Prize night for Fife driver Eck Cunningham

It was a good night to be a Fife driver at the Cowdenbeath Racewall on Saturday during a dull evening where there was always a threat of rain.

Monday, 11th October 2021, 11:24 am
Eck Cunningham, from Leven, was back on track at the Racewall

The track was greasy and finding rip was difficult.

The first saloon race of the night was open to drivers who had started the season as either a white or yellow grade driver with Eck Cunningham from Leven carrying on his winning ways from last week.

Cunningham ended up winning the white/yellow challenge series final although in the end he was a bit fortunate to do so.

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For most of the race he had sat behind Saline’s Gary Paterson, the gap was about a car length but without getting off the racing line he struggled to do so.

With only a few laps remaining, though, Paterson hit troubles which allowed Cunningham through to win the title.

As part of Cunningham’s prize, he received four tyres one of which he generously gave to Paterson.

However, Cunningham failed to reappear after that his car suffering a gearbox problem which he couldn’t repair at the track.

Paterson then went on to win the opening heat of the main saloon heat but it was Glenrothes’s Kyle Irvine who came through to win the saloon final.

In the prostock Basic formula it turned out to be quite a night for Kailum Greig from Kelty. He started off with a tenth place in the opening heat but then went on to win heat two by a comfortable margin and this proved to be his first win. When the meeting final started he quickly caught the leader and then simply drove away from the pack, going on to pick his second win of the night.