2018 SEASON PREVIEW
ANOTHER EXCITING SUMMER SEASON OF RACING AHEAD
2018 marks the 49th ANNIVERSARY of stock car action at the Onchan Stadium. Building on a very successful 2017 season, interest for 2018 is stronger than ever. We have an eventful season planned with visiting drivers and teams already booked to appear.
The 2018 season starts on Sunday 29th April 2 pm start, practice from 1.15pm. This meeting is a full points scoring meeting which includes Ministox, Formula 2 stockcars, Bangers and Production Rods. The Ministox drivers will be racing for The ROBIN SMITH FUTURE STAR AWARD. In memory of Robin who always loved his evenings watching Stockcars at Onchan Raceway.
Then racing reverts to the regular Monday evenings from the 7th May. All evening meetings start at 7.30pm with spectator gates opening at 7pm and practice from 7.15 pm. Just one meeting will be held during T.T. practice week, Monday 28th May. MAD SUNDAY 3RD JUNE 7pm (note the earlier start time) DELIVERY DRIVERS GRAND PRIX. A grand title for the sixth staging of a Van Demolition Derby. Prize money and 25 Championship points will be awarded to the last Van mobile. This event has soon established itself as a must not miss meeting. This year £50 start money will be paid to each driver competing, also the RAMP will be added to increase the fun !!! If the racing public request it. Watch the clip on you tube Flying Vans at Onchan Raceway.
Sunday 24th June 2pm Mid Season Demolition Derby will take place, the winner will be awarded prize money and also 25 championship points, which could influence the season long points championship.
Monday 2nd July will be the first meeting of three to decide the Manx Ministox Sword of State.
The season then takes off towards the end of July with the Formula 2 Manx Open Championship held over 3 meetings Monday 23rd , Thursday 26th and Saturday 28th July . A new event to coincide with the F2 Manx Open will see youngsters aged 8 to 11 race Micro Formula 2s, these have soon established themselves in the U.K. at present we have already 18 Micro F2 drivers booked to attend. National Ministox return to contest their Ministox T.T. over three meetings Thursday 26th, Saturday 28th and Monday 30th July.
Racing reverts to Monday evenings for the remainder of August. The busy season is brought to an end with the last three meetings of the season Monday 27th August, Monday 3rd and Sunday 9th September.
The top point scoring driver over the 3 meetings in the Formula 2s receives the Wilf Blundell Shield, the top point scorer in the Production Rods will be awarded the Dagger of Honour, while the top point scoring Banger driver will receive the Banger Sword of State trophy.
The 2018 season will be brought to a close with the traditional End of Season Demolition Derby start time 2pm, again the winner of the demolition claims money and 25 championship points.
Other events planned for the summer season include :- Go Karts - the season has already started for the arrive and drive Go Karts. Go Karts are open from 11am throughout the summer.
Minimotos were successfully introduced a number of years ago, Wednesday evening sessions are held 6 to 9 pm, throughout the summer weather permitting.
The Awesome Monster ride truck, is also operating daily, for trips around Onchan Stadium.
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