East Fortune racing report

Paul McClung was in winning form last weekend
Paul McClung was in winning form last weekend

Another successful weekend of racing was enjoyed by the Melville Club’s Paul McClung, following on from his two wins at Oulton Park last weekend.

On Saturday at East Fortune Race Circuit he qualified in pole position on his Kawasaki ER6, had two strong wins and set a new lap record for the Scottish Lightweights’ Championship.

In the same class Scott Campbell qualified second on his Supertwin and in Saturday’s races was twice runner-up to McClung and holds on to second place in the Melville Championship. McClung notched up two more races on Sunday with Campbell picking up two more second places so McClung retains the lead in the Championship standings.

Andrew Tasker had a great start to his race weekend, qualifying on pole on his Kawasaki ZX10R and was looking set for good results hoping to increase his lead in the Scottish Superbike Championship standings. Whilst leading the first eventful race on Saturday, two riders crashed so the race was red-flagged and restarted.

Tasker’s hopes were dashed in the opening lap of the restart after he crashed, hitting the tyre wall, so took no further part in the weekend action. After the second restart, the race was won by John Dean who won two more races on his Suzuki GSXR1000. The last Superbike race of the weekend was won by Torquil Paterson aboard his MV Augusta with a four-second lead over runner-up Dean.

Jodie Chalk and Andy Dunnet notched up two wins each in their respective classes. In the Superstock 600 class Callum Grigor qualified on pole with the wins and second places being shared by Torquil Paterson and Ewan Gray.

The recipient of the Tom Dickie Award was John Dean, who has now overtaken Andrew Tasker and leads the Scottish Superbike Championship. The last race of the weekend, the Andrew Couper Memorial Sidecar Race, was won by Michael Hoskisson and Scott Hardie.

Thanks are extended to the marshals and race commentators, Mose Hutchinson and Ian Robertson. The next meeting at East Fortune will be on 20-21 August.