The Onchan Raceway stock car season came to a close on Sunday afternoon, a large crowd filled the stadium in perfect weather conditions awaiting the end of season demolition derby.The bangers were first out on the track with the end of season awards and sword of state championship still to be contested Gary Crellin continued his recent winning form taking control of race one to take the honours ahead of Dave Sutcliffe, Robert Hooper, Colin Clague and Steven Guest. Race two saw Crellin claim his second victory of the evening ahead of Sutcliffe, Hooper, Guest and Ryan Edmunds. Race three was cut short due to a heavy impact bringing out the red flags to allow cars to be removed and drivers checked, Sutcliffe who was leading at the time was awarded the victory. The JCK Ltd trophies were awarded to Gary Crellin, Dave Sutcliffe and Robert Hooper.Gary Crellin was also awarded the Bangers Sword of state as the highest point scorer over the final three meetings.
The Production rods were next out also contesting the final meeting of the dagger of honour and the final fight for top spot in the overall standings. Race one saw Darren Hudgeon storm to a clear, flag to flag victory ahead of Mark Hargreaves, Georgina Moore, Mike Craine and Josh Ffrench. Race two saw Hudgeon make another great start before mechanical issues saw him lose pace before retiring from the race, Moore took the honours ahead of Craine, Ffrench, Hargreaves and Ford. Race three was cut short due to an incident in the closing stages leaving Ffrench in the fence, Hudgeon who had a clear lead at the time was declared the winner ahead of Moore, Craine and Ford. Race four was the closest race of the day after it looked like Hudgeon had it in the bag it ended in a three way battle, Craine edged ahead to take the chequered flag narrowly ahead of Hudgeon and Moore with Ford tjust behind in fourth. The JCK Ltd trophies were awarded to Georgina Moore, Mike Craine and Darren Hudgeon, Moore also claimed the victory lane ladies award. The dagger of honour was won by Mark Hargreave as the top point scoring driver over the last three meetings.
The end of season awards followed starting with the mini stox. The Window wizard points championship was won by Jordan Halligan-Bunce wih Josh Watson second and Harry Watson third. Ben Kelly won the white and yellow top drivers championship ahead of Jake Hooper. Ben Kelly was also awarded the best presented mini stox award.
The A&J quality butchers bangers championship was won by Steven Guest, with Lee Jordan second and Gary Crellin third. Dave Sutcliffe was awarded the bangers newcomer of the year award while Jemma Moore was awarded the bangers entertainer of the year award.
The Swift Motors production rods championship was won by Mark Hargreaves, Mike Craine was second with Josh Ffrench third. The Victory lane ladies championship was won Georgina Moore, with Lauren Miller second and Tina Quayle third. Danny Quayle was awarded the newcomer of the year award, Mike Craine won the best presented production rod trophy.
Finally the day ended with the event the large crowd had been waiting for, the demolition derby. With fifteen cars lined up it was set to be a good one. After the first few laps and big hits the demolition had to be temporarily stopped after Cameron Reekie’s van rolled onto its side, once restarted the remaining drivers didn’t fail to continue entertaining the crowd with plenty of action all around the track. After several minutes of crowd pleasing entertainment Ryan Edmunds and Dylan Cormode were the last two running, Cormode in his Renault van and Edmunds a focus continued the battle to claim the honours and prize money up for grabs. After putting in another few hard hits Cormode managed to finish off the focus to claim the demolition victory.