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2019 October Speed Weekend
10th of October 2019

The time is almost upon us for what promises to be one of the biggest banger events Scotland has seen in the 21st centuary. With upto 140 Micro Bangers booked to compete at the Ace Car Disposals Micro Banger World Cup weekend, and a healthy grid of Junior Bangers, ProStocks and Junior Productions, it's shaped up to be a lively event!

Josh Vowden has won the Micro Banger World Cup each of the last 2 years - can he make it three years in a row?? With a change to the way that the event has been run over the last couple of years, we will see 2 last chances take place with upto 50 cars in each of them with only the top 7 making it through to the main event - we already have just under 40 seeded entries for the World Cup race itself; This will mean that the the World Cup race should have over 50 cars on the grid, where an Incarace style draw will determine the starting line up for the race itself. As well as the World Cup up for grabs, there are a number of entertainer awards on offer throughout the weekend, which could see a number of drivers go out to try and get those awards, rather than to win.. which could result in some very entertaining and eventful races!! The Sunday will see the Micro Banger Open Scottish Championship up for grabs, with all cars being eligible for the races on Sunday, it could be a present a massive field of cars! The Micro Bangers will round out the weekend with a Demolition Derby event to finish the weekend in style!!

The Junior Bangers will have the biggest field of cars that Lochgelly Raceway has seen from the formula in it's history, with around 25 Junior Bangers expected to be in attendance as they battle it out for their Open Scottish Championship on Saturday, and their Fife Championship on Sunday; Historically, the Junior Bangers have provided some excellent racing and although not strictly a full contact formula, always provide on track entertainment!

The Junior Productions will be racing for their LC Engineer Open Scottish Championship on Saturday and Diamond Self Storage Fife Championship on Sunday. With a host of visiting drivers, as well as an array of our own drivers, there looks set to be between 15 and 20 cars on track for the weekend. Enough, to certainly put on a show over the 2 days. The youngsters have blossomed here at Lochgelly this year with a steady increase in car numbers throughout the year as the formula continues to grow. The Northern Irish drivers though, seem to have the pace and will be looking to take the honours across the Irish sea this weekend!

The ProStocks are with us at they race for their British Championship. A few Northern Irish drivers are making the trip over to join us for the weekend and will be looking to take the British Championship across the water with them upon return. Our Scottish drivers though, will be doing their utmost to ensure the title returns to Scotland. Around 20 cars are expected to be in attendance for the ProStock formula. The Christopher Burke Memorial trophy will be up for grabs on the Sunday afternoon for the ProStocks.

The CC Rods join us on Sunday and will be racing for the Bill and Ciaran Hawkes Memorial Trophy. The CC Rods have had some excellent races of late, with a host of new drivers joining the formula and stepping up quickly, making it more difficult for the star grade drivers to come through and claim victories.

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
342 Ryley Freestone
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
759 Chris Oldcorn
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
385 Jason Todd
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 7 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.