Racewall confirmed at stock rod world final host

The ORCi stock rod world final will be held at the Racewall this year.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 1:15 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 1:20 pm
Gordon Moodie racing in the Formula I

The Fife track received the positive new this week that organisers had chosen the facility to host the high profile final over the weekend of September 11-12.

It comes in the year when promoter GMP Scotland is celebrating 40 years of hosting stock car race meetings.

The Scottish drivers will now be gearing up for that date, with hopes high that the title can stay in this country.

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A further boost arrived for the Fife track with the news that stars of the sport, Charlie Guinchard and Craig Driscoll, have intimated they will visit to compete at the formula II Scottish and qualifying round in June.

Leading Fife racer, Gordon Moodie, will also be aiming to compete when the new season starts and is aiming to build on the events he took part in last year.

Despite the Covid-19 virus wiping out most of the stock car racing at the Racewall in 2020, BriSCA Formula II world champion, Moodie, from Windygates, manages to take in eight meetings south of the border.

Towards the end of the season he had a run in Ryan Harrison’s Formula I car at Skegness and his performance caught a lot of people’s attention.

In his heat he made short work of working his way through from the back of the field and with only a few laps remaining went through into the lead then on to win.

He was perhaps a marked man during the final where he was sent wide into the fence and although he restarted he was playing catch up and whilst he made up some places retired before the end of the race.

“It was probably one of the best cars that I have raced,” Moodie admitted.

“At Skegness I have been involved in time trials and have driven a few cars that have won world championships, but that was the best one that I have raced.”

This year promises to be a busy one for the kingdom racer should a decent season’s racing be held.

He has a world championship to defend at Skegness, which would escalate him to one of the few drivers to have won it three times in succession.

One of his other targets is to chalk up 500 final wins. At this stage he has 466 final wins and could get to his target within a couple of seasons.