Stock car racing: Flaming lucky escape for Watters

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SALOON driver Ross Watters had a mixed meeting at the Cowdenbeath Racewall on Saturday night when he crossed the finish line in heat two with flames erupting from the rear of his car.

Ross quickly baled out as the fire was extinguished and to everyone’s amazement he appeared for the next heat!

The parade of cars prior to the meeting was led by a jazz band which had flown in from New Orleans on Friday and they gave their first concert from the back of a lorry as they led the cars around.

The GP Midgets were having their annual pilgrimage to Scotland and whilst they were quick there was a shunt during the opening heat when one of the drivers spun and those in close order piled in which eliminated four cars.

There may not have been many Junior bangers at the track but they certainly got stuck in with only two drivers finishing the final!

This Saturday it’s a World Championship qualifying round for the formula IIs and they are joined on the grid by the saloons, stock rods and minis. The stock rods are contesting the J. Burt Memorial Trophy with the usual 6pm start.