Jedburgh stock car racer holds out for third

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AT A warm and sunny Saturday night at the Cowdenbeath Racewall, and on a dry track surface, there was some close and fast racing.

Ian McGuigan (Jedburgh) was the local driver in the hot rods where they were participating in a World Championship qualifying round.

Billy Bonnar was using his spare car after his other was badly damaged in the European Championship whilst Graeme Callender was back after missing a couple of World Championship qualifying rounds

In the heats McGuigan picked up fourth places in both and when the final started quickly moved into third spot. At the end of the final McGuigan was still in third places but was under pressure from the fourth placed driver, Billy Bonnar.

There were double winner in each formula with Steven Burgoyne winning two in the lightning rods. However James Cochrane outdid the lot of them by winning all four saloon races.

Ally Strachan had a big rollover during the saloon final whilst Alan Ainslie had a troublesome night in the saloons only managing a couple of laps in the white/yellow challenge heat but thereafter he couldn’t get the car to run properly and failed to reappear.

The ministox drivers were again in good form which included Craig Murray (Moffat).

However Murray had an off night and failed to get into the results in any of his races.

This Saturday the formula IIs are back along with the saloons whilst the stock rods are contesting the M. Hastie memorial trophy whilst the bangers are contesting a World Championship qualifying round. As usual the meeting starts at 6.00pm.