Lewis Car Club, in association with Highlands and Islands Airports, organised the second Hebridean Plant Hire Ltd Drag Races of 2013 at Stornoway Airport for Saturday 13th July.
This event was looking like a no-go only 10 hours before the deadline, as we only had 11 signed up entrants!
Entries closed at 5pm on Wednesday with a total of 33, which was too close to the minimum of 35 to justify cancelling what is a great fundraising event for local charities. With a total of 41 cars running on the night, the good number of entrants helped make the event a great success!
A nice variety of cars entered this event, and with 16 Vauxhalls in various states of tune on the list a Stornoway legend was going to be decided on the night! We also had an impressive line up of high performance German sport saloons, with the big V8s providing a nice backup to Kenny’s Hi-Fi
Gerry Robb has got to have had the most interesting car of the night, making the trip up from Ayrshire with his Ford Victoria hot rod. Fitted with a 3.5 v8, the coolest car of the night ran a very respectable 15.731 seconds.
Isla Mackenzie posted a fastest time of 14.917 in her white Vauxhall Corsa, with some impressive launches off the start line. Beating her car’s previous best time, she showed a few of the boys how it should be done…
Best reaction time was Chris Matheson with his Audi S4, getting a perfect 0.000 launch.
Donnie Campbell in his flat six twin turbo Subaru Impreza, lighting up all four tyres and setting an impressive 11.447 second time. This is a seriously quick car with more to come!
Colin Linklater still holds the fastest time recorded – set last June he ran an 11.130 pass @ 127.4mph
Gavin Lomax got his homebuilt 1.9 Turbo injection VW Beetle into the 12’s, posting a 12.984 1/4 mile pass. Gavin will hopefully smash this time next year when he completes his new Beetle build.
The run below was one of a few “bracket” races run on the night, where a start light delay is entered into the timing system which compensates for different power levels, making for a fair race between unevenly matched cars.
It is now official; Janis Cerins has the Fastest Astra in Stornoway, with his C20LET powered machine shooting up the 1/4 mile in 13.95 seconds. Murray Macdonald came in a close second, with a 14.193 second pass in his VXR Nürburgring.
Our thanks goes out to everyone who helps to make these events possible, it’s a great evenings entertainment and it raises a significant sum of money for good causes!
|DONALD CAMPBELL||SUBARU IMPREZA||11.6||11.486||11.447||12.443||n/a||11.447|
|SEAN MACKENZIE||SUBARU IMPREZA||12.537||12.713||13.821||12.404||12.72||12.404|
|MURRAY HENDERSON||MERCEDES S55 AMG||12.922||13.636||13.155||12.902||12.978||12.902|
|GAVIN LOMAX||VW BEETLE||13.987||14.388||12.984||13.102||13.09||12.984|
|EUAN MACKAY||SUBARU IMPREZA||13.839||13.584||13.215||13.111||13.882||13.111|
|SCOTT MACLEOD||MERCEDES AMG||13.346||14.164||13.994||14.001||13.897||13.346|
|COLIN DAVIS||MITSUBISHI EVO||14.028||13.464||13.347||13.857||13.624||13.347|
|PAUL MACAULAY||BMW M5||13.475||13.632||13.566||13.547||14.375||13.475|
|MORRIS MACLEOD||BMW M5||13.952||13.817||13.739||13.781||14.002||13.739|
|STEVEN MACINTYRE||NISSAN 200SX||14.685||14.28||13.889||13.838||14.499||13.838|
|JANIS CERINS||OPEL ASTRA||14.732||14.256||13.95||14.167||14.554||13.95|
|MURRAY MACDONALD||VAUXHALL ASTRA||14.717||14.576||14.949||14.193||15.088||14.193|
|DAVID MURRAY||MAZDA 3 MPS||14.044||14.227||14.277||14.72||14.432||14.227|
|ROSS MACLEOD||VAUXHALL ASTRA||14.561||14.753||14.251||15.033||14.975||14.251|
|CHRIS MATHESON||AUDI S4||14.273||14.419||14.196||15.824||14.597||14.273|
|BRYAN MACLEOD||VAUXHALL CORSA||14.526||14.487||14.874||14.401||20.064||14.401|
|DUNCAN MACRAE||HONDA INTEGRA||14.664||14.952||14.974||14.965||14.706||14.664|
|DON NEIL MACKENZIE||VAUXHALL ASTRA||14.961||14.838||14.81||15.068||14.707||14.707|
|CALUM MACLEOD||AUDI RS4||24.516||n/a||n/a||14.716||23.882||14.716|
|ISLA MACKENZIE||VAUXHALL CORSA||15.115||15.699||14.956||14.917||15.54||14.917|
|IAIN MACLEAN||VAUXHALL CORSA||14.951||15.403||15.732||15.581||15.723||14.951|
|JAMES FORREST||SEAT IBIZA||16.122||14.991||15.584||16.654||15.856||14.991|
|LEWIS MACKENZIE||HONDA CIVIC||15.06||15.282||15.103||15.01||15.253||15.01|
|ALEXANDER MACLEOD||MAZDA 3 MPS||15.11||15.239||15.045||15.796||15.513||15.045|
|JAMIE MACLEAN||VAUXHALL CORSA||15.261||15.341||15.192||15.082||15.192||15.082|
|MARTIN MACLEOD||VAUXHALL ASTRA||16.076||15.314||15.868||15.557||15.573||15.314|
|SCOTT MATHESON||VW GOLF||15.671||16.07||15.429||15.42||15.327||15.327|
|CALUM TAYLOR||BMW 323||15.599||16.514||15.981||15.828||n/a||15.514|
|ZAK CARTER||HONDA CIVIC||15.794||15.726||16.043||15.675||16.238||15.675|
|STEVEN MACDONALD||VAUXHALL ASTRA||16.639||15.676||16.537||17.05||16.542||15.676|
|COLIN LINKLATER||MAZDA MX5||15.724||15.744||15.999||15.88||n/a||15.724|
|GERRY ROBB||FORD VICTORIA||17.08||16.075||15.731||15.972||15.818||15.731|
|GRAEME MACLEOD||FORD FOCUS ST||15.967||16.083||16.041||16.03||16.76||15.967|
|JOHN MACKAY||ESCORT RS TURBO||16.041||16.842||16.811||16.878||16.178||16.041|
|ROBERT MATHESON||VAUXHALL CAVILIER||16.209||16.223||16.177||16.294||16.193||16.177|
|DAVID SMITH||VAUXHALL ASTRA||16.209||16.414||16.237||16.23||16.567||16.209|
|DANIEL McCULLOCH||VAUXHALL CAVILIER||16.389||16.597||16.484||16.225||17.314||16.225|
|LEE MCBRATNEY||VAUXHALL ASTRA||16.312||16.318||16.47||16.249||16.352||16.249|
|SANDY MACNEIL||VAUXHALL ASTRA||16.568||16.398||16.271||16.434||16.311||16.271|
|JON CLOUGH||VAUXHALL ASTRA||17.484||17.777||17.068||17.223||17.299||17.068|
|ANDREW MACIVER||VW GOLF||17.112||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||17.112|