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2024 National Hot Rod Weekend Preview

Meeting Date: Saturday 13th April

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Our April speed weekend is coming up on the 13th and 14th April 2024, and we cannot wait to extend you all a warm welcome to HRP Lochgelly Raceway!! It is a pleasure to host the 2024 David Philp Commercials National Hot Rod European Championship, where we anticipate lots of fast paced, adrenaline fuelled racing from the sports top drivers. The sports top drivers will race around the Lochgelly Raceway oval of speeds around 70mph, just inches apart. Feel the wind as the cars race passed, feel the vibrations as the engines roar. It is a spectacle not to be missed!

2023 seen a Scotsman finally get their hands on the European Championship on home soil, with Robert McDonald coming out on top. McDonald will be looking to retain that title for a further year, but with a grid packed with champions, past present and future, it will be a difficult accomplishment. Very few drivers over the years have been able to retain the title and McDonald will be hoping to join the elite few that have! World Champion Derek Martin, British Champion Adam Maxwell and an array of former champions add to an ilustrious grid of cars. The qualifying heats take place on the Saturday night, with the 35 lap race European Championship taking place on the Sunday afternoon, alongside the Scottish Open, Malcolm Chesher Memorial and Stephen McDiarmid Trophy race.

The Classic Hot Rods join us in their annual Scottish Championship weekend event as they support the National Hot Rods. Drivers from throughout Scotland and England are set to be with us including the likes of Hughie Weaver and Kenny Purdie - some of the most experienced and committed drivers to grace the ovals over the last 40 years! The Classics will also be racing for their Malcolm Chesher Memorial trophy on the Sunday afternoon.

The Stock Rods are with us the 2 days as they race for their Lochgelly Masters - World Champion Dan Shannon makes the trip over to be with us, whilst Darren McAlpine is set to make his first HRP appearance of the season. Alec Cunningham and Lennon Grant are both looking to make their Stock Rod debuts, with almost 25 cars currently booked to race - it looks set to be an excellent weekend of racing for the Stock Rod formula.

The U Pull It 1300 Stock Cars join us on the Saturday night for an additional meeting with the drivers relishing the opportunity to showcase the formula in front of a speed weekend crowd - as they look to give a glimpse into the on track entertainment they provide on a regular basis here at Lochgelly Raceway.

The Ministox provide support on the Saturday evening, whilst the Junior Productions provide support on the Sunday.

A pre-meeting grid walk will take place on Sunday morning, with the National Hot Rod European Championship grid forming at 11am with the cars pushed to the track by race teams. The grid walk will take place from when the grid is formed around 11am, and the track will be cleared from 11.45am for the race getting underway at 12pm. We will have a posters available that are free to spectators with drivers able to sign them during the grid walk, whilst you may also pose for a photo with your favourite drivers! Drivers will be asked to be ready for 10.45am to commence loading the track ahead of the European Championship Grid Walk.

We will have a limited number of souvenir race programmes available for just £3. These are full colour 24 page brochures. These will be available from the main reception or from the drivers sign in office - but when they are gone, they are gone!.

We would like to extend our thanks to David Philp Commercials for sponsoring the National Hot Rod European Championship, and to all race teams, officials and spectators for joining us across the weekend.

A reminder, that practice will take place on Friday afternoon, 12-4pm. This is £50 for drivers to partake in, whilst it is free for spectators to attend.

Spectator gates will open at 1.30pm Saturday and 9.30am Sunday.

Provisional Running Order

Saturday 13th April

1 Classic Hot Rods Heat 1
2 Stock Rods Heat 1
3 U Pull It 1300 Stock Cars Heat 1
4 National Hot Rods Heat 1
5 Ministox Heat 1
6 Classic Hot Rods Heat 2
7 Stock Rods Heat 2
8 U Pull It 1300 Stock Cars Heat 2
9 National Hot Rods Heat 2
10 Ministox Heat 2
11 Classic Hot Rods Parade & Scottish Championship
12 Stock Rods Final
13 U Pull It 1300 Stock Cars Final
14 National Hot Rods Heat 3
15 Ministox Final

Practice Order
National Hot Rods 14:30 - 14:40 & 15:20 - 15:30
Stock Rods 14:40 - 14:50 & 15:30 - 15:40
Classic Hot Rods 14:50 - 15:00 & 15:40 - 15:50
Ministox 15:00 - 15:10 & 15:50 - 16:00
U Pull It 1300 Stock Cars 15:10 - 15:20 & 16:00 - 16:10

Briefings & Grid Draws
16:25 NHR In Tunnel
16:35 Stock Rods In Tunnel
16:40 Classic Hot Rods In Tunnel
16:45 Ministox In Tunnel

Sunday 14th April

10.45 - 11.00am Keep Sake Presentation / Cars Pushed To Track For Grid Walk
12.00pm, Race 1 National Hot Rods DPC European Championship (35 laps)
2 Classic Hot Rods Heat 1
3 Stock Rods Heat 1
4 National Hot Rods Scottish Championship (Reverse Euro - 25 laps)
5 Junior Productions Heat 1
6 Classic Hot Rods Heat 2
7 National Hot Rods Malcolm Chesher Memorial (Incarace Draw - 20 laps)
8 Stock Rods Heat 2
9 Junior Productions Heat 2
10 Classic Hot Rods Chesher Memorial
11 National Hot Rods Stephen McDiarmid Trophy (Incarace Draw - 20 laps) **TBC**
12 Stock Rods Lochgelly Masters
13 Junior Productions Final

Drivers Sign In Office
The drivers sign in office will open at 1.00pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday.

Please note, running order subject to change.

2024 National Hot Rod Weekend Preview

Booking Lists

National Hot Rods
9 Glenn Bell
17 Robert McDonald
20 Derek Martin
21 Ethan Doull
26 Lauren Jusge
71 Gordon Alexander
76 Adam Maxwell
77 Nick Roots
175 Hayden Ballard
252 James Robertson
261 Dave Casey
305 Billy Wood
330 Ross McWilliam
524 Perry Cooke
565 Dan Smith
629 John Sibbald
925 Jeff Riordan
962 John Christie

Stock Rods
11 Thomas Brown
18 Patrick Calderwood
25 Siobhan Martin
27 Gary Dean
78 Stewart Aitken
84 Robbie Armit
100 Sean Naismith
127 Lennon Grant
183 Teri Linden
194 John Lee Green
248 David Crichton
258 Dan Colliver
261 Craig Harrison
263 Dean McGill
267 Steven Adair
289 Kyle Hutchison
338 James Halkett
352 Koddi Wright
363 Lee McGill
412 Fraser Anderson
555 Jack MacLeod
700 Rory Naismith
721 Darren McAlpine
750 Raymond Brown

Classic Hot Rods
9 David Poole
12 Trevor Harris
17 Kenny Purdie
22 John Shorter
156 Kevin Gooding
210 Hughie Weaver
245 Zak Murdoch
254 Richard Breere
300 John Buchan
523 Matt McPherson
611 Adam Low
871 Graeme Callendar

Ministox (Sat)
7 Charlie Hardie
19 Halle Wishart
27 Rab Scott
29 David Philp
52 Caiden Abernethy
68 Charlie Burgoyne
78 Nicole Allardyce
88 Kyle Rogerson
96 Callum Doak
136 Shaun Boyle
249 Kevin Graham
339 Rhys Kelly
388 Cole Ford
480 Ollie Sime
484 Dean Heeps
618 Stuart Shevill
629 Kerr Paterson
644 Owen Marshall
651 Shay Page
858 Rhys Anderson
879 Caitlin Mitchell

U Pull It 1300 Stock Cars (Sat)
15 Samuel Douglas
16 Michael Stewart
22 Steven Gold
36 Charlie Henry
38 Stuart Hall
42 Jake Wilson
67 Craig Haxton
77 Robbie Little
111 Regan Watson
113 Dean Sievwright
126 Danny whyte
167 Sam Cavanagh
176 Gary Nicholls
188 Jamie Stewart
315 Graham Campbell
357 Craig Warner
411 Brant West
610 Kai McNulty
638 Darren Rae
648 Ryan Muirhead
808 Bobby Gold
835 Blair Robertson

Junior Productions (Sun)
5 Connor St Aubyn
9 William Plenderleith
49 Connie Anderson
57 Mia Cross
61 Brooke McMullan
74 Aiden Duffy
112 Jack Baird
133 Kenzie Kopacz
167 Liam Conway
227 Liam Loggie
232 Nicole Innes
245 Jayden Barrie
307 Lewis Dickson
313 Calum Ritchie
321 Billie-Summer Glen
576 Abe Adams
636 Lewis Duffy

Whilst care is taken to compile booking lists, Hardie Race Promotions cannot be held responsible for any drivers failing to fulfil bookings.

Admission Costs

Adults: £20 each day [Cash Only]
Concessions: £17 each day [Cash Only]
10-15yrs: £12 each day [Cash Only]
Under 10s GO FREE with paying adult

Trackside parking available subject to availability at £7 per car per day. [Cash Only]
2 day trackside parking passes are available for those camping only. These must be displayed on your dash throughout the weekend..

Large free onsite car park available, with overflow on the drift track if required.

Wristbands cannot be purchased from the drivers sign in office.

NB, pit plan subject to change.

Parking Layout

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