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Saturday 21st April

The first HRP Speed Weekend of the year is here and what a cracker we have in store!!! Two days of racing with an international-class field at Scotland's premier short oval motorsports venue with the destiny of numerous championships to be decided - it truly doesn’t get any bigger or better than this!!!

HRP Lochgelly Raceway (KY5 9HG) is the venue for this mammoth weekend of racing action and is one of the best appointed race tracks in the UK. With two covered grandstands, Trackside Parking for over 100 vehicles, an indoor café plus a large bar which also houses our Saturday night disco; HRP is the place to be this weekend!!!

The Dechmont Forklift Trucks National Hot Rod European Championship takes pride of place as the headlining act once again on the weekend of April 21st and 22nd and the big question is can defending champion Car Waller-Barrett make it three in a row. If the 162 driver manages to take his third European title in succession, he will become the first driver to do so since the event moved to HRP Lochgelly Raceway.

Waller-Barrett won't have it all his own way as an incredible line-up of elite drivers are set to descend on HRP Lochgelly Raceway to challenge for the red and yellow chequered roof.

Current World Champion and former HRP European Champion Chris Haird will lead that challenge and he will be joined by a star-studded field featuring the likes of Jason Kew, Billy Wood, Kym Weaver and Shane Bland from England.

The entry from across the Irish Sea looks as strong as ever with former multi champions Glenn Bell and Adam Hylands making the trip plus the likes of Shane Murray, Derek Martin and Jaimie McCurdy while Brendan O'Connell and Les Compelli will be representing Tipperary Raceway and the Republic of Ireland.

The Scottish entry also looks good and is headed by Robert McDonald with the likes of Billy Bonnar, Gordon Ogilvie, Steven Armit, Roy Anderson and Ian McGuigan amongst others. We are also delighted to welcome Winnie Holtmanns and his team from Germany once again – always great to see our friends from the continent!!!

9 Glenn Bell
15 Chris Crane
17 Rob McDonald
20 Derek Martin
23 Aaron Dew
36 Roy Anderson
42 Shane Bland
54 Adam Hylands
55 Alistair Lowe
61 Brendan O'Connell
70 Shane Murray
75 Carl Sloan
77 Ian McGuigan
82 Gary Wilson
94 Steven Armit
95 Gavin Murray
115 Chris Haird
162 Carl Waller Barrett
174 Jason Kew
199 Jaimie McCurdy
209 Kym Weaver
305 Billy Wood
308 Jim Cowie
385 Gordon Ogilvie
467 Winnie Holtmanns
491 Colin Smith
639 Terry Hunn
777 Les Compelli
844 Billy Bonnar
962 John Christie

The Ninja Karts are also on championship duty with Saturday April 21st seeing the LJN DeSIGNS British Championship being held at HRP Lochgelly Raceway for the first time.

HRP's own Robbie Armit will be defending the title he won at Aldershot Raceway last season and will face tough competition from all corners of the UK!!! Northern Ireland will be represented by Max Hobson and Brandon Litter while Callum Gould, Toby Partridge and Kasey Jones are expected to be among the English contenders.

Arguably, Armit's greatest challenge will come from his fellows Scots with World Cup Champion Charlie Hardie looking to reclaim the title he won in 2016 while Bailey Millar, Josh Bruce and Toby Tyson will all be looking for their first major title. The action seen in the Ninja Karts often causes those watching to forget just how young these drivers are with some as young as 6 years old on the grid. Join us to see the future of short oval motorsport!!!

1 Charlie Hardie
14 Demi Ritchie
20 Fred Hunter-Johnson
32 Kaydan Day
51 Jolean Maynard
60 Bailey Millar
71 Josh Bruce
84 Robbie Armit
145 Rachel Kidd
174 Finley Kew
186 Kasey Jones
207 Anthony Weaver
223 Toby Partridge
272 Connor Frame
507 Jake Ashby
516 Callum Gould
605 Charlie Sloane
612 Kyle Johnstone
809 Toby Tyson
984 Max Hobson
992 Brandon Litter

6 Hamish Plenderleith
9 William Plenderleith
27 Kaden Connor
45 Dougie Kidd Jr
49 Connie Anderson (P)
66 Neave McGill
74 Aiden Duffy
80 Alfie Hosey
112 Jack Baird
117 Caelan Grant
307 Lewis Dickson
312 Zoe Mann
636 Lewis Duffy
900 Kaitlyn Smart

Not to be outdone, HRP Lochgelly Raceway will play host to the incredible Classic Hot Rods with their biggest weekend of racing north of the border as they contest their Scottish Championship on Saturday April 21st and the Fife Championship on Sunday April 22nd.

Northern Ireland's Thomas Dilly was due to return to defend the title he won last year, but sadly his car has now been sold. However, what a line-up of Classic Hot Rods!!! Kenny Purdie, Keith Chesher, Brett Sneddon and Graeme Callender head the Scottish challenge while Dilly's fellow Northern Irishmen Clive Richardson will also fancy his chances.

A strong entry will also be heading over the water from Tipperary headed by Trevor Cusack and Damien Corrigan while Hughie Weaver, Gary Goodswen and Andy Steward are among the English entrants - a star studded field indeed!!!

17 Kenny Purdie
25 Trevor Cusack
42 Dean Kitchen
43 Damien Corrigan
50 Mike McKain
57 Mike Oliver
63 John Watkins
72 Gary Goodswen
162 Keith Chesher
175 Andy O'Donnell
195 Adrian Boyle
198 Andy Steward
210 Hughie Weaver
232 Brett Sneddon
333 Lee Wood
756 Marc Spence
871 Graeme Callender
976 Clive Richardson

The Superstox find themselves in the unusual position of being the support formula this weekend but Scotland's top open-wheel formula will be looking to impress a big crowd at HRP Lochgelly Raceway this weekend.

World Champion Barry Stephen heads the entry along with National Points Champion David Frame and Scottish Champion Bryan Forrest. We also hope to welcome Stuart Gilchrist back on track as the former multi-champion looks to make up for lost time!!!

HRP are also delighted to welcome Northern Irish vistor Sean Mark for his HRP debut in the formula this weekend.

15 Steven Ballantine
19 Aidan O'Hare
53 David Frame
63 Ally Noble
119 Aaron Riddell
122 Zak Gilmour
171 Mark Brady
172 Chris Miller
177 Stuart Gilchrist
196 Allan Gibson
219 Paul Mackie
237 Raffaele Donofrio
265 Barry Stephen
309 Bryan Forrest
446 Dean Johnston
453 Kenny McKenzie
463 Ryan McGill
555 Jordan Black
562 Chris Hay
988 Sean Mark


Four great formulas over two amazing days of racing. The HRP Bar will be open both days and a late disco will be held on Saturday to celebrate our new champions.

Join us for what promises to be an historic weekend!!!


Saturday April 21st (Turnstiles Open at 1pm)
Adults £15
Young Adults (ages 12-15 years) £5
OAPs £12
Under 12s FREE

Sunday April 22nd (Turnstiles Open at 11am)
Adults £12
Young Adults (ages 12-15 years) £5
OAPs £9
Under 12s FREE

Proof of age may be requested

Trackside Parking £5/per vehicle/per day (Trackside Parking is on a first come first served basis)


Saturday April 21st from 5pm (Drivers Parade at 4:30pm)
Race 1 National Hot Rods Heat One (Groups A and B)
Race 2 Classic Hot Rods Heat One
Race 3 Superstox Heat One
Race 4 Ninja Karts Heat One
Race 5 National Hot Rods Heat Two (Groups B and C)
Race 6 Classic Hot Rods Heat Two (Reverse Grid of Heat One)
Race 7 Superstox Heat Two
Race 8 Ninja Karts Heat Two (Reverse Grid from Heat One)
Race 9 National Hot Rods Heat Three (Groups A and C)
Race 10 Classic Hot Rod Scottish Championship
Race 11 LJN DeSIGNS Ninja Kart British Championship
Race 12 Dechmont Forklift Trucks National Hot Rod European Championship

Race 13 Superstox Final

Sunday April 22nd from 1pm
Race 1 Ninja Kart Heat One (Groups A and B)
Race 2 National Hot Rods Heat One
Race 3 Classic Hot Rods Heat One
Race 4 Ninja Kart Heat Two (Groups B and C)
Race 5 Superstox Heat One
Race 6 National Hot Rods Heat Two (Reverse Grid from Heat One)
Race 7 Classic Hot Rods Heat Two (Reverse Grid from Heat One)
Race 8 Ninja Karts Heat Three (Groups A and C)
Race 9 National Hot Rod Malcolm Chesher Memorial/Open Scottish Championship Or Heat Three if required.
Race 10 Superstox Heat Two
Race 11 Ninja Karts Open Scottish Championship (top 24 in points to qualify in points order)
Race 12 National Hot Rod Malcolm Chesher Memorial/Open Scottish Championship
Race 13 Classic Hot Rods Fife Championship

Race 14 Superstox Final


Friday April 20th
1pm until 5pm - National and Classic Hot Rod Practice ONLY - £50 per driver.

Saturday April 21st
1:45pm until 2:15pm Ninja Kart Championship practice
2:20pm until 2:50pm Classic Hot Rod practice
2:55pm until 3:25pm National Hot Rod practice

Sunday April 22nd


Saturday 21st April 2018, 5.00pm


National Hot Rod European Championship (Sponsored by Dechmont Forklift Trucks)
Ninja Kart British Championship (Sponsored by LJN DeSigns)
Classic Hot Rods Scottish Championship

Sunday 22nd April 2018, 1.00pm


National Hot Rods Open Scottish Championship (Sponsored by Dechmont Forklift Trucks)
Ninja Karts Open Scottish Championship (Sponsored by LJN DeSigns)
Classic Hot Rods Fife Championship

Saturday 28th April 2018, 5.30pm


Banger Ramp Rollover Contest
Rookie Bangers
1300 Stock Cars
2.0 Hot Rods
Stock Rods

Saturday 5th May 2018, 5.30pm

1300 Stock Cars
Stock Rods
CC Rods
Ninja Karts