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Ritchie Takes Hat Trick In Ministox

Ritchie Takes Hat Trick In Ministox

Race Results: Saturday 15th April
Ritchie Takes Hat Trick In Ministox Ritchie Takes Hat Trick In Ministox Ritchie Takes Hat Trick In Ministox
Heat 1: 14, 68, 484, 60, 7, 165, 29, 167, 680, 84
Heat 2: 14, 484, 68, 7, 172, 60, 145, 84*, 29, 165
Final: 14, 629, 29, 68, 388, 484, 480, 888, 145, 172

CC Rods
Heat 1: 176, 170, 337, 91, 267, 06, 542, 171, 63, 76
Heat 2: 176, 91, 337, 267, 06, 542, 171, 63, 76
Final: 176, 337, 542, 06, 670, 171, 63, 267, 76

Heat 1: 127, 37, 805, 23, 213, 162, 170, 31, 231, 304
Heat 2: 127, 162, 213, 805, 31, 23, 37, 170, 304
Final: 213, 127, 23, 37, 31, 805, 162, 304, 170, 76

Heat 1: 217, 446, 119, 453, 611, 171, 555, 99, 219, 128
Heat 2: 217, 119, 446, 128, 555, 453*, 611, 169, 99, 028
Final: 119, 446, 217, 611, 453, 128, 99, 171, 169

Ritchie Takes Hat Trick In Ministox
Saturday 15th April at Lochgelly Raceway seen some great racing throughout the night, with the Ministox stealing the show with every race being filled with action!

Right from the get-go, the youngsters in the Ministox started off with an eventful first race of the night. 30 cars took to the track, and within the first lap of racing, a complete restart was called for, with 78 Nicole Allardyce finding herself pointing the wrong way on turn 1, and clattered by a couple of other cars including 858 Rhys Anderson. A further race caution would be required, with 136 Shaun Boyle finding himself stricken against the wall mid-way through the race. Northerner, 014 Demi Ritchie would take a commanding victory ahead of 68 Charlie Burgoyne and 484 Dean Heeps. Heat 2 seen a few less cars on track having suffered some damage in heat 1, but this didn’t detract from the race itself, with some brilliant racing going on throughout the race. The drivers charging from the rear were always going to find good point scoring positions difficult to come by given the number of cars, and the competitive nature of the formula. A race caution through the race would be required following the coming together on turn 1, between 45 Dougie Kidd and 629 Kerr Paterson – Kidd seemed to hit oil that had dropped from the 858 car, and went hard into the wall, with a chain reaction following – Kerr Paterson spinning around and into the Dougie Kidd car, and current race leader 480 Ollie Sime spinning to the infield. The race would resume with a few cars retired to the infield, with Demi Ritchie leading the way. Ritchie would hold on to take her second race win of the evening ahead of Dean Heeps and Charlie Burgoyne. The final race of the night for the Ministox would be another great race, with a little less hold ups. Demi Ritchie completed her hat-trick, with up and coming white graded drivers Kerr Paterson and David Philp Jnr both racing excellently to take second and third positions.

The CC Rods were with us for the second week in succession, although car numbers were lower than what we have been used to in the formula, primarily due to a crash last week that seen several cars pretty badly damaged. Gary Nicholls who has only recently returned to action following a lay off for the best part of 2 years, continued his good form. The 176 driver drove superbly to claim victories in all three races, with the meeting final arguably being one of the best races of the season. Despite qualifying pole position for the final, it was Lee Scott 337 that got off to the better of the starts and found himself leading the race with Nicholls dropping in behind. The lead two cars dominated the race, with a few car lengths behind them for much of the race. Nicholls looked the quicker of the 2, but a stubborn and determined Lee Scott drove excellently, holding onto the inside line and forcing Gary to take the outside line. A couple of attempts at the move, and Nicholls would finally make the move stick with the two drivers having spent several laps side by side during the race. Richard Cairns was back on the pace following a disappointing meeting last weekend, and capped his evening off with a third place finish in the final, following the demotion of Gregor Whyte to 4th following a coming together with Kenny Pitcaithly.

The Superstox formula seen their best turnout of the season, with 17 Scottish cars taking to the track for the opening race – There were season debut’s for Dom Currie, Scott Devine and Jordan Black, with Devine having recently acquired the ex Steven Ballentine car. Jack Turbitt has been steadily getting quicker with each passing meeting in his new car, having taken a race win last time out, he excellently followed that up with a further two race wins on Saturday night. It wasn’t all plain sailing however, as in the opening race, Turbitt had to survive a few hits from the cars behind – with Dean Johnston, Aaron Riddell and Kenny McKenzie all in close contention, with the latter trio dropping further back behind Turbitt as they ensued in a battle amongst themselves for second place. Heat 2 seen Turbitt take victory again, with Aaron Riddell unable to close the gap to the leader enough in the closing stages of the race to make a challenge. The meeting final would see the double heat winner move upto the blue grade. Aaron Riddell and Dean Johnston both made good starts to the race, and quick progress and were soon in amongst the blue grade drivers, making their way to the front. Riddell would take victory in the meeting final, opening up his lead at the top of the track points in the process, with Dean Johnston in second and Jack Turbitt rounding out the top three.

The ProStocks seen a decent amount of cars booked in for the first meeting of the season at Lochgelly, although, a couple of no-shows on the night seen the numbers drop down a little. Heat 1 seen a good race with Mark Boyle taking the win, although, Becki Ritchie would see her night curtailed early following a coming together with John Mason which was deemed outwith the rules of the formula. The damage sustained by Mason seen his car retire for the evening likewise. Mark Boyle would go onto take a win in the second race of the night, in his new Corsa D car, finishing ahead of Graeme Flemming. The meeting final would go the way of Gavin Ritchie, who was also sporting a new car for the season, with Boyle finishing second, and Kevin Bell in third.

This weekend at Lochgelly Raceway we have the first speed weekend of 2023 taking place – the DPC Sponsored National Hot Rod European Championship takes centre stage on the Saturday night, although two great days racing are expected with large grids of cars in all formula! Be sure to join us for that one – 5pm start Saturday and 12pm Sunday.

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Previous Meeting Results

29/06/24 - Bangers Wreak Havoc
22/06/24 - York and Hardie In Championship Success
15/06/24 - Chaos at Lochgelly Raceway
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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