Shane's success was at the double in Fife

Shane Brown racing with the gold roofShane Brown racing with the gold roof
Shane Brown racing with the gold roof
Over the years there have been many drivers who have headed to the Cowdenbeath Racewall for Championship meetings hoping to be crowned winner but only a minority have managed to do so.

One who managed to do so not once, but in successive seasons, was saloon driver Shane Brown over 2007 and 2008.

Shane, who is a self employed plant fitter and lives in East Huntspill in Somerset, had started racing in ministox before switching to bangers.

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He was urged by his friends in the sport to head to the Kingdom and experience the Racewall.

After taking their advice, Shane says he “loved” the track from day one.

“It’s a track that never fails to entertain and the atmosphere is something else,” he said.

The first time that he stamped his authority on the stock car scene at the Racewall was at the European Championship in 2007.

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Shane was amongst the 30 drivers who turned up all hoping to become the champion.

The stadium was buzzing as the drivers were the paraded to the fans and the grid was formed.

“When the race started I didn’t get away well but the race was suspended after a shunt,” said Shane.

“The car felt good and I managed to get away well and was able to ease away to win. It was a great feeling to win and the presentation and reception I got was good.”

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Brown then won the Raymond Gunn Tribute race and then set the seal on a dominant Sunday by winning the allcomers race to make it a hat-trick.

The following year the Racewall hosted the World Championship, bringing all the top names in the sport to Scotland.

Once the drivers were strapped into their cars they were given two warm up laps before to a roar that all but lifted the stand roof the green flag dropped.

Luke Grief took an early lead, but Shane was quick to get his nose in front.

"My car never missed a beat and I had been able to get into steady rhythm. It was a brilliant feeling when I crossed the finish line and all the hard work that we had done had paid off.”

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