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Ready to Rumble

9th October 2018

Ready to Rumble was missing from last Saturday's programme - as promised, here is the missing text below:

Tonight sees another five formula format with Ministox topping the bill as they race for the annual
Scrutineer’s Cup whilst the National Hot Rods are competing in the fifth World Qualifying round of
their 2019 Series. With Saloon Stock Cars, BriSCA F2’s & Micro F2’s also on duty we should be in for a
good night’s racing!
Last time out the East Of Scotland championship was won by Sean Naismith ahead of Scott Allerdyce
& Barry Scott. Heats wins went the way of Mika Millar – in a rich vein of form recently – after Jay
Paterson was sent spinning out of the lead & Jamie Dawson who I predicted would visit victory lane
soon. It won’t be long before the ex-Micro F2 stars – Dawson & Lewis Clark Burgoyne – are back at it,
side by side, challenging each other for Ministox glory. Can Paterson hang on & take a win tonight or
can Dawson claim his first big win? Or will the star graders come through & snatch the
silverware…only time will tell, but I’m sure the youngsters will put on a good show.
The National Hot Rods go into their 5 th WQR with Billy Bonnar’s lead cut to 23 points after Ian
McGuigan top scored at Crimond in round 4. Steven Armit sits in third place just a point behind the
Jed Tyres backed racer. Chasing hard in 4 th place is Roy Anderson who has Ross McWilliam just
behind in 5 th place. Bonnar is very hard to beat around the Racewall, especially with the early Series
flyers now back towards the rear of the grid.
The Saloon Stock Cars were racing in their 50 th Anniversary meeting last week & like George Mitchell
at the very first meeting, Kyle Irvine went unbeaten last week. Aaryn Triggs continued to be very
quick, Tam Rutherford Jnr was on the pace after some GRP treatment to the car & Ryan Muirhead
was going well. Paul Honeyman was looking happier after a quiet season for the ex-Scottish champ &
Wullie Mitchell has got his car going better & could be one to watch at the Superbowl. Eck
Cunningham & Ally Strachan are back down to yellow so will be hard to catch should they be on
track tonight. Graeme Anderson is down to blue so is another to keep an eye on once he gets back
out. Ross Watters lies 4 th in the National Points Series but Willie Skoyles Jnr looks to be in control at
the moment.
Likewise in the BriSCA F2’s for Gordon Moodie who’s consistency is seeing him start to walk away
from Kelvyn Marshall & Chris Burgoyne at the top of the points. Both have bumpers for a reason
though & may have to use them to good effect on the World Champion if they want to stop him
taking a 13 th National Points title. Last week saw Gregor Turner take a heat win before Ian Thompson
Jnr took heat two & a historic win in the Final – his 100 th career win! The GN went to Steven
Burgoyne who had the car well dialled in for the last race. Stevie Forster had another decent night &
was unlucky not to register any wins.
The Micro F2’s are on duty again & will no doubt have more cars than we can handle – not often
that’s said at any track these days - & the likes of Alfie Joynson, Lewis Walker & Ross McLaughlin will
be looking to duplicate their race winning form of the last meeting. There are plenty more drivers
who are capable of winning but they’ll all go a wee bit faster if they can hear their fans cheering
them on!
Next week sees two Scottish championships from the opposite ends of the oval racing spectrum with
the Stock Rods & 2L Bangers looking for Saltire glory. The BriSCA F2’s go for their Whites & Yellows
Series Final whilst the Saloons & ProStock Basics top it all off…it should be a cracker!

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