There was no shortage of incidents at the Cowdenbeath Racewall on a dry Saturday night with the fans being treated to some hard racing.
Barry Rennie rolled his microbanger going down the main straight and then in the next heat he rolled it on the pit bend although to be fair he was shunted into a another car on the second occasion. Whilst we were all hoping for a hat trick it was Dayle Ashell who rolled his microbanger during the final. The Destruction Darby ended in flames when Callum Campbell’s car erupted in flames after a head on shunt with the marshals attending to it in quick fashion.
However it was the British formula II champion Craig Wallace who started the roll sequence when he was clipped on the pit bend and ended up rolling his car. Alan Edmiston was back in action after a couple of years on the sidelines and his meeting ended with a fire at the end of the final although it was quickly extinguished.
There were three drivers up from south of the border whilst Alan Edmiston and Daniel Scrimgeour were having their first outing this year. Local drivers
The first heat saw Ian Thompson go through to win from Marc Fortune with Dennis Middler finishing in third. Craig Wallace was back out for heat two with Thompson picking up his second win of the night when he again led home Fortune with Wallace finishing in third place.
The final was a close and exciting race with Pete Davidson leading the field away and whilst Brian Hogg Jnr led for a couple of laps it was soon Gregor Turner who moved to the front of the pack. By half distance Wallace was the new leader from Dennis Middler with Stevie Forster and Euan Millar fighting it out for fifth. Middler and Jason Blacklock tangled on the pit bend suspending the race and the field lined up behind Wallace who got away cleanly to win from Forster and Turner although the latter was excluded for a broken spring fixing and Kieran Howie was elevated to third.
Thompson then won the Grand National from Forster and Millar with Wallace in sixth place.
Max Stott was a welcome visitor to the 2 Litre National saloon ranks with Willie Mitchell standing in for Ross Forrest who was feeling unwell.
The first heat was won by Ross Graham who led home Luke Grief and Ian McLaughlin. However in heat two it was McLaughlin who claimed the win when he led home Watters and Euan Mathieson.
The final saw white graders Ryan Muirhead led from Tam Rutherford Jnr for a good part of the race and when the latter made his bid for the lead both cars touched and he ended up bouncing off the tyres. Muirhead was back in front but was being caught by Watters and Grief and when they did close the gap, Muirhead took a heavy dunt with waters and Grief side by side as they charged to the finish line. Watters won it by a whisker with Eck Cunningham third.
There was another good turn out of 1300 saloons with Jason Secker and Blair Anderson having their first outing whilst Tom Walls having a run in the hire car. Local Secker won the first heat from Fraser Clark and Grant McGowan but heat two was a cracked with Clark, Fraser Anderson and Grant McGowan dicing for the lead with a new leader on each laps during the closing stages. Clark won it by a narrow margin from Anderson and McGowan.
The final saw Cameron Milne lead for a good part of the race but he was caught by the dicing duo of McGowan and Secker. Once they relegated Milne to third the lead changed a couple of times before Secker went on to win from Clark and McGowan.
There was another good turn out of micro bangers. The first heat saw Stevie Allan go through to win from Sean McConnachie and Lindsell but on the main straight Rennie managed to roll his car. Heat two saw Dayle Ashall visit the wall and then there was a four cars shunt on the main straight. On the pit bend Rennie was eased wide and hit a parked car and rolled suspending the race. Although Allan led for a lap Tam Melrose went through to win from Marc Dalgarno and Gary Black.
The final saw Dalgarno being spun early on as Allan took the lead and he went through to win from a recovering Dalgarno and Callum Campbell. Not long after the DD had started D. Ashall rolled his car on the pit bend. On thee restart Campbell crashed head on with another car and burst into flames leaving Melrose as the last car running.
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