Welcome to Warton Stock Car Club

Our Next Race Meeting is on

Sunday 29th January 2017      Midwinter Open
First race starts at Noon, racing often last until between 5pm/6pm

Featuring : Banger Racing Plus Ladies Bangers - Stock Cars - Junior Rookies


Scroll down for full 2017 years fixtures

Admission Prices :

Adult £10 - Children aged (10 to 16) or O.A.P.s £5

Under tens get in for FREE
For any spectator enquires, have a look further down this page for the FAQ bit or feel free to contact Tony on 07709 746744
There is no need to book in advance to watch, just turn up & pay on the gate.

Twitter is for urgent info & photos and news on race days.

Our Race Formulas

Bangers :
Billy Goats 'bestest' race class.. Last year we had over more than 40 Micro Bangers at their meetings (70 at one!!) and with an upsurge in interest in the Unlimited Bangers, we have an extra meeting for them in the summer! EVERY race meeting we hold ends with a Destruction Derby, where the last car still moving is declared the Winner. We have also had some great numbers of competitors in Bangers at all our meetings, making Warton a must go to track if you love the action and carnage of full contact racing!

Stock Cars :
Papa Goats likes the BIG engines, incredible speed and action on the track in these over engineered beasts. We do too and with so many cars evenly matched, it is one of the most spectacular classes we race at Warton.

Ministox :
Daisy Goat likes these as they are driven with 'skill & speed' by 11 to 15 Year olds, and the girls do really well too. Its a great way to get children into racing and learning how to control a real car in very testing conditions, some of the best racing we have has been given by the drivers in this class.

Senior Minis :
Mama Goat likes these as they remind her of her childhood and its 'nice to see these old cars still going strong', and with all the drivers giving their all, its a very competitive class and the racing is always worth watching.

Junior Rookies :
Another regular race class at Warton for children to have a go at. It is Nudge & Spin based on Bangers for 11 to 15 Year Olds. Again the racing is always intense and fast, not forgetting action packed.

Lady Bangers :
Ladies are allowed to race in any class, but this Banger Class is just for them, Nudge & Spin but don't be fooled, the ladies can be very unladylike when behind the wheels of these cars!

Van Bangers :
We have all been 'cut up' on the road by a white van, well this is where we award stupid driving, the vans always give us plenty of action and its amazing to see how much damage they can take and keep going, though I'm not sure you would want your deliveries to arrive on one of these after we have finished with them.. The Big Banger Van race day this year is TBC.

Caravan Race :
The annual epic event this year is on the 27th Aug 2017. Yes its carmageddon for caravans, around 20 caravans get 'raced' though to be fair it usually ends up being organised chaos. Great fun and worth a visit to see. We have normal bangers and other support formulas racing on this day, so its action from the first race right through to the Destruction Derby.

To visit us on Race Days, type in LA5 9NJ into your SAT/NAV

For any spectator enquires feel free to contact Tony on 07709 746 744

          We are a members run, not for profit, racing club. We race about eighteen times a year, mainly from Spring to Autumn. Motor racing is often thought of as a male dominated activity, but we are proud to say that over the years we have had many female drivers who have done well racing against the men, from the 'Pink Lady' in the nineties right up to recent class champions in ministox and senior minis. This season (2016) is our second year with transponders, despite a few 'hiccups, the information for drivers and spectators to compare lap times with others and different weather conditions, they will be on the Stock Cars, Ministox & Senior Minis.  

         So why not come and watch the intense action on the track. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day. We have limited Free Track Side Parking and a Disabled only area that has a great view of the track from outside or inside the car, both these areas are on a first come basis and cannot be reserved. We race on a purpose built tarmaced quarter mile short oval, which means you can see all the action no matter where you stand.
          We have a Track Shop, Toilets and Burger Vans etc. Its a great place to bring a camera too and not expensive at all.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the track?
The track is about ten minutes drive from junction 35 of the M6 and we have regular visitors from Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Merseyside, as well, of course, from the surrounding areas of Carnforth, Lancaster and Barrow-In-Furness. Follow the signs for the A6 Carnforth, turn right at the crossroads in the town centre and follow the signs three miles down the road. Or simply follow a race car on the back of a trailer or truck, they know where they are going, well most of the time.

What time does racing start?
Racing starts about noon, but we advise people to arrive by 11:30am so you can be settled and not miss a single race.

Is there Track Side Parking?
Yes, but its limited, first come first served. There's no extra charge for trackside, or any, parking.

Is There a Disabled Parking Area?
Yes, again its limited and its first come first served. It looks over the track and allows a good view of racing, even when still sat in the car.

Is there seating?
No, most people bring camping chairs to sit on. Though many spectators just move around the site to watch the racing from different angles.

Are people allowed in the pit area & is there a charge?
Yes spectators are allowed in the Pit Area, there is no charge, but we reminded people that there are moving cars & repair work going on all the time and suggest you keep a really close eye of your children.

How long does racing last?
We hold, often, twenty races during a race day. Our last race, the Banger Destruction Derby, is worth staying to watch. Racing normally finishes between 5pm or 6 pm. (Dusk on long days or Autumn/Winter meetings)

Can I bring my dog to the racing?
Yes, but its not for all dogs. Its dusty, noisy and a long day. Keep your dog on a lead at all times. Bring drinking water & some shade for it on hot/sunny days. Please do not leave your dog in a car without the windows being open for fresh air. Also they must be kept off the marsh behind the toilets and pit area.


2017 Fixtures

Racing usually starts at noon.

Excluding the Midwinter Madness ALL Junior Rookies & Ladies Banger Races are points scoring. Provisionally all Stock Car, Senior Mini and Ministox meetings will be points scoring, excluding Midwinter Madness. All Banger meetings are points scoring apart from Team Meetings, Metal Mania and Midwinter Madness.

5th March 2017   28th MAY 2017   27th August 2017
Unlimited Bangers   Bangers   2LTR Bangers
Junior Rookies   Junior Rookies   Junior Rookies
Ladies Bangers   Stock Cars   Stock Cars
Stock Cars   Senior Minis   Senior Minis
Senior Minis   Ministox   Ministox
19th March 2017   11th June 2017   10th September 2017
1400c.c. Bangers   Bangers   Bangers
Junior Rookies   Ladies Bangers   Ladies Bangers
Ladies Bangers   Stock Cars   Stock Cars
Ministox   Senior Minis   Senior Minis
    Ministox   Ministox
2nd April 2017   25th June 2017   24th September 2017
Bangers   Bangers   Bangers
Junior Rookies   Junior Rookies   Junior Rookies
Stock Cars   Stock Cars   Stock Cars
Senior Minis   Senior Minis   Senior Minis
Ministox   Ministox   Ministox
16th April 2017   9th July 2017   8th October 2017
Micro Bangers   Bangers   Bangers
Ladies Bangers   Ladies Bangers   Ladies Bangers
Stock Cars   Stock Cars   Stock Cars
Senior Minis   Senior Minis   Senior Minis
Ministox   Ministox   Ministox
30th April 2017   23rd July 2017   22nd October 2017
Bangers   Bangers   Bangers
Junior Rookies   Junior Rookies   Junior Rookies
Stock Cars   Stock Cars   Stock Cars
Senior Minis   Senior Minis   Senior Minis
Ministox   Ministox   Ministox
14th May 2017   13th August 2017   27th January 2018
Bangers   Bangers   Bangers
Ladies Bangers   Ladies Bangers   Ladies Bangers
Stock Cars   Stock Cars   Junior Rookies
Senior Minis   Senior Minis   Stock Cars
Ministox   Ministox    


By Post ~ Ideal for paying memberships/sponsorships or letters to the committee etc

Warton Stock Car Club
22 Grosvenor Place
Carnforth LANCS

The Committee for 2016

The Chair & Publicity Officer : Tony 'SnOrK' Porter

e-mail : info@wartononline.com
Telephone : 07709 746744
Twitter : www.twitter.com/wartononline
FACEBOOK : Tony SnOrK Porter

Vice Chair : Paul Postlethwaite
Committee Members : Trevor Illingworth ~ Gerald Hoggarth ~ Joanne Chamley ~ Mark Brook ~ Steve Hardy ~ Danny Potts

Secretary : Wendy Harris
e-mail : wendyeharris23@gmail.com

If you require a Rule Book they are FREE.. Just Contact Tony or Wendy and one will be posted to you Free of Charge.
You can also collect one from Race Control free of charge on Race Days.

Friends of Warton Stock Car Club Websites



This is an unofficial website for Warton Stock Car Club and is solely run by Tony. Tony has been on the committee at Warton since 2004, and Chairman since 2010, and is passionate about the club and making it more successful. Tony is the site owner/designer/photographer/video cameraman and editor/reporter/part time race marshal/starter/commentator publicity officer and general dogs body. (all that on top of a games shop keeper, so bear with him if he falls behind every now and then.)

All HTML text/coding, images and text remain copyright © Tony Porter. That includes wartonstockcarclub section in YOUTUBE.


Following two meetings with Stock Car Drivers it was decided that the rules needed updating and clarifying. Below is what was agreed by the people at the second meeting. NOTE 7th pillar rule is for 2018 season.

STOCK CARS RULES for 2017/2018

Cars must not be derived from a manufactured road vehicle.

SC 01.    The Build (F2 type)

• Open-wheel in design and construction around a steel spaceframe


• Front-engined

• Two Rear-wheel drive

• A single seater car

SC 02.    The MINIMUM permissible total weight of the car is 650Kg.

The MAXIMUM permissible total weight of the car is 775Kg.

SC 03.    The car MUST have an integral 7-pillar roll-cage, welded to the main

chassis rails, to protect the driver. (By start of 2018 season).

SC 04.    The roll-cage MUST be constructed from two main hoops running up

from the main chassis rails, over the height of the driver’s head, and

back down to the chassis rails again. The two main hoops MUST run

either (i) front to back along the line of the main chassis rails, or (ii)

side to side between the two chassis rails, thus forming the 4 corner

pillars (pillars 1-4) of the required 7-pillar roll cage.

SC 05.    The two main roll-cage hoops MUST be connected to each other at

the top by two roof bars:

• One front and one rear running transversely in the case of front to-

back main hoops,


• One at each side running longitudinally in the case of side-to side

main hoops.

SC 06.    Two additional side pillars (pillars 5 & 6) MUST also connect

the main chassis rails to the roll hoop(s) above the driver’s head

SC 07.    One additional rear pillar (pillar 7) MUST connect directly to the centre

of the rear transverse roof bar/roll-hoop (that joins the two rear roll

cage corner pillars together at the top of the rear window aperture) to

the centre of the rear roll-cage lower transverse cross member, half height with a plate, to the floor without a plate.

SC 08.    The main hoops (pillars 1-4), their connecting bars and

additional pillars (5, 6 & 7) MUST be constructed of SHS or CHS with

a MINIMUM wall thickness of 3mm.

SC 09.    The main hoops (pillars 1-4), their connecting bars

and additional pillars (5, 6 & 7) MUST be at least a MINIMUM size of

30mm x 30mm (SHS), or 30mm diameter (CHS).

SC 10. With the exception of the 7 main roll-cage pillars and two roof bars

as specified above, all other parts of the roll-cage specified below

in this section MUST be constructed of SHS or CHS with a

MINIMUM wall thickness of 2.5mm, and at least a MINIMUM size of

25mm x 25mm (SHS) or 25mm diameter (CHS).

SC 11.    Side-bars running longitudinally between the front and rear roll-cage

pillars MUST be installed on both sides of the car at approximately

elbow height.

SC 12.    The side-bars MUST abut, or be abutted by, the middle roll-cage

pillars on each side of the car, and all joints to the roll-cage pillars

MUST be fully welded.

SC 13.    The side-bars MUST be equal heights from the chassis rails on both

sides of the car.

SC 14.    At least two separate down-bars MUST be installed on each side of

the car within the area bordered by the front and middle roll-cage pillars, the main chassis rail and the side-bar, primarily designed to

provide protection for the driver from intrusion in to the cab area

from bumpers (through the side panel). At least 1 down-bar MUST

connect the side-bar to the main chassis rail, whilst a second downbar

MUST connect either the side-bar or the front roll-cage pillar to

the main chassis rail.

SC 15.    A steel sheet plate of MINIMUM 3mm thickness MUST be welded

to the top of the roll-cage along the full length of all 4 sides (the

two main roll-cage hoops and the two connecting bars) to form a

protective roof over the driver’s head.

SC 16.    The roof plate MUST measure at least a MINIMUM of 560mm in

length across its entire width, and at least a MINIMUM of 400mm

in width along the mandated MINIMUM 560mm length. These

dimensions include the diameter of the roll-cage tube to which the

plate is welded.

• The 400mm width measurement is taken in the transverse

horizontal plane, parallel to the ground, between two vertical

straightedges butting against the outsides of the roll-cage tube.

• The 560mm length measurement is taken parallel to the

longitudinal plane of the roof, between two straightedges

perpendicular to the front and rear of the roof.

SC 17.    The rear of the roll-cage MUST be panelled with a steel sheet plate

of at least 2mm MINIMUM thickness, and to a MINIMUM height of at

least 300mm above the level of the main chassis rails along its entire

length or a 30mm x 30mm cross bar may be fitted.

SC 18.    The windscreen aperture(s) must be covered with a steel mesh to

protect the driver from projectiles.

SC 19.    The steel mesh MUST be no more than a MAXIMUM 40mm matrix,

and MUST be a MINIMUM 2.4mm thickness.

SC 20.    The steel mesh MUST be welded  to the car.

SC 21.    The car MUST be fitted with front and rear bumpers constructed of steel

SC 22.    The front bumper blade MUST be constructed with a flat face surface

100mm (4in) deep along its entire length. The top and bottom edges of

the front bumper MUST remain in the same horizontal planes at all points

along the entire length and be between 16.5” and 17.5”

from the ground. This will be measured on track with the driver on board

SC 23.    Bolt-on bumpers MUST have a MINIMUM of TWO secondary fixings to prevent the bumper leaving the car should the mounting bolts break in an impact. Each secondary fixing

MUST comprise of a steel chain made of MINIMUM 8mm thick diameter

links, with ends joined together by a MINIMUM 8mm thick diameter steel

shackle encompassing a threaded securing mechanism. The use of nuts,

bolts and washers to join the ends of the chain is NOT permitted. Each

secondary fixing chain MUST be wrapped around BOTH the chassis and

suitable section of the bumper.

SC 24.    The front bumper MUST be fitted with a central lower hoop to help

prevent the car riding up over other cars. This hoop MUST have a

horizontal centre section a MINIMUM of 304mm (12in) wide, and be a

MINIMUM of 152mm (6in) deep from the underside of the bumper along

the entire horizontal section length. The bottom of this hoop MUST be

braced to the rear by 2 support struts.

SC 25.    ALL bumper hoops MUST be made from steel with a MINIMUM 2.5mm

wall thickness, and a MINIMUM size of 25mm diameter or square.

SC 26.    Nerf-rails MUST be fitted to BOTH sides of the car and made of steel.

SC 27.    Nerf-rails MUST be the same height, from the ground, as the bumpers.

SC 28.    The outer edge of the nerf rail MUST be at least a MINIMUM size of

25mm diameter/square SHS, RHS, CHS or OHS, and MUST be at least a

MINIMUM wall thickness of 2.5mm.

SC 29.    The outer edge of the nerf rail MUST be connected to the main

chassis rail by a MINIMUM of two support struts, each being at least a

MINIMUM material size of 25mm diameter/square SHS, RHS, CHS or


SC 30.    Mandated support struts, additional support struts, and bracing struts,

MUST be steel, but may be of a thinner material than the mandated

outer edge of the nerf rail.

SC 31.    A complete firewall MUST be installed between the engine and the

driver’s compartment to help protect the driver from the possibility of

burns from fire, fuel, oil or water.

SC 32.    The firewall MUST be made of metal.

SC 33.    The firewall MUST be complete except for minimal sized holes through

which essential cables, pipes or the steering column are required to pass.

SC 34     A solid floor MUST be installed in the driver’s compartment (cab). A prop guard to be fitted under driver seat 2mm min steel.

SC 35     Where any part of the floor of the driver’s compartment is below the

bottom of the main chassis rails, OR there is not a full under chassis, the

cab floor MUST be constructed of 3mm MINIMUM thickness steel plate.

Aluminium is NOT permitted.

SC 36.    Engines to be of any capacity and open to any modification.

SC 37.    A full harness must be fitted and secured safely. A quick release steering wheel must be


SC 38.    Any make or compound of tyre may be used provided they are readily available to


SC 39.    All Stock Cars will display their current roof colour on a board, the size of a car

number plate, taping a section of the aerofoil will not be sufficient. Failure to display these

plates will result in a two place forfeiture. A second offence will result in a ban.

SC 40.    A black area will be painted on the aerofoil to take a white number or numbers

or a white area to take black numbers.

SC 41.    The seats to have a steel plate behind the drivers head at least 6 inch square, welded

to 2 upright bars

SC 42.    Rear Protection Springs must be attached at both ends by at least one bolt.

SC 43.    Cars are permitted to have a red flashing light facing backwards attached securely at the

rear of the car, for visability in wet.

SC 44.    All cars must be fitted with a working BRISCA type exhaust. Any car deemed to be too

noisy will be stopped from racing until the exhaust functioning to the satitfaction of the

scrutineer and Clerk of the Course.

SC 45.    Stock cars to have steel side panels, from the front upright bar of the cab, to the rear of

the cab. The steel plate shall be S.W.G. 14 or its equivalent 2mm thick. It may be fitted

under existing aluminium sheet or instead of this skin. Fitted to both sides of the cab. Box

section may be used instead of plate.


RHS Rectangular Hollow Section

SHS Square Hollow Section

CHS Circular Hollow Section

OHS Oval Hollow Section


If the rules do not specify that you can, then take it that you can’t. If in doubt consult the scrutineer.