It turned out to be one of the wettest stock car meetings this season at the Cowdenbeath Racewall and whilst the first two races were run in the dry after that it was torrential at times. The track was so wet that after the opening microf2 race the remainder of their races were cancelled due to the weather.
Fifers Paul Reid dominated the formula II racing whilst Ross Watters did likewise in the saloons. With the formula II semi-finals now but a week away Tony Blackburn, Kelvyn Marshall and Ollie Hertzog brought their cars up to try and squeeze as much out of them as possible only to end up with a setting for the rain. Jason Blacklock made his debut after a couple of practice meetings.
Gavin Taber and Daz Owen were amongst the visitors in the classic hot rods and whilst they were impressive in the wet conditions they struggled to get the best out of their cars.
The ministox drivers were in good form although there quite a few spinners and there wasn’t a lap where more than one car didn’t bounce off the wall as they struggled to find grip.
Ex- saloon driver Mike Robertson had a busy night mechanicing for sons Harry in the microf2s and Alex in the minis!
The formula II drivers had been hoping for a dry evenings racing but after the opening heat they ended up having to combat the elements as well with traction difficult to find. The opening heat saw Gordon Moodie go through to win from Craig Wallace and Gregor Turner. By the time that the cars appeared for heat two the heavens had opened and the track was wet and slippery with some water ponding at the pit bend. There was a good dice for the lead between Ian Thompson and P. Reid but when Thompson tangled with another car it left P. Reid clear and he won from Wallace and Dennis Middler
When the final started Craig Reid led the field away but next time around Turner was ahead although being closed down by John Hogg and P. Reid. When Turner’s car started to misfire he slowed to retire handing the lead to Hogg. His time at the front was short lived with P. Reid diving through into the lead. Hogg became under pressure from Robbie Dawson and with Dennis Middler and Wallace not that far adrift. Wallace overtook Middler and began to reel in the dicing Hogg and Dawson. As the laps dwindled Wallace was making up ground at a fast rate and when Dawson did pass Hogg he found Wallace in contention. By now P. Reid was well clear and he took the chequer to win his first final of the season with Wallace just getting ahead of Dawson on the last lap to grab second.
Wallace then proceeded to win the Grand National from Dawson and Euan Millar with P. Reid back in eighth place.
There was a good turn out of saloon drivers with Euan Mathieson having his first run at the Racewall whilst Ross Forrest was having his first saloon race. The opening heat saw Ross Watters go through to win from Greg Honeyman and Ian McLaughlin. Watters then came out on top in heat two where he led home Paul Honeyman and Kyle Irvine. Watters was spun not long after the final started but whipped his car around and started adrift of the field. Aided by a race suspension he ended up as the runner up just a couple of car lengths adrift of the winner P. Honeyman with G. Honeyman third.
Graham McCabe won the opening classic hot rod heat from Daz Owen and Gavin Taber whilst the latter went on to win heat two from Kenny Purdie and McCabe. Purdie had a comfortable final win when he led home Taber and McCabe.
Logan Bruce won the opening ministox race from Teri Linden and Garry Paterson whilst in heat two it was Steven Burgoyne who won from Paterson and Charlie Folan. The final went to Declan Honeyman who was well clear of William Wallace and Michael Mitchell.
In the only microf2 race Kara Russell went through to win the Turner trophy where she led home Freya Lovett and Harry Robertson.
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