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May Speed Weekend Preview

Meeting Date: Saturday 22nd May

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The wait is almost over - the 2021 National Hot Rod European Championship - sponsored by DPC Commercials - will go ahead on 22nd and 23rd May. The main event will be a 40 lap challenge on the Saturday night as they nations top drivers battle it out for the chance to leave with the European Championship - currently held by Jason Kew! The Sunday afternoon will see the Nationals battle it out for the prestigious Scottish Championship and Malcolm Chesher Memorial - Currently held by Northern Irelands Adam Hylands. A host of Scottish based drivers will be looking to acquire the titles from Kew and Hylands respectively - with World Champion Robert McDonald leading the challenge, although Gordon Alexander, Ross McWilliams and John Sibbald will all be looking to put up a worthy fight. James Mooney has has improved since taking ownership of his 2021 car, and will be looking to enjoy the experience as he looks to gain some valuable track experience amongst the sports biggest names! A host of former European Champions will be with us across the 2 days, with Chris Haird, and Carl Waller-Barrett amongst the entrants in what really is a star studded line up! Northern Ireland are well represented as well, with Derek Martin and Carl Sloan amongst a handful of Ulster driver! The racing is sure to be fast, close, and will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat!!

The Classic Hot Rods will race for their 1KE Motorsport Scottish Championship on the Saturday night well, with the Malcolm Chesher Memorial being contested for on the Sunday afternoon - two titles the drivers will want to take home. A healthy field of classics is expected to reign upon Lochgelly Raceway, with several visiting drivers including Andy Stewart, Craig Boyd, and the ever present Hughie Weaver. The Scottish based drivers will be hoping to make local experience count and Kenny Purdie will undoubtedly start as one of the favourites for success across the 2 days of racing. Graeme Allister, John Campbell, Graeme Callendar and Keith Chesher are amongst the Scottish drivers hoping for a successful weekend!!

The Stock Rods will compete in a round of qualifying races on Saturday night with 2 heats and a final counting towards the make up of the grid for the inaugral Lochgelly Masters on the Sunday afternoon. to be contested for on the Sunday afternoon. A couple of tyres are also up for grabs across the weekend, with the final winner on each day taking away the rubber! Thanks go out to our tyre sponsors - Lee Smart Racing and Crane Transport. The Lochgelly Masters race will see a grid formed based on the points scored over the two days. The format for this grid is yet to be confirmed, though one possibly option is a reverse points order grid. We will confirm this before the weekend.

The Ministox will feature on both days as they continue to be an impressive formula here in Scotland. 2021 already looks to be a fiercely competitive season with several drivers all showing super pace and consistency!! Robbie Armit, Scott Allardyce, Charlie Hardie and Lewis Burgoyne will be amongst the favourites for success this weekend, however, the likes of Rachel Kidd, Jay Paterson, Bailey Millar, Demi Ritchie and Koddi Wright will never be far away and will work as hard as they can to keep the star graded drivers at bay for as long as possible! The youngsters are never shy with the bumper, and will certainly put on an epic show over the two days of racing!!!

On Sunday, the 1300 Stock Cars are added into the equation, and with over 25 cars on the grid for our season opener a few weeks ago, we are expecting much the same, or more this Sunday afternoon. The bumper brigade are no strangers when it comes to stealing the show from the headline acts, and they will be looking to do the same on Sunday! The 1300 Stock Cars are often worth the entry fee alone!!


Provisional Running Order

Friday 12 - 5pm: Drivers Paid Practice (£50 per driver) - please email info@hardieracepromotions.co.uk to book in.

Saturday
12:30 - Driver Pit Gates Open
14:30 - Main Gates Open For General Public
14:30 - Practice Commences - Order - National Hot Rod, Classic Hot Rods, Ministox, Stock Rods
15:30 - Practice Ends
15:45 - Driver Briefings / Grid Draws At Bottom of Tunnel - National Hot Rods; 16:00 Classic Hot Rods; 16:05 Ministox; 16:15 Stock Rods.
17:00 First Race!

Race 1 Ministox Heat 1
Race 2 Classic Hot Rods Heat 1
Race 3 Stock Rods Heat 1
Race 4 National Hot Rods Heat 1
Race 5 Ministox Heat 1
Race 6 Classic Hot Rods Heat 2
Race 7 Stock Rods Heat 2
Race 8 National Hot Rods Heat 2
Race 9 Ministox Final
Race 10 Classic Hot Rods 1KE Scottish Championship
Race 11 Stock Rods Final
Race 12 National Hot Rods DPC European Championship

Sunday
11:00 - Driver Pit Gates Open
11:30 - Main Gates Open For General Public
11:45 - National Hot Rods Grid Draw - Tunnel
12:30 - First Race

Race 1 Ministox Heat 1
Race 2 National Hot Rods Heat 1
Race 3 Stock Rods Heat 3
Race 4 Classic Hot Rods Heat 1
Race 5 1300 Stock Cars Heat 1
Race 6 Ministox Heat 2
Race 7 National Hot Rods Heat 2
Race 8 Stock Rods Heat 4
Race 9 Classic Hot Rods Heat 2
Race 10 1300 Stock Cars Heat 2
Race 11 Ministox Final
Race 12 National Hot Rods Scottish Open
Race 13 Stock Rods Lochgelly Masters
Race 14 Classic Hot Rods Malcolm Chesher Memorial
Race 15 1300 Stock Cars Final


Please note, running order subject to change.

Booking Lists

National Hot Rods
17 Robert McDonald
20 Derek Martin
22 Lance Bowen
39 Terry Hunn
42 Shane Bland
54 Adam Hylands
70 Shane Murray
71 Gordon Alexander
75 Carl Sloan
95 Gavin Murray
113 Stuart McCaird
115 Chris Haird
142 James Mooney
162 Carl Waller-Barret
174 Jason Kew
305 Billy Wood
330 Ross McWilliam
343 Phillip McCloy
524 Perry Cooke
629 John Sibbald
756 Marc Spence (Sun)
943 David McKay

Classic Hot Rods
3 Graeme Allister
17 Kenny Purdie
26 John Campbell
44 Kara Boyd
45 Craig Boyd
58 Alex Wilson
70 Richard Lee
72 Gary Goodswen
93 Nick Ross
119 Daniel Buckley
162 Keith Chesher
195 Adrian Boyle
198 Andy Steward
210 Hughie Weaver
871 Graeme Callendar
888 Lester McCloy

Stock Rods
25 Siobhan Martin
27 Gary Dean
46 Stewart Paterson
54 Samuel Pate
62 Michael Rodgers
87 Paul Bell
91 Jim Pitcaithly
232 Brett Sneddon
233 Harvey Sneddon
248 David Crichton
258 Dan Shannon
261 Craig Harrison
473 Paul Wilson
648 Robbie Hamilton
658 Chris Lattka
703 Craig Mason
721 Darren McAlpine
911 Shane McMillan
944 Derek McMillan

Ministox
7 Charlie Hardie
14 Demi Ritchie (Sun)
21 Ethan Doull
28 Mirran Adams
50 Ethan Gemmell
59 Scott Smith
60 Bailey Millar
68 Charlie Burgoyne
88 Kyle Rogerson
142 Jake Wilson *
165 Jamie Dawson
167 Sam Cavanagh
172 Rian Mitchell
178 Scott Allardyce
309 Freya Lovett
352 Koddi Wright
484 Grant Heeps *
612 Jay Paterson
647 Lewis Burgoyne
675 Charlie Faichney
682 Maz Walker
699 Jay Carruthers
818 Kara Russell
858 Rhys Anderson

1300 Stock Cars Sun Only
17 Stuart Farrell
18 Patrick Calderwood
36 Charlie Henry
46 Barry Jarman
75 Mike Courts
76 Jamie Brown
88 William Stawiarski
99 Jacob Roff
111 Regan Watson
114 Darren Suddaby
125 Euan Mathieson *
188 Jamie Stewart
268 Daniel McGuiness
325 Dougie Anderson
357 Craig Warner
410 Callum Sturrock
411 Brant West
638 Darren Rae
659 Craig Jones
668 Fraser Clark
710 Martin McCafferty
715 Kyle Hegg
833 Scott Lindsell
835 Blair Robertson


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 (Age 12+) Saturday £20 / Sunday £16
Under 12s GO FREE

Trackside Parking available subject to availability at £7 per car.
Book online via our advance tickets section.

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