On Saturday night at The Racewall Cowdenbeath Formula II driver Adam Blacklock experienced all the emotions possible during the meeting. He rolled his car, won the consolation and was then sent crashing out of the Scottish Championship on the last bend when leading! Barry Glen and Barry Russell were sent crashing heavily into the wall in the Saloons. Abbie McGuinness had a wild moment in her mini riding the wall going into the pit bend whilst Charlie Lobb went one better and rolled after clipping a marker tyre at the other end of the track. On Saturday there were over 140 cars in the pits racing in a 22 race programme and on Sunday it turned out to be a similar story.
It certainly was an evening of exciting racing in the Formula IIs, Minis and the 2 Litre National Saloons whilst the non contact Stock Rod drivers were in good form with plenty of close and fast racing. The MASCARs and JASCAR drivers treated the fans to fast non contact racing as they went through a series of qualifying rounds.
On Sunday there was controversy during the Stock Rod ORCi Championship when the first across the line was penalised and dropped two places this handing the win to Michael Bethune. Graeme Shevill hectic National Saloon Final whilst Charlie Santry had a fairly comfortable win the Ministox ORCi Championship.
On Saturday night the main race of the night was the Formula II Scottish Championship where 31 drivers turned up and they raced in a full BriSCA format. From South of the Border Luke Wench, Ben Lockwood, James Riggall, John Broatch, Colin Gregg and Kyle Taylor appeared whilst Bradley McKinstry and Sean McFerran came over from Northern Ireland.
The first heat saw Robbie Dawson go through to win from Steven Burgoyne and Gregor Turner but past title holder Gordon Moodie slowed to retire. Heat two was a bit explosive with Blacklock rolling his car at the start to the race. In the end Chris Burgoyne, the defending champion won from Liam Rennie and Garry Sime. Despite the damage to his car Blacklock was back out for the consolation race which he won from Moodie and Ian Thompson.
The cars were lined up in a graded draw and when the green flag dropped Colin Forbes was the first to show but Broatch was crowded out on the pit bend and ended up with broken steering, suspending the race. Forbes again led the field away but on lap four there was another stoppage after Taylor spun and was clipped by a few cars that were in close order suspending the race once again. This time it was Blacklock who led but he had Rennie in close order with Euan Millar making it a three way dice for the lead during the closing stages. On the last lap Rennie was looking to get ahead and he made his bid on the last bend sending Blacklock into the wall and a spin. Rennie too hit the wall and came to a stop allowing Millar to go through to lift the title with C. Burgoyne second and Dawson third.
C. Burgoyne then won the Grand National from Rennie and Dawson with Millar in fifth place.
The Saloon drivers were racing in a series of qualifying rounds for their National Championship with heat wins going to Lee Sampson, Aaryn Triggs, Michael Allard, Graeme Shevill and Willie Skoyles Jnr winning the races,
The Stock Rod drivers raced in three heats to qualify for their ORCi Championship with wins going to Michael Bethune, Derek Conner and Steven Gooch with Bethune claiming pole position for the Championship race.
Charlie Santry dominated the Ministox heats and he went on to win heats one and three with Max Lanmaid the other.
\the MASCAR races were won by Olly Faller, Juli Stanford and Nick Spicer whilst James Wallis won all three of the JASCAR races.
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American Cup Car Racing
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