Motor racing: Racewall action keeps the speed fans happy

152 James Dillon (Mayfield) in action with his grocery van at Cowdenbeath Racewall

152 James Dillon (Mayfield) in action with his grocery van at Cowdenbeath Racewall

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There was plenty of action on the track to keep the fans happy at the latest meeting at Cowdenbeath Racewall despite the poor weather.

There was a good turn out of drivers in the prostox contesting their Open Scottish Championship with the defending champion Ryan Abernethy coming over from Northern Ireland and Tam Linden having a run in the spare car of Jazz Moore.

Local drivers in action were Tam Melrose from Mayfield, Dougie Kidd from Dalkeith and Scott Ramsay from Ormiston.

Although Abernethy closed the gap, Linden still had a comfortable lead to become Scottish Open Champion.

There were 14 van bangers on the grid including James Dillon from Mayfield, Steve Allan from Gorebridge and Pete McVay Jnr from Loanhead.

Dillon was using a mobile grocery van, the one he used to buy sweets from when he went to school!

Heats one and two were won by Brian Youngson but there was plenty of contact with vans spinning on numerous occasions.

While Youngson went on to win the final it was Mark Delgarno who won the Destruction Derby leaving quite a few vans in a sorry state.

Read more in the January 16 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.