Racers kick start their season and practice begins at the Racewall

Motorsport returned to the Cowdenbeath Racewall on Sunday as drivers arrived from near and far for the first of three practice sessions.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 12:11 pm
Fife racer Sandy Galbraith was amongst those returning to the Racewall as practice started

Track promoter, Gordon McDougall Promotions, is celebrating its 40th year of hosting racing at the Fife track and, on the weekend’s evidence, it’s gearing up to be one to remember.

In the morning session, which was for the micro F2s only, James Russell and Taylor Rigby were in action, with the latter travelling down from Buckie.

Both chalked up a lot of laps with Russell the quicker of the two.

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The senior formula drivers began to appear just before lunch-time with Mika Millar racing his formula II after retiring from the ministox,

Kelty’s Kailum Greig raced in the prostock, while Cameron McDonald and Darren Macdonald both made their stock rod debuts.

There were travellers in the formula IIs with Gary Kitching arriving from Cumbria, while Jason McDonald was down from Aberdeenshire’s Crimond.

Bailey Millar made the journey from Beattock in Dumfries and Galloway.

There were quite a few new cars on show with Leven’s Graeme and Jordan Dignan in their new prostock basics.

Tam Rutherford Jnr was the quickest of the saloons but once Jordan Cassie resolved a misfire, he wasn’t that far adrift.

There were plenty of stock rod drivers at the track and, with the world championship at the Racewall later this year, they were making good use of track time to begin their preparations early .

One of the pre-race favourites, Cameron Doak, was the quickest of the runners but Auchtmuchty’s Sandy Galbraith wasn’t far adrift.

Leven’s David Dignan ran consistently throughout the session in his car and should be soon climbing up the grades.

Track points champion Graeme Dignan was the quickest in the prostock basics and he is going to be the one they have to chase this year.

Joanne Hilditch was only fractionally slower.

This Sunday there is another practice session with the drivers reminded to prebook.