Earlston stock car driver moves up a gear

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THE rain had eased for the second of the practice sessions at the Cowdenbeath Racewall and whilst the drivers never had the chance to try their cars on a dry surface the times were certainly tumbling towards the end of the session.

One surprise for most of the fans was the appearance of Earlston’s Paul Ford with his Formula I car and boy did it sound good, even though he could never get the full power of the car onto the track.

Ford was trying his car out for the forthcoming Formula I weekend where it is hoped that he will be amongst the front runners. Ford has had plenty of experience of racing at the Racewall where he won many a race when he had his Formula II and whilst the power differential is enormous, track knowledge helps.

There is another practice session this weekend when the lightning rods, prostox and hot rods have their chance to set up their cars for the start to the season. Again the session is from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.