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Hot Rod Scottish Up For Grabs

Meeting Date: Saturday 16th September

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Keith Brown will be aiming to defend his Scottish Championship this weekend as the 2.0 Hot Rods battle it out for the honour of wearing the saltire for the next 12 months. Brown has been an excellent Scottish Champion, regardless of the outcome, showing the roof off not only in Scotland, but in Northern Ireland, England and the Netherlands. The 2.0 Hot Rod formula are renowned for providing close, fast and extremely competitive racing, with no driver looking to leave the door open to be challenged, overtaking requires a lot of skill, with an element of risk involved in each manoeuvre as well. Mark Dews has been incredibly quick throughout the season, and will be hoping for some good fortune this Saturday as he aims win the Scottish Championship. One of the cleanest drivers on the track, he may have to get his elbows out to give himself the best opportunity of success. Frankie Cunningham returned to racing earlier this season, and has taken a number of race wins in the process. He’ll be looking to keep his nose clean as he looks to give himself a chance of glory. Alike Frankie, Kerr Paterson returned to racing after a few years away. Kerr has won numerous titles in the past, and will be hoping that things come good for him this weekend as he bids to add the Scottish Championship to his list of achievements.

Ethan Doull often raises his game at the big events, and has shown he has the pace to compete with any other driver on his day – Ethan has an edge of aggression that will no doubt come in handy at times, but it may also see him penalized if things go wrong! An exciting driver to watch, and certainly one that has many great years ahead of him in Hot Rod racing! Cameron Willacy has progressed through our Junior Production ranks, and has been a front runner in the 2.0 Hot Rods for a few years now. Another clean driver, and one that gives it his all, he will be hoping it all falls into place this weekend, as he bids to become the 2.0 Hot Rod Scottish Champion!

Allan Gibson made the switch from Superstox a couple of season ago, and has took a bit of time adjusting to the 2.0 Hot Rod, but has on occasions, shown great pace that will be a match for any driver out there. Allan has struggled for consistency though, and that is one thing that will be frustrating him knowing he has the pace and machinery to compete. A bit of a dark horse, but if things fall into place for him, he will take some beating! Gerry Hendry has been one of the quickest drivers in the formula over the last couple of seasons. Work and other commitments has meant he hasn’t been able to race as much as he would like to have done, which has meant him fluctuating between the blue and red grade on a regular basis. However, the Scottish Open winner will be looking to have his car hitting the sweet spot this Saturday, as he would love nothing more than to the Scottish Championship!

Ryan Dunbar, Colin Wotherspoon, Chris Leslie and Shuggy Brown are all expected to take to the track, with each of the four drivers showing great improvements with each passing event.

The ProStocks are with us once more, and they are out in force, with around 20 cars expected to be in attendance – a fantastic number for a formula that looked to be struggling a couple of seasons ago. The ProStocks often provide great exciting racing with a mixed range of abilities on track, and a number of drivers proving to be a handful to overcome. Hollie Ritchie will make her first appearance in the ProStock at Lochgelly, having recently retired from the Junior Production formula. Gavin Ritchie has been in great form as well, as he looks set to battle it out for the points championship this season. Callum McIvor has came on as a driver in the formula, and has looked to be a front running driver on a regular basis – a few mechanical gremlins has halted his progress though, which he\\\'ll be hoping to have overcame this weekend. Lewis Gilchrist is only in his first season in the formula, but has been a front running driver for the majority of that time, and will no doubt be extremely difficult to catch from the white grade this weekend.

The Service Central Ninja Karts are with us once more, as the enter the final few meetings of the season here at Lochgelly Raceway. Shevill Jnr cannot be caught in the points championship, and looks set to end his Ninja Kart career as the National Points Champion once more. Behind Shevill in the charts though, things are a lot closer together – Tommy Melrose, William Hunn, Katie Lee Smart and Henry Hunn are all closely matched, with very little between them on a regular basis on track. Abigail Chalmers has found great form of late, and is making a late charge up the points, as is Jayden Lee Jeffrey! Points have been harder to come by though, with the improvement of many drivers starting ahead of them on track – Sophia Allan, Blair Innes, Rayah Burns, Rory Wilson and Christopher Lattka have all shown they have the pace, and confidence to come away with podium results, with each of them showing a large improvement throughout the season. Louie Hendry is another driver that regularly comes away with top 5 finishes, though often flies under the radar, with consistent race finishes. Layton Cairns has the pace to compete at the front, but hasn’t had much in the way of good fortune this year, with numerous DNFs. Jayden Roff has missed a number of meetings this year, but when he has been in attendance, he has found himself battling for regular top 5 finishes. Jamie Balfour, Alfie MacLeod and Mathew McIntyre have both found confidence throughout the year, with each of the drivers picking up some good places, with ever improving lap times. Balfour in particular, has looked quick and capable of taking away race wins, but has lacked the bit of luck that will see him take victory.

The Stock Rods are the final formula in attendance this weekend, and it will be an interesting meeting, with the formula having made the switch to the Hoosier tyre. It is the first time the Scottish drivers will have raced with it, and it could open up the grid to some very unpredictable results as the drivers find a setup that works for them. There are a few drivers that are making a first appearance of the season this weekend. Sean Naismith is set to join us, with John Bremner making a return to Stock Rods, whilst Junior Production Scottish Champion, Koddi Wright becomes the latest graduate of Junior Productions to enter the formula. Craig Harrison is another driver that returns to action having sat out a large part of the season. If the lower grade drivers can get the cars dialled in, they may be difficult to overcome!

The main event gets underway at 6pm, with the Ninja Kart whites and yellows race taking place at 5.45pm. Spectator gates will open at 3pm. The driver sign in office will open at 2pm.

Provisional Running Order

Pre-Meeting Ninja Karts Whites and Yellows
Race 1 Stock Rods Heat 1
Race 2 Ninja Karts Heat 1
Race 3 2.0 Hot Rods Heat 1
Race 4 ProStocks Heat 1
Race 5 Stock Rods Heat 2
Race 6 Ninja Karts Heat 2
Race 7 2.0 Hot Rods Heat 2
Race 8 ProStocks Heat 2
Race 9 Stock Rods Final
Race 10 Ninja Karts Heat 3
Race 11 2.0 Hot Rods Scottish Championship
Race 12 ProStocks Final

Practice Order

Ninja Karts 15:30 - 15:40 & 16:10 - 16:20
2.0 Hot Rods 15:40 - 15:50 & 16:20 - 16:30
ProStocks 15:50 - 16:00 & 16:30 - 16:40
Stock Rods 16:00 - 16:10 & 16:40 - 16:50

A reminder that drivers should be ready for their practice timeslot

Driver Briefings

17:05 Ninja Karts
17:10 ProStocks
17:15 2.0 Hot Rods
17:20 Stock Rods

Please note, running order subject to change.

Booking Lists

2.0 Hot Rods

7 Kerr Paterson
9 Colin Wotherspoon
21 Ethan Doull
40 Chris Leslie
67 Frankie Cunningham
82 Keith Brown
123 Shuggy Brown
144 Cameron Willacy
147 Gerry Hendry
178 Mark Dews
196 Allan Gibson
703 Craig Mason
755 Ryan Dunbar

Stock Rods

11 Thomas Brown
18 Patrick Calderwood
22 Paul Hughes
25 Siobhan Martin
27 Gary Dean
78 Stewart Aitken
100 Sean Naismith
194 John Lee Green*
232 Brett Sneddon
248 David Crichton
252 James Robertson
261 Craig Harrison
263 Dean McGill
289 Kyle Hutchison
352 Koddi Wright
363 Lee McGill *
555 Jack MacLeod
605 John Bremner
700 Ian Donaldson
721 Darren McAlpine


06 Gregor Whyte
31 Ryan Martin
37 Callum McIvor
76 Chris Mack
127 Mark Boyle
133 Lee Kopacz
145 Dougie Kidd
147 Lewis Gilchrist
162 Graeme Fleming
170 Ian Christie
213 Gavin Ritchie
214 Becki Ritchie
263 Dean McGill
271 Jamie George
304 Robert Conway
314 Hollie Ritchie
542 Richard Cairns
640 Jordan Dignan
701 Robert Conway Sr
755 Paul Barron
760 John Mason
999 Owen Bonner

Ninja Karts

7 Rory Wilson
9 Jayden Lee Jeffrey
16 Jamie Ford Balfour
20 Abigail Chalmers
39 William Hunn
55 Tommy Melrose
68 Sophia Allan
90 Katie Lee Smart
99 Jayden Roff
132 Blair Innes
135 Rayah Burns
147 Louie Hendry
339 Henry Hunn
529 Mathew McIntyre
542 Layton Cairns
618 Stuart Shevill
658 Christopher Lattka
666 Alfie MacLeod

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: £15
Concessions: £12
10-15yrs: £7
Under 10s GO FREE with paying adult

Trackside parking available subject to availability at £5 per car.
Large free onsite car park available, with overflow on the drift track if required.

Wristbands cannot be purchased from the drivers sign in office.

Parking Layout

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