Riddell found the going tough from the very back of the grid throughout the evening, though did pick up three top three finishes on the night as he found a setup that worked for him.
The Stock Rods seen another good field of cars, with a couple of drivers joining us for the 1st time in 2021! Craig Watson finally got an opportunity to show off his new car, though was plagued by fuelling issues throughout the night, which hampered his progress in each of the races – it will be something he will be hoping to rectify over the winter months, with a view of hitting the ground running in 2022! Leon Stewart found himself racing with us, and found the conditions difficult it seemed, with a few spins throughout the night, whilst also being collected by the oncoming Jamie Stewart on one occasion! Niall McFerran looks to be becoming a regular attendee at Lochgelly Raceway, having made his 2nd appearance in a row. The Northern Irish driver has been living in Scotland and may well become a regular attendee in the 2022 campaign. Alex McDonald also made an outing at Lochgelly Raceway, and seemed to fair well throughout the night – avoiding any incidents, and finding some good track speed himself. Robbie Hamilton finally managed to secure a win on home soil in the opening race of the night, benefiting from the demotion of Jamie Stewart who was adjudged to have held the pack up too much at one of the restarts. Niall McFerran took the 2nd heat win, before Ian Donaldson took the win in the meeting final – continuing his impressive form in the Stock Rod class of late.
The ProStocks had a few less cars than expected, though, managed to put on a good showing. Lee Kopacz made only his 2nd appearance of the season at Lochgelly Raceway, and looked to be in the mood, picking up a few good results, and sticking the bumper into good effect throughout the evening as well, though did find himself on the receiving end at the end of the night as well! John Mason and Jason McAlpine had a coming together in the meeting final as well, with Mason putting a fair, but big hit in on the McAlpine car, that left McAlpine stranded against the wall. World Cup winner Ian Christie took a race win in the opening race of the night, with Darren Rae going onto take a heat and final double, and move ahead in the track championship standings in the process. The ProStocks are back with us next Saturday in the final outing of the season, in an event that will see the National Points and HRP Points determined!
A healthy field of 2.0 Hot Rods provided some great racing throughout the night, despite the less than ideal conditions. Heat 1 of the night seen Jock Campbell disqualified from the race having been deemed to make excessive contact with Jason Secker and spinning him out in the process, whilst former F2 star Keith Brown had his best outing to date in the class – taking away a double heat win which will see him move upto yellow grade for the start of the 2022 campaign. Gerry Hendry returned to action having sat out a few meetings, and will be satisfied with his efforts on the night – taking away 2 runner up spots, and a win in the meeting final as well. A difficult night was had for Cameron Willacy, who went into the meeting with a seemingly comfortable margin over Jason Secker in the quest to become the track champion – though, difficult conditions, and being caught up a couple of times seem him finish further back than he had hoped – and in the end, just hung on to take the title, though Secker will be gutted having found himself docked for jumping a start in the meeting final as well! 2022 will see a few new drivers come into the formula, and it looks set to be a titanic battle between a number of the star names with Kevin Stewart returning to action as well.
The Van Banger Scottish Championship was the main attraction, and with just under 15 vans on track, it was an entertaining affair – as is the norm with Van Bangers, the track quickly became treacherous and greasy, with vans stricken around the raceway!! Englishman Andy Armstrong would be the driver that would come out on top and took away the Scottish Championship as a result of his efforts, making the journey north worthwhile! Jamie Sangster took away a double race win, whilst Callum Marshall would claim the DD after a big head on seen a couple of the competitors ruled out of the reckoning!!
A mid event firework display wowed the crowd as well, with one of the biggest displays at HRP in history. The large crowd will have left the raceway at night entertained, and looking forward to coming back for more on track action!!
We are back this Saturday night, with our final meeting until our Hogmanay special. The Micro Bangers are in action, whilst the 1300 Stock Cars battle it out for the Michelle Freck Memorial shield. The Junior Productions and ProStocks both also feature in a night that will see funds raised for a couple of charities close to some of the racing communities hearts. The evening will round off with a CARAVAN CARNAGE DEMOLITION DERBY!! Visit our website at hardieracepromotions.co.uk for more information!
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Friday 29th October
English Run Riot In Ministox
Added by Kevin on Monday 1st November
Heat 1: 69, 506, 13, 08, 750, 289, 39, 171, 337, 170
Heat 2: 69, 506, 13, 750, 91, 508, 171, 289, 56, 170
Bill and Ciaran Hawkes Memorial: 69, 13, 508, 289, 750, 171, 91, 170, 337, 56 Ministox
Heat 1: 382, 145, 202, 7, 142, 167, 870, 178, 612, 352
Heat 2: 202, 145, 382, 7, 167, 612, 142, 870, 484, 3
Final: 382, 145, 202, 178, 142, 612, 970, 172, 165, 770
AC: 202, 7, 167, 142, 970, 178, 770, 382, 290, 172 1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 916, 22, 17, 18, 410, 46, 715, 668, 833, 710
Heat 2: 17, 916, 124, 668, 22, 710, 715, 833, 75, 88
Mr Gunn Trophy: 715, 668, 18, 17, 710, 314, 75, 88, 67, 638
AC: 916, 17, 668, 715, 314, 22, 88, 75, 638, 710
Congratuations to Graham Campbell on winning the Bill and Ciaran Hawkes Memorial shield in the CC Rods, and to Kyle Hegg on scooping the Mr Gunn Trophy in the 1300 Stock Cars, in what was a fantastic race meeting with the Ministox again stealing the show!!
Full report to follow
We are back this Saturday with our Firework special, featuring the Van Banger Scottish Championship, Superstox Hoosier Series Finale, 2.0 Hot Rods, Stock Rods and ProStocks
Saturday 23rd October
Riddell Takes The Scottish
Added by Kevin on Monday 25th October
Scottish Championship: 119, 55, 171, 34, 426
Heat 1: 446, 128, 119, 217, 171, 611, 34, 426
Heat 2: 446, 119, 128, 217, 55, 611, 34, 4246 Ministox
Heat 1: 7, 142, 145, 352, 858, 612, 28, 178, 172, 165
Heat 2: 145, 352, 28, 7, 178, 339, 165, 172, 612, 858
Final: 178, 7, 165, 142, 612, 699, 172, 858, 167, 50 Stock Rods
Heat 1: 605, 25, 721, 700, 248, 233, 232, 46, 27, 10
Heat 2: 605, 248, 700, 261, 46, 721, 27, 232, 54, 25
Final: 25, 232, 27, 248, 605, 721, 658, 188, 54, 261 Ninja Karts
Whites and Yellows: 147, 703, 55, 126, 501, 75, 90, 105, 835, 542
Heat 1: 6, 136, 888, 703, 74, 501, 227, 721, 133, 105
Heat 2: 227, 6, 721, 133, 703, 834, 74, 55, 105, 147
Final (Autism Awareness Shield): 227, 721, 888, 703, 701, 6, 133, 74, 55, 105
It was a fast and furious night of racing at Lochgelly Raceway on Saturday 23rd October, as we enter the last few weeks of the season (outwith the Hogmanay special event).
The Ninja Karts had the final outing of the 2021 season at HRP, and with an extra bit of sponsorship from Direct Car Autocare and M90 Autosports, there were 2 sets of tyres on offer throughout the night – a slick set of tyres going to the winner of the whites and yellows event, and a wet set of tyres going to the meeting final winner. Throughout the night the youngsters were looking to raise funds, and awareness of Autism, with funds going towards Autism Rocks (Fife). The racing kicked off with the Whites and Yellows race for the youngsters, and with a large number of newcomers over the last few months, it was a busy field of karts – with around 15 youngsters taking to the track! Louie Hendry was back with us having missed out last weekend, and drove superbly for an excellent race win, with Cameron Mason finishing behind, and Tommy Melrose completing the top three, in what was an entertaining race. With the National Points sown up, Hamish Plenderleith continued to perform and took away yet another race win on the night – winning the first of the 2 heats on the night. In form driver Jack Connor took the other heat win, before scooping his 2nd shield in 2 weeks, as he won the meeting final, taking away the M90 Autosports Shield for his efforts! To round off the evening, a celebratory lap of honour was given to the youngsters that would be graduating from the formula over the winter months. We wish them all well in their chosen path over the coming seasons!
A number of our Ninja Karts drivers headed southbound following the meeting on Saturday to participate in the English Open Championship at Aldershot Raceway. We are proud to announce that Jack Connor took the flag to win the English Championship!
The Stock Rods featured for the 2nd last time in 2021 – with 1 more meeting to go on the 6th November, and the track championship battle has gone right to the wire!! Following on from Saturday night’s action, only a few points now separate Darren McAlpine from World Champion Siobhan Martin. It was former Junior Production driver John Bremner that took the plaudits on the night though, as he swept to a double heat win, before coming together with Ian Donaldson on the opening lap of the final, dropping him down the field as a result. A healthy 17 cars attended, and provided some excellent racing as a result, with a vast amount of bumper to bumper action. Former Scottish Champion, Chris Lattka, ran into trouble in the opening race, as his car coughed and spluttered around the raceway, putting an end to any sort of challenge he had in mind on the night. Gunner would miss heat 2 as a result, but was back out for the meeting final, and started from the rear of the grid. The 658 pilot looked to be back to his best form, as he drove superbly from the rear of the field, putting in a number of hot laps in the process, and charged up through the field, only just missing out on a top 5 place for his efforts. Up front though, Siobhan Martin took full advantage of the coming together between Donaldson and Bremner on the opening lap of the final, and squeezed through and into the lead of the race – and never looked back as she stormed to yet another final win here at Lochgelly Raceway. David Crichton had a better meeting, and will go away satisfied with his results, finishing in 2nd in heat 2, whilst just missing out on a top 3 in the meeting final.
The Ministox were back with us with another strong field of cars – including a first outing of the season for Zara Hutchinson at Lochgelly. It wasn’t to be the best of nights for the Hutchinson driver though, as she found herself up onto her side in the opening laps of the meeting final, resulting in some medical assistance – We wish Zara well, and hope she makes a full and speedy recovery in due course. The battle for the Ministox track championship looks almost over, as Charlie Hardie extended his lead to 29 points over Jake Wilson, who in turn, is now only 3 points ahead of ORCi Champion, Scott Allardyce. The HRP National Points Championship looks all but over, with Charlie Hardie opening up his lead to 104 points over closest challenger Scott Allardyce, and it would take a fair amount of doing for Allardyce to close that gap up in the remaining meetings! The youngsters have been a joy to watch in 2021, as they consistently put on a show, bringing 20+ fields of cars on a regular basis! Charlie Hardie took the opening race win on the night, as he battled his way through from the Champions grade, with Rachel Kidd taking yet another race win following her return to action only a few weeks ago. Mirran Adams put in an excellent showing, and was arguably the stand out driver of the meeting, taking away a superb 3rd place finish in heat 2, and was unlucky not to match that in the other 2 races as well. The meeting final seen the Scottish Champion Scott Allardyce take the flag, with Hardie and Jamie Dawson completing the top three.
The Superstox contested their own Scottish Championship on Saturday as well, and all eyes would be on the favourites in the opening stages of the race. A pre-race grid draw would see Adam Low draw pole position for the main race. With a rolling lap start, the cars were eager to get off the mark, and as the green flag dropped, it was Low that got away first – though, that wouldn’t last too long, with the bumpers going in hard on the first lap from those further back. Dean Johnston would strike a blow on reigning champion, Bryan Forrest, which resulted in the 309 car hitting the barrier hard, causing some damage to the back bumper as a result. The 309 car limped around the raceway for a lap or 2, before retiring to the infield area, but before that, had a near coming together with the Dean Johnston car, with Johnston swerving to avoid him, and hit the infield rumble strips as a result, sending the car up into the air before re-joining the track. The Johnston car though, would not survive this, and spluttered to a halt a lap or so later. This allowed Aaron Riddell to take the lead of the race, and open up a gap to those behind. Riddell would go onto take the 2021 Scottish Championship title, with Lee Livingston and Mark Brady completing the top three. The presentations were conducted by the legendary, Bill Pullar. The following 2 heats seen Dean Johnston make amends, as he went onto win both races, with Ciaran Adams taking away an excellent 2nd place finish in the first, and Aaron Riddell taking 2nd in the other.
We are back in action at Lochgelly Raceway, this Friday night, with a fantastic 3 formula line up on the agenda – the 1300 Stock Cars will contest for the Mr Gunn Trophy, whilst the CC Rods will contest the Bill and Ciaran Hawkes Memorial shield. The Ministox are also in action, with no less than 4 English visitors due to be in attendance! First race, 7pm – Join us then!!!
For more information about our events, please visit hardieracepromotions.co.uk
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Saturday 16th October
Connor Steals The Show in Ninja Karts
Added by Kevin on Monday 18th October
2.0 Hot Rods
Heat 1: 107, 144, 529, 26, 178, 610, 217, 929, 23, 67
Heat 2: 107, 178, 529, 26, 144, 23, 610, 217, 67, 82
Final: 144, 26, 529, 23, 178, 610, 107, 67, 929, 82 National Hot Rods
Heat 1: 36, 756, 142, 523, 330
Heat 2: 756, 36, 330, 142
Final: 36, 756, 523, 330 CC Rods
Heat 1: 508, 56, 39, 750, 133, 13, 171, 91, 138, 337
Heat 2: 508, 56, 506, 13, 750, 133, 703, 171, 337, 71
Final: 508, 750, 133, 171, 13, 337, 71, 56, 289, 506 Ninja Karts
Whites and Yellows: 501, 55, 245, 105, 126, 135, 323, 120, 15
Heat 1: 227, 721, 174, 133, 6, 888, 74, 55, 501, 105
Heat 2: 6, 227, 174, 1, 721, 888, 133, 501, 55, 703
Final: 174, 227, 1, 6, 618, 888, 721, 136, 703, 74
**227 Wins JusBounce Shield Junior Productions
Heat 1: 35, 352, 112, 127, 307, 9, 687, 49, 50, 10
Heat 2: 127, 687, 35, 112, 50, 10, 352, 9, 307, 227
Final: 127, 112, 687, 35, 50, 352, 10, 49, 9, 227
It was another wet night at Lochgelly Raceway on Saturday, but that didn’t dampen the spirts of those in attendance. There were some excellent racing throughout the night, on what was an all non-contact night of racing, though, the Ninja Karts arguably stole the show as they battled for the JusBounce shield.
The youngsters in the Ninja Karts had 4 races on the night, starting off with a whites and yellows race for those a little less experienced, and it was great to welcome Lexie Scott and Charlie Plenderleith into the formula for the first time in this race. Both drivers drove well and kept themselves out of bother, whilst Lucas O’Donnell, making his second appearance, looked to have some good speed and was unfortunate with a couple of yellow flags hindering his progress in the whites and yellows race. Saul Galloway took the win from Tommy Melrose, with Jaxon Joyce picking up a third place finish. The first heat of the night for the Ninjas seen the rain begin to fall just before the cars entered the raceway, and the teams quickly changed to a wet setup for the race. With less than a lap completed, an incident on track seen the yellow flags brought out, and a complete restart called for. Take 2, would see things get away this time, and there was some excellent driving on show from the youngsters in what was deteriorating conditions on track. Jack Connor, racing from the blue grade, has came on leaps and bounds over the course of the 2021 season, and took a fine race win for his efforts, with Kenzie Bell and the visiting Finley Kew rounding off the top three. There would be no joy for World Champion, Layton Hughes though, as he found himself disqualified for a technical infringement. Heat 2 of the night would see 20+ karts on track again, but with the rain steaming down by this point!! A brilliant race from the youngsters would see the star and superstar drivers battle their way through the grid superbly, with Scottish Champion Hamish Plenderleith taking the race win, overcoming Jack Connor in the closing laps after a fantastic tussle whilst navigating the back markers. Kew completed the top three yet again, with Layton Hughes and Kenzie Bell finishing just behind him. The meeting final would see the karts lined up in graded order, but based on points scored from each of the races determining where they would start in the grade. Jack Connor would start at the front of the blues, having been top point scorer on the meeting, whilst Kew would start at the front of the red grade. As the green flag drop, the spray would kick up off what was becoming a waterlogged track, but the weather didn’t phase this group of kids, as they kept the foot down, and drove superbly. A fantastic race from start to finish would see Englishman, Finley Kew take the final win – in what will be his final race in the Ninja Karts at Lochgelly Raceway!! Jack Connor would finish 2nd place, and secure the JusBounce Shield in being the top scorere on the night, with Layton Hughes and Hamish Plenderleith just behind! Plenderleith would score enough points on the night to secure the 2021 National Points for the Ninja Karts – opening up a gap that is unable to be caught with just 1 meeting remaining, congratulations to Hamish in what has been a brilliant battle throughout the year with Eevie Ford, Dougie Kidd, and Kenzie Bell!! A few big shunts throughout the night for the Ninja Karts seen the most yellow flags for quite some time, but thankfully, the kids walked away relatively unaided in the best part – they are a tough lot, and will no doubt be back again this Saturday night!!!
The Junior Productions were a late addition to the programme, replacing the Classic Hot Rods. Despite the late notice, there were still a good amount of cars made it out on track and provided some more great racing! The battle for the National Points will go to the wire in the Juniors, as Koddi Wright led by only 1 points going into this meeting, though, that has now been turned around, with Jase Walle now leading the points championship! Walle did himself no harm at all, as he took a race win in the opening race of the night, benefiting from the docking of Jack Baird – who drove brilliantly all night in the torrid conditions. Koddi Wright would take a runner up spot behind Walle. James Slater was another driver in great form in the wet conditions, storming through the pack from the blue grade, and battling for race wins in heat 2 and the final. Lennon Grant, Jack Baird and James Slater, had some brilliant racing between them as the trio challenged throughout the night. It would be Lennon Grant that would take a double race win though, which will see him move upto red grade as a result, with Slater finishing 2nd in heat 2, and being docked from 1st position in the meeting final, much to the youngsters frustration. There were consistent results from Leonna Anderson as well, as she managed to avoid any major mishaps, an improvement on the previous weekend where she was caught up in most!!!
The CC Rods seen yet another strong field of cars in action, with just under 20 cars racing around Lochgelly Raceway. There would be a hat-trick of race wins for Robbie Holler in what was only his 2nd meeting in the formula, whilst fellow newcomer Lewis Wilson would take away 2 runner up spots in the 2 heats. Vernon Sutherland took away a podium finish in heat 1, whilst John Downs would take away a third place in heat 2 – giving the lower grade drivers a bit of a whitewash over the star graded drivers!! The meeting final would see Raymond Brown and Dylan O’Donnell take away 2nd and 3rd spots – with both drivers having some epic battles throughout the night with absolutely nothing between them at times.
The 2.0 Hot Rods welcomed a couple of visitors in the shape of World Champion James Morris, and British Champion Conor Hughes, whilst former Lightning Rod World Champion Frankie Cunningham made his debut. There was also a debut for CC Rod driver Craig Mason, who found the going tough in the rear wheel drive car in the wet conditions!! Greg Honeyman found good pace in his car, so much so that he swept to an emphatic double heat win, which would see him start on pole position for the meeting final. Cameron Willacy and Jason Secker had some fantastic battles throughout the evening, with the pair spending much of the evening door to door – with some of the best hot rod racing we have seen this year from the 2 champion drivers! Mark Dews seems to be enjoying the wet conditions of late, as he continued to pick up another good haul of points in the conditions, that he claims to dislike!! Heat 1 seen Honeyman lead home Willacy and Secker, whilst heat 2 would see Honeyman lead home Dews and Secker. The meeting final seen Honeyman drop back the field following a coming together with 144 which seen the Honeyman car spin around. Willacy would go onto chase down Jason Secker again, and battle bravely on the outside line, with room being given by the Scottish Champion on the most part. With the wet conditions though, it wasn’t easy to keep a tight line, and at times, the 529 car would run wide forcing the 144 car out of position a bit more than he would have liked, which seen him shown the black cross. Secker would cross the line first, though, Willacy did his utmost to take the place on the final laps again. Jock Campbell crossed the line in third place, but 2nd and 3rd would move up a place, with race winner Jason Secker demoted to third.
The National Hot Rods were back in action at Lochgelly Raceway again, though with a few cars less than we had hoped for. The drivers in attendance though, did put up a good showing, as they were all fairly evenly matched in the torrid conditions. James Mooney and Matt MacPherson had some great battles, whilst Roy Anderson and Marc Spence likewise had some superb battles throughout the night, with absolutely nothing between them at times. Roy Anderson, a firm lover of wet conditions, would take a heat and final double, whilst Marc Spence would take the other heat win, as the Nationals rounded off the final round in 2021.
We are back at Lochgelly Raceway this Saturday night with the Back 2 Basics Bangers, Superstox Scottish Championship, Stock Rods, Ministox and UKMC Ninja Karts. First race, 5pm – Join us then!!
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Results Archive13/11/21 - Gilmour Takes Freck Memorial06/11/21 - Huge Crowd Wowed By Van Bangers29/10/21 - English Run Riot In Ministox23/10/21 - Riddell Takes The Scottish16/10/21 - Connor Steals The Show in Ninja Karts09/10/21 - Byram Takes The Glory In World Cup Chaos02/10/21 - Ninja Shine On Drab Night25/09/21 - Walle and Christie Take The Honours10/09/21 - Rae on the double as he returns to action04/09/21 - Pearce Retains Gold In The Race Of The Decade28/08/21 - McAlpine Scoops Scottish21/08/21 - Bomber Wins Memorial14/08/21 - Hegg Dominates As He Claims Scottish Title07/08/21 - Frame Returns To Win Memorial Event30/07/21 - Friday Night Results24/07/21 - Kingsnorth at the Double17/07/21 - McWillam Scoops Hat Trick25/06/21 - Bangers Friday Night Delight19/06/21 - Dillon Wins Shaun Walsh Memorial12/06/21 - Tyson takes dramatic Ninja Euro05/06/21 - Titles Goto Northern Ireland29/05/21 - May Ends With A Bang22/05/21 - Murray Takes Nationals Euro15/05/21 - Ballantine Runs Out Of Luck 15th May 202108/05/21 - Pitcaithly Takes Stock Rod Final01/05/21 - Saturday 1st May Results07/11/20 - Sangster Dominates In Van Scottish31/10/20 - Gourlay Takes CC Scottish With Touching Tribute24/10/20 - Clark Takes The Gunn Trophy17/10/20 - Mackie takes Hot Rod Scottish10/10/20 - Reynolds Takes The Gold03/10/20 - Rapid Racing at Lochgelly26/09/20 - McConnachie Takes The Scottish19/09/20 - Double Scottish Results12/09/20 - Saturday 12th September Results05/09/20 - September Weekend Results29/08/20 - Saturday 29th August Report22/08/20 - Double Rollovers In Stock Car Actions15/08/20 - Bell Takes A Double07/08/20 - Burgoyne Takes The Final As Minis Shine01/08/20 - Kopacz at the double25/07/20 - Back with a Thud!14/03/20 - Ford At The Double In 1300 Stock Cars07/03/20 - Hat Trick of Hat Tricks - 7th March 202029/02/20 - 2020 Season Opener09/11/19 - Van Bangers Delight The Crowd at Season FinaleView Historical Results