Heat 1: 88, 605, 871, 5, 112, 35, 352, 188, 232, 127
Heat 2: 352, 88, 871, 5, 35, 605, 188, 127, 112, 232
Final 352, 5, 871, 112, 88, 35, 127, 232, 605, 50
Heat 1: 309, 196, 177, 453, 171, 15, 217, 446, 119, 34
Heat 2: 177, 217, 446, 15, 309, 453, 119, 196, 34, 171
Final: 453, 177, 309, 15, 217, 446, 171, 196, 119, 34
Classic Hot Rods
Heat 1: 26, 871, 247, 2, 523, 84, 63
Heat 2: 26, 871, 2, 63, 523, 84
Final: 26, 871, 523, 2, 63
2.0 Hot Rods
Heat 1: 323, 91, 23, 26, 668, 696, 217, 16
Heat 2: 26, 323, 91, 16, 668, 23, 696, 217
Final: 26, 91, 668, 323, 23, 696, 21
Heat 1: 226, 133, 180, 27, 880, 3, 297
Heat 2: 297, 133, 226, 880, 3, 27
Final: 226, 297, 3, 880, 27
The rain didnât dampen the efforts of the drivers last Saturday night at Lochgelly Raceway despite thunderstorms throughout the evening on an evening that had a lot at stake, including the deciding battle in the race for the Superstox National Points.
Jock Campbell (26) was participating in both the 2.0 Hot Rods and Classic Hot Rods which seen him quickly jump in and out of different cars between races. Despite the challenges of participating in both formula, Jock not only managed to compete in all 6 races throughout the night, but also managed to win a remarkable 5 out of 6, only missing out on one after an early spin set him back.
The Junior Productions seen Kyle Rogerson (88) make his debut in the formula in what must have been some of the worst conditions possible to make a first outing. However, the previous experience in the Micro F2s and regular practice throughout the 2019 season paid dividends as he raced to an opening race heat win.
The Classic Hot Rods are always aesthetically pleasing to watch with the retro style cars powered by modern engines. Martin Balfour (2) made his first appearance in a Classic Hot Rod, borrowing the car owned by Trevor Harris who is having a spell on the sidelines with a wrist injury. John Campbell (26) was the star of the show in the Classic Hot Rods, romping to a superb hat trick of race wins on the night and showing his dominance in the wet weather conditions.
The 2.0 Bangers were in action for the final round in the HRP series in a fight for a place in the Unlimited Banger World Final at Ipswich later in the year. As the event kicked off, it was northern driver Philip Blowers (258) that led the the points chart, with Sean McConnachie (180) and Neil Naismith (880) his closest challengers. As the green flag dropped for the first time on the night, it was clear to see that Blowers would not have an easy night of it, as a number of the âMobâ banger team set out to put an early end to his evening with Brian Youngson (226) despatching of the Blowers car hard into the wall in the opening laps, causing quite some damage. Blowers was able to rejoin however, but was then quickly caught by the oncoming Neil Naismith, who again, latched onto Blowers and took him into the wall, with Ryan Martin (3) then coming in on the Blowers car as well which seen an end to the opening race for the 258 pilot. Youngson took the race win ahead of Lee Kopacz (133) and Sean McConnachie. After the opening round of heats, it was McConnachie who had moved to the top of the points chart with Blowers dropping to 2nd and Naismith 3rd. Heat 2 seen Blowers miss out due to damage, and McConnachie fail to get off the start line as his car gave up on him. This gave Naismith the opportunity close in on the top two in the chart. David Linton (297) won the 2nd heat of the night, Kopacz 2nd and Youngson 3rd, with Naismith finishing in 4th position. The final race of the evening seen Naismith start as the leader by a few points, and with Blowers making it out on track for the final, everyone was eager to see what would happen. However, in a badly damaged car, Blowers struggled to get away and was collected by Lee Kopacz on the opening lap, which seen both cars stuck together and unable to break free, handing the points series and the place in the world final to Neil Naismith. Brian Youngson won the final race, with Linton 2nd and Ryan Martin 3rd. The Demolition derby seen Ryan Martin reign success after a couple of head on attempts with David Linton.
The 2.0 Hot Rods kicked off there 2019-20 National Points campaign at home on day that seen a couple of new drivers take to the track. Wayne Lee (99) brought his car out for the first time in practice, although ran into troubles and didnât make the eveningâs racing as a result. Scott Devine (169) returned to action for the first time in 2019. Trevor Calvin (323) started the campaign off in the best possible manner â taking his first race win in the formula.
The Superstox were in action for the final time ahead of their World Championship here at Lochgelly Raceway on the 31st August and there was still lots to play for in relation to the quest for silver in the National Points Championship. As the meeting kicked off, Bryan Forrest (309) was a few points ahead of Stuart Gilchrist (177) with both drivers looking to win the silver. It was Forrest who drew first blood though as he extended his lead at the top in the opening heat, taking victory with Gilchrist only managing a 3rd, just behind Allan Gibson (196). With the advantage extended, Gilchrist went for a hit in the opening laps of the 2nd heat to get ahead of Forrest and open up a gap to the 309 car. With Forrest chasing and looking to get as much points as possible, a mistake was made on turn 1, with Forrest spinning out, dropping him back down the order. A recovery drive seen Forrest finish in 5th place behind Gilchrist, Jack Turbitt (217), Dean Johnston (446) and Steven Ballantine (15). With Gilchrist taking victory, the gap was back down to just 4 points as the drivers started the meeting final. Gilchrist and Forrest were watching each other as the green flag came out, with neither really committing to taking the front foot. It was Forrest though, that took the lead, with Gilchrist dropping in behind. As the cars entered turn 1 and turn 3, over a space of a lap or 2, Gilchrist had stuck the Forrest car a few times. Forrest hung on, and ultimately made contact with a couple of cars in front of him which seen them spin around and Forrest go around the outside, with Gilchrist following suit. Forrest had opened up a small gap to Gilchrist though now and looked to be on his way to victory. However as he battled for the race lead, a tangle involving Forrest, Gibson and Ballantine seen Forrest spinning on the home straight, with Gilchrist narrowly avoiding it. Gilchrist got to the lead with Kenny McKenzie (453) following just behind for the majority of the race. Forrest was down in 5th and the points battle looked all but over, however, Forrest managed to get up into the podium places with a few laps to go which as things stood, would have seen the points championship tied! However, with 2 laps to go, Kenny McKenzie managed to overtake the Stuart Gilchrist car to take victory in the meeting final, with Gilchrist finishing 2nd and Forrest 3rd. The result meant that Bryan Forrest won the National Points championship by only 2 points after a year of racing!
This Friday night (16th), we are back in action with a fantastic four formula line up featuring the Ninja Karts, Ministox, 1300 Stock Cars and Stock Rods! Join us then for a 7pm start!
- My Laps Information
Whites & Yellows: 888, 388, 133, 73, 901, 117, 31, 66, 90, 529
Heat 1: 809, 297, 49, 73, 6, 27, 45, 307, 388, 901
Heat 2: 297, 73, 6, 14, 133, 49, 307, 9, 45, 66
Heat 3: 45, 809, 133, 73, 27, 307, 6, 14, 49, 901
Heat 1: 638, 145, 1, 170, 133, 122, 162
Heat 2: 297, 3, 145, 638, 1, 133, 710, 122, 170, 22
Final: 297, 638, 145, 1, 133, 170, 22, 710, 122
Heat 1: 138, 518, 750, 69, 700, 26, 671, 71, 20, 289
Heat 2: 671, 26, 71, 700, 518, 138, 337, 750, 69, 13
Final: 518, 671, 138, 700, 71, 750, 289, 20
Heat 1: 7, 688, 607, 612, 629, 199, 210, 172, 128, 604
Heat 2: 684, 122, 607, 165, 612, 210, 629, 142, 199, 128
Final: 684, 607, 122, 7, 165, 612, 210, 688, 627, 128
It was a frantic Friday night at Lochgelly Raceway as we squeezed 13 races into just 3 hours despite a number of on track delays. The Ninja Karts were in fine form for the 2nd week in succession and it was great to see another driver scoop their first win in the formula. Cole Ford, a newcomer at the beginning of the 2019 season took the opening race of the night, which was eligible for all whites and yellow grade drivers. Eevie Ford brought her kart home in 2nd place in what was an excellent couple of results for the Ford clan, with Kenzie Kopacz finishing in third position. Kenzie Kopacz had his best night in the formula since joining the ranks earlier this year, taking home a couple of third positions for his efforts. The first heat of the night seen all karts take to the grid which seen around 20 karts on track. Toby Tyson came from the back of the grid as he battled his way through to the front come the chequered flag, with Lewis Linton finishing 2nd and Connie Anderson bringing her kart home in an excellent 3rd position. Heat 2 of the night seen Lewis Linton continue his good form, taking his 3rd race win in just 2 meetings, whilst Declan Dixon appears to have returned to form, finishing in 2nd position with Hamish Plenderleith coming home in 3rd position as he looks to cement his place as one of the top drivers in the class. The final race of the evening for the youngsters brought about another good race. Dougie Kidd continued his impressive form in the 2nd half of 2019, as he racked up another race win, with Toby Tyson managing to get through to 2nd place, with Kenzie Kopacz finishing in 3rd place.
The Ministox as always here at Lochgelly Raceway were in fantastic form with some excellent racing from the youngsters as the traded paint throughout the night as they battled for each and every point. The HRP National Points Championship is seemingly a 3 way battle at the top of the charts. Scott Allardyce retains a slender 20 point advantage over Mitchell Gold who in turn is only 9 points ahead of Ciaran Adams â a fantastic battle is sure to prevail as the youngsters battle for the coveted silver roof! It was a night of lower grade (and former Ninja Kart stars) dominance though as the red grade drivers struggled to make headway in an ultra competitive field of cars. Charlie Hardie took the opening race of the night from yellow grade as he continues to find his feed in the formula. Lauren Ford finished in 2nd place with Declan Honeyman bringing his car home in third place. Declan, the former Ninja Kart star, appears to be the in form driver in Scotland at the moment as he continues to achieve great results across the country. The 2nd heat of the evening seen Robbie Armit make the most of his blue grade start as he had a great battle with Kai Gilmour for the race win, thought it was Robbie that came out on top with Gilmour finishing 2nd and Honeyman 3rd. The meeting final seen another great battle between Armit and Gilmour, with Gilmour going for a lung on Armit with a few laps to go, however failed to make proper contact which enabled the oncoming Declan Honeyman through. Armit took the race win with Honeyman finishing 2nd after surviving a bit of a last lap lunge from the Gilmour machine.
The CC Rods had there final meeting ahead of there Scottish Championship in a few weeks time and it proved to be quite a meeting! Chris Hutchison won the opening race of the night with Daniel MacDonald and Raymond Brown rounding out the top three, however, a last lap incident seen a few cars leave the track with quite significant damage. A coming together between Ian Donaldson and Shane Allen on the entrance to turn one, sparked a domino effect behind as Robert Cairns and Shane Allen then came together with Allen spinning around. Ian Hotchkies and Dylan Gall took evasive action to avoid the Allen car but both cars ended up clattering the wall suffering substantial damage. The 2nd heat of the evening seen Brandon Gourlay continue his recent upsurge in form as he took a race win, with Robert Cairns finishing just behind in 2nd place and Emma Kirk in 3rd. The meeting final seen Daniel MacDonald claim a race win after a good battle with Brandon Gourlay who finished just behind, with yellow grade driver Chris Hutchision hanging onto the lead battle for the entire race as he took an excellent third position.
The ProStocks were the final formula in action on Friday night. New European Champion Dean McGill was with us but struggled with performance throughout the night with his best result coming in the opening heat as he took a third position. Darren Rae continued to show great pace since returning to action as he took the opening race win, with Dougie Kidd finishing 2nd and McGill 3rd. Heat 2 of the night seen David Linton make it out after missing the opening heat and was straight on form as he took the race win, with Ryan Martin finishing 2nd and Kidd in 3rd. The meeting final seen Linton again take the flag with Rae finishing 2nd and Kidd rounding off the top 3.
- My Laps Information
Whites & Yellows: 112, 297, 878, 388, 117, 66, 888, 90, 31, 529
Heat 1: 297, 6, 112, 117, 74, 636, 721, 307, 878, 900
Heat 2: 112, 297, 6, 117, 9, 562, 307, 388, 900, 74
Heat 3: 297, 636, 307, 49, 74, 6, 900, 721, 9, 66
Heat 1: 7, 25, 27, 557, 658, 176, 194, 52, 232, 721
Heat 2: 25, 176, 557, 721, 27, 658, 52, 878, 7, 46
Final: 25, 176, 658, 194, 721, 52, 557, 27, 232, 46
Heat 1: 35, 9, 232, 5, 605, 127, 352, 112, 17
Heat 2: 605, 9, 871, 5, 352, 35, 232, 17, 50
Final: 605, 5, 871, 127, 352, 35, 9, 232, 112
1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 700, 100, 654, 22, 118, 126
Heat 2: 126, 100, 654, 22, 700, 118, 111
Final: 700, 654, 100, 118, 111, 126
Heat 1: 13, 289, 71, 700, 18, 267, 224, 679, 518, 776
Heat 2: 289, 13, 518, 337, 700, 878, 28, 224, 776, 267
Final: 700, 518, 267, 13, 71, 289, 820, 28, 224, 337
The youngsters in the Ninja Karts kicked off the evening with the whites and yellows race. Cole Ford led the way in the early stages as he battled with Leeland Dearn, with Lewis Linton and Jack Baird coming from the yellow grade to challenge for the lead. Linton and Baird got to he front and had a great race with nothing really between them for the duration â it was Jack Baird (112) that crossed the line in 1st though, with Linton (297) in 2nd and Leeland Dearn (878) coming home in 3rd position â an excellent confidence booster for many of these young drivers. The Ninja Karts managed to get there 2nd race of the night done before the track turned wet for the latter races. A full grid of karts seen the blues and reds join in on the action, but even they couldnât quite stop the dominance of the lower grade karts! Lewis Linton too the chequered flag with Hamish Plenderleith(6) getting ever closer in the closing stages but not quite close enough having to settle for 2nd place, with Baird finishing in 3rd position. The third race of the night for the youngsters was in wet conditions although it ultimately didnât affect the end result. The race started off with Cole Ford (388) and Lennon Grant (117) getting away well from the white grade and leading the opening laps. However, Baird and Linton were the first ones to get through into the top 2 positions and again had a battle that seen them race in close contention with each other for the remainder of the race. It was Baird who took the victory though and securing his 2nd win of the night, with Linton finishing in 2nd place and Plenderleith again coming home in 3rd position. Lennon Grant held on for an excellent 4th position, whilst Cole Ford also scored points. The final race of the night was for the Crystal Baird memorial trophy, a race that a few wanted to win. Linton got away well and never looked like being caught, although Jack Baird did his utmost to reel him in but was ultimately to no avail. A great race seen Lochgelly drivers Lewis Duffy (636), Lewis Dickson (307) and Aiden Duffy (74) climb up through the places. Linton took the victory in the race with Lewis Duffy and Dickson promoted to 2nd and 3rd after an amendment to the way the karts crossed the line. Connie Anderson (49) brought her kart home in an excellent 4th position, with Aiden Duffy finishing in 5th.
The Stock Rods were in action and with only 1 more home meeting (16th August) to go before the World Championship here at Lochgelly on the 31st August and 1st September, there was still a lot to play for in terms of qualification of the big race and the National Points Championship! Siobhan Martin (25) went into the evening around 50 points ahead of nearest challenger Chris Lattka (658) with only 2 home meetings and the National Championship at Hednesford available to score points in this battle. The midfield battle for the last of the HRP qualifiers is effectively a 4 way battle with Chris Dean (878), Alan Cuthbert (52), Andy Grant (7) and Jock McEwan (557) all in contention for that place. The opening race of the evening seen Andy Grant race to the front after battling his way past the likes of Cuthbert and McEwan. Siobhan Lattka managed to fight her way through from the back of the grid and was right on the back bumper of Grant in the closing few laps as she battled for the race win. Grant though, held a solid line and had enough pace to keep Martin at bay as he took the race win in the opening heat, with Martin coming home 2nd and Gary Dean (27) in 3rd. Heat 2 of the night seen Siobhan Martin continue her impressive form as she fought her way through the field. Jock McEwan led the race in the early parts as he showed good pace, with drivers struggling to overcome him. Gary Nicholls (176) and Siobhan were the only two that managed this throughout the race, with Martin taking the win ahead of Nicholls and McEwan. The meeting final seen Siobhan continue her impressive streak in 2019 as she took yet another final victory, with Nicholls and Chris Lattka (658) rounding out the top three.
The Junior Productions seen Jase Walle return to action and what a return it was as he stormed to victory in the opening race of the night. Jenna Kirk making her 2nd appearance of the season had no such luck though, as she was involved in a couple of incidents on the night that seen her car leave the track with a bit of damage. Hopefully sheâll get it sorted out soon enough and will be back on track soon! Amy Devine (9) finished in 2nd place in the opening heat after making steady progress around the raceway, with Harvey Sneddon (232) coming from the back to pick up a 3rd position. Heat 2 of the night seen John Bremner (605) take a win with Devine again finishing 2nd, with Jensen Bell (871) finishing 3rd. The final race of the evening was for the Crystal Baird Memorial trophy which seen Bremner again victorious, with Jack Beresford (5) finishing 2nd with Bell 3rd after a couple of dockings for other drivers.
The CC Rods had another strong field of cars on track with Dylan Gall (224) making his debut in the formula, whist Richard Cairns (26) made a return to racing. Kyle Hutchison (289) led the way for much of the opening race of the night before being reeled in by Shane Allen (13) who is becoming a dominant force in the formula. Emma Kirk (71) had her best meeting of the season and finished in a solid 3rd position in opening race for the CC Rods. Heat 2 of the evening seen Hutchison make another great start from the front and raced to a healthy lead. It was again Shane Allen that made his way through the pack quickest as he looked to challenge for the lead. Daniel MacDonald (518) was also up there as the battled to overcome Lee Scott (337). Hutchison held on for the win, with Allen finishing 2nd and MacDonald in 3rd. The meeting final seen the seasons high fliers return to the front with Ian Donaldson (700) taking the win, but only after having a great battle with Shane Allen for the race lead. Allen held his line and forced Donaldson the long way around on a wet track. Donaldson made his move stick after a few laps of trying before breaking clear of the pack â MacDonald and Lee Wotherspoon (267) were the next ones to fight there way past the quick Allen car, with both eventually managing to get through to take 2nd and 3rd positions respectively with Allen dropping back to 4th.
The 1300 Stock Cars were down on numbers, however, the likes of Rory Naismith, Sean Naismith, Eddie Corr and Danny Whyte all put on a good show of racing throughout the night, with some excellent battles amongst themselves. Rory Naismith (700) took a heat and final double with Whyte (126) taking another heat.
- My Laps Information
- Saturday 20th July 2019
- Saturday 29th June 2019
- Thursday 20th June 2019
- Saturday 15th June 2019
- Sunday 9th June 2019
- Saturday 8th June 2019
- Friday 31st May 2019
- Saturday 18th May 2019
- Saturday 11th May 2019
- Saturday 4th May 2019
- Saturday 27th April 2019
- Saturday 20th April 2019
- Friday 12th April 2019
- Sunday 7th April 2019
- Saturday 6th April 2019
- Saturday 30th March 2019
- Saturday 23rd March 2019
- Saturday 16th March 2019
- Saturday 9th March 2019
- Saturday 2nd March 2019
- Saturday 3rd November 2018
- Friday 26th October 2018
- Saturday 20th October 2018
- Sunday 14th October 2018
- Saturday 13th October 2018
- Saturday 6th October 2018
- Saturday 29th September 2018
- Saturday 15th September 2018
- Saturday 8th September 2018
- Friday 31st August 2018
- Saturday 25th August 2018
- Saturday 18th August 2018
- Sunday 12th August 2018
- Saturday 11th August 2018
- Friday 3rd August 2018