There was a stock car meeting full of entertainment at the GMP Cowdenbeath Racewall on a dry Saturday night and as a result the fans were treated to an all action meeting.
The Burgoynes came to the Racewall and dominated winning eight out of the ten races they participated in. Not only that they went away with three trophies! Chris won the formula II Geo Mac memorial trophy, Lewis the microF2 Turner trophy whilst Steven won the ministox version!
Ministoxer Lisa Freebairn ended her ministox career and is now on the lookout of her first senior formulae but what it is going to be she is not all that sure!
There was action galore in the formula IIs resulting in quite a few spins with Brian Hogg, Ian Thompson and Robbie Dawson getting caught up whilst Holly Glen rolled her car during the Grand National. Thompson had seized his engine on Friday and had to borrow one of Gordon Moodie’s for the meeting! The saloon drivers showed that they weren’t afraid to use their bumpers either and as a result there was no shortage of spins and shunts.
There was plenty of nostalgia as well when the heritage formula II cars took to the track bringing back memories of when cars from the late 50s and 60s took to the track!
There was a good turn out of formula IIs for the Geo Mac trophy including David Polley and George Campbell and Thomas Greer from Northern Ireland. Local drivers were The opening heat saw Chris Burgoyne go through to win from Marc Fortune and Robbie Dawson. Heat two gave the inform Burgoyne his second win of the night when he came out on top in heat two where he led home Ian Thompson and Fortune.
The grid for the Geo Mac final was a drawn one in graded order with Kieran Howie the early leader from Dale Burt but Thompson made a lightning start from the front of the red grade drivers and was soon closing in on the cars ahead. Polley was running ahead of George MacMillan Jnr and Burgoyne but Dawson was the first casualty when he clipped another car and hit the turnstile bend wall before retiring. Burgoyne got ahead of MacMillan Jnr and Polley in quick succession. Thompson caught and overtook Howie to move into the lead only to see Burgoyne in his mirrors. The gap between them began to close until they were nose to tail. Burgoyne dived inside of Thompson to take the lead and soon eased away, taking the chequer to retain the Geo Mac Memorial trophy from Thompson and Polley.
The Grand National was stopped after Glen’s rollover but she stepped out of her car a bit shaken and had a glance at her wrecked wing as she did so.! Thompson picked up his first win since he returned to the scene this year and he led home Polley and Craig Wallace with Burgoyne in seventh place at the close.
Another healthy field of saloon drivers turned up and quickly showed that we were going to be in for a treat! Local drivers were Ross Watters went on to win the opening heat where he led home Luke Grief and Kyle Irvine. Jamie Connacher led heat two from start to finish where he this time crossed the finish line on his own ahead of Irvine and Graeme Anderson. Kevin Letford led the field away but lost out to Connacher who led for a while but had Anderson in close order. Whilst Anderson led for a few laps he lost out to Grief who went through to win from Watters and Greg Honeyman.
The ministox drivers were again at their best with the racing between Euan Millar and Steven Burgoyne excellent and had to be seen considering their age. Local drivers E. Millar went through to win the opening heat from Burgoyne with Mitch Gold in third place. Burgoyne then won heat two from Millar with a late charge from Gary Paterson netting him third place. The final for the Turner trophy was a classic and whilst Ryan Borthwick led the car away at the start Gold was soon ahead and had opened up a useful lead. However Burgoyne wasn’t hanging about and he moved ahead only to find his mirrors full of the Millar car. They circulated nose to tail for the remainder of the race and on the last bend Millar moved Burgoyne over. However Burgoyne wasn’t for giving up and he kept the power on and just beat Millar to the line by the width of a bumper with Gold third.
There was a good turn out of microf2s with Kira Russell and Dale Sutherland having an outing in the hire cars. Local drivers Lewis Burgoyne went through to win the opening heat where he led home Jamie Dawson and Hannah Borthwick. Burgoyne came out on top in heat two this time winning from Borthwick and Dawson but Rebecca Reid injured her foot in an incident and was taken to hospital for a check up. In a drawn grid Burgoyne started from the outside of the front row and went straight into the lead and whilst Dawson chased hard had to settle for the runners up spot as Burgoyne went on to win the Turner trophy with Borthwick in third.
The heritage drivers enjoyed their annual trip to Scotland where Ian Johnson won the opening heat from Alan Nicholson and Phil Hiles. Nicholson then won heat two where he led home Andy Bateman and Nick Whitney,
Bateman, who hails from Cornwall won the Scottish Open Championship where he led home Whitney and Johnson before Hiles won the Grand National from Whitney and Bateman.
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