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Season Finale 2019

Added Thursday 7th November 2019
Wow, it's been quite some season here at Lochgelly Raceway with many great races, talking points and on track action. It is hard to believe that we are now at the end of our season already and we intend to go out with a bang on Saturday 9th November with a the eagerly anticipated Big Van Banger Scottish Championship, PLUS a Firework display operated by Edinburgh Firework Store.

Gav Fletcher won the Van Banger Scottish Championship in 2018 and will be back out doing his utmost to win it for the second year in succession, though will have some opposition on track looking to thrwart his chances of success. A record turn out for the Van Bangers at Lochgelly Raceway is expected with over 20 vans booked in to race, with more expected on the night. A host of Team ? drivers are looking to end their seasons on a high note and will all be out to put on a show.. Lee Clarke, Josh Heeps, Derek Wilson, Graham Watt and Gary Mentiplay will all be out in the Team colours, alongside reigning Scottish Champion Gav Fletcher. The well respected Team Mob are also expected to have a good turnout of vans on track, with Jim Dillon expected to return to action for the first time in 2019 at Lochgelly. He'll be racing in the white and blue Mob colours alongside Chris Thomson, Neil Naismith, Callum Campbell and one or two others. Van Banger World Cup Champion Marcus Chant is expected to be in attendance as he looks to add the Scottish title to his list of achievements. The evening will finish off with a Demolition Derby for the Van Bangers as they drivers look to finish off their 2019 seasons in style!! There will also be various awards on offer for the drivers including an entertainer award and best presented van, alongside the inflated prize money for each of the races!

The Superstox are back in action for the second week in succession and will be looking to entertain throughout the evening. A good outing last week for the formula seen a lot of on track action with some superb battles throughout the night. This week we expect no different, with a few visiting drivers joining us on grid, including former World Champion Colin Aylward and Randal Lynn. Mark Dews will also return following a period on the sidelines. National Points Champion Bryan Forrest will be looking to finish the season on a high as he aims to continue to add to his tally of wins for the year. Scottish Champion Barry Stephen and the likes of Adam Low, Aaron Riddell and Mark Brady will be hoping to stop Bryan in his tracks though as they look to put their front bumpers to good effect throughout the evening.

The ProStocks have seen an upturn in the quality of racing throughout the second half of the season with car numbers picking up as well as the season winds down. With this being the final meeting of the 2019 season, the drivers will no doubt be out to entertain and steal the plaudits from the Van Bangers.. Tam Melrose and Ross Stewart have both recently returned to action and have been performing well since their return. Dougie Kidd has been in good form since changing to the Corsa, whilst early season pace setters David Linton and Lee Kopacz will also be in action. The 'nudge and spin' formula has the potential to be entertaining with a few scores to settle amongst drivers on the night.. Hopefully it'll all be kept within the rule book though.

The 2.0 Hot Rods have had a good season, muchly dominated by Jim Pitcaithly with Jim taking the Scottish Championship and National Points crown for the 2019 season. However, as much as the 91 car has took the honours, it's not all been plain sailing with a number of great drivers out on track, he's been made to work hard for a lot of the wins. Brian Wilson has had a good season, taking a few wins along the way and being one of the quickest cars on track at times. Brian will be looking to find the form and luck that has elluded him in the last couple of meetings. Wayne Lee joins us again as the Englishman makes the trip north to be with us on the final outing of the season. Andrew Denholm, Kevin Stewart, Derek Connor, Tam Linden and Gerry Hendry will all be looking to leave with a haul of points and their cars intact though could find the going tough as they look to overcome some of the lower grade drivers, with Ger Wilson and Cameron Willacy both showing good pace in there most recent outings.

The 2.0 Hot Rods are joined by the National Hot Rods for the final World Qualifing Round of the 2019 year. The Nationals have seen some excellent racing and the battle for the points looks to be closer than ever before, with Gordon Alexander looking to take the title, though the likes of Kenny Purdie, Ian Donaldson, John Sibbald, Ian McGuigan and Roy Anderson take the challenge to the lead two drivers.

- Spectator gates open at 1pm on Saturday with the first race being 5pm.
- Drivers sign in will open at 1pm as well, all van bangers should park on the hard standing area of the pits.
- Trackside parking is available on a first come first served basis at £5 per vehicle with availability limited. This cannot be reserved. Cars should park a doors opening width apart. Vans and Campers should only park on the top two tiers. Any vehicles parked inconsideratly may be charged for a second space.
- Admission Costs; Adults £16; Concessions (Blue Badge / OAP) £10; 12-15 years £10; Under 12s go FREE.

Booking Lists
Van Bangers
6 Ross Munro
7 Calvin McVay
11 Gav Fletcher
22 Jake Cameron
46 Ryan Waugh
46 Barry Jarman
52 Scott Dubickas
64 Norman Moore
95 Ben Bawden
99 Lee Clarke
134 Josh Heeps
152 Jim Dillon
159 Calum Campbell
162 Ewan Bruce
164 Gary Mentiplay
176 Stuart Wilson
440 Pete McVay
511 Simon Thomson
579 Graham Watt
600 Marcus Chant
750 Raymond Brown
754 Scott Wilson
880 Neil Naismith
883 Chris Thomson
901 Derek Wilson
997 Adam Jackson

2.0 Hot Rods
23 Ryan Adamson
26 Jock Campbell
91 Jim Pitcaithly
99 Wayne Lee
144 Cameron Willacy
147 Gerry Hendry
169 Scott Devine
172 Derek Connor
183 Tam Linden
196 Allan Gibson
217 Andrew Denholm
323 Trevor Calvin
610 Ryan Mackie
668 Kevin Stewart
696 Brian Wilson
888 Ger Wilson

15 Steven Ballantine
51 Colin Aylward
113 Darren MacDonald
119 Aaron Riddell
171 Mark Brady
178 Mark Dews
217 Jack Turbitt
265 Barry Stephen
309 Bryan Forrest
426 Michael Taylor
446 Dean Johnston
453 Kenny McKenzie
492 Randal Lynn
562 Chris Hay
611 Adam Low

3 Ryan Martin
20 Brian Allen
55 Tam Melrose
83 Fraser Duncan
122 John Jackson
133 Lee Kopacz
145 Dougie Kidd
170 Ian Christie
231 Grant Barker
297 David Linton
327 David Izzat
710 Robert Welsh
754 Scott Wilson
922 Jason Miller

National Hot Rods
17 Rob McDonald
34 John Maver
36 Roy Anderson
71 Gordon Alexander
142 James Mooney
330 Ross McWilliam
500 Ian Donaldson Jnr
629 John Sibbald
700 Ian Donaldson

Provisional Running Order
Pre Meeting Practice : 1430-1530 (Not Bangers)
Race 1 ProStocks Heat 1
Race 2 Superstox Heat 1
Race 3 2.0 Hot Rods Heat 1
Race 4 National Hot Rods Heat 1
Race 5 Van Bangers Scottish Championship
Race 6 ProStocks Heat 2
Race 7 Superstox Heat 2
Race 8 2.0 Hot Rods Heat 2
Race 9 National Hot Rods Heat 2
Race 10 Van Bangers Heat 1
Race 11 ProStocks Final
Race 12 Superstox Final
Race 13 2.0 Hot Rods Final
Race 14 National Hot Rods Final
Race 15 Van Bangers Heat 2
Race 16 Van Bangers DD

Event Sponsor: Racing Dolls PR

Charity Meeting Summary

Added Saturday 2nd November 2019
Many thanks to all that joined us tonight at Lochgelly Raceway as we run through around 22 races in the evening in what was a difficult evening to organise, but the event went as well as can be expected with a great result!

Some great racing was had from the 1300 Stock Cars, Micro Bangers and Superstox across the evening with plenty of on track action. Unfortunately time ran out and we were unable to run our planned demolition derby for the Micro Bangers.

We hope that everyone that had passenger experiences left with a great buzz and enjoyed there time on track.

The ladies 1300 race went well and raised a great amount of money for a couple of great causes. Well done ladies! Congratulations to Shaz Law on winning the event.

Many thanks to all the CC Rod and Hot Rod drivers that volunteered there time, cars and safety equipment to make tonight possible.

Thank you the the Freck family for joining us tonight as we marked the occasion.

Congratulations to Fraser Clark on winning the Michelle Freck Memorial on it’s first staging.

It was great to see so many 1300 Stock Cars on track tonight in what we hope is something that can be a regular occurrence. Sean Naismith also returned to the top of the Lochgelly Track Championship standings, meaning that he has won the track championship title for 2019! Well done Sean!

Finally, thank you to all that participated, sponsored or donated in our efforts to raise a great sum of money for two great charities. A superb sum of £7235.50 was raised tonight and will be split between SAMH and Strathcarron Hospice.

Finally thank you to Pit Stop Beauty and Gilmore Engineering on sponsoring the event.

We are back next weekend with our final meeting of the 2019 season as we host the Van Banger Scottish Championship and Firework Finale!


Added Wednesday 18th September 2019
Hardie Race Promotions (In Association with Spedeworth Motorsports) wish to issue a reminder to all drivers that interfering with the inside of a silencer including putting a pipe up the inside of it by any amount will be an automatic six months full ORCi ban.

October Speed Weekend Information

Added Friday 13th September 2019
The 2019 National Micro Banger World Cup, sponsored by ACE Car Disposal and Spares is the headline event of our FOURTH speed weekend of 2019, 12th and 13th October 2019

Alongside the Micro Bangers, the ProStocks will be competing for the British Championship, whilst the Junior Bangers, Junior Productions and CC Rods complete the line up across the two days.

CC Rods are Sunday only.

Event Guide
- Spectator gates will open at 1300 on Saturday 12th October and at 1130 on Sunday 13th October
- Drivers will be able to arrive at the venue from 9am on Saturday morning. Drivers will be able to sign in from 1130am.
- Practice will take place from 1500-1530 and will only be open to ProStock formula and Junior Productions
- The racing will commence at 1630 on Saturday and 1300 on Sunday.
- On the day wristbands can ONLY be purchased from the main reception. There will NO wristbands sold from the drivers' sign in office.
- 2 covered areas to keep you sheltered whatever the weather
- Trackside parking available on a first come first served basis.

Admission Costs -
Adults £17
Concessions £10
12-15 £10
Under 12s Free
Trackside Parking £5

Adults £15
Concessions £9
12-15 £9
Under 12s Free
Trackside Parking £5

There are almost 140 Bangers booked into race and ready to put on an excellent showing across both Saturday and Sunday! The lists can be found below for the formula that are racing both days at the speedweekend (Correct at time of publication)

Micro Bangers Booking List
Seeded Entrants For World Cup
11 Gavin Fletcher
12 Phillippa Prestage
24 Stephen Boyd
40 Lester Freestone
63 William McFaul
74 Jamie Sangster
84 Jack Ansell
99 Lee Clarke
112 Daz Prestage
118 Kenneth Scollon
127 Mark Boyle
134 Josh Heeps
164 Gary Mentiplay
174 Aaron Smith
180 Sean McConnachie
181 Grant Doe
209 Mark Morrison
226 Brian Youngson
246 Graham Grant
274 Jon Taylor
275 Ryan Sangster
352 Ben Mynott
354 Josh Vowden
360 Jack Reynolds
374 Jake Carter
400 Lee Kingsworth
412 Callum Lacey
475 Chris Speirs
477 Jack Speirs
478 Craig Royal
638 Darren Rae
676 Frank Boardman
717 Adam Robinson
760 Joey Reynolds
830 Lee White
949 Tony Fidoe

Last Chance Race 1
3 Ryan Martin
14 James Paton
20 Alan Molloy
22 Douglas McConnachie
27 Liam Glendinning
30 Josh Tonks
36 Matty Henbrow
46 Phil Flannery
57 George Boult Jnr *
60 Dan Croskell
85 Nathan Thurlow
101 Cieran Harmer
109 Andrew Molloy
120 Lewis Fallows
123 Rob Smith
129 Ben Moll
141 Jake Stewart
146 Dan Wigman
160 Jamie Warr
166 Andy Armstrong
183 Lee Scriven
208 Oddy Gamble
219 Ben Lewis Thompson
222 Craig Dougan
226 Karl Smith
231 Callum Lamont
233 Daniel Sinclair
240 Brian Low
256 Chris Moon
310 John Nicholson
343 Carl Davis
380 Lee Hopkins
409 Charlie Murrell
421 Josh Mayo
442 Tyler Ivins
448 Jay Bryam
513 Steve Gallagher
573 Oggie Ogden
583 Dan Weeks
621 Gareth Gruff Parker
634 Ben Green
664 Ryan Sutcliffe
711 Tom Mackenzie
823 Jamie Murrell
846 Ste Flannery
908 Lewis Judd
917 Mathew Peterson
919 Adam Peterson
999 Dan Cliffe

Last Chance Race 2
13 Bobby Palin
16 John Paton
21 Dave Watson
23 James Geddes
29 David Mawdsley
32 Connor Byram
38 Jason Greener
49 Liam Boden
58 Ryan Thompson
79 Michael Byram
99 Charlie Athersmith
105 Gordon Gibson
110 Garrie Mirza
114 Adam Jackson
122 Lee Waddington
124 James Gregory
137 Daniel Edwards
144 Matt Woodcock
147 Leighton Cain
161 Stephen Van Putten
166 Mark Fletcher
199 Shady Gough
217 Matt Smith
224 Kevin Gumble
232 Ryan Fretter
236 Paul Rozynski
247 Don Lineham
250 Peter Thompson
265 Tamzin Gordon
273 Andrew Webster
340 Wes Freestone
364 Bradley Lee
440 Peter McVay
441 John Mitchinson
444 Charlie Jackson
479 Dale Jakubowski
566 Hamish Gilfillan
579 Graham Watt
623 Matty MacFarlane
642 Tony Glendinning
666 Roberto Jay
798 Jack Catteral
825 Joe Murrell
842 Barry Innes
901 Derek Wilson
914 John Nelson
918 John Peterson
950 Scott Gamble

Junior Bangers
06 Thomas Rawthorne
08 Finlay Damon
14 Will Walmsley
50 James Slater
68 Maisie Armstrong
90 Joey Holmes
112 Coby Prestage
131 Harley Mcarthy
199 Jobie Gough
211 Kai Newby
229 Harry Cobb
239 Mollie Taylor
303 Morgan Hill
308 Joss Proctor
327 Rocco Trench
352 Koddi Wright
418 Lauren Connelly
476 Freddie Speirs
546 Lachlan Horlacher
555 Harry Gelsthorp
603 Brandon Morton
608 Lenny Murkin
622 Harvey Webb
665 Shelby Cooke
800 Jacob Rushton
999 Louis Cotterell

Junior Productions
5 Jack Beresford
9 Amy Devine
17 Dylan Smart
35 Jas Walle
50 Leona Anderson
88 Kyle Rogerson
112 Chloe Baird
127 Lennon Grant
232 Harvey Sneddon
352 Koddi Wright
605 John Bremner
698 Mark Crawford
871 Jensen Bell
902 Matthew Nicholl
903 Adam McFall
917 Graham Meek
933 Samuel Percy
984 Sam McNeice

1 Dean McGill
16 Dean Abercrombie
17 Scott Tomlinson
23 Ryan Cameron
39 Boab Hamilton
63 William McFaul
79 Sean Devine
122 John Jackson
133 Lee Kopacz
133 Steven Haugh
145 Dougie Kidd
162 Grumm Fleming
170 Ian Christie
231 Grant Barker
327 David Izatt (Sun)
401 Aaron Lithgow
638 Darren Rae
710 Boab Welsh
719 Dylan Booth
754 Scott Wilson
900 Lee Smart
922 Jason Miller

CC Rods (Sunday Only)
9 Vernon Sutherland
13 Shane Allen
20 Brian Allen
28 Sandy Allen
69 Graham Campbell
71 Emma Kirk
176 Gary Nicholls
224 Dylan Coutts
232 Andrew Nelson
267 Lee Wotherspoon
289 Kyle Hutchison
337 Lee Scott
518 Daniel MacDonald
671 Brandon Gourlay
679 Craig Watson
822 Paul Winfield

Provisional Running Orders
Race 1 Junior Productions Heat 1
Race 2 Micro Bangers LC 1
Race 3 Micro Bangers LC 2
Race 4 Junior Bangers Open Scottish
Race 5 ProStocks Heat 1
Race 6 Junior Productions Heat 2
Race 7 Micro Bangers World Cup
Race 8 Junior Bangers H1
Race 9 Prostocks Heat 2
Race 10 Junior Productions Open Scot.
Race 11 Micro Bangers Half Cars
Race 12 Micro Bangers Half Cars (If Required)
Race 13 Junior Bangers H2
Race 14 ProStock British
Race 15 Micro Bangers AC (Only if race 12 not required and subject to time)

It is expected that 8 cars from each last chance race will qualify - this figure may change dependent on numbers on the day.

Sunday - All Cars, All Races
Race 1 Junior Productions Heat 1
Race 2 CC Rods Heat 1
Race 3 Junior Bangers H1
Race 4 ProStocks H1
Race 5 Micro Bangers Open Scottish
Race 6 Junior Productions Heat 2
Race 7 CC Rods Heat 2
Race 8 Junior Bangers H2
Race 9 ProStocks H2
Race 10 Micro Bangers All Comers
Race 11 Junior Productions Fife Champ.
Race 12 CC Rods Final
Race 13 Junior Bangers Fife Champ.
Race 14 ProStocks Final
Race 15 Micro Bangers All Comers
Race 16 Micro Bangers DD

Please note - Hardie Race Promotions cannot be held responsible for the non attendance of any driver. We publish lists and numbers in good faith that drivers will honour the bookings.
Running orders subject to change.

2020 Licence Applications

Added Tuesday 10th September 2019
Hardie Race Promotions are delighted to announce that 2020 Licence Applications are now available to download from our Downloads section of the website.

These can be handed in at your convenience.

Paper copies will be available from the track in the coming weeks.

News History


Saturday 30th November 2019, 7.00pm

The Hardie Race Promotions end of season presentation night takes place on Saturday 30th November 2019 at The Dean Park Hotel in Kirkcaldy.

The evening will feature a buffet, disco and presentations of various awards from throughout the 2019 season.