The first of the stock car Championship weekends attracted a big turn out of cars for the occasion with a big turn out of drivers from all over the country and as a result the Cowdenbeath Racewall was buzzing.
On Sunday it was a day to remember for Kyle Irvine who won the British saloon Championship and to Jim Pitcaithly who won the stock rod versions both races being sponsored by Gilmour Engineering. If the action on Saturday night had been good it was eclipsed by Sunday’s offering which at times had the fans breathless at the drivers antics. Simon Welton, Jamie Connacher and Greg Honeyman all had big shunts on the pit bend whilst Jacob Downey’s car suffered a lot of damage in a back straight shunt.
- On Sunday Mike Hale won the last chance qualifying race from Jamie Sampson, Stevie Honeyman and Willie Mitchell but when it was found that Barry Glen’s had an engine failure then Welton took his place on the grid. The grid was certainly interesting with Irvine on pole with Grief alongside whilst behind were Stuart Shevill Jnr and Darby. Irvine made the better of the starts and led until lap six when Shevill Jnr took over. However a couple of laps later Irvine was back in front. Dean Mayes sent Irvine wide to lead with Shevill Jnr being spun by Grief. Irvine then fought back to take the lead but there was another shunt which suspended the race. Irvine led on the restart with Mayes under pressure from Grief with the latter sending Mayes wide to move into second. This allowed Irvine to build up a lead and to a roar from the fans took the chequer to become the 2016 British Champion from Grief and Daniel Parker.
- The Raymond Gunn tribute race was a hectic race with Connacher riding the wall then Welton doing likewise a few laps later. Derek Duff led the race until the last lap when he was spun as Michael Allard went through to win from Anthony McIvor and G. Shevill.
the Allcomers race from Shevill Jnr and Mayes.
- The stock rod British Championship developed into an exciting race between Michael Bethune and Jim Pitcaithly with Bethune leading early on but just after the half distance Pitcaithly took the lead. Once there he hung onto win from Bethune and Washer, McKinnon won the first Allcomers race with Bethune winning the second.
- The ministox heats ended with wins for Harrison Bryant and Pope but the Mascot trophy saw Burgoyne go through to win from Pope and Santry.
- There was a good turn out of microf2s with visitors from England and Northern Ireland. Jamie Dawson won heat one, and heat two but it was Ross McLaughlin who won heat three from Ava McCreight and Leon Muir.