Drag Race June 2012

Lewis Car Club in association with Highlands and Islands Airports organised the first Hebridean Plant Hire Ltd Drag Race of 2012 at Stornoway Airport on Saturday 9th June. The event was dedicated to Andrew ‘Tibby’ Macleod who was taken away far too early in life by an undiagnosed heart condition.

All money raised on the night will be donated to CRY- Cardiac Risk in the Young.  CRY was founded in 1995 to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to Young Sudden Cardiac Death (YSCD) and Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS); SADS
All 33 drivers arrived on time to have their cars scrutineered for safety, a great variety of cars entered ranging from a 1.2 Renault Clio,  (running a subsea fluid instead of engine oil- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnhwQHSE5ik) to a full 650bhp Subaru Impreza with slick  tyres .
 

Four classic cars entered and posted some impressive times, Gavin Lomax posted a personal best of 13.758 in his home built VW Beetle with a 1.9 turbocharged, fuel injected 200bhp engine. Derek Beaton ran his Mk2 RS2000 setting  some impressive reaction times off the line. Iain Rose made the trip over from Contin in his black mk1 Golf GTi, this was Iain’s second time at the LCC Drag Race having entered last  year  in  his mk2 Escort RS1800 replica as part of the Highland Old Skool Ford  Tour 2011. Murdo Campbell  entered in the rare Renault 5 Turbo 2, launching the mid engined Renault hard of the line.  He posted his best time of the night on his 5th run of 14.819.

Subarus were out in force with Colin Linklater posting an  11.130 second pass in his 650bhp Impreza, crossing the ¼ mile at 127.4 mph on his 5th run. Steve MacIver in his 500bhp classic Impreza RA managed a 12.329, Sean Mackenzie was close behind 12.395 in his P1 Impreza.
The matt black Limited edition RS500 Focus RS posted the fastest time of the RS’s, with the remapped 300bhp Ultimate Green Focus setting a 14.229 and standard performance blue one owned by Chris Matheson making the ¼ mile pass in 14.318 seconds .

 

Times from the night are listed below-

Colin Linklater Subaru Impreza 5 0.354 11.130 127.4
Steve Maciver Subaru Impreza 2 0.331 12.329 107.6
Sean Mackenzie Subaru Impreza P1 3 0.332 12.395 113.0
Gavin Lomax VW Beetle 5 0.484 13.758 97.1
David Flower Subaru Impreza 2 0.689 13.793 96.1
Iain Nicolson Subaru Impreza 4 0.481 13.947 99.3
Stephen Macdonald Ford Focus RS500 1 0.764 14.027 103.4
Finlay Macdonald Catherham 7 4 0.194 14.269 96.7
Graham Ferguson Ford Focus RS 3 0.605 14.229 101.5
Chris Matheson Ford Focus RS 4 0.345 14.318 99.7
Lee Woodard Skoda Fabia 5 0.835 14.390 97.6
D N Mackenzie Vauxhall Astra VXR 3 0.677 14.442 98.2
Michael Pitt Ford Sierra 3 0.088 14.549 94.9
Jamie Macleod BMW 328i 5 0.367 14.694 93.7
Murdo Campbell Renault 5 Turbo 2 5 -0.146 14.819 91.6
Dan Pitt Saab 9000 5 0.372 14.833 96.5
William Maciver ToyotaMR2 4 0.254 14.894 89.4
Paul Macaulay BMW 325TDS 2 0.201 15.094 92.4
Scott Matheson Renault Clio 182 5 0.058 15.256 88.9
Mark Woodard Skoda Octavia 1 1.085 15.285 90.3
David Macleod Alfa Romeo GTV 3 0.203 15.292 90.1
Euan Mackay ToyotaAltezza 3 0.394 15.412 89.4
Sandy Maclean Mitsubishi Colt CZT 2 0.123 15.443 89.1
Janis Cerins BMW 328i 2 0.366 15.486 91.0
David Macleod BMW 320i 4 0.408 15.509 90.9
Derek Beaton Escort RS2000 5 0.102 15.517 88.7
Ross Macleod SeatLeon 2 0.270 15.663 86.8
Jim Currie Ford Focus ST 1 0.449 15.860 87.7
Iain Rose VW Golf GTi 2 0.230 16.421 55.8
Chris Macarthur Volvo 940 2 0.650 17.034 79.2
Calum Taylor Hyundai Coupe 5 0.323 19.413 64.9
Andy White Renault Clio 3 0.381 19.493 66.4
Craig Evans Ford Sierra 2 0.334 20.577 62.9
 
  
  Euan  Mackay ToyotaAltezza 2 0.016 Fastest reaction time of the night

 

 

 

LEWIS CAR CLUB WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS, WITHOUT THE KINDNESS OF THE BELOW COMPANIES AND LEWIS CAR CLUB MEMBERS THESE EVENTS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN – ALL TO RAISE MONEY FOR GREAT CHARITIES. THANK  YOU