McConnachie and Hardie Take The Titles
McConnachie and Hardie Take The Titles
Race Results: Saturday 14th October
Heat 1: 172, 920, 339, 202, 60, 858, 68, 484, 14, 651
Heat 2: 202, 42, 68, 20, 388, 339, 628, 172, 480, 050
Heat 3: 50, 27, 14, 29, 42, 20, 79, 60, 388, 651 1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 113, 176, 835, 638, 410, 411, 668, 315, 153, 126
Heat 2: 668, 36, 638, 126, 22, 411, 808, 16, 75, 24
Final: 668, 36, 638, 126, 715, 22, 315, 45, 117, 502 Junior Productions
Heat 1: 9, 96, 929, 5, 441, 951, 983, 10, 227, 145
Heat 2: 576, 951, 17, 49, 307, 900, 112, 333, 10, 5
Heat 3: 333, 929, 145, 96, 983, 262, 998, 49, 17, 227
Open Scottish: 96, 333, 262, 441, 145, 10, 49, 983, 998, 922 Micro Bangers
Last Chance: 14, 247, 120, 428, 160, 103, 262, 146, 166, 197
Scrap A Car Scotland World Cup: 180, 323, 99, 24, 14, 687, 19, 103, 197, 226
AC1: 24, 226, 920, 247, 180, 164, 74, 203, 88
AC2: 180, 146, 203, 323, 164, 133, 24
Best Presented: 380
Apex Garden Rooms British Championship 7, 202, 20, 172, 628, 339, 050, 629, 680, 42
Fife Championship 7, 172, 339, 27, 475, 388, 480, 621, 050, 60
AC: 629, 050, 202, 29, 172, 339, 388, 621, 484, 920 1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 808, 668, 638, 36, 167, 45, 22, 411, 126, 117
Heat 2: 668, 36, 638, 22, 808, 715, 411, 315, 45, 75
Lochgelly Masters: 668, 808, 715, 22, 638, 411, 45, 36, 126, 75 Junior Productions
Heat 1: 96, 262, 112, 9, 951, 333, 10, 307, 156, 5
Heat 2: 227, 441, 262, 96, 9, 983, 313, 112, 10, 307
Fife Championship: 96, 262, 9, 10, 441, 112, 307, 145, 922, 983 Micro Bangers
Scrap A Car Scotland Scottish Open: 477, 478, 380, 180, 126, 920
AC1: 478, 477, 103, 308, 910, 160
AC2: 197, 477
Wow, what a weekend of racing at Lochgelly Raceway, where almost 30 action packed races took place across the weekend.
The Scrap A Car Scotland National Micro Banger World Cup was the headline attraction, and with around 60 bangers in attendance over the two days, there was plenty of crashes, big hits and a number of rollovers! A last chance race started the race off, with what was originally scheduled to be 8 drivers, increasing to 10 joining in on the back of the World Cup race itself. Will Walmsley Jnr took the win in the last chance race in a race that seen only 12 finishers from over 30 cars. A pre-meeting grid draw would determine the grid for the World Cup race itself. A parade lap preceded the event, and with 40 cars taking to the track, the race itself was action packed! The first few laps seen a large number of cars fall crash out of contention and out of the race – The number of cars on track quickly depleted as a result, and Lee Clarke found himself leading the way in his rare Mitsuka Viewt. Clarke led the way until the closing stages, where both Sean McConnachie and Keiran Tweed overcame him. Tweed, starting from around 30th on the grid, was closing in on McConnachie in the closing laps, but didn’t quite make up enough ground to try a last bender on the 180 car of McConnachie. Scotland’s Sean McConnachie came away as the race winner, followed home by Tweed and Clarke respectively. Last chance race winner Walmsley brought his car home in an excellent 5th position. Two further allcomers races followed, with plenty of action in both – in Allcomers 1, a big impact for Craig Watson would see the race halted til the driver was seen to, with David Gurney also taking a heavy impact. In allcomers 2 Luke Tongue set about a number of drivers, with William Stawiarski taking a big impact late in the race, resulting in a race stoppage. Fraser Combe would take the win in all comers 1, with McConnachie taking victory in all comers 2. The Sunday afternoon seen the Scottish Championship contested, with an Incarace draw determining the starting positions. Around 30 cars survived for the Sunday afternoon, with the teams working overtime to try and keep the cars on track. Jack Speirs would take the victory in the Scottish race, with some big hits, and a number of head-ons late in the race. Chris Speirs would take the win in the first of two all comers races, before Glen Woodward would take victory in the second, with only 2 cars completing the distance in the end!! Woodward would take the victory in the end of weekend DD as well, sending him away with a few trophies for his efforts. Luke Tongue would be awarded the weekend entertainer award, whilst Phillip Farrell would be awarded best presented after his car was picked by a couple of fans as one that stood out with some fine air-brushing on the car.
The APEX Garden Rooms Ministox British Championship also headlined the event with 36 Ministox participating over the weekend. The Saturday would see each driver contest in 2 out of 3 heats, which would be used to form the grid for the main race on the Sunday afternoon. Rian Mitchell took the win in the opening heat, with Cody Bradford and Ethan Gemmell taking wins in the remaining heats. All three heats were action packed, with a couple of stoppages along the way. The Sunday seen the grid formed for the main race, with Cody Bradford on pole position alongside Jake Wilson. HRP Points champion, Charlie Hardie started the race as last car. As the green flags dropped, there was chaos on the opening lap, with a thumbs down resulting in a complete restart much to Rian Mitchells disappointment as he found himself in the lead on the opening corner. With less than a lap completed however, there was no order to line the cars up, and a full restart was necessary. A number of yellow flags followed as the race wore on – Bradford led the way with Rian Mitchell and Jake Wilson nearby. Bradford lost the lead to Mitchell briefly, with Jake Wilson also in contention, the front three were seperated by less than a car lenghth. Bradford soon retook the lead, with Mitchell getting caught on the outside for a period, before getting back in and into the fight. Rhys Kelly was never far away neither, with the north of Scotland based driver lurking just behind the front three for large parts of the race. Bradford controlled a number of restarts excellently, despite a train of cars on his back bumper on each occasion. With each caution, the pack closed up giving the lead cars it all to do again, whilst keeping those further back in contention. Meanwhile, Hardie was making up ground with every restart, and coming through the pack quickly with a lot of determination to succeed, and was soon in amongst the top three. With the lap boards set to come out, 7 Charlie Hardie moved into the lead of the race, overcoming the Bradford car. Wilson dropped back the order late in the race, whilst up front, Bradford stuck with Hardie, but wasn’t quite close enough to make an attempt to re-take the lead, with Hardie coming from last car on the grid, to take a remarkable victory. Bradford finished 2nd, with Middleton 3rd and Mitchell 4th. The Fife Championship took place with a reverse grid, with Hardie taking victory ahead of Mitchell and Rhys Kelly – Kelly himself had an excellent weekend of racing. ORCi Champion, Kerr Paterson would take victory in the final race of the weekend for the Ministox.
The Junior Productions seen over 30 cars compete over the weekend, with the Scottish Championship raced for on the Saturday night, and Fife Championship on the Sunday. Each Championship grid would be determined by the heat results – William Plenderleith, Abe Adams and Andrew Russell winning the heats for the Scottish Championship, but it would be Callum Doak that came out on top in the main race, with Russell and Weir completing the top 3. The Sunday would see Doak and Liam Loggie take victories in the heats, with Doak once more winning the big race. Weir and Plenderleith completed the top three in the Fife Championship.
The 1300 Stock Cars were action packed throughout the weekend with around 30 cars racing for their Lochgelly Masters, with the Masters being the final race on the Sunday afternoon, each race counted towards the make up of the grid. Dean Sievwright took the opening race win, but thereafter, it was largely the Fraser Clark show, as he took a heat and final double on the Saturday night, with a further heat and final double on the Sunday, retaining the Masters in the process. Bobby Gold took victory in the first heat on the Sunday afternoon.
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