Gala’s Frankie in good form

The August speedweekend turned out to be pretty wet with the fans having to contend with persistent rain throughout Sunday’s meeting at the Cowdenbeath Racewall, writes Jim Turner.

The MASCARs were having their first run in Scotland and despite the weather, proved to be quite spectacular. These cars are two-thirds scale of the Nextel Cup NASCARs but are powered by motorbike engines and are certainly pretty quick.

Frankie Cunningham (Galashiels) was among those on the lightning rod grid and he was the form driver. He made a clean sweep of the three heats, leading home Ben Newman and Lindsay Wilson in the third.

On Sunday Cunningham continued his winning ways when he won both heats.

This gave him pole position for the final and when the green flag dropped he made a good start to pull away from the pack before going on to a comfortable win over Lindsay Wilson and Tam Linden.

In the MASCAR heats there were wins for Robin Bath and Michael Hart-Jones. Bath made a good start to the final and soon opened up a gap before going through to win from Hart-Jones and Steve Dakin. On Sunday, heat wins went to Juli Stanford and Hart-Jones but it was Dakin who won the final.

This Saturday night the formula IIs and saloons return along with the minis and the prostox in what will be a pretty hectic meeting. There is the usual 6.00pm start.