Friday 24th June
Friday Night Storms - Results
Added by kevin_mcqueen on Monday 27th June
Heat 1: 20, 337, 91, 170, 69, 26, 98, 39, 125, 171
Heat 2: 26, 69, 337, 750, 289, 170, 171, 20, 98, 11
Final: 26, 337, 69, 750, 289, 171, 170, 20, 11, 98 Superstox
Heat 1: 82, 611, 128, 446, 453, 99, 703, 25
Heat 2: 446, 611, 82, 119, 128, 453, 171, 426, 99, 25
Final: 446, 128, 119, 82, 453, 171, 426, 99, 25 1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 503, 126, 501, 638, 668, 715, 916, 835, 113, 75
Heat 2: 501, 668, 503, 126, 638, 715, 835, 22, 916, 113
Final: 668, 126, 916, 638, 715, 501, 835, 411, 327, 75
The weather did it’s utmost to put a dampner on the racing at Lochgelly Raceway on Friday night, but all three formula put in a good showing, with some great battles in all races despite the conditions.
The Superstox were a little down on numbers with a couple of no-shows from drivers, however, the rain certainly levelled the pack out somewhat, with some great performances from some of the lower graded drivers. Keith Brown, starting from yellow grade, made an outing in the Bryan Forrest car, and took a win in the opening heat of the night, fighting off an excellent Adam Low who at one stage, looked to have the beating of Brown. Heat 2 of the night seen Low again put in a solid performance, though, there would be no matching Dean Johnston who run away with things in the race. Low held his own though as he overcame Brown and held off Aaron Riddell in the process as he took away another second place finish. The meeting final again seen Dean Johnston come out on top, however, a gallant performance from Ciaran Adams seen Johnston kept honest for the best part of the race as Adams seem to be able to keep in touch with the Superstox superstar. Riddell, Brown and McKenzie meanwhile all battled it out for third position, with Riddell managing to overcome Brown to take third place.
The CC Rods seen a good field of cars on track, with just under 20 drivers on the night. Brian Allen made a return to the formula, making his first appearance of the season in the CC Rod. Dexter was straight on it, and stormed to a remarkably comfortable race win in the opening heat of the night- finishing almost half a lap clear of Lee Scott in second place. Heat 2 seen another great race from the non-contact class, with multiple battles around the raceway as the cars tip-toed around the sodden track. James Dickie would be the driver that came out on top as he took another win in what has been a great start to his CC Rod career. Graham Campbell took a fine second place, with Lee Scott completing the top three. The final would see the cars lined up in points order from the heats, with Dickie and Scott on the front row. Dickie got an excellent start and pulled off into the lead of the race, and again, into the distance with only back markers to overcome on his route to victory. Lee Scott held off Graham Campbell and Raymond Brown to take second place, with Campbell hanging onto third ahead of Brown.
The 1300 Stock Cars completed the evening, with another great performance. Despite the conditions, the bumpers flew in throughout the night as the star graded drivers found it difficult to make a mark on some of the quicker lower graded drivers. Maud based drivers, Ally Strachan and Cameron Innes both took race wins in the heats, before superstar Fraser Clark took the victory in the final race of the night – holding off a last lap attempt from Danny Whyte. There was great performances from Dean Abercrombie and Darren Rae as well, with both drivers showing they have what it takes to perform in the formula, whilst James Mellin put in an entertaining performance in the HRD hire car!
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Saturday 18th June
Eventful Rods 18th June
Added by kevin_mcqueen on Monday 20th June
Heat 1: 721, 658, 25, 54, 27, 10,4 12, 22, 242, 17
Heat 2: 25, 27, 248, 658, 10, 721, 54, 242, 412, 17
Final: 25, 658, 721, 27, 10, 248, 412, 22, 17, 242 Ministox
Heat 1: 6, 14, 84, 167, 7, 644, 42, 68, 647, 165
Heat 2: 6, 14, 644, 84, 42, 352, 647, 7, 167, 388
Final: 42, 84, 167, 165, 647, 6, 7, 352, 60, 3 2.0 Hot Rods
Heat 1: 610, 178, 700, 529, 23, 668, 82, 144, 21, 107
Heat 2: 178, 668, 320, 107, 82, 21, 144, 147, 529, 128
Final: 178, 529, 82, 107, 23, 147, 668, 21 Micro Bangers
Heat 1: 255, 203, 13
Heat 2: 255, 294, 128, 13
Final: 255, 203, 128
DD: 128 Ninja Karts
Whites and Yellows: 9, 147, 103, 542, 132, 127, 135
Heat 1: 45, 176, 721, 618, 117, 55, 103, 105, 90, 9
Heat 2: 618, 721, 176, 117, 75, 55, 103, 126, 105, 147
Heat 3: 45, 176, 618, 126, 721, 105, 117, 542, 90, 75
The final Saturday night of the first half of the season took place last weekend with 5 formula in attendance, with some great racing provided by the majority.
The Ninja Karts seen around 20 karts in action throughout the night. The night kicked off with the whites and yellows race – a race brought in to give some of the less experienced drivers an opportunity to build up their confidence. Jayden Lee Jeffrey looks to be oozing in confidence at the moment, as he took yet another win in the whites and yellows event, sweeping to a relatively comfortable race win. Louie Hendry and visiting driver Arthur Ware completed the top three. The main heats seen the blue and red graded drivers enter into the races with the star graders shining on a night that seen little in the way of incidents, and therefore some good fast racing. Current points leader Dougie Kidd took a win in the opening race of the night, followed home by his nearest challengers – Jack Jones, Kenzie Bell and Stuart Shevill. Heat 2 seen Dougie score a DNF having lost a wheel midway through the race. A great battle towards the end of the race between Shevill, Bell and Jones seen the trio battle it out for the win in the closing stages of the race. The final race of the night seen the quartet of drivers dice their way through the traffic excellently, though Lucas Whyte showed some great pace to hold off Kenzie Bell for an excellent fourth place finish – though, Dougie Kidd, Jack Jones and Stuart Shevill all made there way to the front as they raced for the podium places.
The Stock Rods were a little down on numbers, though, that was perhaps anticipated following a hectic weekend of last weekend, and there European Championship just 2 weeks away as well. Siobhan Martin wrapped up the National Points with another couple of wins on the night. Darren McAlpine would take the opening race win, finishing ahead of Chris Lattka. Heat 2 would see Siobhan take the first of her two victories, with former Scottish Champion Gary Dean finishing in 2nd place. A coming together midway through the race between Niall McFerran and Paul Hughes, seen Paul Hughes veer onto the infield area at the end of the home straight, whilst McFerran was able to continue on his way. The meeting final seen Siobhan Martin move into an early lead, though was kept alert by Chris Lattka, who pressed all the way, but wasn’t able to make an impression onto the race leader. Lattka took away another 2nd place finish, with McAlpine rounding out the top three.
The Ministox were brought together before the meeting to remind them of race etiquette, and what would be deemed acceptable in the formula going forward. The youngsters took it all in their wake, and again, provided some great racing, with the lower graded drivers standing out well. 2022 novice Hamish Plenderleith won both heats in what was an excellent night for the youngster, whilst Demi Ritchie showed that the girls can mix it with the boys, taking away 2 runner up spots as well. The bumpers went in throughout the night as the star graded drivers tried to make their way through a stubborn, and competitive field of drivers. Sam Cavanagh put in a great performance from blue grade, cumulating in a 3rd place finish in the meeting final – as Jake Wilson and Robbie Armit had a great race to the flag for the win.
The Micro Bangers were somewhat disappointing on the night, with a number of no shows from drivers. The first of the three races were a ramp race, with the drivers having the opportunity to jump over the ramp throughout the race. Joe Yeates would be the driver to beat on the night – winning all three races, before Craig Watson took the win in the DD.
The 2.0 Hot Rods provided some great racing on the night – on the most part within the scope of the formula, though, there was a few comings together resulting in some lively action!! Ryan Mackie took a great win in the opening heat, holding off an in form Mark Dews to the flag. Heat 2 of the night seen a coming together with Ian Donaldson and James Morris, as Donaldson found himself out of shape around turn 3 and 4 having took a little bit of contact from the World Champion. As Donaldson attempted to hold onto the car, he clipped the then passing Morris car, with Morris then spinning around in the process! Mark Dews would take a race win having overcome Ryan Mackie in the latter part of the race. The meeting final seen a lively start to the race, as the grid bunched up and the drivers diced for position. Turn 1 would see the cars go into the corner almost 3 abreast, which unfortunately seen a coming together amongst a few of the cars, with Donaldson, Mackie, Willacy and Morris all losing out. Mark Dews would take full advantage of this, as he swept to another fine victory – keeping Scottish Champion Jason Secker at an arms length for the best part of the race, whilst Keith Brown brought his car home in third place.
This Friday, we will see the Superstox, 1300 Stock Cars and CC Rods in action as we close off the first half of the season – 7pm start time!
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Saturday 11th June
Roff and Crawford Take Glory
Added by kevin_mcqueen on Monday 13th 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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Friday 3rd June
Friday Night Thunder
Added by kevin_mcqueen on Monday 6th June
Heat 1: 20, 64, 239, 186, 77, 212, 27, 85, 732, 126
Heat 2: 20, 212, 51, 248, 732, 335, 27, 239, 425, 85
Heat 3: 732, 64, 212, 335, 248, 51, 611, 183, 186, 120
Heat 4: 20, 248, 239, 64, 186, 711, 27, 120, 611, 747
Final: 20, 64, 248, 27, 186, 85, 51, 120, 212, 425 1300 Stock Cars
Heat 1: 22, 503, 501, 916, 114, 668, 6, 99, 188, 833
Heat 2: 715, 126, 503, 99, 808, 22, 835, 668, 411, 255
Final: 501, 715, 916, 75, 99, 835, 22, 411, 833, 112 BriSCA F1
Heat 1: 47, 515, 13, 217, 12, 259, 5, 532, 555, 381
Heat 2: 345, 20, 327, 16, 48, 11, 211, 346, 8, 64
Consolation: 164, 5, 346, 524, 211, 555, 381, 55, 339, 451
Final: 48, 16, 47, 515, 217, 346, 259, 211, 164, 5
Grand National: 345, 47, 20, 211, 217, 515, 16, 259, 8, 11 V8 HotStox
Heat 1: 176, 262, 131, 288, 1, 69, 10, 438, 490, 355
Heat 2: 176, 439, 131, 69, 1, 10, 288, 262, 438, 490
Final: 176, 10, 131, 439, 1, 288, 438, 355, 333, 490
Grand National: 439, 131, 1, 438, 288, 69, 490, 176, 262, 350
The BriSCA Formula One Stock Cars roared into Lochgelly Raceway on Friday night, providing a great night of racing, with a brilliant support formula as well. In fact, all four formula in action provided great racing, with a lot of plaudits for the track over the course of the evening and into the weekend!
It was the first time since 2018 that the ‘Big League’ Formula One Stock Cars have raced in Scotland on what was set to become a bi-annual event, though, the scheduled 2020 visit was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. A couple of years later than planned, and it was well worth the wait with just under 30 cars taking to the track throughout the night. The heavy metal, Chevy V8 powered cars were loud, and sent vibrations through the ground. There were heat wins for 47 Simon Traves and 345 Jake Harrhy, who was making his debut in Scotland, with Scotland’s John Fortune winning the consolation. The meeting final seen Shaun Webster stride into a healthy lead though was reeled in by Mat Newson as the laps wore on, with Newson having a pop at Webster on the last corner. Webster would take the win, with Newson crossing the line in second, followed by heat 1 winner Simon Traves. The grand national, which was fitted into the schedule just ahead of our 10pm target finishing time, was again won by Jake Harrhy, who I suspect will be counting down the days already until the next visit to Lochgelly!
The V8 HotStox made their Scottish debut at Lochgelly, with 25 cars taking to the track, with all cars in all races. The 25 cars on track provided brilliant racing from the little cousins of the F1 Stock Cars, and the driver of the meeting would undoubtedly be 176 Stephen Young, who stormed to a hat trick of race wins – taking both heats and the meeting final, before coming though into 8th position from a lap handicap in the grand national.
The National Ministox returned to Scotland for the first time since 2018, and on the back of a busy weekend in Northern Ireland the previous weekend. A great turn out of youngsters took to the track, with 20+ cars in each of the 5 races on the night. Freddie-Hunter Johnson was in electric form though, and would be the driver to beat on the night. Freddie-Hunter Johnson would in fact win each of his 4 races – three heats and the meeting final. There was a race win for Brooke Kitson in the other heat, and strong performances from newly crowned British Champion Wout Hoffmans, Sam Critchley and Abbie McKinstry throughout the night, with Hoffmans looking quick from the very back of the grid in each of his races.
The 1300 Stock Cars arguably stole the show, with 30+ cars taking to the track in the opening heat of the night, in a meeting that was supposed to see the 1300 play a supporting role, a week ahead of the British Championship event. There was a big rollover for William Stawiarski in the opening heat of the night, rolling his car on entry into turn 1 in the opening laps, then being collected by the oncoming Martin McCaffery who had nowhere to go, resulting in substantial and terminal damage for the 88 car. William Sharp would also find his way over on the night as well, as he came to a halt on his side just under the starters box in the second heat of the night. Cameron Innes made his long awaited return to action, and picked up a second place finish in the opening heat, with only Steven Gold finishing ahead of him. Heat 2 of the night seen Kyle Hegg take a win ahead of Danny Whyte, and the meeting final seeing an epic battle between Hegg and Ally Strachan for the race win. Hegg and Strachan battled it out for the closing 5-6 laps, swapping positions on a regular basis and it looked like Hegg was away at one point, before Strachan reeled him back in and made a move on Hegg as they exited turn 4 for the final time, spinning Hegg as they crossed the line and narrowly took the race win ahead of the European Champion.
We are back in action this Saturday and Sunday at Lochgelly Raceway, as we host the British Championships for the Stock Rods and 1300 Stock Cars, whilst the Rebel Racers make the way north to join us as they contest the Scottish Championship.
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Saturday 28th May
Bangers Entertain at Lochgelly
Added by kevin_mcqueen on Monday 30th May
Heat 1: 233, 78, 26, 750, 289, 98, 71, 28, 171, 138
Heat 2: 233, 78, 419, 26, 91, 28, 76, 71, 337, 374
Final: 233, 78, 289, 26, 71, 98, 750, 337, 138, 91 National Hot Rods
Heat 1: 330, 17, 71, 142, 320, 756
Heat 2: 17, 71, 94, 320
Final: 17, 330, 71, 756, 320 Superstox
Heat 1: 119, 309, 446, 55, 171, 34, 611, 703, 453
Heat 2: 446, 119, 309, 453, 55, 171, 611, 703, 506
Final: 453, 446, 119, 611, 171, 309, 34, 55, 703, 506 1600 Bangers
Heat 1: 448, 58, 478, 390, 227, 246, 117, 666, 231
Heat 2: 478, 3, 60, 390, 246, 27, 448, 666, 227, 474
Final: 499, 478, 474, 246, 390, 267, 448
DD: 231 Ninja Karts
Whites and Yellows: 9, 135, 147, 542, 529, 75, 132
Heat 1: 45, 176, 136, 721, 618, 75, 135, 9, 126, 529
Heat 2: 45, 176, 618, 257, 147, 542, 126, 55, 136, 132
Heat 3: 45, 176, 257, 721, 136, 618, 55, 75, 126, 135
The 1600 bangers made the first outing of 2022 at Lochgelly Raceway, which turned out to be a better than expected event for the formula. The Ninja Karts, CC Rods, Superstox and National Hot Rods all also featured in a five formula event.
The 1600 bangers seen a host of English based drivers make the trip northbound, with a number of Scottish drivers also taking to the grid. Heat 1 of the night seen an excellent race with plenty of on track action. Craig Royal quickly found his way to the front of the pack as the rest of the field battled it out behind him, with cars being spun with each passing lap. However, Royal was deemed to have jumped the start and as such, was demoted a couple of places with Jay Byram inheriting the race win as a result. Heat 2 of the night seen a brilliant race up front, with Ryan Martin leading Craig Royal for the majority of the race, despite a constant threat from Royal behind. Royal put the bumper in on several occasions, and tried to spin Martin in the closing laps as well, but to no avail, however, the opportunity wasn’t lost and Royal stuck with Martin and on the last corner put in a heavier hit forcing Ryan Martin wide, to move up the inside and snatch the win from Ryan by the narrowest of margins. Jordan Ellwood took the win in the meeting final, finishing ahead of Craig Royal and Jamie Noon in what was another exciting race with plenty of action, resulting in only a handful of finishers in the race.
The National Hot Rods were down on numbers compared to the last couple of outings, though with World Champion Robert McDonald and Gordon Alexander taking to the grid, their was some competitive racing on offer throughout the evening. Heat 1 of the night seen a coming together with Marc Spence and James Mooney in the early part of the race, with Spence demoted for his involvement in proceedings. Ross McWilliam went on to take the race victory ahead of McDonald and Alexander. Heat 2 of the evening for the Nationals seen an oil spill going into turn 3, which ultimately seen Marc Spence, James Mooney slide out of contention into the wall, before Darren Scott hit the oil and ran into the stricken Mooney car. McDonald would take the win, followed by McWilliam and Alexander, though McWilliam also found himself docked a couple of places for contact. The meeting final seen McDonald lead home McWilliam and Alexander, with the top 3 cars separated by no more than a few car lengths throughout the race.
The Superstox have seen a number of new or returning drivers take to the track in 2022 already, and Saturday looked to be another one of those nights, with Paul Mackie set to make a return. However, his night was short lived as he blew a head gasket early on in the evening putting a prompt end to his return to action. On track, there was some good racing on offer, with three different winners on the night. Scottish Champion Aaron Riddell took the opening heat of the night, with Dean Johnston taking the second, before Kenny McKenzie got the break and took a well earned win in the meeting final.
The CC Rods seen another healthy field of cars on track, with just under 20 cars. Harvey Sneddon made an appearance in the Graham Campbell car, and took to it like a duck to water, as he raced to a hard fought hat track of race wins, which will see him move upto blue grade ahead of the next meeting. Dale Burt would be ruing Harvey’s arrival in the formula, as only Harvey finished ahead of him all night, as Dale took a hat-trick of runner up places!! The meeting final was a great watch, as the pack bunched up behind the 233 car of Sneddon up front. Multiple drivers tried the outside line but couldn’t make it stick, with Kyle Hutchison almost finding a way around, before dropping back down to third position.
The Ninja Karts were the final formula in attendance, and seen a few English based drivers make the trip north to be with us, including regular attendee’s Jack Jones and Jenson Fish. Jayden Lee Jeffrey took a second win in the formula as he again took the flag in the whites and yellows race, with Rayah Burns and Louie Hendry finishing behind him. In the main three races, Dougie Kidd was again in brilliant form, taking another hat-trick of race wins – his second in successive meetings. Jack Jones finished in second in each of the three races, white Shaun Boyle, Stuart Shevill and Jenson Fish sharing the further third place finishes between them.
This Friday night will see the BriSCA Formula 1 stock cars make the trip north – the first appearance since 2018. Alongside the F1s, the V8 HotStox will make their debut in Scotland, whilst the National Ministox and 1300 Stock Cars are also in action in what should be one of the meetings of the season. Be sure yo join us at 5pm!
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