There was a drizzle throughout the stock car meeting at the Cowdenbeath Racewall on Saturday night and whilst it may have dampened the spectators it made little difference to those on the track. With the Racewall being a solus formula II meeting the World Champion Kelvyn Marshall, Luke Wrench and Tom Adcroft made the trip north of the Border whilst Chris Burgoyne was back in action after missing a week due to crash damage. Gordon Moodie saw his high points scoring meetings end after suffering clutch and engine problems which kept him out of the final.
The saloon drivers were in good form with David Hughes coming to grief on the turnstile bend which ended with his car rolling whilst Robin Copland ended up on top of his car. Luckily David scrambled out of his car unhurt and seemed more interested in what damage the car had suffered rather than himself! Barry Glen and Barry Russell continued their squabble with Russell heading heavily into the pit bend wall although both cars had to retire.
- The World Champion Kelvyn Marshall was having his first run at the Racewall this year along with Luke Wrench and Tom Adcroft.
- On a greasy track surface Dennis Middler was the dominant driver and he went on to win both the heats and hadn’t he broken his spring guard would have almost certainly won the final. However his retirement paved the way for Garry Sime to pick up his first final win of the season where he led home the dicing Robbie Dawson and Marc Fortune
- Stevie Forster then ran away with the GN to win from Dawson and Adcroft who up till then hadn’t enjoyed too good a meeting. It had been a similar story for Wrench who only managed a ninth in the final.
Gordon Moodie’s run of final wins came to an end when he missed the final having suffered from clutch troubles in the second heat and whilst he was back out for the GN slid wide into the pit bend and had to retire with exhaust problems.
- Craig Wallace was given a help going into the pit bend during the final resulting in the car shedding a wheel and he didn’t appear for the GN.
- Robin Copland, Keith Mitchell and Ryan Muirhead were having their first saloon outing whilst it looked as if Willie Mitchell had resolved his mechanical problems. Willie Mitchell scored a comfortable win in the white/yellow challenge heat with Barry Glen second and Greg Honeyman third.
- Marc Honeyman and Luke Grief were the heat winners whilst in heat two we had the rollover of David Hughes with Robin Copland landing on top of his car. Willie Mitchell ran away with the final winning from G. Honeyman and Graeme Shevill just holding onto third with Watters in ninth place.
- Amongst the prostox drivers in action was Sean Devine (Leslie) who was having his first Racewall outing of the season. Gary Nicholls dominated the proceedings winning both heats easily which moved him to the red grade and whilst he was delayed at the start of the race closed in on the leader tam Melrose and had to be content with the runners up spot.
- Amongst a lower than usual lighting rod field were local drivers Sean Farrell (Glenrothes), Mark Somerville (Kirkcaldy) and Gordon Brown (Leven) although Somerville was to encounter problems and didn’t race. Chrissy Dearn Jnr won the opening heat from Andy Chisholm and Brown. Chisholm then won heat two from Dearn Jnr, Farrell and Brown. With Chisholm an early casualty when the final started Dearn Jnr went on to a comfortable win over Brown and Farrell.
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