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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.

Information
- 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

Superstox
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

ProStocks
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

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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.

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