Racewall returns

Dougie Kidd in his lightning rod
Dougie Kidd in his lightning rod

At the end of each season the Cowdenbeath Racewall track points championships are decided and whilst some go right to the last race some are decided earlier during the season.

There are some championship events that take place south of the border over the last few weeks of the season and with some drivers chasing titles others may stay at their home track to concentrate on the track points.

Chris Burgoyne looked to be the favourite for the formula II track points at the Racewall with Gordon Moodie serving an early season suspension and he certainly took advantage of the situation.

Craig Wallace (Tranent) and Marc Fortune scored well although the latter was to fall foul of the stewards and he ended up sitting on the sidelines towards the end of the year.

Burgoyne in the end won the track points by over 140 Points from Wallace and whilst he cast his eyes on the race for the National Points title he was to fall a mere 45 points behind George MacMillan Jnr.

Burgoyne can look back on a satisfying season winning the Scottish Championship, the Dash for the Cash and the Champion of Champions race. Daniel Scrimgeour claimed the White/ Yellow Challenge final whilst Colin Thomson ended up as runner up in the Novice of the Year trophy.

Holly Glen and Paul Reid continued their ever present appearances at the Racewall with Glen ending up as the top lady points scorer Nationally.

Wallace went on to win the F2 Nationals Championship, was third in the National Points and ended up losing the Barford track points to Charlie Whitfield by a mere three points.

For some reason the formula IIs at the Racewall bucked the trend where driver numbers tended to drop whilst those in Scotland moved in the other direction

Alex Rogan had a season long dice with Chrissy Dearn Jnr for the lightning rod track points title whilst Dougie Kidd (Easthouses) got the better of the exchanges early on before going on to become the Scottish Champion.

Tam Melrose (Mayfield) led the prostox track points for most of the time but could never ease off with Ally McDonald always snapping at his heels.

The holiday meeting takes place on Sunday starting at 1pm with the, ministox, Van bangers and a microbanger team challenge taking top billing. With the Forth Road Bridge open it is now a case of hoping that the weather holds. Keep an eye on the website for more details.