Friday 7th April 2023 – 6pm – Skegness Raceway
Booking List – 40 Drivers
|6||41||Scott Smith||Dalgety Bay|
|10||120||Casey Englestone||East Ruston|
|14||157||Adam Joyce||Burton on Trent|
|20||226||Darren Lindsay||Barrow upon Soar|
|21||242||Joe Nickolls||Melton Mowbray|
|26||298||Tom Spencer||Sheepy Magna|
|35||499||Marc Clayton||North Kelsey Moor|
|36||501||George Elwell||Stowe by Chartley|
|39||555||Frankie Wainman Jnr Jnr||Silsden|
From Skegness Raceway
We enter our Busy Easter Period with our first event of 5 in 10 days!
A very (hopefully) warm to Skegness raceway for the first meeting of the BriSCA Formula One meeting here for 2023. It is also the first tarmac meeting of the season for the Ones so expect a number of first-timers out this one. The Ones are joined tonight by the BriSCA Formula Twos and the National Hot Rods, one of the few occasions when the full contact Ones are joined by the cream of the non-contact formulas.
The Twos have already had a couple of outings here so far this season but as noted above this is the first of eight meetings for the Formula Ones which includes three speedweekends, and the end of season Gala meeting. The 2022 Gala meeting was the last time the Ones were here on the East Coast and, as part of the pre-meeting entertainment, they were joined by ten drivers from the British Touring Car Championship who are not used to short oval racing or the contact element. In their borrowed cars, the BTCC drivers soon got to grips with the raw power of a Formula One stock car and by the end of the race were starting to use the front bumper to good effect. Race winner was Bobby Thompson in the Simon Graves (47) car. All drivers involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience and all emerged from their cars with huge beams on their faces and all expressed a wish to have another go in the future. The normal crop of F1 and F2 fans were joined by fans of the BTCC and they too were blown away by the racing . Hopefully some new converts there after their first experience of stock car racing. This coupled with the exposure on the BBC’s Top Gear programme after Freddie Flintoff’s F1 exploits at Kings Lynn can only benefit the sport as it reaches a wider audience. A some of you will know, Freddie suffered some serious injuries inan unrelated crash while filming for another Top Gear programme and I am sure the whole stock car community wish him a full recovery.
On to the BriSCA F2s and they have already been in action here twice in 2023, both meetings have had really good turnouts and both have run to the tried and trusted two heats and consolation format to progress to the final as the big race of the day, always the best way! The action has certainly come thick and fast at both of those meetings and I thought it would be good to have a look at who has done the winning so far here this season. It all started on the first weekend of the season on 5th March and the first race of the Skegness season went to a yellow grader in the form of Josh Winch (611) as he held off the challenge of two blue tops, Adie Whitehead (960) was the runner-up and Tom Bennett (213) was third. Staying with Tom for a minute he has been doing quite a bit of travelling around in early season and has already made two visits north of the border to Cowdenbeath, he obviously has his sights set on a red roof for May and I can tell you that he already has more than enough points to achieve that, if he keeps on scoring well he could even make superstar. Heat 2 that afternoon saw blue grader Jack Cave (801) take the victory and on that form he will be heading back to red very soon. Micky Brennan (968) and Liam Bentham (488) were second and third in that one.
The consolation race was a win for Ben Bate (161) as he held off Luke Wrench (560) and long distance traveller Charlie Fisher (315). All 30 qualifiers made it out on track for the final. There was really some tremendous battles in this one but in the end it was the star men who triumphed with Aaron Vaight (184) getting into the lead and really getting further in front with each lap, Jack Witts (880) was home second and David Shearing (564) was third. The Grand National actually gave us our biggest field of the day with a whopping 36 cars on track, it was hard to know where to look as there seemed to be cars spinning out or heading for the fence on every bend. It was however Micky Brennan who came through the chaos to take the GN heat just as he had done the previous evening at King’s Lynn.
Two weeks later we were back here again with a similar number of cars in the pits, heat 1 saw Tom Bennett continue his good start to the campaign with a win as he led home Billy Webster (226) and Whitehead. The second heat saw a very fast drive from Harley Thackra (9), Charlie Guinchard (183) chased hard for second spot and Andrew Bentley (939) had a good drive from the white grade to take third place. The consolation was a start to finish win for Caiden Morrison (285), he had spent all of the previous meeting trying to get his car to run which it stubbornly refused to do and it was not much better in his heat, however there was no holding him now as he took a clear win ahead of Jamie Jones (915) and Brennan. The final went to Caiden as well, the car now clearly running really well, the 285 driver sped away from the front and never looked like being caught despite Charlie Guinchard going really well for second place and Bennett scoring more good points to complete the top three. As a result of his win Morrison will now be going from the yellow grade assuming he is attendance. For the second meeting running the biggest field of the day was on track for the GN with 32 starters. It was again a lively affair with a bit of a feud going on between David Shearing and Jordon Thackra (324) livening up proceedings. Up front it was Ben Bate who was uncatchable from the blue grade with Guinchard scoring his third runner-up spot of the afternoon. Staying with Ben Bate for a moment he took a very good final win at the Hednesford qualifier and so he will now be going from the star grade for the first time in his career.
That brings you all up to date with the F2 action here so far in 2023.
This Good Friday we welcome the National Hot Rods back to Skegness Raceway for round 9 of their 2023 World Championship qualifying series and the Stuart Carter Memorial Trophy. Last year Barry Limer took the first heat while Carl Waller-Barratt took the second heat and won the final, with Jason Kew coming in second with Aaron Dew home in third place.
After the 9 rounds so far of the 2033 World series Billy woods leads the points on 358, behind Chris Haird is second on 319, with Perry Cooke 1 point behind on 318 and Arron Dew three points behind on 315.
So who will take the honours tonight, Wood seems to be on a roll, Cooke seems to have found his form again, McDonald will always be chasing hard and Waller-Barratt will probably be up there as well, however there are several other drivers more than capable of winning so I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens this evening.
Advance Tickets or pay on the day are available, we have a large capacity we don’t sell out see prices page for full details.
We are thrilled to be welcomed into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame with our Certificate of Excellence and we have a 4.7 out of 5 rating on google. You really should be coming along to Skegness Raceway to be part of the excitement & fun that lots of people are talking about and have had a great time over the last few years. We are also members of Visit Britain and have completed their Covid-19 Industry Standard certificate.
Skegness Raceway boast fantastic facilities
We have a large undercover Grandstand, if you prefer to watch from outside, the arena is raised terracing so plenty of unhindered viewing. We also have Bars (including our family Raceview Bar, air con or heated), shops, catering, toilets, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.
We have no direct seating, large tyres are banked in on each bend which do create a seating area. You are welcome to bring your own chairs. The seaside end allows a great area for wheelchair viewing.
We have some ongoing improvements at the raceway, Please bear with us as we continue to upgrade the Raceway
Sorry there isn’t a cash machine at the raceway
Large free carpark adjacent to the stadium
There is public access to the pits
Disabled parking is situated near the turnstiles (please don’t park in front of the turnstiles), would recommend early arrival to secure a space.
Trackside parking no longer available (hasn’t been since 2017) and there is also no longer a bus service to the Raceway, we do have a free car park.
All Discount vouchers are not valid for this event.
Note. Large quantities of food and drink are not allowed to be brought in to the Stadium arena. You may enter the Stadium with a small amount of food and non- alcoholic beverage suitable for one person’s consumption ie. Sandwich, packet of crisps and bottle of soft drink.
We will not allow cooler boxes, holdalls, shopping bags, backpacks etc. filled with refreshments. Nor will we allow trays, packs crates etc. of soft drinks.
STRICTLY NO ALCOHOL or GLASS. Alcohol will be confiscated
If you have specific dietary requirements for health reasons, please bring a confirmation letter with you from your GP.
We race in all weather conditions.
Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed to be brought into the venue.
No tents, shelters, gazebos, marquee’s, pop up tents or similar are allowed inside the Stadium Arena.
If you click on ‘Info’ on the website it gives full details on the Raceway including accessibility, formulas, stunts etc
Gates Open: 2pm
Pitgate and Car Park opens 12.30pm
Please don’t arrive before the gates open and block the road, thanks
Paid practice available for the formulas racing. 1.30pm to 5.30pm £25 each.
Advance Tickets are available on http://www.skegway.info up to 24 hours before each event then its all pay at the gate on the day. We have a large capacity we don’t sell out
If you have online advance tickets please read all the info on the ticket page, your order number (5 digits long) is important not your receipt number which is 8 digits long. Advance Tickets can’t be used at the pitgate.
As well as advance tickets you can pay at the gate on the day for all event at Skegness Raceway we have a large capacity we won’t sell out (Advance tickets).
Junior £8 (13yrs to 15yrs)
12 years and under as always go Free and can be added in advance
Adults 16yrs and above, Senior’s 65yrs & over, Junior’s 13yrs to 15yrs
Card or cash can be used. Sorry there isn’t a cash machine at the raceway.
Advance tickets are available on http://www.skegway.info and on 07881 021058 (please note the phone isn’t manned 24/7 you are advised to buy online)
Sorry no discount vouchers are valid for this event,
The event starts at 6pm, with the turnstiles opening at 2pm the event usually finishes around 10 to 10.30pm
Sorry no overnight camping available
Trackside parking no longer available and there is also no longer a bus service to the stadium. We do have a large free car park
Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed to be brought into the venue.