Borderers find it tough at Cowdenbeath

ALAN KIRKALDY won an exciting Scottish Formula II Championship at the Cowdenbeath Racewall on Saturday night, despite having to survive a couple of race suspensions which negated the leads he had built up.

There were quite a few shunts, including one where Holly Glen rolled before being collected by a couple of cars.

Then Kirkaldy was the meat in a three-car sandwich on the main straight in one heat while Ian Forster took all the force of a multiple car shunt on the top bend in another. In practice Tom Adcroft’s wing fell off the car, Jimmy Wallace hit the pit bend wall and Gregor Turner had his clutch pack up after having his vehicle scrutineered.

There were only 27 Formula II drivers at the track for the Scottish Championship with Brian Hogg (St Boswells) and Wullie Draeger (Moffat) the local drivers.

Hogg retired early on, with Draeger pulling out a few laps later.

The Border drivers didn’t fare too well generally throughout the meeting, with Hogg finishing heat two in ninth place and the Grand National in 10th to pick up their only finishes of the night.