News and Updates
[10-7-18] 7th & 8th July
What a weekend here at Buxton, a
Saturday night, with 20 races. The Hot Fords raced
firstly for the Gold roof championship
and a great race it was too, 76 Richard Pearce held off
1 Dave Carter and 14 Luke Pepper. In the heats Luke and
Maguire won and in the final 483 Richard Handy beat 295
Graham Heywood to the chequered flag.
The UK Modifieds were very very quick around the Buxton
oval 53 Dan Bunyard was gifted the first race after
leaders 43 Ken
Edwards and 65 Mark Carnwell had a coming together in
the closing laps. In heat 2 Mark took top spot from Dan
and in the
final Dan beat Mark with Ken in third. they race in
tight packs, one slip and it would be very messy.
The Brisca f2s were racing for world championship points
and 33 cars were here to do battle including visitors
Scotland and Devon and Cornwall. Local driver ex world
champ 101 Kelvyn Marshall took heat one from Scotlands
Wallace. Heat 2 had 700 Adam Rubury home first from 618
Ben Lockwood and 7 Gordon Moodie. Consolation time and
racer 199 Jak Marshall won with 761 Richard Bowyer and
629 Ewan Millar next over the line. In the final another
grader pulled off a great win 251 Craig Driscoll with
700 Adam and Ben 618 just behind. Ben got his hands on
in the National with 7 Gordon in second with Adam in
The heats for the 1300cc stock cars were points races
Sundays British championship, 414 Mark Veall won 2 heats
place in the other heat 466, 555, 399 and 704 all
recorded top 3 finishes 200 Ryan won the other heat. The
their first race on Sunday and 414 won from 515 Lee
Veall making a 1,2 for the Vealls. and in their last
race it was
Mickey Timbrell from Ryan again and in third 704 Matt
National Ministox had 211 Tom Birchenough in a new car
won the whites and yellow grade race. Jack Witts had to
for his wins in the other heat and final as 246 Jenson
Brickley chased him home each time. In the all comers
the flag ahead of the Evans brothers. On to their Sunday
races this time 277 Tom Rogers won the whites and
race. It was Jenson gain winning heats 2 and 3 and then
went on to take the final. Number 1 Jack Witts had
runners up slots
in a heat and third in the final, then won the endure
race from Rebecca Smith who must have had one of her
Sunday's F2 meeting was for the English Open
Championship and the winner 7 Gordon Moodie got a free
pass into the shoot out
after passing John Hadfield the long time leader in the
closing laps. On to heat 1 Gordon won again this race
which saw 527
James Riggall docked 2 places for jumping a restart. In
heat 2 Adam 700 was race winner again from 101 Kelvin.
In the final
618 Ben piped Kelvin and 560 Luke Wrench. In the GN race
Adam ran home winner ahead of 629 Ewan.
The V8 Hotstox came to do battle and 69 Matt Barnard
took heat 1 from 131 Kev Stuchbury. Heat 2 and the final
Thompson was the man to beat and nobody did. IN the
allcomers 154 Sophie Maynard who also finished second in
grabbed the chequered.
The Rebels provided their usual brand of close racing
169 Ben Chalkley pipped 238 Gary Tagg in heat 1, in heat
2 new to the
formula 33 Karl Emmett headed home 93 Andrew Bentley
with 169 in third place. In the final aka The Tarmac
Ben 169 again won with Gary 238 close behind at the
chequered flag. In the Pauline Jones Memorial Trophy
Race in was
another Chalkley this time 469 Ian who won from 532 Jon
In the Unlimited Bangers a mixture of Mercedes, Ford and
Jaguar etc raced firstly for the king of the peak title
and it was
455 Ricki Finney who from 25 Joe Parsons, in heat 1 252
Jag powered Gareth Griffiths won from Joe 25. In their
number 3 another Finney headed home 252 Gareth from 25
So after 44 races over the weekend in hot sunny
conditions the racers and staff went home for a well
[5-7-19] Lights Fest
Light Festival - Buxton Raceway -
In view of the current moorland fires in Derbyshire,
Lancashire and Staffordshire I thought it highly
appropriate to seek advice regarding the staging of the
lantern festival scheduled for 28th July.
Taking the advice from the local fire/ police department
alongside our own concerns I have taken the stance to
cancel the event.
[19-6-18] 10th June Review
On the 10th June here at Buxton 20
races were programmed including Micro F2s and they never
fail to entertain us now that they have a few meetings
done and dusted around the country. Firstly 51 Joelan
Maynard continued his good form winning the first race
from 95 Tom Lewney and 38 Freddie Holden. In race two
and 533 Alfie Joynson performed a spectacular roll over,
the winner was 306 Oliver Heron from Freddie and Joelan.
Race3 winner was 271 Jack Helliwell followed home by 306
and 95. In the last race for the Micros 306 Oliver
headed home 51 and 38. The young racers had great fun
throughout the day whcih yet again was another sunny
The Modstox with 850cc Reliant engines in every racer,
had 667 taking 2 wins, 70 Adam Flynn won a heat and 178
Richard Burt and Adam were there or thereabouts in all
the races. 27 Sam Parker picked up a win in the last
race. Some drivers played their jokers (a chance to earn
The Super Bangers and 111 Dave Billing won all the races
including the Silverdale Championship. Heat 1 had six
different leaders. 12 Marshal Newsam went well in all
the races 110 Grant Heath had a bit of an off day with
his new racer.
The 1300 Stock cars raced and a fresh winner here at
Buxton namely 138 Joe Larder in the first heat, 196
Craig Mitchell claimed the second heat, 704 Matt Dawson
was runner up in both heats. The final was for the
Northern championship and 374 Darren Mumford in a new
car finally got to the front to win from Joe and Craig
138 and 196.
The Hot Fords and Spiderman 122 Martin Maguire took a
heat and final and was second in the other race. 926
Gary Flynn claimed a top spot in Heat 2 and 76 Richard
Pearce was second in the final and third in a heat.
Onto the unlimited Street Bangers a good mixture of
Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes, Vauxhall, Volvo, BMW and Ford
cars were all in contention. It was the Ford in the
hands of Aaron Maxwell who took two wins and second in
the final, which was won by 821 Ryan Shuff in his big
Merc. Some wanted to race, others wanted a lot of
contact, so lots of action whatever your preference. So
ended another very entertaining afternoons racing here
at Buxton. A special mention to Ryan who gave his trophy
to a young race fan who went away chuffed to bits. It
certainly made his day.
[4-6-18] 3rd June Review
BriSCA stock cars entertained us here at Buxton last
Sunday in another glorious day of sunshine and a very
good crowd had come to watch.
The BriSCA F1s had a turn out of close to 40 cars as it
was a WCQR and the VSCA Al Henderson memorial trophy.
Yellow grade drivers 183 Steve Whittle and 372 Colin
Goodswen respectively took the heats. 84 Tom Harris won
the consolation and kindly gave his trophy to a young
fan, which was a very kind gesture. In the final 2 Paul
Harrison led the rest home ahead of 217 Lee Fairhurst
and flying white top 219 Jacklyn Ellis. In the Grand
National it was 219 Jacklyn Ellis who lead from flag to
flag to take the win, surely her first in BriSCA F1.
The v8 Hotstox saw 1 Adam Joyce win the first heat from
160 Nick Blach. Onto Heat 2 and Nick headed the chasing
pack home for a well deserved win from 154 Sophie
Maynard. The British Championship was at stake next, a
starting line up based on points earned during the
Heats, 1 Adam Joyce from the front row was off like a
shot but chased all race long by 154 Sophie who never
gave Adam a second to ease up, in third place was 485
Steve Thompson and thats how they finished. In the
allcomers race 485 Steve was declared the winner after
Sophie was docked 2 places, after it was decided she had
jumped a restart, that's racing.
Lots of Mini stox racers were here today, lots of action
too and 1 Jack Witts took two victories 293 Elexie
Bartrum had a win in the white and yellow top race just
beating 68 Callum Thornton. Callum got his hands on the
chequered in heat 3 and the final to boot ahead of 246
Jenson Brickley and Jack.
The heritage Stockcars demo raced as the Golden oldies
and the Super cars. the wins in the oldies went to Rob
Bradsell, Richard Johnson and in the final Martin Makim.
In the supers it was Gary Tressler and Jon Barlett in
the heats and the final Ron Harney took top spot. racers
from the 60s, 70s and the 80s on display.
A couple of roll overs, a fire, some very hefty fence
testing during the course of the afternoon, to keep the
staff on their toes just the norm here at Buxton!
[4-6-18] 28th May Review
Another sunny day here at Buxton
and another bumper crowd witnessed some excellent racing
action throughout the afternoon.
The bus and coaches gave free rides around the raceway
prior to the racing, a treat that went down very well.
First on track to do battle was the Micro F2s, 7 to 11
year olds and 51 Joelan Maynard took a 2 heats with
other winners 306 Oliver Heron and 445 Lewis Taylor.
The slightly older racers in the Jascars 12 to 16 this
time in their miniature Nascars were next on track and
26 James Wallis took all 3 races. The Mascars, motor
bike engines provide the power in these American built
racers and it was 22 Steve Stanford who was quickest in
the heats. He was had to settle for second in the final
as 1 Ali Topley was in front when it mattered.
The Open Rods had a large entry of racers and it was
yellow grade driver 145 Paul Mottram who took a win, a
second and a third for his efforts. 39 Darren Bailey in
a Honda won a heat and the final, it was a superb day of
racing for the formula.
The Brisca F2s next and it good to see some fresh racers
on track, one of which being 527 James Riggall who won a
heat and the final the wins other went to 787 Ollie
Hertzog and 618 Ben Lockwood.
The Micro bangers though down on numbers were not short
on action, David and Ryan deserved the applause from the
crowd who appreciated their efforts.
Last the bash a bus, crush a coach brigade! in race one
290 Johnny Harrison pipped 555 Andy Carr. In heat two a
bit more contact and Andy won from 270 James Watson. On
to the final/ dd, the 270 coach in its past life was a
stock car transporter so a car was put in the back just
like the old days, in the DD the back fell open and out
rolled the car to be battered by all the bus/coaches on
track adding to the experience of a DD. it ended early
on health and safety grounds as fuel was pouring out of
2 of the buses, the win was awarded to 270 from 290 and
666. A great meeting with something for everyone.
[4-6-18] 20th May Review
On another hot sunny day here at
Buxton Raceway the Rebels were first on track to do
battle and 515 Dan Hastings took top honours in the
first heat with fellow yellow grade driver 834 Paul
Towers taking the second heat. The other 3 races had
star grade driver 469 Ian Chalkley win the lot. 134 Mark
Davies performed a hefty rollover making a real mess of
The Junior Micra rods had a good field of racers with 17
Will Cooley dominating the racing winning all 3 races
only to be docked 2 places in the first race for
excessive contact in what is a non contact formula.
Runner up each time out was 509 Leyland Allcock. 113
Sidnie Mercer flipped over in the final.
Onto the Hot Fords and 77 Lee Etches took the first heat
continuing his good form from the last meeting, 1 Dave
Carter won the other races fairly comfortably. 321 Tony
Tattersall having replaced his engine since last time
and bringing a new car ended up on his roof in the first
The Super Bangers had 420 Ryan Shaw put the bumper to
good use spinning leader 111 Dave Billing in the closing
stages of heat one going on to take the win. Mr Billing
went on to take the other wins in the formula. Good to
see 110 Grant Heath back on track with a very well
prepared motor - a Lexus IS200. He recorded a couple of
runners up spots and it clear to see that the car has
great potential, incidentally Grant was previously 200,
he is now 110 which is his Dads number [Nigel Heath].
99 James Sellors in the street bangers held off 181 Paul
Beale in the first heat, the positions were reversed in
heat 2 and then in the figure of 8 final it was Paul who
was declared the winner after an action packed race. So
ended another very entertaining afternoons racing here
[4-6-18] 7th May Review
On Bank holiday Monday at Buxton
Raceway on 7th May the sun shone all day it was HOT but
the action on track was even HOTTER.
It all began with the MONSTER TRUCKS doing parade laps,
The racing began with the 1300 Stockcars and it was good
to see a different winner it was 110 Sam Lawie, he
followed that up with 3rd and 4th places in his other
races and 278 Marcus Brookes matched Sam with the exact
same results. Young lady racer 555 Amy Carr in her first
race meeting this season notched up a 3rd place in the
PEAKS final with an amazing last lap move putting two
cars out in one shot.
On to the Modstox and 667 Superstar Liam Sankey won the
Neil Clayton Memorial trophy which was a 9 lap dash,
Neils Racing number with the Modstox number 9. Pete Wood
55 was on top form and won the other races.
The Hot Fords had an additional driver Lee Etches 77 who
took the honours in the first heat and to prove it was
no fluke the final as well. 14 Luke Pepper and 76
Richard Pearce were well placed in their races gaining
loads of points as this was a points round for their
Gold roof championship.
A rare visit to Buxton for the UK Modifieds and they are
rapid around our oval, 65 and 53 taking the wins, namely
65 Mark Carnwell and 53 Dan Bunyard. I have got to
mention 70 Brent Russell who recorded 3 top tree
Street Bangers next and 178 Andy Walsh was gifted the
first race when the leaders tangled in the closing
stages. Heat 2 and the Final had 290 Johnny Harrison up
front at the end. 181 Paul Beale had 3 runners up
finishes bagging a pile of points.
Back to the AWESOME BEASTS that are the Monster Trucks,
huge tyres, massive engines in fact everything about
them is BIG including their entertainment value. Firstly
they pulled apart a stretch limo, no problem. Later on
four little hatchbacks were reduced to almost metal
pancakes as the trucks rode over them again no problem.
The last visit to the track and it was Monster trucks
against 2 caravans a chance for all caravan haters to
see one way of getting rid of them QUICKLY and very
EFFECTIVELY, in a matter of seconds they were reduced to
flat scrap!. Each time the trucks were on track the
crowd loved them and gave them a very noisy reception.
To end the crash fest we had a caravan race which ended
with 666 TAZ aka Dan Lucas taking the prize, it was
great see to most of the spectators stay to watch to
carnage, so ended an action packed afternoons
entertainment for everyone.
[3-5-18] 22nd April Review
Another 7 formula meeting, 24
races on the Buxton oval which started out wet then
dried and then wet again and as we finished the sun was
The racing was brilliant all day, the junior Stoxkarts
started the afternoon and 355 Aiden Grindey in only his
second meeting took the first heat. 59 gold top Connor
Benstead won the other heat and the final.
In the senior Stoxkarts 58, 471 and 229 took the wins
with Joe Higgins 229 being successful in the final.
The Open Rods with around 24 racers present saw 125
Billy Kidd take the first heat making 4 wins on the
trot. In Heat 2 114 Danny Mather headed the pack home
and in the final 89 Dave Swingewood pipped early leader
85 Ben White and 14 Ian Whittaker at the flag to win the
Northern & Midland Championship.
The National Ministox appeared again a big field of
racers, 1 Jack Witts was unbeatable, the Evans boys made
him work for the wins. 77 Tom Earl and 277 Thomas Rogers
had their moments, young Earl clipping the tyres and
almost rolling over then in the last race The Rogers
youngster with a nudge on to the tyres did flip over
with minimal damage whereas the 77 suffered extensive
damage, both drivers were none the worse for the
The Brisca F2s had Buxton points champ 154 Michael Green
at the head of the field in both the heats and final,
the Grand National winner was 324 Jordan Thackra, it was
only his second win in the F2's.
The 1300 Stock Cars saw Skegness driver 196 Craig
Mitchell on top form taking 2 wins and a third place.
414 Mark Veall won the other race and a runner up spot.
The Street Bangers were racing for the Northern and
Midland championship. Heat one had 117 Jake Crowley
ahead of the pack when the chequered flag was waved. In
Heat 2 and also the championship race it was 181 Paul
Beale from Eccles who clinched the wins.
[3-5-18] 15th April Review
Well, it was a long day, a little
foggy to start early on but it cleared and the weather
looked promising but then, rain! which never really went
away for the rest of the afternoon.
Lots of racing which was great throughout, a few
championships and the first was the Junior Micra Rods
Peaks, this was won by a swift 19 Ben Germany from
Chesterfield, Ben was also practicing in a BriSCA F2
Stockcar, so it might not be long until he leaves
Juniors, we wish him all the best when the time comes.
Hot Fords were racing the Northern & Midland, the victor
in this was 121 Nigel Boothroyd from Huddersfueld, Nigel
has won this many times before but for for a while, in
fact he won the other two races as well.
Super Bangers also had the Nothern & Midland, this was
taken by the rapid 111 Dave Billing, in his Sierra
Sapphire special, Dave comes from Leek.
The Micro F2 Stockcars were out in a good numbers, with
51 Jeolan Maynard taking the wins.
The Grand Prix Midgets always turn out some nice
machines, and today was no exception, they were racing
in the Final for the Simon Pashely Memorial, which was
won by 32 Dan Pooley.
Modstox were another great class racing, with some good
action at times, the final was taken by 667 Liam Sankey.
Mascars also featured, always top racing from these
scaled down Nascars, and the Final went to another 32 -
[26-3-18] 25th March Review
On a sunny dry day Buxton got underway to start the 2018
season. A six formula programme began with the Hot
Fords and Buxton old boy 295 Graham Heywood pipped 76
Richard Pearce in Heat 1. Richard took Heat 2 and the
Final with number 1 Dave Carter runner up on both
occasions, 926 Gary Flynn flipped over in race one he
okay the car was not.
In the Juniors 19 Ben Germany was unstoppable, strong
performances from 888 Billy Butler and 690 Mia Hill who
has never gone as quick, well done to all.
The Super Bangers saw the wins go to 420 Ryan Shaw and
111 Dave Billing who won a Heat and the Final.
The Open Rods had the largest turnout of racers and did
not fail to entertain. Young 125 Billy Kidd racing
from white grade (one of our juniors from last year)
cleaned up taking all 3 races comfortably, he will soon
move up the grades on this form. Other top performers
were 85 Ben White, 99 Danny Davies and 44 Hayley Harvey.
The Street Bangers saw Ford Focus racer 117 Jake Crowley
who won the lot. 09 Gareth Clowes and 821 Ryan Shuff
were in the top 3 more than once. In the last race of
the meeting 66 Dave Dorans carried out a spectacular
roll bringing to an abrupt end the final for the Street
The 1300 Stock cars were down on numbers but 515 and 466
took the wins.
And so ended a exciting race day roll on Easter Monday.
[12-3-18] Fords Care
ALL HOT FORD AND OPEN ROD DRIVERS.
As you know Buxton Raceway has always tried its hardest
to raise funds for the FORDS-Care Charity which supports
the drivers, officials and photographers from all ORCi
We are looking to stage another Ladies Race in aid of
the fund and would like your support. We are looking for
wives, girlfriends who are sick of you spending all the
time behind the wheel and would like to have a go
This will be a one off race at the end of the meeting on
Sunday 12th August at Buxton Raceway and cars eligible
will be Open Rods and Hot Fords from Buxton.
However what we do ask is if you are interested we need
to get sponsors forms sent out to you as soon as
possible so we can complete it correctly and raise as
much money as possible.
Please get in touch with Dave Pierce either by private
message or email to