Crimond season hotting up!

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With the 2012 season almost at a close, the stock car race meeting at Crimond raceway on September 30 will be a very busy meeting.

All the various track championships will be finalised on this day as it is the last points scoring meeting of the 2012 season, so on track action is certainly guaranteed.

There will also be a first for Crimond raceway on this day as every formula racer will be competing for winning trophies.

The ORCI Ministox will get the meeting underway with their usual fast and furious racing, with quite a few new local drivers giving the visiting top grade drivers a hard time as they make their way through the field.

The Brisca Formula Twos will have their white and yellow grade drivers final where the first three across the line will receive trophies and Yokahama tyres from the Brisca main tyre supplier/sponsor.

The meeting then will be the normal two heats, final and Grand National. The final event of the day for the F2s will be a ladies only race, sponsored by friends and family with all money going to the Brisca F2 Benevolent Fund. This fund is to assist any F2 driver who is injured while racing his or her car.

The Crimond Saloonstox will have their numbers swelled by drivers from the visiting SSCA National Saloonstox who are having their third and last official meeting of the season.

This will also be the final meeting of the Northern Saloonstox Championship with some extra prize money on offer to the top three.

If that was not enough, the final race for the Saloonstox will be a ‘Dash for the cash, winner takes all’ with £200 going to the winner.

The Hot saloons will follow in one of the closest of any of the Crimond Formulas. This non-contact formula has seen the car numbers dip from their usual 20 to 25 cars per race, but there is still plenty of fast racing.

The next formula is the hot rods, always a talking point with car numbers dwindling over the past few seasons.

Since the Stock car organising committee took the decision to adopt the National Hot Rod rules and join the rest of the UK in the World series championship, car number have increased.

There are less meetings during the season at Crimond but drivers attend other rounds held at the other Scottish tracks, which ends up with the top points scorers going into the world final at Ipswich in July 2013.

The last meeting at Crimond are both qualifying rounds so expect cars to be in double figures again.

The next formula is the one that everybody associates with stock cars, the ‘bangers’. This is the formula with the biggest grid of cars, with normally 25 to 30 cars in each race, but 35 has been seen this season already. There is always plenty of action, more so when there is a trophy at stake and September 30 will be no different.

The spectators certainly enjoy this formula and often can be heard supporting their favourite driver or team, be it the Junkyard Dogs or the Taliban Taxi’s or the B.A.R.T team.

Of course the one race they all want to see will be held at the last Crimond meeting of the 2012 season on October 7, when it will be Demolition Derby day where the last car running, or moving, will be declared the winner. Another meeting not to miss.

The road-going saloons is a unique formula to Crimond and it does what it says. This formula is open to any road-going car that is legal on our public roads, standard or modified.

What helps this formula is that the cars have to be driven home after the meeting so it usually keeps the contact to a minimum.

Finally there will be the regular ladies races, Saloonstox and Hot Saloons. These races are just as competitive as the main events with some of the lady drivers taking things a bit too seriously sometimes and ending up in a bit of bother now and then, all good fun though.

September 30 is a meeting not to miss if you are a stock car fan. Gates open at 10am with practise at 12.30pm and the race meeting starting at 1pm.

Admission is £10 for adult and £8 for concessions/disabled, with children under 16 admitted free.