Stock Car Racing: Cowdenbeath Racewall

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STOCK CARS returned to the Cowdenbeath Racewall after a week’s absence this weekend and, while the meeting started out in dry conditions, towards the end there was a couple of heavy rain showers which made the track greasy and slippery.

The saloons were in great form with plenty of contact as the drivers tried to improve their positions whilst the ministox drivers rose to the occasion as they raced in round 4 of their Disco Trophy.

Amongst the formula II drivers at the track was Chris Hobson who was having his first outing at the Racewall whilst the local drivers in action were John Hogg (Berwick) and Wullie Draeger (Moffat)

The first race of the night was another of the white/yellow challenge races with Stephen Forster going through to win from Paul Reid and Jason McDonald with Draeger in fifth place.

Chris Burgoyne went through to win heat one from Craig Wallace and Garry Sime with Draeger in sixth. Burgoyne charged through to win heat two and this time he led home Foster and Robbie Dawson.

When the final started Daniel Scrimgeour led the field away but almost immediately Burgoyne made up a couple of spaces from the back of the grid as he looked to make it a hat trick. On lap four Forster was through into the lead with Emma Mellis and Gregor Turner filling the top three places. Turner got ahead of Mellis but almost immediately came under pressure from Burgoyne. Burgoyne was soon into second and then with four laps to run was ahead going through to win the Turner trophy from Dawson and Forster with Hogg in ninth place.

Dawson then won the Grand National from Garry Sime and Burgoyne with Hogg in seventh place.

There was plenty of contact in the ministox where the local driver was Craig Murray (Moffat).

Heat one saw Camie McGowan go through to win from Chris Briggs and Kyle Russell with Murray in tenth place. The second heat gave Russell victory and he was ahead of C. McGowan and Euan Mathieson.

The third heat was led for a considerable time by Arran Chidwick but he was caught and passed by Briggs. Towards the end of the race Briggs took the lead only to be sent wide by Mathieson. This allowed Chidwick back into the lead and he went through to win from C. McGowan and Mathieson with Murray in eighth place.

This Saturday it’s a Scottish Championship meeting with the hot rods, Stock rods and lightning rods in action whilst the prostox are back in action. As usual it’s a 6pm start.