May Ends With A Bang
May Ends With A Bang
Race Results: Saturday 29th May
Whites and Yellows: 703, 147, 501, 618, 691, 75, 135, 529, 274, 834
Heat 1: 45, 133, 618, 691, 501, 888, 135, 126
Heat 2: 721, 888, 133, 6, 591, 74, 703, 901, 501, 834
Heat 3: 45, 721, 6, 888, 591, 74, 136, 618, 133, 542 CC Rods
Heat 1: 750, 171, 91, 506, 267, 23, 289, 700, 671, 20
Heat 2: 750, 91, 267, 289, 506, 170, 671, 700, 20, 304
Final: 700, 289, 750, 20, 91, 71, 171, 98 Junior Productions
Heat 1: 555, 35, 871, 17, 307, 125, 10, 899, 50
Heat 2: 388, 871, 35, 307, 687, 50, 125, 555, 112, 900
Final: 17, 35, 871, 307, 388, 555, 687, 50, 125, 112 Superstox
Heat 1: 309, 26, 15, 446, 469, 217, 556, 34, 57, 28
Heat 2: 26, 309, 446, 469, 217, 15, 453, 611, 34, 57
Final: 309, 446, 453, 217, 15, 26, 171, 611, 34, 57 Back 2 Basics Bangers
Heat 1: 74, 3, 752, 152, 757, 99, 999, 158
Heat 2: 74, 752, 152, 158, 3, 180
Final: 74, 999, 752, 3
Lochgelly Raceway hosted it’s final meeting in what has been an entertaining month of racing since we returned at the beginning of the month, and at that, it was the final points scoring meeting for each of the formula in attendance before new gradings come into effect.
The Ninja Karts were in action for the final time ahead of the McAlpine Auto Sills European Championship in 2 weeks time (12th June) as they looked to grab themselves a place in the big race! The Whites and Yellows race started off proceedings for the youngsters, with Cameron Mason taking a fine win ahead of Louie Hendry and Saul Galloway. Mason and Hendry, both racing from the white grade both continue to impress, and this confidence boosting result will only further enhance their confidence ahead of future events. Saul Galloway and Stuart Shevill have both also stepped things up with both drivers showing some good outright pace on track. The first heat of the night went the way of Dougie Kidd, who was in excellent form throughout the night, and could have gone onto challenge for a hat-trick of race wins had it not been for his roof coming loose in one of the races. Murray Hall brought his kart home in second place, however, after a video review afterwards, it was deemed that he spun a fellow driver out in the closing stages of the race, and was subsequently removed from the result, which promoted Kenzie Kopacz and Stuart Shevill up into 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Kenzie Bell found form at the right time with the European Championship on the horizon, as he took a heat win, followed by a runners up spot in the final race of the night for the youngsters. Eevie Ford and Hamish Plenderleith both also impressed throughout the night, with Plenderleith looking to be one of the front runners in the battle for the points championship this year. Scottish Champion Kenzie Kopacz had a strong meeting from the back of the grid, though, sustained a fair amount of damage as the karts crossed the line in the final race of the evening!!
Another group of youngsters were also in action, with the Junior Productions taking to the track for the third time this season already. A few cars were missing from action compared to the last few outings, but this gave the opportunity for a number of other drivers to step up and find there feet in the formula. Excellent performances from a couple of the lower grade drivers will see them progress up the grades in the coming month. Cole Ford took his first win in the formula, whilst Lewis Dickson scored consistently throughout the night, narrowly missing out on the podium places on a couple of occasions. Jack MacLeod took the opening race win, with Jase Walle and Jensen Bell both showing consistency throughout the night, taking away 3 trophies each. It could have been even better for Jensen Bell however, with him being docked on a couple of occasions after falling foul of a couple of jump starts!! Dylan Smart continues to move forward in the formula, and took away an excellent win in the final for his efforts following on from the demotion of Jensen Bell. The youngsters throughout the night, all continued to show improvement as they aim to increase their racecraft before eventually moving on into senior formula where they will hopefully be ready to start winning from the outset!
The ‘budget’ non-contact class, the CC Rods, had there second outing of the season, and again, it was Raymond Brown who was the inform driver. Brown took away 2 heat wins before bringing his car home in 3rd place in the final. The white grade driver now tops the points chart, which will see him elevated up the grades for the month of June, where no doubt, points will them be harder to come by! Kevin Hutchison made his first outing of the season with a nice looking new car and it looked to have some good speed, with Kevin taking away a runners up spot in the opening race of the night. Kenny Pitcaithly, having fixed his car from the meeting a couple of weeks ago will be having reservations about bringing out his new car, with this car seemingly going as well as it has ever done. A couple of top three finishes on the night, and just outside the top 3 in the meeting final will ensure a good points haul for the 91 pilot. Ian Donaldson had a much improved meeting, and this cumulated in a final victory for the former points champion. The meeting final in the CC Rods provided some excellent racing, with the cars bunched up nose to tail for the majority of the race. Try as they might, some of the quicker, more experienced drivers found the going tough as they found some of the lower grade drivers equally as quick and with rather evenly matched cars, the outside line was difficult to achieve as the drivers showed respect for each other as they battled relentlessly for the places.
The Superstox formula, sponsored by Cleland Builders and Joiners this week, seen 19 cars take to the track as a quartet of drivers made their first outings of the season. Evan Clark would have been delighted with the pace that he had from the car after a winter rebuild, taking away a heat win and a 2nd place finish for his efforts, before dropping back early on in the final yet managing to recover back upto 6th position. Bryan Forrest continues to be the driver to beat in 2021, taking away another couple of race wins, including the meeting final. Dean Johnston looks to be getting to grips with his new car as he continues to fine tune it to his liking. The Moray based driver improved as the night went on, taking away a 4th, 3rd and 2nd place finish. Lisa Adams also made an outing in the Superstox, coming out for a shot in son Ciarans car, and did herself proud having never sat in the car prior to the practice on the day! Declan Salmon and Bradley Brooker also joined us, as they made the trip north for some Saturday night racing. It was Brooker who faired best out of the 2 though, managing to take away a couple of top 5 finishes.
Finally, the Back 2 Basics Bangers were also in action – the budget, easy to build class of Bangers have seen a decent amount of cars on track over the last year, and with just under 20 on Saturday, it was no different as the formula continues to grow. Jamie Sangster took away a hat-trick of race wins as he shows his dominance in the formula. The meeting final was a lively affair, with plenty of crashing going on. Gary Doyle seen his car leave the raceway a little worse for wear, as did the majority of drivers!! Only 4 cars completed race distance in the meeting final, before a decent Demolition Derby took place. A couple of small fires in the cars meant a couple of stoppages, but in the end, it was won by Dayle Linton.
We are back in action at Lochgelly Raceway this Saturday and Sunday, with another 2 days of super stock car action!!
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