There was plenty of close and exciting racing at a dry but chilly Saturday evening but there was plenty of close and fast racing. The new Formula II World Champion Gordon Moodie was given a lap of honour at the stat to the meeting whilst debutant National Hot Rod driver Kenny Purdie won all three races. There were hat tricks for Tam Rutherford Jnr, who had borrowed his father’s car and dominated the Saloons whilst Joelan Maynard won all three of the Micro F2 races.
The only car to roll was that of Micro F2 driver Ross McLaughlin who got caught up with another car and ended up on his side but both David Philp Jnr and Lauren Ford had narrow escapes after their cars bounced off marker tyres.
The 2 Litre National Saloon World Champion Max Stott and Georgie Boult Jnr were welcome visitors with the drivers in good form on a dry track.
There were a couple of Formula II drivers missing but on the plus side Gordon Moodie was having a rare appearance at the Racewall. The main topic is the race for the track points championship with Euan Millar ahead of Craig Wallace by some 16 points.
Heat one saw Moodie carve his way through the pack to record a comfortable win over Ian Thompson and Liam Rennie. Heat two was similar with Moodie being unstoppable as he left the others in his wake as he picked up win number two and he crossed the finish line ahead of Thompson and Millar.
Craig Reid led the cars away at the start to the final but within a couple of laps Paul Reid had taken over at the front of the pack but Stevie Forster was closing him down. Moodie had made another good start to the race and had already picked up a few places by this time. Steven Burgoyne was clipped and spun but a couple of laps later when Colin Forbes spun on the back straight a few drivers had their hearts in their mouths especially those who were in close order. Forster dived inside of Reid to take the lead with Moodie emerging in third. Oil was being dropped on the track making life difficult for the drivers with Moodie slowing to retire. Forster continued on his merry way extending his lead as he went through to win the final from P. Reid and Millar.
There were a few cars missing from the Grand National with Rennie getting the better of P. Reid on the last lap to win with Robbie Dawson finishing in third spot.
The 2 Litre National Saloon ranks were swelled with the appearance of Stott and Boult Jnr with Glen Heeps back in action using the Willie Mitchell car. On the debit side Greg Honeyman did manage to get onto the track but didn’t start with a misfire creating problems.
Tam Rutherford Jnr dominated the first heat going through to record an easy win over Eck Cunningham and Graeme Anderson. Rutherford Jnr then repeated his win in heat two this time crossing the finish line ahead of Boult Jnr and Anderson.
The start to the final was a bit hectic with the early leader Holly Glen getting nudged as her car began to spin was sent bouncing the other way as another car bounced off the front of her car. As the drivers tried to sort themselves out Rutherford sneaked through into the lead. With Boult Jnr and Anderson fighting it out over second Rutherford Jnr was able to ease away Anderson and Boult Jnr swapped places on a regular basis and were then caught by the pack. Aaryn Triggs and Jason Secker were coming through the field but Stott lost a couple of places as he was sent wide. Rutherford Jnr went through to make it three wins on the trot crossing the line clear of Triggs and Secker.
The National Hot Rods drivers were contesting another of their World Championship qualifying rounds with Kenny Purdie making his debut whilst Jim Cowie and Gordon Ogilvie were back in action.
Purdie went through to pick up his first hot rod win at the Racewall when he won heat one leading home Ian Donaldson and Billy Bonnar. Purdie made it two wins in a row when he won heat two this time from Bonnar and Donaldson
Donaldson was the initial leader when the final started but after a few laps lost out to Purdie. A couple of laps later Bonnar was through into second and set off after Purdie. However with two laps remaining the cars were in close order but Purdie held on to make it a hat trick of win and was ahead of Bonnar and Donaldson at the flag.
Charlie Lobb was the visiting ministox driver where the main race was the Scrutineers trophy.
The first race of the night was a white/yellow challenge heat with Kyle Roberts leading the race from start to finish heading home Jamie Stewart and Logan Tweedie.
After two restarts Roberts was the early from Ryan Borthwick and Ford in the Scrutineers trophy race but next time around Ford was shunted and bounced off a marker tyre. Logan Bruce was sent spinning but making good progress through the field was Sean Naismith and he moved into the lead at the half distance. Roberts had Taylor Borthwick and Mika Millar dicing for second whilst Lobb was making up ground fast. On the last bend Millar got in a telling challenge sending T. Borthwick wide and nipping through to claim third behind Naismith and Roberts.
In the heats which followed Scott Allardyce won the first from Naismith and Michael Mitchell. Naismith then won heat two where he led home Mitchell and Jamie Stewart.
Amongst the Micro F2 drivers at the track was Chelsy Rainey who was having her last Racewall race prior to her retirement.
The first race saw Joelan Maynard go through to win from Tom Lewney and Oliver Smith. Maynard went through to win heat two where he led home Alfie Key and Bobby Brandon. Maynard went on to make it three wins in a row after a race stoppage when Ross McLaughlin had rolled winning from Brandon and Key.
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