May 1st 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.