Gordon Moodie returns to the Racewall as practice steps up a gear
Windygates track star Gordon Moodie returned to the Cowdenbeath Racewall at the weekend as he steps up his preparations for the new season.
Practice sessions are now in full flow at the kingdom track ahead of the competitive campaign starting on Saturday, May 22.
World champion Moodie appeared for the first time of this pre-season schedule in his formula II and he showed he remains the one to beat in his class.
Plenty of other Levenmouth and East Neuk drivers joined Moodie across the busy practice weekend.
Sandy Allen from Methil was there running the rule over his stock rod while the Leven trio of Craig Haxton, Bruce Wedderburn and Keith Stewart were back in the stock rods.
The stock rods were split into two groups for practice with some quick laps turned in, despite the track being a bit wet at the start.
There wasn’t much to choose between Cameron Doak and Kirkcaldy’s Michael Bethune who must be amongst the favourites when their world final is held in September.
Allen, Haxton, Leven’s Stuart Wedderburn and Methil’s David Dignan ran consistently throughout their sessions.
Once the track was completely dry the speed picked up with some really quick times turned in.
Allen’s car showed a good turn of a speed for its debut outing.
Bruce Wedderburn and Stewart coped well during their stints in their cars although Wedderburn’s engine dropped to three cylinders at the end of his first run.
There were only four ministox drivers at the track where Charlie Hardie was without doubt the quickest.
Scott Allardyce, from Anstruther, showed up well and, during the final session, he and Hardie swapped places on a regular basis.
There was a healthy turn out of prostock basic drivers where Kielan Ogilvie was the quickest initially but, later on Leven’s Graeme Dignan took the fastest lap. Only marginally slower was Callum Ogilvie, from Glenrothes, whilst Cowdenbeath’s Taylor Osborne ran quickly as did Leven’s Jordan Dignan.
There is another closed-doors practice session on Sunday, the last before the start of the season proper.