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Gourlay Takes CC Scottish With Touching Tribute

Gourlay Takes CC Scottish With Touching Tribute

Race Results: Saturday 31st October
Gourlay Takes CC Scottish With Touching Tribute Gourlay Takes CC Scottish With Touching Tribute Gourlay Takes CC Scottish With Touching Tribute
1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 255, 6, 357, 199, 125, 124, 126, 834, 668, 715
Heat 2: 357, 199, 06, 126, 255, 125, 833, 124, 411, 715
Michelle Freck Memorial: 10, 715, 357, 126, 833, 6, 199, 668, 67, 124
AC: 10, 357, 715, 255, 199, 833, 668, 411, 75, 710

CC Rods
Heat 1: 267, 69, 71, 657, 91, 289, 170, 224, 671, 700
Heat 2: 700, 20, 87, 81, 671, 23, 224, 71, 289, 337
Scottish: 671, 71, 267, 700, 81, 289, 224, 20, 87, 23

National Hot Rods
Heat 1: 700, 17, 330, 142
Heat 2: 700, 330, 142
Final: 700, 330, 12

Heat 1: 309, 128, 265, 171, 446, 178, 196, 26, 39, 65
Heat 2: 128, 309, 171, 446, 178, 196, 26, 39, 65, 426
Final: 128, 309, 171, 265, 196, 446, 39, 178, 26, 65

Micro Bangers
Heat 1: 478, 247, 227, 164, 59, 215, 250, 255
Heat 2: 159, 227, 59, 478, 164, 215, 166, 250, 379, 46
Final (M Freck Race): 247, 478, 74, 623, 227, 159, 215, 250, 16
DD: 59

Gourlay Takes CC Scottish With Touching Tribute
It was a damp and cold night at Lochgelly Raceway, but the spirits were high around the venue as we remembered Michelle Freck – a member of the HRP team who we sadly lost in 2018 after suffering from a short illness. Although current restrictions meant that we couldn’t conduct the event as we would have liked to do so, a fitting tribute was made from the race teams, staff and drive in spectators. The track staff wore something pink, whilst drivers painted bumpers and wheels pink in a show of support for the Freck family.

The 1300 Stock Cars battled it out for the Michelle Freck Memorial Shield, won last year by Fraser Clark. With just shy of 30 cars in attendance, the racing was eventful from start to finish despite the wet and windy conditions; The bumpers flew in, although not over aggressively as the drivers jostled for positions, rather then crashing. Graham Osbourne battled his way through from, the back of the grid, to take an opening race win, finishing ahead of Gregor Whyte and the ever improving Craig Warner. Heat 2 seen Mitchell Gold lead the opening part of the race, though came under pressure from Craig Warner in the second half of the race, with Warner moving ahead and taking a well deserved race win, whilst Gold brought his car home in 2nd place, with Gregor Whyte taking another top 3 finish. The Michelle Freck Memorial was the next race on track, which seen the song, ‘See You Again’ played out ahead of a minutes applause, horns blasting, and drivers revving their engines, before the cars started rolling to ‘We Will Rock You’. As the green flag dropped, the bumpers flew in on the opening lap, with Gold hanging on in front, though would soon be overtaken by Patrick Calderwood. Further back the field, Kyle Hegg was in no mood for messing around as he took no time in disposing of those in front of him as he put up a chase to Patrick Calderwood up front – Hegg was soon upto 2nd place on track, and with a bunch of back markers ahead of race leader Calderwood, all eyes were on the battle for the lead – would Calderwood navigate the back markers smoothly, or would he lose valuable time to Hegg in 2nd? As it transpired, Calderwood was likewise in no mood for messing about and fought his way through the traffic quickly without too much time being lost – Hegg had closed the gap slightly, but wasn’t quite close enough come the end of the race for a last lap lunge – Calderwood took an excellent race win, with Hegg finishing 2nd and Warner in 3rd. Danny Whyte continued his recent improvement as he took a respectable fourth place finish. As a reward for the efforts through the last few months, an extra race was scheduled for the 1300 Stock Cars, with Kyle Hegg again in super form – From the outset, there was no messing around as he pushed the pack of cars ahead of him wide to come up the inside, though moved over a bit too soon, which seen him spun around and losing the best part of a lap, only rejoining just ahead of the race leader. The race was yellow flagged mid way through after a big impact for debutant Declan Flynn, his car going head on into the wall with an impact that felt the ground move. Fortunately, Flynn climbed out of his car, though in some discomfort! Upon the race restarted, up front it was again Calderwood, Warner and Whyte. Hegg was back onto the back of the grid and made a lightning quick start which seen him gain 3 or 4 places in the opening lap of the restart! One by one, he made his way through the pack bringing his car home in 3rd place! Calderwood took the win though, which will see him automatically upgraded to blue, with Warner finishing in 2nd, just ahead of Hegg.

The CC Rods battled it out for their own Scottish Championship, and a record 25 cars took to the track. Brandon Gourlay sported a super tribute to Michelle as he had his bonnet wrapped to mark the occasion. 2 reverse grid heats would form the grid for the Scottish Championship. The opening heat seen Lee Wotherspoon take his first win of the season, with Graham Campbell and Emma Kirk completing the top three. Heat 2 of the night seen Ian Donaldson take a win, with points leader Brian Allen finishing 2nd and Paul Bell in 3rd. As the grid formed for the Scottish Championship, Emma Kirk, Brandon Gourlay, Lee Wotherspoon and Ian Donaldson occupied the front couple of rows on the grid. Gourlay and Kirk had an excellent battle as they raced wheel to wheel in the opening stages of the race. Kirk looked to be getting ahead on the inside line, though somehow, Gourlay managed to get across in front of Kirk to take the lead of the race. Emma Kirk was never far away though, with Lee Wotherspoon likewise in close contention to begin with, before dropping back from the lead 2 cars. A yellow flag was called for following a coming together with Stewart Paterson and Lee Scott, with Paterson stuck on the outside of turn 2 facing the wrong way. The pack closed up and Gourlay led them away; Gourlay got away well and despite pressure from Kirk behind still, maintained his lead. Wotherspoon remained in 3rd position, although under considerable pressure from the pack behind, Wotherspoon held a tight inside line which seen him cross the line in 3rd place come the end of the race. Brandon Gourlay took the win to be crowned the 2020 Scottish Champion, whilst Emma Kirk finished in an excellent 2nd position.

The Superstox were in action as they raced for the Tom Michie Memorial Shield, which was up for grabs for the final time. Ciaran Adams, a 2020 debutant in the formula, led the race for the best part before being overtaken by National Points Champion Bryan Forrest – Adams didn’t give up though, and battled Forrest for the remainder of the race which was a brilliant battle. Kudos go out to the drivers showing respect to each other, whilst racing for the win. Dean Johnston, was perhaps given a bit of a pre meeting curse after it was mentioned that he was one of the top drivers in the wet conditions – struggling for grip most of the night, though still took away a decent haul of points. Heat 2 of the night seen Ciaran Adams take his first win in the class, with Forrest finishing around half a straight behind, and Mark Brady in 3rd place. The meeting final, which was the Tom Michie Memorial race, seen Adams start from the back of the yellows as a result of his race win. His progress to the front wasn’t as quick as he battled to get ahead of Evan and Lee Clark. The pack behind though, was in no mood for taking it easy, as they battled it out hard, but fairly. The bumpers flew in, different racing lines were used, and some exciting racing resulted; Mark Brady, Bryan Forrest, Allan Gibson and Barry Stephen all battled for a good few laps. This gave Adams an opportunity to break clear at the front and open up a gap. Forrest managed to shake off the cars around him as he found himself in 2nd place, around a straight behind the Adams car. As the laps drew in, the gap closed down as well, but Adams was showing great maturity and ability as he kept the gap reasonably steady. Adams took the win as a result, much to the joy of his onlooking family. Forrest finished 2nd, with Brady in 3rd.

The Micro Bangers were in action for the 2nd time in October, and with a reasonable amount of cars on track, the racing was good to watch – although not a huge amount of wrecks, there were plenty of pushing and shoving through the heats as the drivers raced to save the car for the meeting final, the Michelle Freck Memorial Trophy. Craig Royal took the first race win of the night, with Don Lineham finishing just behind in 2nd place, and Scott Fraser in 3rd. Heat 2 of the night seen Callum Campbell take a win, with Fraser in 2nd and Steven Bolton in 3rd. The meeting final seen the drivers go in a bit harder with the hits, with Mathew MacFarlane giving John Paton a big hit into the wall in the early stages. Just missing the stricken Barry Jarman car. Don Lineham took the win – possibly his first at Lochgelly, with Craig Royal finishing 2nd and Jamie Sangster 3rd, before Steven Bolton took a Demolition Derby win.

The National Hot Rods were also in action, with Ian Donaldson taking a hat trick of race wins as he looks to qualify for Ipswich in July 2021!

We are back in action this Saturday at Lochgelly Raceway, with the Big Van Banger Scottish Championship taking place. The Ninja Karts, CC Rods, Ministox and Superstox all also feature, alongside some Firework! First race, 4.45pm. Advance booking via our website only.

Gourlay Takes CC Scottish With Touching Tribute
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Previous Meeting Results

08/06/24 - Saturday 8th June Results
01/06/24 - June Speed Weekend Results
25/05/24 - Race Report 25th May
18/05/24 - Plenderleith In Ministox Success
11/05/24 - McMills in Hot Rod Success
04/05/24 - Saturday 4th May Results
27/04/24 - 27th April Results
20/04/24 - Melrose Treble Delight
14/04/24 - Maxwell In Euro Triumph
06/04/24 - 1300s Entertain
30/03/24 - Philp Takes 3 In Ministox
23/03/24 - English Dominate In Ninja Season Debut
16/03/24 - Wilson at the Double
09/03/24 - Clark Takes Final Win in 1300 Stock Cars
02/03/24 - Hat Trick For Deano In Wet Conditions
24/02/24 - Jarman Wins In Memorial Event
11/11/23 - Brant Wins Memorial In Excellent Night of Racing
04/11/23 - Barron Takes Van Scottish
27/10/23 - Stewart In Form To Win Mr Gunn Event
21/10/23 - Chalmers In Autism Awareness Victory
14/10/23 - McConnachie and Hardie Take The Titles
07/10/23 - Adams and Dean Claim Scottish Titles
30/09/23 - Rae Wins the McNicoll Memorial
23/09/23 - Smith Takes Banger Wildcard
16/09/23 - Brown Retains Scottish
09/09/23 - Cunningham Claims CCR Scottish
02/09/23 - Clark Wins 1300 Scottish
26/08/23 - World Titles go to Northern Ireland
19/08/23 - Wright Retains The Saltire
12/08/23 - Shevill Claims Ninja Scottish
05/08/23 - Quinn Retains The Scottish
29/07/23 - 29th July Results
22/07/23 - Green claims the Masters
15/07/23 - Murray Takes The British
24/06/23 - Unlimiteds Pull The Crowd
16/06/23 - Friday 16th June
10/06/23 - Livingston at the Treble
03/06/23 - 1300s Shine in Euro Championship
27/05/23 - Saturday 27th May Results
20/05/23 - Carberry On Top of the World
12/05/23 - Clark at the Treble
06/05/23 - Henry at the double in chaotic 1300 stock cars
29/04/23 - 29th April
22/04/23 - McDonald In European Glory
15/04/23 - Ritchie Takes Hat Trick In Ministox
08/04/23 - Results 8th April
01/04/23 - Bell Dominates On Final Meeting
25/03/23 - Buchan Takes Hat-Trick In Classical Style
17/03/23 - Stav Dominates In Wet Conditions
11/03/23 - Alexander makes it 2 out of 2 in 2023
04/03/23 - Cunningham takes a hat-trick
25/02/23 - Murdoch Claims Walsh Memorial
30/12/22 - Wet and Wild Night
12/11/22 - Hegg Claims Freck Memorial
05/11/22 - Vans Delight In Destruction Derby
28/10/22 - Hegg Retains Gunn Trophy
22/10/22 - 22nd Oct Results
15/10/22 - Gurney Rocks The World
08/10/22 - Brown Takes Hot Rod Scottish
01/10/22 - Ina Retains ProStock World
24/09/22 - Kidd Takes Glory
17/09/22 - New Scottish Champions Crowned
10/09/22 - Forrest Retains The Masters
03/09/22 - Robertson takes epic Scottish
27/08/22 - Johnston Takes the Saltire
20/08/22 - Adams takes Gibson Memorial
12/08/22 - An Eventful Friday Evening
06/08/22 - Korben Takes 1600 Banger Scottish
30/07/22 - Rochford takes glory in World Final
23/07/22 - Wet and Wild at Lochgelly Raceway
16/07/22 - 16th July Results
24/06/22 - Friday Night Storms - Results
18/06/22 - Eventful Rods 18th June
11/06/22 - Roff and Crawford Take Glory
03/06/22 - Friday Night Thunder
28/05/22 - Bangers Entertain at Lochgelly
21/05/22 - Cup Cars Shine at Lochgelly Raceway
14/05/22 - 14th May Results
30/04/22 - 30th April Results
07/05/22 - An Action Packed Evening
23/04/22 - Results 23/4/2022
16/04/22 - Gilmour at the Double 16-04
09/04/22 - 9th April 22 - Results
02/04/22 - An Epic Weekend of Racing
26/03/22 - New Winners In Juniors
19/03/22 - Smart Hat Trick
12/03/22 - Drama in 1300 Final - 12th March
05/03/22 - 5th March Results
26/02/22 - Thomson Wins Walsh Memorial
13/11/21 - Gilmour Takes Freck Memorial
06/11/21 - Huge Crowd Wowed By Van Bangers
29/10/21 - English Run Riot In Ministox
23/10/21 - Riddell Takes The Scottish
16/10/21 - Connor Steals The Show in Ninja Karts
09/10/21 - Byram Takes The Glory In World Cup Chaos
02/10/21 - Ninja Shine On Drab Night
25/09/21 - Walle and Christie Take The Honours
10/09/21 - Rae on the double as he returns to action
04/09/21 - Pearce Retains Gold In The Race Of The Decade
28/08/21 - McAlpine Scoops Scottish
21/08/21 - Bomber Wins Memorial
14/08/21 - Hegg Dominates As He Claims Scottish Title
07/08/21 - Frame Returns To Win Memorial Event
30/07/21 - Friday Night Results
24/07/21 - Kingsnorth at the Double
17/07/21 - McWillam Scoops Hat Trick
25/06/21 - Bangers Friday Night Delight
19/06/21 - Dillon Wins Shaun Walsh Memorial
12/06/21 - Tyson takes dramatic Ninja Euro
05/06/21 - Titles Goto Northern Ireland
29/05/21 - May Ends With A Bang
22/05/21 - Murray Takes Nationals Euro
15/05/21 - Ballantine Runs Out Of Luck 15th May 2021
08/05/21 - Pitcaithly Takes Stock Rod Final
01/05/21 - Saturday 1st May Results
07/11/20 - Sangster Dominates In Van Scottish
31/10/20 - Gourlay Takes CC Scottish With Touching Tribute
24/10/20 - Clark Takes The Gunn Trophy
17/10/20 - Mackie takes Hot Rod Scottish
10/10/20 - Reynolds Takes The Gold
03/10/20 - Rapid Racing at Lochgelly
26/09/20 - McConnachie Takes The Scottish
19/09/20 - Double Scottish Results
12/09/20 - Saturday 12th September Results
05/09/20 - September Weekend Results
29/08/20 - Saturday 29th August Report
22/08/20 - Double Rollovers In Stock Car Actions
15/08/20 - Bell Takes A Double
07/08/20 - Burgoyne Takes The Final As Minis Shine
01/08/20 - Kopacz at the double
25/07/20 - Back with a Thud!
14/03/20 - Ford At The Double In 1300 Stock Cars
07/03/20 - Hat Trick of Hat Tricks - 7th March 2020
29/02/20 - 2020 Season Opener
09/11/19 - Van Bangers Delight The Crowd at Season Finale

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