Area’s drivers get the practice in ahead of new season
Despite the weather being a bit dull the second closed door practice session at the Cowdenbeath Racewall was well attended.
The morning session was open to the youngsters in the Micro F2s with Oliver Heron, who had travelled up from Liverpool, marginally quicker than David Philp Jnr Jnr. Mind you Owen Marshall, Cole Ramsay(Tranent) and Ben McLellan were clocking up fast laps and once the racing starts will be looking for some good results. Newcomer Ollie Sime ran consistently whilst Taylor Rigby, who was down from Crimond, continued to progress in what is his first season.
In the afternoon the practice sessions carried on with some fast pace action. Chris Burgoyne, still using last years car, was the fastest in the Formula IIs but he was not that much quicker than Craig Wallace (Tranent) who was getting his new car sorted out. Daniel Scrimgeour had a couple of problems during the afternoon but his session ended early when his diff seized. Peter Watt was running well in his new car whilst Ben Sher continued to chalk up the laps as he gets used to his new formula.
The Prostock Basic formula, set up to attract newcomers into the racing, had plenty of cars on show with John Galloway (Gorebridge) at the track and was quite happy with his car’s performance. Kielan Ogilvie brought two cars with him and along with Jamie Reid gave the cars plenty of track time in an effort to get the cars problems sorted out.
The Ministox drivers were back and running as quick as ever. Charlie Hardie was the quickest from Robbie Armit and Lewis Clark Burgoyne. There was little to choose between Jay Paterson, Ryan Borthwick and Rachel Kidd (Easthouses) for speed whilst newcomer Bobby Brandon showed up relatively well despite being in his first season.
The Classic Hot Rod duo of Martin Balfour and Graeme Callender brought back memories of the “old” times with their cars and both drivers were certainly quick.
National Hot Rod World Champion Robert McDonald had a good run in his car before he continues the qualifying rounds for next year’s final.
There is another practice session next Saturday with drivers having to book ahead.