Stock Car Racing: Rescheduled meeting

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A FLOODED back straight ended any hopes of a stock car meeting taking place at Knockhill last Wednesday night.

The rain continued for most of the day and there were many of the roads flooded as a result. The meeting has been rescheduled this Wednesday instead.

The formula II World Championship qualifying round at the Racewall on Saturday night was held in dry conditions and as a result the racing was fast and at times furious. Making a surprise visit and using the Burgoyne car was John Mickel who has raced in NASCAR in the USA but was back in a formula II after a gap of around 15 years! John Fortune brought out his new Elite, scraped it against the wall in practice and then went on to win the Grand National. However it was Gordon Moodie who took the honours winning heat and final to secure a semi-final grid place.

The formula IIs ran in a two heat, consolation and final format with the local driver being Paul Ford (Earlston).

Ford qualified for the final with a fourth place in heat two and after the final started was soon making up ground. In the end he brought his car home in third place and then added another third place in the Grand National.

The ministox action was as usual fast and furious with the local drivers being Craig Murray (Moffat).

Murray ended up in third place in the opening heat and then had to retire from heat two. During the Dash for the Tyres race Murray was soon making up ground but was then forced wide and lost ground before he could recover and ended the race in eighth place.

This Saturday the formula IIs are again joined by the saloons, minis and 2 litre bangers. The formula IIs have a white/yellow challenge round and the minis the third round for the Disco trophy with the meeting starting at 6.00pm.