Fundraising for FORDS-Care
at Buxton Raceway 2017
28th August sees the Open Rod Ladies Race, raising
funds for FORDS-Care, but we have been asked if
Hot Fords and Fast Fords ladies can join in and the
answer is yes you can.
I realise you are not racing on that day but there
is now the opportunity to join in if you so wish
This race is open to ladies with no or very little
race experience, as determined by the Promotion.
Some experienced ladies have in the past shown an
interest in also racing and raising funds for
FORDS-Care and they will not be forgotten.
The way the race will be staged really depends on
the number of entries- there may be two races within
one or two separate races, but cannot be determined
until nearer the time when a list of entries is
Sponsorship Forms are now available from me, Dave
Pierce—firstname.lastname@example.org amount of
sponsorship is £50 per driver, although in the past
most ladies have exceeded this amount. Once again we
are indebted to Promoter Matthew Watson, for
sponsoring the cost of day licences, and to Dave and
Mandy Trevor for sponsoring the trophies to include
a commemorative award for all ladies. Contact can
also be via FaceBook—Dave Pierce.
I am on the lookout for sponsors to support this
great cause, who can get in touch as above.
New Super Banger
not often we get to see a brand new Super Banger, so
when Leek racer 111 David Billing brought his along
on 25th June everyone who saw it had a dropped jaw,
its been a couple of years in the making and what a
machine! its based on a Sierra Sapphire with a
shortened roof line, it has a Chevy V8 engine for
reliable power, Dave was glad he got it on track as
he went out and won all three races on the day.
Dave is back racing it on 2nd
A new Super Banger on the
scene will perhaps give other drivers confidence to
start their own new builds.
25th June Review
Buxton Raceway provided 24
races including the BBA English Championship for the
heavy hitting 2 Litre Bangers on Sunday 25th June,
the Junior Micra Rods Northern Championship and the
Rebels Midlands Championship. It all started with
the Jascars, thats 8 -16 year olds in minature
racers imported from the USA, these are truly
brilliant cars with excellent engineering and are
realistic to their full size Nascar counterparts,
they flew around the Buxton oval. Stars of the
Jascars were 62 and 26 that's Tod Garner and James
Walls and in the adults Mascars top man was in fact
lady racer 11 Juli Stanford who took a final win
after some superb racing. 14 Dan Ashton and number 1
Karl Baker took the heats. The Baths 24 and 25
father and son had a coming together which left the
cars with plenty of damage but both drivers were OK.
The Rebels saw yellow grade driver 686 Pete Beldom
race off with 3 wins the Midland Drivers Champion
for 2017 and in second place was the 2016 winner 202
Tom Dayman and well deserved it was too, with 30 Rob
Jones and 80 Keith Murphy following him home.
The Open Rods were great entertainment as usual.
Number 11 Oliver Cox from Chesterfield raced from
white grade front row and had impressive victory in
his heat and the final, the final of which was the
Peaks Championship, the other heat went to 43 Stuart
Bromley who was runner up in the Peaks.
The Super Bangers had some new names on track one
being 111 Dave Billing from Leek who won all 3 races
in a lovely presented racer that went as good as it
looked. 14 Jason Black from Stoke, the Copes Dave
and son Tyler from Leek bagged lots of points for
The Junior Rods Northern Champ is 19 Ben Germany,
with 17 Will Cooley runner up. A heavy crash took
out Billy Kidd number 1 in heat 2 whilst in the
lead, that ended his racing due to extensive damage.
That leaves the 2 litre Bangers, which were
dominated by the trusty and strong Ford Mondeo. A
very destructive BBA Championship had 542 Craig
Miller taking top honours. In the all comers race
403 Marcus Sprawling crossed the finish line first.
Then to finish the event we had a DD which was
finally won by 403 Marcus Sprawling all the way from
11th June Review
Buxton Raceway got back to business with a bang
and staged extra races as the Stoxkarts were added
to the programme, taking it to 23 races on the day.
Junior Stoxkarts ran their races virtually straight
away with the wins going to 53 and 59, Megan and
Connor winning the heats and finishing 1 and 2 in
the final. Got to mention 162 James Kettlewell who
rolled over in the first heat when looking like
victory was his, but he came back later and
registered some top placings for his efforts.
The 1300 stock cars had four different winners
namely 218 Richard Smith, 83 Scott Mclay, 374 Darren
Munford and 145 Pete Slater took the final.
The Brisca F2s were light on numbers and they were
racing for the Sarah Temple memorial trophy and 817
Tim Bailey took the top honours, other wins went to
618 Ben Lockwood, 318 Leyton O'Reilly and 154
Onto the senior Stoxkarts and heat one saw 1 Danny
Nunn take the top spot and he also won again in the
allcomers race. Heat 2 saw 22 Ryan Jones victorious.
In the final and it was a cracker of a race, 471
Alistair Houghton was ahead of the pack when it
mattered, followed home by 229 Joe Higgins and 132
The V8 Hot stox saw 409 Luke Maw on superb form
winning both heats. In the Final it was 26 Hayley
Williams first past the post to take a popular win.
The allcomers race had another lady in the top spot
154 Sophie Maynard for a well deserved victory.
The Brisca F1s and 84 Tom Harris and 464 Luke
Davidson were dominant throughout, not forgetting 16
Matt Newson who racked up a huge pile of points.
Some strange finishes today, in the 1300 stock cars
251 Lewis Hall when all set for a win his car
stopped just before the finish line with one lap
still to run. In the Hot stox 1 Adam Joyce had a
stinker of an afternoon by his high standards,
failing to finish in 3 of his races. I guess that's
racing, or not as the case may be.
29th May Review
Opening time at Buxton Raceway was met with
foggy conditions all around the area and remained
grim from practice to the enforced early finish. The
mist came and just never went.
A minutes silence was held in respect of the
Manchester Arena tragedy.
In the trying conditions the Brisca F2s took to the
track to start the proceedings and it was 154
Michael Green who dominated winning both heats and
final, yeah the guy is the one to beat round Buxton
thats for sure!. 581 Dan fellows and 319 Sheldon
Wadsworth were there or thereabouts in each race.
Onto the Street Bangers with loads of cars on track
117 Jake Crowley ran away into the murky distance to
chalk up another win. 115 Jack Spencer came a
cropper after clipping the marker tyres and flipping
The Hot Fast Fords saw 179 Danny Minton awarded the
win in Heat 1 after a crash involving the first
three cars. The second heat had 121 Nigel Boothroyd
at the front when it mattered to take the chequered
Onto the Junior Micra Rods and 1 Billy Kidd won
convincingly, 06 Chloe Fearnley had a racelong
battle with 10 Lewis Thompson.
By race 10 on the programme and a couple of visits
to the track by the Drift cars, in the interests of
safety it was decided to bring on the caravans for
their race/ dd event which the crowd had come to
see. This was won by 420 Michael Jacobs who was at
the end the only one still towing something!
1st May Review
After rain right through practice it dried up
nicely for our May day meeting, six formulas plus
the Monster trucks. The V8 Hotstox were the guest
formula and as usual provided superb entertainment.
17 George Riley and 376 Matthew Young put in great
performances, with good finishes in all their races.
The first heat was won by superstar and current
world champ 1 Adam Joyce, Heat 2 it was 376 who took
top spot. In the final it was 298 Tom Spencer across
the line first to take the chequered flag from 324
Shaun Bowman and 154 Sophie Maynard. The Grand
National and Shaun finally got his hands on the
chequered a well deserved victory.
The Super Bangers raced firstly for the Silverdale
cup and last years winner 3 Dave Cope took the
honours again. In Heat 2 and the Final 14 Jason
Black on a much drier track left the rest in the
distance and took the Northern and Midland
championship as a reward for his final win.
On to the Hot Fords and a good turnout of racers
which is great to see, 179 Danny Minton ran away
with the first heat,3 06 Craig Bennett claimed Heat
2. In the Final it was 548 Dave Carter who led the
rest over the finish line followed by Danny and 121
Nigel Boothroyd after another great race.
The 1300 Stock cars were low on numbers after a
hectic race night the night before at their Skegness
heartland, but 83 Scott Mclay, 125 Jack Marson and
288 Gavin Charlesworth took the top spots, staff
member 55 Andy Carr is now getting up to speed in
his daughter's car.
On to the bangers firstly the Street Bangers and a
good turnout of experienced and new to Buxton racers
hit the track. 117 Jake Crawley in his Puma was
unbeatable, taking all three races. The Randalls 31
&3 11 Jake & Kei both rolled over during the
Now onto the vans, 290 Johnny Harrison took both
heats, in the DD it was declared a dead heat between
290 Johnny and 666 Dan Lucas after they had slogged
it out to the delight of the packed crowd.
The Monster trucks Big Pete and the Grim Reaper
entertained us and the fans loved the action, car
splitting, car crushing, caravan crushing, big V8s
roaring away and big tyres who could ask for
anything more, another first class afternoon of
action here at Buxton Raceway.
17th April Review
In front of a packed crowd and an equally packed
pits, Buxtons Easter Monday event was a cracker.
Including the bus / coach racing.
There were seven formulas racing, meaning over two
The Micro F2s were back again, with James Owen, Jake
Woodhull and Alfie Jones taking the wins. Harley
Spencer put in a great effort in all the races.
The Stoxkart Juniors had 33 and 34 the Woodhulls
going well but 24 Harley Thackra and 59 Connor
Benstead crossed the line first when it mattered
taking the main trophies.
The Brisca F2s had large numbers in the pits
including visitors from Scotland again. It was 647
Chris Burgoyne who went back home with the main
trophy, with 154 Michael Green , 101 Kelvyn Marshall
and 618 Ben Lockwood piling on the points, a special
mention for 629 Euan Millar who was very quick from
his yellow grade starting spot.
In the Open Rods, the main event was for the
Northern and Midland championship, which was won by
89 Dave Swingewood who has won it on three other
occasions. The Honda racers 39 and 180, namely
Darren Bailey and Paul Lockett took the heats.
In the Stoxkarts seniors there was plenty of action
as usual, Top gun Danny Nunn, Ryan Jones and Joe
Higgins took the wins with Joe racing off with the
main trophy, and well deserved it was too.
Next the Fords both Fast and Hot Combined Were great
to watch, 295, 14 and 067 were the winners Marc 067
after 2 second places finally crossed the line ahead
of the pack to take the final.
The Junior Rods had 11 racers on track, but 1 Billy
Kidd scooped the lot. Got to mention 10 Lewis
Thompson for his efforts, a great racer in the
That just leaves the big stuff, the bus and coaches,
2 heats which were won by 290 Hitman Harrison and
Hilly 69, then the DD which most fans waited for and
they weren't disappointed. If the Steward of the
meeting hadn't called it a dead heat they would have
been at it till it went dark. So that brought to an
end a brilliant meeting in front of a massive crowd.
6/4/17: FUEL NON RETURN VALVES
Fuel Non return valves were
included as an ORCi requirement in Oval Race
formulae some time ago.
In 2016 there was a high
profile case involving a Non return valve not being
fitted in a particular formula that was dealt with
somewhat leniently at the time given some more
general issues with regards their fitting and
scrutineering with the anticipation that this would
be an example to raise the awareness to all drivers
that a fully operational/working Non
return valve MUST be fitted.
In recent weeks various
investigations have revealed that drivers
continue to abuse the rule from taking cars to
scrutineering and then removing them or fitted
and tampered with.
From the 1st May 2017
drivers are now warned that contravention of
this rule WILL result in an automatic mandatory
ban under the technical rules/ penalties of 6
months. This applies to any driver not having a
fully working non return valve fitted and/or it
being tampered with in any way.
Issued ORCi 6h April 2017
19th March Review
The second meeting of the season on the 19th March here
at Buxton was another action packed event. The BriSCA F2
Stox had 154 Michael Green on top form taking the heats and
final on a soaking wet track. With great results for local
white top 142 John Hadfield, he wont be white much longer as
he eventually got his hands on the chequered flag in the
Grand National race.
In the Juniors Micra Rods, 19 Ben Germany in a beautifully
prepared racer took 2 wins with the final going to 17 Will
Cooley. With 4 new racers in the field it is good news for
The V8 Hotstox provided plenty of action, Glossops 355 Brian
Andrew took the first heat, the 26 car with Hayley Williams
in it took a hefty hit and ended up rolled over by the
fence. The other heat went to 17 white top George Riley, the
Northern and Midland final on a very wet track was won by
498 Olly Spencer from 65 & 17, a driver to note was home in
4th place and that was Reddish racer 482 Martin Fletcher who
tries so hard at many meetings and does well but seems to
get caught up with things in the last couple of laps so it
was good that he got a well deserved 4th place.
The Fast Fords had 3 visitors from Skeggy in Mondeos and boy
were they quick, not only that but those Mondeo Rods look
well suited to the Buxton track, they make a great looking
Rod, taking the heats but in the final 186 John Plater took
the top spot.
The 1300 Stockcars were light on numbers with a few no
shows, 83 Scott Mclay and 125 Jack Marson were on top form,
sadly 288 Gavin Charlesworth blew his engine in practice.
In the Unlimited Street Bangers 91 Kyle Cooley was leading
both heats when his racer stopped, but in the final he got
it right to get across the line first. A good mixture of
Honda, Jaguar, Mercedes, Fords and Rovers ensured plenty of
On a very wet track that got more treacherous as the
afternoon went on that provided excellent entertainment
until the final chequered flag of the day flew.
12th March Review
Well what a great start to the season here at Buxton on
the 12th March. There were new drivers in most formulas. The
National Ministox had about 6 novices. The Street Bangers
had experienced racers and new including Finn Rhodes in the
No 10 who arrived without a licence and thought he was here
only to watch, WRONG!, his mates bought him a licence for
his birthday present. He had 3 good races gaining valuable
The Open Rods and Hot fords provided excellent racing with
the results spread throughout the fields in each formula.
The Super Bangers although down on numbers wound their V6 &
V8s to entertain us, we are told next time they feature
there will be more competitors.
The stand out drivers on the day included; Ministox No1
Charlie Guinchard with Heat & Final wins including the
Buxton gold cup which was sponsored by Altrincham Skip Hire.
Hot fords, 295 Graham Heywood with a heat win and other top
6 finishes. In the Open rods 700 Jak Parsons took a heat and
final from his yellow top starting grade. The Super Bangers
saw 2 wins for young 32 Tyler Cope. Lastly the street
Bangers and 290, 178 & 117 shared the wins.
The racing was great entertainment, the weather was kind to
us and all the racing done in under 4hours.