5th November Review
It was the 5th of November and we had a meeting
to remember, decent weather, great racing and
A demonstration of Drift cars, with a couple of
drivers all the way from London. All afternoon they
entertained us with terrific car control, tyre
smoking drifts with the 3 cars always very closely
The Hot Fords hit the track battling for the British
Championship, after a great race Crewe racer 548
Dave Carter retained the Championship heading home
120 Val Brook and 77 Lee Etches. 48 Gary Ball helped
by Buzz Lightyear won every other race. 77 Lee has
got to be happy with 3 second places and a good haul
In the Open Rods it was the first staging of the
Whites and Yellows championship to begin with, a
race keenly contested and won by 187 Russell Earith
in his Honda, from 208 Dan Coates and 813 Dan Ranson.
In Heat One 177 John Holdcroft led from the green to
the chequer Chased home by 212 Martyn Box making a
rare appearance. In Heat 2 Congletons 208 Dan Coates
won by almost half a lap and John 177 was a distant
second place. In the Final 212 Martyn showed he had
lost none of his enthusiasm taking the win and in a
borrowed car with 208 Dan Coates and 14 Luke Pepper
chasing him home.
The Micro Bangers were great fun, plenty of action,
fence testing, spins galore, it was nice to see some
good banger action at Buxton Raceway. In the heats
Stockports 25 Joe Parsons was unstoppable, Leeks 521
Billy Kidd and Nantwich 797 George Plant all 3
Buxton regulars occupied the top spots in the heats,
with George coming out on top in the Final. 825 Joe
Murrell and 124 Phil Manning were next over the
Caravans were next up, 5 racers with once cared for
homes on wheels in tow and these racers only cared
about destroying said caravans as quick as possible.
420 Ryan Shaw was declared the winner after a lot of
Then a large bonfire was lit, there was about 100
tonnes of wood! it was so large that it may have
been seen from space! and Fantastic Firework display
followed to bring to an end an afternoon of superb
entertainment. Buxton Promised and Buxton delivered.
Plans are already being made to better this event in
Well, all thats left to say is many thanks to all
spectators, racers, mechanics and of course the
Raceway staff for a great season of racing, we look
forward to seeing you all in 2018, check the website
soon for updates such as the 2018 Fixtures list, and
Driver Licencing. There will also be a new look
website for 2018 which may be live when the fixtures
50/50 Draw 5th November
Prize unclaimed, Ticket Blue 979
29th October Review
With 24 races scheduled and a bonus of sunshine
we were all set for a cracker of a meeting here at
Buxton and it didn't disappoint.
First on track was the Jascars and 26 James Wallace
took the first 2 heats and was runner up to 64 Carl
Rogers in the third race, where as Carl had 2
runners up spots in the first 2 heats. Young Rogers
in the 95 car Lightning Mcqueen logos and all had a
very hard visit to the fence which shuck him up but
he came back to race again with lots of tape holding
his body panels in place.
In the Junior Stoxcarts 24 Harley Thackra who must
love the Buxton oval and he recorded two wins and
runner up spot in the final, which was won by 90 Joe
The Fast Fords, a few GT Rods came along and some
other Rods, the combined races were very
entertaining, starting the Fords on the home
straight and the GTs on the back straight which
worked perfectly. the wins went to 241 Mondeo racer
John Faggetter who won a heat and the final, the
other heat going to 67 Marc Walker and in the GT
rods 520 Kev Brocklesby was un defeated in all 3
races. 152 Jim Probert had a great afternoon with 3
The senior Stoxkarts and the driver of the day had
to be Young Nathan Topliffe in his first ever race
in the seniors, a second place in his first race
then a seventh place in heat 2 and a fourth in the
final. Heat wins went to 67 Andy Passey, 8 Matthew
Lloyd and the final to 471 Alistair Houghton.
The Mascars, which are 1250cc Yamaha engine scaled
down Nascar racers were rapid around the raceway
racing 20 lap heats and 25 laps in the final. 22
Steve Stanford took a heat and the final, with 41
Ali Topley taking the other heat and having Engine
problems in the final when well placed.
On to the Modstox and it was the Parker family who
dominated, 237 Darren took the heats and Sam 27 won
the final with 237 in second spot. 53 Dave
Billington rolled it in the final resulting in
extensive damage to his racer but he emerged okay.
Street Bangers saw the Crowleys 71 Oli and 117 Jake
cleaning up in all the races including the DD. Loads
of contact in the heats with new drivers on track it
was action all around the raceway.
The 1300 Stock cars were down on numbers but the
racing was very close in every race, 251 Lewis Hall
had a trio of wins.
The meeting was a belter, new drivers, youngsters
racing for the first time with the seniors, (08 Toni
Rogers in the Mascars) roll overs I lost count, the
successful GT Rods/ Ford races, a varied mix of
racers and it could not have gone better.
On the 29th October the prize was again
unclaimed, winning ticket was Blue 453
On the 22nd October the prize was unclaimed,
winning Ticket was Blue 630.
22nd October Review
Before racing started, during practice it looked
like outboard motors would be needed! puddles all
around the raceway. But true to form the racers
provided first class entertainment. First up it was
the Ministox, 171 Tom Dunne went very well from his
white grade start but the winner was 291 Declan
Cavanagh. In heat 2 New gold roof champion 1 Jack
Witts headed Declan over the line to take the win.
Onto heat 3 and it was Jack again and again in the
final chased home by 392 Lewis Evans in the heat and
79Sargent in the final after a last bend shake up,
true stock car racing. In the allcomers Jenson
Brickley 246 crossed the line first with Declan and
Jack 2nd and 3rd.
The junior rods first race was the gold roof
championship race and Stockports 17 Will Cooley took
top honours from 06 Chloe Fearnley. Onto heat one
and Will won again and again and again, 4 races 4
The fast fords saw the wins shared out, Timperley
old timer 295 Graham Heywood taking the first heat,
after a collision with 15 Porsche Garner and 126
Mark Baker. Mark followed up his runner up spot in
the first race with a third in race 2 and runner up
in the final with 321 Tony Tattersall taking the
second heat and final.
In the Open rods Gold roof championship race 89 Dave
Swingewood led from start to finish chased home by
43 Stuart Bromley and 80 Pete Hughes snr [although
the result is subject to a board of control enquiry
at the time of writing]. In heat one Congletons 208
Dan Coates scored an impressive win and followed it
up with a win in the final.
The Super Bangers and Unlimited bangers were
combined with the wins going to the same drivers in
each category namely 111 Dave Billing in the Supers
and Andy 178 Walsh in the unlimited. Plenty of
action throughout each race.
Grand Prix Midgets were up next, here on their
second visit of the season and they very quick
around the raceway even in the wet conditions.
Different chassis used across the formula all 1400cc
powered. 10 Dave Bonser took a heat and the Northern
and Midland championship final with 59 Steve Young
winning the other heat.31 Jon Pooley and 15 Mark
DeLand were there or thereabouts in all the races.
So ended a very wet meeting and the sun came out
briefly towards the end of the meeting even a
rainbow, so we had it all in one day.
1st October Review
On a day when rain wasn,t far away, the Buxton
oval saw plenty of action from the first green flag.
The Micro F2s were first to do battle and 155
Grindey took the honours from 64 Critchley. In heat
2 this time 51 Maynard crossed the finish line
first, again 64 was runner up. heat 3 saw Critchley
finally get his hands on the chequered flag, ahead
of 155. Heat 4 and it was Maynard again in top spot.
Almost 36 racers in this ever expanding formula.
Junior Stoxkarts and 24 Thackra took heat and final
with 90 Joe Sheldon winning the other heat. 513 Jack
Charlesworth gained some podium placings in both his
The Senior stoxkarts had 471 Houghton in top form in
heat 1, Heat 2 and the final on a very wet track saw
22 Ryan Jones who clearly loves the wet as he left
the rest way behind winning both races with ease.
In the Junior Micra Rods the wins were shared
between 6 Chloe Fearnley from Manchester who was the
Heat 1 winner and 19 Ben Germany from Chesterfield
who won Heat 2 and then the Final.
The Brisca F2s had the white and yellow championship
race and this went to 299 Steve Smith and well
deserved it was too. In the heats and final 154
Michael Green cleaned up and increased his lead in
the points race. The Grand National had Leek racer
59 Lee Dimmick in the lead when it mattered. 117 Tom
Bailey had his best meeting at Buxton this season
amassing a bag full of points, achieving 2nd in the
The Hot Fords had Cheadle Hulme's 306 Craig Bennett
take the first heat ahead of 121 Nigel Boothroyd. In
heat 2, 14 Big Pep crossed the line ahead of 548
Dave Carter, who went on to win the final from 77
Lee Etches and Nigel 121.
It was action all the way today, roll overs for
Alfie no7 in the Micras 89 Lewis Hughes in the Micro
F2s and 121 Nigel in the Hot Fords second heat.
Overall the entertainment was brilliant and full
credit to the track staff for their sterling work in
the worsening conditions.
5050 Winner 1st October
On the 1st October the 5050 Winner was Lisa
Norton from Newark with Ticket Pink 394 and she won
24th September Review
Gold roof time at Buxton for firstly the Rebels and
what a race it was, Tamworth's 120 Luke Loveland
took the win from Pete Boldom from Cambridgeshire
with Tom Dayman in third. In heat two no 7
Macclesfield racer Karl Whalley headed the pack home
from A J Davis and Mr Beldom, and it was Pete who
went on to win the Final with 202 and 120, Tom and
Luke following him across the line.
Onto the Ministox and their Gold race, a superb run
to the flag by 180 Jack Witts who was chased home by
392 Lewis Evans and in third place no 8 Catherine
Harris and it was a cracker of a race. In heat 2
young Witts came out on top again this time
displaying race number 1, runner up was 381 Tyrone
Evans. In heat 3 Catherine was on top of the rostrum
with 290 and 246 in the lesser places. In the Final
392 Lewis Evans was first passed the post ahead of
246 Jenson Brickley and in third Catherine Harris.
The V8 Hotstox started their share of the events
with their Gold top race and no1 Adam Joyce was
never in danger and lead from start to finish to
retain his title, with the Spencer boys in 2nd and
3rd. In Heat 2 European Champion 409 Luke Maw got a
move on to take the win from 160 Nick Blach and 517
Ben Kearton. onto Heat 3 and 298 Tom Spencer got his
hands on the chequered flag ahead of 288 Jon Brown
and 324 Shaun Bowman. In the Bob Radforth Memorial
Final Tom 298 Luke and Olly 498 crossed the line in
The Open Rods were the other formula to race, with
20 plus racers on track it ensured excellent non
contact racing, with 85 Ben White taking a Heat and
the Final. 43 Stuart Bromley took other Heat from
304 Scott Thompson and 14 Ian Whittaker.
It was action all the way all day in all of the days
races. Rollovers for no 9 and 77 in the rods and 797
in a hire car in the rebels, staying with the Rebels
Steve Featherstone had a very hard trip to the
fence, he emerged okay but I cant say the same for
his racer though.
5050 Winner 24th
On the triple gold top day 24th September Ministox
driver 145 Jamie Gwin from Worcester won £202 with
Ticket Orange 645.
5050 Winner 3rd
Our Lapscorer Sue Twitty
was lucky this week, Sue won £118 with Ticket Green
50/50 Winner 28th
A big crowd meant there was a good prize fund of
£282 and it was won by Mike Cubley from Newcastle
under Lyme with Ticket Orange 654.
50/50 Winner 27th
On the 27th of August
young George and his Grandad both from Dukinfield
won £60.50 with Ticket Orange 211.
50/50 Winner 20th
for the 50/50 raffle on 20th August was Vanessa
Breeze from Lincolnshire with Ticket Green 370, she
50/50 Winner 30th July
The winner for the 50/50 Raffle on 30th July was our
office administrator and timing operator Nik
Eastwood from Cheshire, with ticket Green 309, he
50/50 Winner 23rd July
The winner for the 50/50 Raffle on 23rd July was Les
Warby from Chesterfield who won £106 with ticket
50/50 Winner 2nd July
The 50/50 winner on 2nd July was Lee Henderson from
Chesterfield who won £106 with number Yellow 468.
50/50 Winner 1st July
The 50/50 winner on 1st July was one of our burger
van staff Tasha Bourne from Leek who won £79 with
number Orange 1.
Newsletter / Update
It’s been a while since we did a newsletter so it’s
about time, here it is!
You are responsible for comments you make on social
media about the promotion, and other drivers and
staff, if you want to be critical or have a moan
please phone the office, that way action could be
taken to resolve the situation, you could even send
us an email to
Sponsor a meeting, a
formula, or a race.
You or your Company can sponsor any of the race
meetings at Buxton Raceway.
As a meeting sponsor you
will get a banner logo [including a link to your
website if you have one] on the website for one week
leading up the event [you must supply the
artwork/logo], an advert in the programme, and
"Sponsored by..." on the meeting Finals trophies -
you or a representative can award the trophies on
the day [usually the Finals].
Other options are available
such as just sponsoring your chosen formula, or just
sponsoring one race.
to make an enquiry making sure to leave a telephone
number so we can call you back to discuss your
requirements and prices.
Booking In To Race -
important that you book in to race at least 4 days
in advance of a meeting,
if we do not get enough bookings then we will
probably have to cancel a formula - last resort, but
we need cars on track entertaining the public, so if
you intend to race then PLEASE book in even if its a
provisional booking, something that works very well
is the system of taking bookings via the Facebook
Group, as many drivers are on it, and you can leave
a booking there, of course you can phone us or email
us, or if you are old school or maybe just old you
can even send us a letter! :) either way there is no
excuse for not booking in.
Interior Padding - all formulas.
relevant to all formulas that race with us at Buxton
Raceway, can drivers please make sure that all areas
and especially sharp parts of the inside of the car
that can come into contact with you has some padding
on it, so anywhere in the region of elbows or knees
for example, have a look and see if you can improve,
Buxton Raceway has a brilliant safety record but we
find that many small injuries are caused by arms and
legs banging about in the car.
Noise – all formulas.
item relevant to all formulas is the noise from
cars, can you please have a check of your cars and
make sure the noise from the exhaust isn’t too loud,
we all need to be pro-active in this and it does
state in all the formulas rules that cars must have
an effective silencer, it is a concern of the track
neighbours who can hear it for a few miles around.
None Return Valves –
none return valve must be fitted to the breather
pipe of the fuel tank, to allow air in but not to
allow fuel out, this is if the car gets overturned,
its a mandatory requirement in all ORCi formulas
now, valves will be checked, any that are found to
be tampered with the driver will face disciplinary
action, we would recommend to all drivers they have
a spare valve just in case.
Numbers – all
Please make sure your roof fin and door numbers are
clear and to the rule book, this applies to all of
our formulas here at the Raceway, our lapscorer’s
will not score you if they cannot be read.
Exiting the car
under waved yellows.
If you have to pull onto the middle during waved
yellows/caution during a race you MUST remain in the
car belted and with your helmet on, if you choose to
exit the car you must go off track as directed by a
Marshal, drivers are no longer allowed to stand
waiting on the infield area for the race to end,
this rule has been in place for about a year now but
there are some drivers who are not aware.
Open Rods / Hot
Fords / Fast Fords Ladies Race.
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 that Hot and
Fast Fords 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
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 known.
Sponsorship Forms are now
available from me, Dave Pierce—email@example.com
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.
This year has seen a slight rise in drivers in the
formula which is good to see, the racing has been
very good overall and it really does make a
difference having extra cars on track.
We are going to be checking
cars a little closer for the rest of the 2017
season, so please make sure they are built to the
We are concerned that Fast Fords have been mainly
just Hot Fords which come along just to have a good
days racing. What do we do in 2018? Shall we provide
more Hot Ford dates but allow the bigger engined
cars and make it one formula with a few more cars
in? It is clear to see that they are all about the
same speed, please contact us and have your opinion.
We will be having a driver
meeting over the next few weeks to discuss the
formula, further details will be sent to drivers
The start of the season was impressive with many
drivers taking up licences some of which were new,
opening meetings had enough bookings to run to three
split heats, but more recently we are back down to
two heats, some drivers have sold up and either
given up racing, or have moved to other formulas, we
are sad to see them go.
The racing while very good,
has far too much contact, “Rubbing is racing” is
always acceptable to a certain degree but sometimes
its more than that, this can put off potential
drivers, our Steward has a white board in race
control now and your name will be written on it if
you have reason to be called to the box for contact,
a quick look at the board when you are called next
time might mean you will be loaded up and subject to
disciplinary action, this isn’t a road we want to go
down as we want drivers on track racing and not at
home sulking due to a ban.
Drivers will now be
receiving the correct points thanks to Dave Tams, I
was struggling with this despite my best efforts,
drivers are now graded more fairly using average
points scored, it must be going well as I dont
recall any complaints since Dave took over.
A Whites and Yellows Series
was also introduced and these points will be awarded
to any white or yellow graded driver while they race
at those grades, even if they are downgraded, the
final points list will mean the drivers will race in
a Whites and Yellows Championship race, date to be
announced but most likely it will be the end of the
season 5th November. If you would like to
sponsor this championship race please get in touch.
Junior Micra Rods.
The formula is doing well now and the racing has
been very good from all drivers and we have had a
few new ones too, one thing that needs to be looked
at are the Rolling Starts, this will be mentioned to
drivers at the next meeting.
We may go back to a grading
list now that we have a good amount of drivers, let
us know what you think.
Please note that as per the
Junior Micra Rod Rules issued in January of this
year, Heat and Allcomers races score
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 across ten places, and Finals
AND Championships score 20,18,16,14,12,10,8,6,4,2
across ten places.
Gold Roof Championship
well done to 288 Gavin Charlesworth on winning the
Gold Roof Championship at Skegness on 23rd
July, it really is a huge achievement for a Buxton
driver to win a big championship in the 1300
Stockcar heartland of Skeggy, we are sure that Gav
will wear the Gold roof with pride in his time as
that transponders are mandatory in the formula now,
drivers can see their lap times on MyLaps after each
event, you can even see what points you have scored
on the day as the system will tot them up too.
1300 Whites & Yellows
again we will be running the now annual Whites and
Yellows Championship, drivers in those grades will
have their points totted up which will then make up
the grid for the championship on 29th
October, you can be a sponsor of this event see
details earlier on.
ae01 tyres being discontinued, you are allowed to
use the es32 in it’s place.
Everyone will have noticed that there has been a
decrease of drivers over the last couple of seasons,
we are not sure why this is, we simply cannot rely
on the ever present Skegness drivers to make up the
numbers, there are less Buxton cars now than there
was when Dave Pierce introduced the formula and its
really sad to see, but what can be done to get
drivers racing 1300 Stockcars again? Contact us in
the office if you want to have a chat about that
1300 Hire Car
We have got our 1300 Hire car back up and running,
it just needs to be painted and tidied up, if anyone
is interested in having a go please contact Matt
All Banger classes.
We need help to revive the banger scene here at
Buxton Raceway, somebody who knows their bangers of
all types, and who also knows the drivers, we need
fresh ideas and practical, sensible and realistic
advice on how to get the drivers back racing here,
contact us in the office if you think you can help.
The formula is just ticking over with just about
enough cars to make it interesting, we are aware of
cars parked up not being raced, they are no good
parked up gathering dust, if you have one why aren’t
you racing it? Perhaps you might consider selling it
to get another driver out on track.
If you have one to sell,
contact Nik in the office with the details and we
will put it in the meeting programme where it will
be seen by a potential buyer.
Recently, a brand new Super
has been raced, 111 Dave Billing has spent a couple
of years building his shortened Sierra Sapphire with
a 305ci Chevy V8 for reliable power, an amazing
amount of work has gone into it and he has seen that
Supers are worth investing in, we hope that other
potential drivers will too.
See “All Bangers” above.
The BBA English on 25th
June was well attended but where were the Buxton
drivers? We have 13 of our own registered National
Bangers but they don’t race with us.... come on lads
support your home promotion.
Much the same story with the
Unlimited Banger King Of The Peak, most of the
drivers who attended were not regulars, as with the
BBA they did put on a good show which we really
The Van Banger meeting was
quite good, we have them again on 1st
Micro Bangers appear on 5th
Early season meetings produced a good amount of cars
with many of our own drivers and visitors coming to
race, we added in an extra meeting which wasn’t well
attended but it was put on at short notice so we can
allow for that, the drivers have appreciated the
quick and basic car builds, and lighter contact –
well most did, drivers do need to remember that the
contact is light and it will be the odd daft hit
that might put off potential new drivers, please
reign it in, this is a fun formula aimed at a bit of
entertainment for the public, the winner gets a
trophy and nothing else! However all drivers who
are booked in to race will receive £10 start
The 23rd July
meeting was also very low on numbers.
This season we also have Unlimited Bangers "Back to
Basics", the early season meeting was well supported
and cars were great in variation, a couple of them
being built on the morning of the racing which is
superb! The action was very good too, sadly the
event on 30th July wasn’t well attended
for reasons unknown, the next B2B is on 28th
August we may consider running more B2B in 2018 if
there is enough interest to warrant it, we will make
a decision after the event on 28th August
is run so we would appreciate it if you can get a
car out for that meeting.
2017 Awards Night.
The date for this event was listed as 25th
November in the fixture list, this has now changed
as we have now booked a venue, as below:
2017 Presentation Evening
Saturday 18th November 7.30pm
Buxton Pavilion Gardens
Drivers & Staff Free
Additional Guests £15, Kids
8pm-9pm Trophy Presentation
10pm-11pm Comedian [adult comedian, may cause
offence so please bear that in mind if you have
11pm- close Disco.
Tickets will be limited on a
first come first served basis
*We are planning a raffle
with prizes already donated from Teng Tools and a
chance to win a fully built 2018 Junior Micra Rod,
however what we are looking for are some more
raffle prizes – please contact us in the office
Very Important Please
If you have won one of the Annual Trophies during
this season, we need you to return them to us by the
last meeting of the season, we have had a great deal
of problems of drivers not returning trophies ready
for new winners, this is not acceptable – Buxton
Raceway own those trophies, and you look after them,
please help us to be organised by bringing them back
[or sending them back with somebody else] so that we
can get them engraved and updated ready for the
awards night, even if you are not attending we need
to have them back.
Drifting continues in 2017
see the fixtures at www.buxtonraceway.com/drifting.
We offer back to basics drift events and you don’t
need a top spec fire breathing Japanese car to have
a go, a lot of the guys use old BMW’s and have a lot
of fun with them, some drivers have learned their
craft here at Buxton and gone on to drift
nationally, our events are held over a weekend and
there is much socialising in the bar until late, we
usually have a tyre changing facilities on site too
and tyres can be bought for a few pounds if you
don’t bring your own.
Newsletter compiled and
written by Nik Eastwood. E&OE.
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.