Welcome to Warton Stock Car Club

Our Next Race Meeting is

Sunday 3rd May 2015      MAY DAY TROPHY
First race starts at Noon & about 20 races, racing often last until between 5pm/6pm

Featuring : Van Bangers Plus MiniStox - Senior Minis - Stock Cars - Junior Rookies

Admission for 2015 : Adult £ 10 - Child (aged 10 and over) £ 5 - Concessions £ 5 - Children Under Ten get to watch for FREE

Scroll down for full 2015 years fixtures

For any spectator enquires 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. Vine: 6 second videos, scroll down to watch in order.

Our Race Formulas


I love the BANGERS the bestest.. they race, crash, bash and smash, makes me laugh so much.

The STOCK CARS are my favourites with their BIG engines, incredible speed and action on the track in these over engineered beasts.

I love the MINISTOX as they are driven with skill & at speed by 10 to 15 Year olds, and the girls do really well too.

The SENIOR MINIS are fab. Nice to see these old cars still going strong, and the Ladies giving the Blokes a run for their money. 

Junior Rookies :
Nudge & Spin based in Bangers for 10 to 15 Year Olds.

Lady Bangers :
Nudge & Spin and very unladylike!

Van Bangers :
They are back, the vans that just keep smashing & bashing on the 3rd May & 2nd Aug.

Caravan Race :
The annual epic event this year is on the 30th Aug.

To visit us on Race Days, type in LA5 9NJ into your SAT/NAVFor any spectator enquires feel free to contact Tony on 07709 746 744

          We are a members, non 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(2015) sees us take on transponders on this will offer drivers and spectators alike to have a look at lap times, comparing 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:

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, over 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)

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.

2015 Fixtures

Racing usually starts at noon.

Excluding the Midwinter Open ALL Junior Rookies & Ladies Banger Races are points scoring. Ministox, Senior Minis, Stock Cars & Bangers points start at the Easter Speed King Trophy.

(Note there is an EXTRA Unlimited Banger Meeting on the 16th August)


8th March 2015

Metal Mania

Unlimited Bangers – Junior Rookies – Ladies Bangers – Stock Cars - Snr Minis


22nd March 2015

1400cc Team Meeting

1400cc Bangers – Junior Rookies – Ladies Bangers – Stock Cars


5th April 2015

Easter Speed King Trophy

1500cc  Bangers – Junior Rookies – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


19th April 2015

Silver Wheels Cup

2LTR Bangers – Ladies Bangers – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


3rd May 2015

May Day Trophy

Van Bangers – Junior Rookies – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


24th May 2015

The Bay Classic

Micro Bangers – Junior Rookies – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis



7th June 2015

West Coast Classic

2LTR NON Mondeo Bangers – Ladies Bangers – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


21st June 2015

Warton Grange

2LTR Bangers – Ladies Bangers – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


5th July 2015

Stars & Stripes Trophy

Micro Bangers – Junior Rookies – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


19th July 2015

Vale of Lune Trophy

1500cc Bangers – Junior Rookies – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


2nd August 2015

High Summer Showdown

VAN Bangers – Junior Rookies – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


16th August 2015

Monarch of the Marsh

Unlimited Bangers – Ladies Bangers – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis



30th August 2015

Caravan Meeting

2LTR Bangers – Ladies Bangers – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


6th September 2015

Club Championship

2LTR Bangers – Ladies Bangers – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


20th September 2015

Rose of Lancashire Trophy

Micro Bangers – Junior Rookies – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


4th October 2015

2LTR Team Meeting

2LTR Bangers – Ladies Bangers – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


18th October 2015

Chequered Flag Trophy

1500cc Bangers – Junior Rookies – Stock Cars – Ministox – Snr Minis


24th January 2016

Midwinter Open

1500cc Bangers – Ladies Bangers – Junior Rookies - Stock Cars


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 2015

The Chair & Publicity Officer : Tony 'SnOrK' Porter

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

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.

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2015 Rules, Regulations & Specifications






This formula is designed to encourage new young drivers to our circuits, to enjoy the atmosphere & thrills of driving on an oval, without the substantial financial investment. 


The object of the racing is to complete the specified number of laps in the shortest time. You may push a car from behind, or spin a car  but there is no following in (you must not be on the back or side of a car as it hits the fence - whether from the rear, front or side - as this will be deemed forcible fencing & carry penalties or a ban which could be for life).  Deliberate hitting of stationary cars is not permitted.


Racing is in a clockwise direction on a clearly defined circuit with a separate infield. Any wheels passing over the demarcation lines or entering on to the infield areas will mean that the driver will be penalised. 



Drivers must be between the ages of 10 and 15 – the earliest date upon which someone can race is on their 10th birthday (Unless previously licenced in the formula). The latest date is the day before their 16th birthday.  All licence applications will be reviewed by the Club and it must be understood that applications may be refused at the Club’s discretion.  Falsifying documents or providing misleading information about age in order to get round the rules carries a lengthy ban from all formulas. All drivers have to complete an ORCi competence assessment prior to racing.  This should be arranged in advance with your club – please check well in advance of the race meeting as your club may wish this to be carried out on a separate date prior to your race day if there is not sufficient time to do so on race day.


Day licences are not permissible in any junior formulas.  All drivers must apply for a full race licence.





1. There is a list of eligible cars which is constantly updated on our website.  The list at time of writing is below, but you should check the club for any updates.  The car must be a right-hand 2 wheel drive saloon, hatchback or estate car with a steel body with an engine size not exceeding 1300cc, with either carburettors or Multi Point Injection or Diesel.


Eligible Cars for Junior Rookie Bangers


Engine limit – 1300cc

Austin - A30 / A35 / A40 (Farina only - NOT Somerset or Cambridge) / 1100 / 1300 / Allegro / Metro 

Chevrolet – Matiz

Citroen - 2CV / Dyane / AX / Saxo / Visa / C1
Daewoo - Matiz
Daihatsu – Charade / Move Datsun - 100A (Cherry)  
Fiat - Panda / Punto / Uno / 126 / 127 / Cinquecento / Tipo / Seicento
Ford - Fiesta / Ka / Popular 100E / Anglia
Hillman - Imp
Honda - Civic (1st generation 1972-1979 only) / Logo

Hyundai – i10 / Amica
Kia – Pride / Picanto
Lada – Samara

Lancia - Fulvia
Mazda – 121 / 323 (3
rd generation 1977-1980 and 4th generation 1980-1984 hatchbacks only –not booted versions or estates)

Morris - 1100 / 1300 / Minor
Nissan – Micra / Pixo

Perodua - Kenari
Peugeot - 104 / 106 / 107 / 205

Proton – Satria / Compact
Renault - 4 / 5 / 6 / 10 / Clio / Modus / Twingo
Riley - Elf
Rover - 100 (Metro shape - not p4!)

Seat – Ibiza (mk.1 1984-1993 & mk.2 1993-2002) / Arosa

Skoda – Favorit (saloon only – NOT estate)
Smart Car
Subaru - Vivio
Suzuki – Swift / Wagon R / Baleno (3 door hatchback ONLY, NOT booted version or estate)
Talbot - Samba
Toyota – Starlet / Aygo
Vauxhall - Nova / Corsa / HA Viva / Chevette
Volkswagen - Polo / Beetle / Fox / Lupo
Wolseley - Hornet






1. Remove all exterior mouldings, screen glass, lamps and handles.

2. Remove all airbags and charges (if fitted), interior trim, the dash & passenger seating.

3. Remove the fuel tank, spare wheel carrier & tow bar if fitted.

4. Remove rear spoilers and side skirts even if factory fitted.

5. Remove all obsolete wiring and interior debris from the car.

6. Read & familiarise yourself with the Banger Rules & Regulations for preparing the race car. 

7. It is compulsory to pad steering columns, B pillar and roll cage with high density foam – it is NOT permissible to use non high density padding such as clothing, towels etc.




You must have a Driving Seat with a head restraint and this may be of a competition type. The seat should occupy its original position where possible and be suitably supported at shoulder height and on both of the sides and back, with a suitable framework or seat stiffeners. 




The lap belt/straps and crotch straps should not pass over the sides of the seat, but through it, in order to wrap and hold the pelvic region over the greatest possible surface.  A minimum of a four point buckle fixing must be used with a minimum of 3 floor fixings.  A secure part of the floor or cage (including the seat bar), are recommended anchor points.  All seatbelt connection points must be visible and no belts pass through any firewall.


Following research made by leading safety harness manufacturers, information has been made available with regard to the best way to fit your safety harness; this will further ensure your safety. Please study the diagrams to ensure your safety harness is fitted correctly. 


The lap belt crossing should be below the anterior-superior iliac spines (bony part of the hip). Under no circumstances should it be worn over the region of the abdomen. Lap belt/straps must terminate vertically downwards, and not forwards or rearwards of the hip joint. 



Lap straps should terminate symmetrically about the wearer on either side of the seat, about 20" (500mm) apart. The distance between the seating surface and the anchorage point should be kept to a minimum to prevent submarining. The location of the crotch strap mounting should be to the rear of the driver.


Fig.1 shows the location for the tail straps, which should be horizontal to 200 below horizontal, and as close to the shoulder as is practical for optimum restraint.



All belts must connect to the quick release buckle. The abdominal strap fixing point must be on the chassis, roll cage, or floor (for vehicles with no chassis), either side of the driver.


The shoulder straps must be supported at shoulder height. NASCAR or Aircraft type buckles must be fitted with lever on the right side of the driver. It is advisable to fit a secondary means of detent to prevent overall sleeves accidentally unhooking the buckle during racing. A small section of tube grip elasti-cated bandage, slid over the hooked buckle, serves the purpose. 


Special attention must be paid to the condition of seat belt fixings once fitted. Information is available, from your Promotion, on the correct procedure to follow when fitting seat belts. Remember - your life depends on them, and belts, once involved in a severe accident, should be discarded and replaced.


Over the years, we have had many unnecessary injuries due to badly fitted seats. They frequently occur in Non-contact Formulas, when perhaps a driver believes it is more unlikely that he will be involved in a serious crash, and he also believes that, if he is involved in a collision, the impact on his car will be from the front. However, this is often not the case. It is therefore, imperative that you ensure your seat is really well supported, especially where the shoulder straps go through. You must also ensure that your seat cannot move sideways. 


The safety of your seat will be judged by the Scrutineers and you will only be permitted to race when they are satisfied that you will be as safe as possible in any event. 




A race manufacture window net in the driver’s door window is compulsory.  This should be fitted so it can easily and quickly be opened by hand if necessary from the outside of the car by an official in an emergency.




1. When referring to the engine, gearbox, final drive, mechanical or construction Rules & Regulations, the principle will always be: Unless permission is specifically granted to make modifications (or any variation) nothing may be done to alter or change the Standard Parts in any way.

2. It is the responsibility of the Driver to prove to the Promotion that the part is legal, by way of written proof of where the part originated. This must be undertaken within 7 days, otherwise the item in question will be deemed illegal, resulting in immediate suspension from racing & referral for disciplinary action. Unless the rules say you can do it, you cannot do it!

3. Presentation of a Vehicle for Scrutineering is a declaration by the entrant that the vehicle is eligible for that event.

4. Car engines & fuel will be checked on a random basis. Violations or refusal to allow an engine check will result in an immediate suspension of all racing facilities.

5. All Car and Engine Specifications will be taken from either the manufacturers Technical Specifications or the Technical Service Data books as published by Glass’s Guide.

6. Should a discrepancy occur between the Specifications then the Promotion will exercise its judgement, and that decision will be final.

7. Clarification on any one item may be sought from the Promoter.

8. Each driver is permitted one car per meeting & each car is permitted one driver per meeting.




1. You must line up in your roof grades with the engine switched off.

2. Grid positions will be allocated on a first come first served basis on track. Race winners will start at the back of the grid for the next race of the meeting.


10. ROLL BAR  


·         Roll cages may be adjustable (height and width), however the use of screw adjusters i.e. acrow style are not permitted.

·         The roll cage must be fitted upright or dog-legged, but not leaning back or forward.

·         It is compulsory to pad roll cages, including the B pillar and steering columns must also be padded with high density foam.

·         The hoop must be one piece or two uprights and one top bar of a welded construction.  This top bar should be as shown at the top of the uprights.

·         A second cross bar is compulsory, a third is optional; these must be welded or bolted to the uprights.

·         THE ROLL BAR MUST NOT HAVE ANY REAR SUPPORTS but may have extensions no further forward than the B post (see diagram below).  If used, it is recommended that this is bolted through the B post.

·         It is highly recommended that the frame is bolted through drivers side of the car.

·         The minimum size for roll bar is 2”(50mm), maximum size 4”(100mm), minimum thickness 3mm.

·         Crossbars must have a 5" (125mm) square end plate fitted.  This must be minimum 6mm thick.

·         The roll bar cross bars must be straight, or extended forward to the B pillar and bolted through the pillar 

·         Each upright must have a minimum of two bolts on each side to the floor and one each side at the top.

·         You must tie the seat at shoulder level to the roll cage or B pillar, through the seat frame not headrest, you may fit the 2nd cross bar in support of the seat just below the window aperture or weld a frame on the cage to support the seat at the top.







1. The Drivers door is only part on the car that can be welded and a piece of box or tube can be welded to the lower window aperture. No other welding is permitted anywhere else on the car apart from the sun roof plate.

2. All the other doors must be fastened, you can use Seat belt webbing, rope or chain.

3. The tops of the door frames may also be tied with seat belt webbing. Do not weld these other doors.

4. A driver’s door plate must be fitted & overlap the door pillars by a minimum of 3”.

NB. No trench plates are permitted.

5. The plate must be a minimum of 10mm or 3/8”, to a maximum of 19mm or 3/4” in thickness.

6. Its depth must be no less then 254mm or 10” & no more then 305mm or 12”.

7. The plate must be fixed by either four 19mm fixings or six 13mm fixings, through the door pillars with large washers on the inside.

8. The door plate holes must not be slotted.

9. A steel plate fitted to the driver’s floor-pan is compulsory.  It must be no thicker than 6mm, and must be bolted and/or welded in.  This may be modified to rise to the maximum height of the sill of the door side only.  



Front & Rear Bumpers

Original bumpers may remain, but plastic bumpers must be removed. No tow bar must be left on the car.


Front Wings


The lower part of the wing may be trimmed level to where with the top of where the bumper was.


Bonnet Fixings


1. Bonnet bolts cannot be used.  Bonnets must be secured by seatbelt only with a maximum of 4 ties.  



It is recommended to leave the bonnet on its original hinges.


Sun Roofs


1. The glass must be removed and replaced with a piece of metal of a maximum thickness of 2mm, overlapping the aperture all the way round by 100mm or 4”. The plate can be either welded or bolted in place. The fixing of this panel will have to meet scrutineering approval.



Aerofoils, Wings & Spoilers


1.       No aerofoils / wings or spoilers are permitted.




1. These must be removed.



Boot / Rear Hatches


1. The boot must be fastened, you can use Seat belt webbing, rope or chain.



Engine / Gearbox Mounts


1. Alloy engine/gearbox mounts can be replaced by fabricated steel versions and welded or bolted to the chassis.  The maximum size of the mount is 5 inches where it is attached to the chassis.  The mount must not exceed the original size of the standard mount which is being replaced, it is solely for holding the engine in and not for strengthening, and no part of the mount must be in front of the engine.





1. The engine must remain as it was produced in its standard form.

2. The air filter may be removed or replaced.

3. No modification to the carburettor allowed. 

4. Multi point injection can be used, but you may also remove the injection system and replace it with the previous carburettor set up or Diesel. 

5. Any alteration or removal of engine numbers will deem the engine illegal.




1. The Transmission must be kept as produced for the model in its standard form.

2. You may not lock the differential.




1. All wheel fixings must be in place.

2. All wheel weights & hub caps must be removed

3. Any standard road wheel steel or alloy can be used up to a width of 6”.

4. No Weller rims permitted.

5. Only conventional tyres may be used with a maximum tread depth of 6mm. Tyres must read <60 on a durometer at any time.

6. Tyre Gaiters are permitted.

7. Camber is not permitted on any wheel on a fresh car.  Camber is only permitted if caused by race damage.




1.  An exhaust silencer must be fitted and reduce noise. It does not have to be the original manufacturers system.

2.   No competition type systems are allowed.

3.   Extra fittings are permitted.

4.   Ineffective or systems that become insecure while racing will require you to pull off the  circuit, as you will be excluded from the results & get a black flag.




1. Radiators are free & may be moved to any position in the engine bay.  

2. Steam tanks may be used and must go across the bulk head between the two strut tops No L Shape tanks allowed.  

3.  Electric cooling fans may be wired through a separate switch.    




1. The standard manufacturers system must be used & work on all 4 wheels.

2. The handbrake must also be operational.




1. The tank must be metal & have a maximum capacity of 9 litres. No converted fire extinguishers are allowed.

2. The fuel tank may be fitted on or under the “H frame” or behind the driver in the passenger area.  It should be kept away from the sides of the car in case of side impact.

3. Fuel caps must be of a metal screw type, no push fit types are allowed

4. The fuel outlet must be from the top of the tank.

5. The tank must have a positive means of fixing.

6. A breather pipe must be fitted which should incorporate a one–way valve, with the pipe terminating below the tank so as to prevent spillage if inverted.

7. All fuel lines must be of good quality rubber or be metal covered, no rigid metal piping is allowed.

8. Only roadside fuel can be used, Petrol or Diesel. No additives are allowed.

9. If an electric pump is fitted, a cut off switch must be in close proximity of the driver. 

10. Multi point injection can be used with a return back to the tank or a t-piece fitted in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the fuel pump but the electrical isolation switch (cut off switch) must be fitted in the N/S/R window area of the B post, for easy access of Safety Marshalls.

11. You may also remove the Single or Multi-point injection system and replace it with a conventional carburettor if it’s available from the manufacturers range. If you have doubts about the legality of the change, please phone the Stockcar Office for confirmation. 

12. With carburettor fuelled cars, a manual shut-off tap must be fitted within reach of the driver when strapped in the car, but with fuel injected cars, the fuel flow must be controlled by the pump cut off switch. Immersed fuel pumps are permitted.




1. The Battery must be securely fixed & covered with a rot proof material, if it is not of the sealed cell type.

2. If battery is mounted on the floor it must be secured in a box, the maximum size is to be 18" x 12" or equivalent. 

3. The batteries must be a minimum of 152mm or 6” away from the fuel tank.

4. No seatbelt straps must interfere with or come into contact with the battery.

5. A battery master switch must be fitted in the rear left-hand window and clearly marked “ON- OFF” or have an electrical danger decal. The cut–off switch must break the earth connection lead.

6. A self-starter motor must be fitted & working at all times.





1. The Interior mirror may be fitted.

2. Maximum mirror size is 152 x 100mm or 6”x4” and if glass, it must be covered in a clear plastic film to stop the glass fragmenting. 




1. The external appearance of the car must look bright & professional at all times; drivers of scruffy looking cars will be told to improve their appearance & may not be allowed to race.

2.  Sign writing must be professional and be approved by the Promoter.





1.  A Sun visor 165mm or 6’’ in depth may be fitted with your name upon it.




1. Fin plates must be fitted above the roof line but they should not be larger than 305mm or 12” by 559mm or 22” wide. 

2. Fin plate numbers must be 229mm or 9” high by 38mm or 1½” in width, plain black numbers on a plain white background. Please ensure they are correct..





The Club may at any time make amendments to the Specifications for the following reasons: 


·         In the interests of Safety

·         Reduce costs for the driver

·         In areas that are detrimental to the future of the formula

·         If an unnecessary advantage has been deemed to have been gained