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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 afternoon.

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 dozen races.

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 making.

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 formula.

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 action throughout.

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 experience.

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.