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Stockcar Racing is Back!

Lets Go Racing.

1969 - 2019  50th Anniversary Year of Stock Car Racing at Onchan Raceway.

Yes it’s a fact, Onchan Raceway is the longest running Stock car track in Europe and we are also the longest serving Stock Car promoters.

So let the season of celebrations begin.

Racing starts on Sunday 28th April, gates open from 1pm with practicing from 1.30 and racing from 2pm.

Ministox drivers will be racing for the annual Robin Smith Future Star Award.

Bangers, Production Rods and Ministox will be our featured classes this year.

Formula 2’s will be replaced with a new class called Next Generation Stock Cars, this class will take Stock Car racing back to it’s original roots of 1954.

With standard “Stock Cars” (as manufactured) prepared for racing with only modifications allowed to provide safety for the drivers and spectators.

Next Generation Stock Cars will be based on modern Front Wheel Drive Hatchbacks with engine sizes under 1600cc.

Cars will be built and look similar to our current Ministox. 

Rules and Specifications are available on our website. www.onchanraceway.com

Races for this new class will begin during this season, when enough cars have been built.

For the 2020 season a Junior class of  Next Generation Stock cars with drivers aged 12 to 17 years old driving the same cars as the Adults will be introduced, merging with the current Ministox class.

Also if there is enough local interest we plan to introduce our own version of Micro Formula 2’s, which will be for children aged 7 to 12 years old.

Looking  ahead.

Traditional Monday evening race meetings begin on Monday 6th May, Start time 7.30pm, and follow the usual format.

Mad Sunday 2nd June (an earlier start time of 7pm) will see a new event when we plan to hold BANGER TEAMS RACES, each team will consist of 3 cars and drivers with each team painting their cars in Team colours so that they can be easily recognised by the spectators.

3 races will take place during the meeting, Demolition Derby racing rules will apply with each driver scoring points for their team.

Thursday 6th June  BANGERS CHAIN RACE.

Sunday 23rd June  MID SEASON DEMOLITION DERBY. 2pm start time.

FORMULA 2 MANX OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP.

Monday 22nd, Thursday 25th, Saturday 27th JULY.

A busy week of racing with Heritage Formula 2’s returning to Onchan, these are replicas or restored Stock cars that were raced in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Micro Formula 2’s and modern day Formula 2’s will also be in action during the 3 meetings.

Saturday 27th July  OPEN DAY. We are planning to have an open day with the pubic invited to come along, and meet the drivers and see the cars that will be on display, and also in action later that evening.

Racing will then continue on Monday evenings through August and into September, with the 50th Anniversary season ending with the traditional DEMOLITION DERBY on Sunday 8th September.

I hope you enjoy the racing.

John Whitehead.

 

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