Despite a drizzle falling for most of the stock car meeting on Saturday night at the Cowdenbeath Racewall there was some close and exciting racing throughout the classes.
However the Micro F2 drivers found the greasy track surface difficult and there were multiple pile ups and stoppages in their races.
The Prostock Scottish Championship saw front row driver Ian Taylor lead the race from start to finish although he was under pressure from time to time.
There were a couple of firsts in the BriSCA Formula II with Stuart Moss winning his first race at the Racewall whilst Steven Burgoyne’s final win was his first from the red grade.
Ross Forrest won the 2 Litre National Saloon white/yellow challenge series final but after that it was yellow grade drivers who dominated the meeting winning all three races.
Kyle Roberts was in good form in the ORCi Minis winning the Dash for the Tyre event before Ryan Borthwick went on to win two close heats.
The BriSCA Formula II drivers welcomed travelers Moss and Martin Bentley to their ranks but were three drivers down, who were racing in the National Series. In the track points there was a gap of 25 between the leader Euan Millar and Craig Wallace but after four eventful races the gap is now down to 7!
The opening heat saw Moss go through to win from Wallace and Paul Reid. Whilst P. Reid led heat two for a considerable time it was Wallace who came through to win from Robbie Dawson and John Hogg.
Craig Reid led the field away when the final started but he was soon caught and passed by his brother Paul who began to edge away from the field. Pete Davidson spun but restarted as Steven Burgoyne began to work his way through the field taking his car wide towards the walls on the bend to get grip. Just after the half distance Burgoyne moved into the lead and soon Hogg moved into second with P. Reid relegated to fourth as Wallace made up ground. Burgoyne though had a comfortable gap over Hogg and he went through to win from Hogg who had Wallace closing.
Dawson then won the Grand National from Wallace and P. Reid with Burgoyne finishing the race in sixth spot.
There were a few 2 Litre National Saloon drivers missing but their races were close despite the conditions.
There first race of the night was the white/yellow challenge series final with Ross Forrest taking an early lead and but over the closing laps was caught by Tam Rutherford Jnr. The pair were side by side coming out of the pit bend but contact was made resulting in both cars spinning, Rutherford’s car came to rest just short off the line but Forrest’s rolled across the line backwards to win from Willie Mitchell and Kevin Letford.
The first heat ended with Tam Rutherford Jnr going through to win from James Letford and Euan Mathieson. Heat two saw Mathieson go on to win where he was ahead of Ryan Muirhead and Rutherford Jnr at the close.
Right at the start to the final Holly Glen was clipped into a spin before being teeboned by Raymond Dick although both restarted. Forrest was the initial leader from Muirhead with J. Letford quickly reeling him in. Mitchell was spun as did Dick although in separate incidents. J. Letford had just taken the lead when the yellows appeared after debris appeared on the track. On the restart J. Letford made a good restart and then went through to win from K. Letford and Forrest.
The grid for the Scottish Prostock Championship was a public one with Shane Kennedy on pole with Ian Taylor alongside with Grady Ross and Jack Cameron sharing row 2. There was chaos on the opening lap with Kennedy, Cameron and Finlay Davison all spinning and suspending the race. I. Taylor led the field away with Ian Christie and Darren Rae in close order. Christie spun as Rae took the lead albeit briefly before Taylor snatched it back. Paul Barron and Rae tangled with Graham Watt moving into second place. Although Watt challenged I. Taylor over the closing stages Taylor pulled away to win with John Taylor in third.
Alexander Hamilton then went on to win heat one from Ross and John Mason. Heat two ended with Hamilton picking up his second win of the night when he led home I. Taylor and J. Taylor.
The ORCi Ministox Dash for a Tyre was their opening race where the drivers were fund raising for the Ministox Disco Fund. A healthy amount was raised with Mitch Gold topping the £400 mark.
Kyle Roberts went straight into the lead and was never seen again until the chequer flag dropped at the end of the race. Scott Allardyce held second but lost out to Sean Naismith but he ran into trouble and retired. Allardyce went back to second but was caught by Logan Bruce and Taylor Borthwick. Bruce forced his way through into second but Allardyce managed to fend off Borthwick to the line.
The first heat saw Roberts dice with Ryan Borthwick for most of the time with Borthwick just getting ahead during the last few laps to win from Michael Mitchell and Allardyce. Borthwick then proceeded to win heat two from Naismith and Mitchell.
In very tricky conditions the youngsters in the Micro F2s found it difficult to find grip and it was only the most experienced that went close to the wall to find it. There were many stoppages in their races as cars spun and were then collected by those in close order.
Joelan Maynard went on to win the opening heat from Alfie Joynson and Oliver Heron. Maynard then went on win the second heat where he led home James Owen and Charlie Burgoyne.
The third heat had an exciting finish when Burgoyne drove around the outside of Maynard on the last bend to win from Maynard and Heron.
BriSCA F2 Stock Cars