Roff and Crawford Take Glory
Roff and Crawford Take Glory
Race Results: Saturday 11th June
Saturday 11th June Stock Rods
Heat 1: 313, 216, 47, 911, 212, 60, 658, 62, 447, 25
Heat 2: 258, 197, 698, 248, 648, 10, 212, 447, 911, 60
British Championship: 698, 60, 258, 25, 447, 10, 216, 27, 248, 605 National Hot Rods
Heat 1: 330, 36, 142, 71, 523, 320, 17
Heat 2: 330, 71, 17, 36320, 523, 142
Final: 17, 71, 36, 142, 320, 523 Ministox
Heat 1: 6, 484, 167, 84, 42, 165, 68, 7, 172, 178
Heat 2: 484, 14, 68, 165, 178, 7, 42, 172, 167, 644
Final: 6, 484, 388, 84, 167, 42, 178, 7, 628, 165 Rebels Racing
Heat 1: 468, 471, 238, 1, 905, 30, 20, 80, 79, 53
Heat 2: 471, 468, 905, 1, 238, 30, 20, 80, 79, 53
Final: 471, 1, 468, 238, 20, 80, 30, 905, 79, 53 1300 Stock Cars
Last Chance: 503, 414, 501, 111, 22, 808, 188, 113, 46, 833
British Championship: 99, 924, 501, 391, 668, 409, 835, 137, 888, 622
Heat 1: 414, 503, 22, 114, 715, 808, 391, 668, 46, 710
Heat 2: 501, 391, 923, 7, 22, 75, 668, 244, 414, 503 Sunday 12th June Stock Rods
Heat 1: 10, 47, 658, 248, 447, 25, 27, 698, 39, 605
Heat 2: 25, 27, 721, 605, 47, 658, 54, 447, 10, 248
Scottish Open: 25, 27, 658, 47, 10, 447, 721, 248, 39, 605 Junior Productions
Heat 1: 227, 636, 555, 352, 933, 35, 441, 307, 61, 899
Heat 2: 352, 441, 636, 35, 112, 227, 900, 576, 933, 81
Final: 352, 933, 636, 441, 555, 9, 35, 307, 899, 34 1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 414, 808, 22, 113, 391, 302, 75, 668, 638, 600
Heat 2: 715, 923, 7, 67, 99, 303, 668, 503, 244, 888
Scottish Open: 715, 414, 22, 668, 126, 503, 888, 710, 244, 303 Rebels Racing
Heat 1: 468, 905, 471, 238, 1, 79, 125, 80, 30, 20
Heat 2: 471, 125, 905, 468, 238, 1, 30, 513, 20, 80
Scottish Championship: 1, 468, 471, 30, 238, 80, 125, 79, 513, 20 Ninja Karts
Whites and Yellows: 542, 147, 9, 323, 529, 135, 132
Heat 1: 136, 618, 176, 45, 117, 969, 33, 703, 529, 257
Heat 2: 618, 176, 721, 45, 136, 257, 33, 117, 969, 147
Heat 3: 176, 136, 117, 618, 969, 721, 257, 105, 55, 9
Despite a weather forecast that was less than promising, the weather remained dry for the majority of the two days of racing at Lochgelly at the weekend. There were a few downpours across the 2 days, but that didn’t dampen the action on track all of the formula in attendance provided great racing, with some spectacular finishes!
We welcomed the Lochgelly Gala committee along on Saturday for some fund-raising ahead of the event on the 14th August, and we are glad to report that over £250 was raised on the day.
The racing on Saturday seen both the Stock Rods and 1300 Stock Cars contest their respective British Championships – with both formula providing plenty of talking points, and lots of thrilling racing!
The 1300 Stock Cars kicked off their weekend with a last chance qualifier which would see 10 additional cars join the grid at the back of the pre-drawn British Championship race. Cameron Innes continued his good start to life in a 1300 Stock Car as he took victory in the last chance race, alongside Scott Smith, Ally Strachan and several other drivers. The British Championship grid provided a mouthwatering prospect of a top race, with key challengers scattered around the grid. It was 16 year old Kai Gilmour that pulled the number 1 spot, to start on pole position, with a further 35 cars starting behind him on the track! As the green flag dropped, Kai got off to a decent start, and found himself in the battle for the lead, as did Mike Courts, Carl Waterfield and Fraser Clark. A good battled developed with plenty of bumper work throughout the race – European Champion Kyle Hegg found himself moving up the grid from his starting position further back, whilst Ally Strachan made great progress having qualified from the last chance race. Hegg’s progress would be hampered though, as he collected the spun car of Carl Waterfield, forcing Hegg onto the infield and losing a lap to the leaders. Fraser Clark found himself under pressure at the front from Ivan Elliot, and the pair traded places over several laps, though Clark didn’t appear to have the same speed as the 924 Elliot car. The bumpers continued to go in, and there was a battle on for the lead of the race – Elliot and Jacob Roff had broken clear of the pack behind, and going into the final lap of the race, Elliot had around 2 car lengths gap to the 99 car of Jacob Roff. With a title on the line, Roff went in hard on the last corner of the race to make contact with the 924 car. Elliot went wide and Roff came up the inside and then found himself spun around as the cars approached the finish line. Roff crossed the line backwards, inches ahead of the front bumper of the Ivan Elliot car in what could be one of the closest finishes ever in a major championship event! Behind the front two, the bumpers would go in for the final time as well, with Banwell, Clark, Strachan and Giles all in close contention. Strachan would emerge from turn 4 in third place, to cap an excellent result from the back of the grid! Jacob Roff was crowned the 2022 British Champion, whilst a dejected Ivan Elliot took second place. A further two races were held for the 1300 Stock Cars on the night, with 30+ cars taking to the track on both occasions. Scott Smith would take victory in the HRD hire car, whilst Ally Strachan took a well deserved victory in the final race of the day for the mighty 1300 Stock Cars.
The 1300 Stock Cars were back in action on the Sunday, as they battled it out for their Open Scottish title. Again, 30+ cars took to the track to provide some more brilliant racing. Scott Smith took another win in the 414 car, with Bobby Gold and Steven Gold taking the 2nd and 3rd places in the opening heat of the day. Heat 2 seen a downpour just before the race, which led to some eventful racing, and cars spinning and drifting at various occasions during the race! Ally Strachan found himself spun around early on, and his car reversing at nearly racing speed around turn 1 before it reached the infield area! Kyle Hegg remained calm and steady as he drove to a comfortable race win in heat 2, with Chris Hamill and Stephen McCready taking 2nd and 3rd positions. The final seen a closed grid race take place and it looked like Scott Smith was on course to take victory, having opened up a healthy lead early in the race, that would be until Kyle Hegg approached him, and the 715 pilot didn’t hesitate in dispatching his hire car wide to take the lead of the race, though Scott did control the car to slot in behind the Hegg car. Hegg took the win, with Smith finishing second, and Steven Gold in third, in what was arguably his best meeting of the season to date.
The Stock Rods contested their British Championship on Saturday, with some of the biggest names in the sport gracing the track. 2 reverse grid heats would be used to determine the grid for the British Championship race. Heat 1 would see Englishman Jamie Bowring take victory ahead of George Baker and Jonny Cardwell. The second heat would see Northern Irishman Dan Shannon take victory finishing ahead of Max Bradburn and Mark Crawford. The qualifying heats had been concluded, and the stages was set for the British Championship event! Dan Shannon and John Smith found themselves on the front row of the grid. As the green flag dropped, the red flag was out within a lap as Max Bradburn found himself on his side against the wall with Jamie Bowring lodged underneath him, resulting in a complete restart. Take 2 of the action, and we would get underway. Into the race, John Smith found himself in the lead of the race, with Dan Shannon hot on his heels. The pack was bunched up, and there was little option to try the outside line, though Chris Lattka did have a go at it, but found himself caught out wide and picking up some damage resulting in a retirement. Shannon meanwhile continued to pester Smith up front, before Smith found himself pushed onto the infield area and losing the lead of the race as a result. Shannon inherited the lead of the race, and opened up a small gap to the cars behind. Mark Crawford, Dan Rea, Siobhan Martin, Stuart Smyth, Niall McFerran and George Baker all battled it out bumper to bumper, with a couple of cars trying the outside line, before stepping back into a single file order as they looked to protect from a challenge behind, as well as trying to pressure the cars in front. Shannon crossed the line in first place ahead of Mark Crawford but was deemed to be at fault for John Smith being hit towards the infield area, and as such, was docked, resulting in Mark Crawford being crowned the 2022 British Champion.
The Stock Rods were back in action on the Sunday, for three further races, including the 2022 Open Scottish title. Niall McFerran and Siobhan Martin would be victorious in the heats, before Siobhan Martin won the Scottish Open title on the Sunday, finishing ahead of Gary Dean and Chris Lattka.
The Rebels joined us for the annual visit north of the border. A few late cancellations meant a somewhat depleted field of cars, but nevertheless, the formula provided some good racing over the two days, and was good to see them with us again. Bradley Cooper took the first win of the weekend for the Rebels, with regular race winner Alaister Houghton taking a heat and final double, which will do him good in the points as the Rebels raced in a European Qualifier round. The Sunday would see the formula race for the Scottish Championship – Cooper again got things underway with another win, before Houghton took a win in heat 2, and #1 Shane Murphy reigning victorious in the Scottish Championship race. Cooper and Houghton would complete the top three!
The National Hot Rods, Ministox, Junior Productions and Ninja Karts provided great support over the two days. The National Hot Rods completed their 2021-22 campaign, in which confirmed 330 Ross McWilliam as the Scottish Series Points Champion. McWilliam took both heat wins, before World Champion Robert McDonald claimed victory in the meeting final.
The Ministox seen some great racing, particularly from the less experienced drivers. Hamish Plenderleith and Dean Heeps had some brilliant battles throughout the night, with Plenderleith taking a heat and final double, and Heeps taking a win by the narrowest of margins ahead of Demi Ritchie in heat 2!
The Junior Productions seen Kaden Connor make his debut, whilst Liam Loggie showed off his new car at home for the first time, taking a win in the opening race, before Koddi Wright took a heat a final double.
The Ninja Karts had four different winners on the night – Layton Cairns taking a win in the whites and yellows race. Shaun Boyle took a win in the first main heat, in his final meeting in the formula, whilst Stuart Shevill and Jack Jones took the remaining race wins.
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