Racing season at an end

The aftermath following a blown engine at Cowdenbeath Racewall.
The aftermath following a blown engine at Cowdenbeath Racewall.

IT was a chilly evening at the Cowdenbeath Racewall on Saturday night for the final meeting of the season.

In the second prostox heat, a blown engine caused havoc as the following drivers hit the oil slick and crashed into the cars ahead.

Kai McNulty found the outside line and somehow managed to scrape through – the only driver to finish the race.

The ministox drivers were in good form with plenty of action, while in the stock rods, Brett Sneddon had his car written off after he was clipped and sent crashing into the wall.

The stock cars in action included those of local drivers James Matson from Leven and Sandy Allen of Methil.

Heat one saw Chris Lattka go through to win from Bethune, Wright, Allen, Halkett and Matson.

Wright then went on to win the second heat and he was ahead of Lattka and Bethune, Matson, Allen, Halkett and Venters.

At the start to the final, Allen and Dave Chance diced for the lead but, as the race progressed, Venters took the lead. James Matson forced his way through into the lead but was caught by Lattka, who went through to win the Cock O’ the North title from Matson, Venters and Bethune, with Halkett in eighth and Allen 10th.

There was a big turnout of prostox, including Ryan Abernethy from Northern Ireland, while the other drivers included Gordon Brown of Leven.

The opening heat saw Bell make a break before going on to win from Kai McNulty and Aly McDonald, with White in sixth, just ahead of N. Moore and Easton, with J. Moore in 10th place.

In the final, N. Moore led. only for Heeps to close the gap slowly.

But race ace Heeps was able to use his skills to force Moore wide as he went through and then survived as Moore tried to regain the lead. Heeps then reeled off the remaining laps to win the title.