Moodie is the Scottish champion

Gordon Moodie in action at Cowdenbeath Racewall
Gordon Moodie in action at Cowdenbeath Racewall

GORDON Moodie stole the headlines at the Cowdenbeath Racewall on Saturday night when he won the formula II Scottish Championship in an exciting final.

Moodie, from Windygates, was joined by fellow Fife drivers Paul Reid (Cowdenbeath), Kieran Howie (Dunfermline), Alan Kirkaldy (St Andrews) and Raymond Dick (Glenrothes).

Before the racing, there was a minute’s applause at the start of the meeting in remembrance of Steve Newman, who tragically died at the British saloon Championship at Mildenhall.

Heat one went to Chris Burgoyne, ahead of Paul Ford and Reid. Moodie took the honours in heat two, ahead of Ewan Ewart and George MacMillan Jnr. The last heat saw Moodie pick up his second win of the night, leading home defending champion Kirkaldy and Nathan Maidment.

In the final, Moodie carved his way through the field and, on lap nine, took the lead and went on to take the chequer, clear of Burgoyne, with Adcroft holding on to third from Griffen.

MacMillan Jnr won the Grand National from Dan Moss and Burgoyne.

In the saloons, David Hughes won heat one from Neil McLaughlin and Alan Ainslie. Hughes continued to dominate, running away with heat two, leading home Gordon Alexander and Stuart Shevill Jnr. In the final, Shevill Jnr forced his way through to win from I. McLaughlin and Alexander.

In the stock rods, James Halkett went through to win the opening heat from Grant McGowan and James Gray.

Gray won heat two, leading home McGowan and Halkett. In a final, full of close and fast racing, McGowan went through to score a narrow victory over Halkett and Brett Sneddon to win the Michael Hastie Memorial Trophy.

The caravan race saw Malcolm Lumsden fend off the attention of the saloon drivers but, in the end, was wrecked when Lindsay Wilson took over the pick-up, while Kyle Hegg had jumped on to the tractor and was bearing down to try to wreck him.

The next meeting at the Cowdenbeath Racewall is on July 14, with the usual start time of 6pm.