Final win for Peebles driver will hopefully not be the last

Peebles racer Lewis Willacy is finding winning is definitely to his liking, having acquired a taste for it the weekend before last.

Thursday, 19th August 2021, 1:05 pm
Peebles driver Lewis Willacy at the wheel

The Borders driver savoured success in the Formula II heats at Cowdenbeath Racewall – and, on Saturday, won his first final.

It was a beautiful night at the west Fife circuit, with the drivers revelling in the dry conditions, although there was the obligatory puddle on the entrance to the main straight.

With the Formula II semi-finals being run on the shale at Northampton, there was a dearth of Formula IIs at the track, although Jess Ward was back, along with Willacy.

In the opening heat, Chris Burgoyne won but Willacy led until the last bend when he drifted wide and had to settle for fourth place.

While Burgoyne again came out on top in heat two, Willacy brought his car home in third spot this time.

Willacy led the final from start to finish, having to shrug off an early challenge before easing away from the field.

Although the gap began to close, he was still clear when the chequered flag dropped to give him his first Racewall final victory.

Craig Wallace made short work of making his way through the field in the Grand National, where he won with Willacy in fifth place, despite having to start the race with a lap handicap.