Practice is in the bag ahead of the new season

The final practice session at the Cowdenbeath Racewall finally gave the drivers a chance to try their cars on a dry track and it didn't pass with out drama.

Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 1:36 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:52 am
Gordon Moodie
Gordon Moodie

Ministox driver Logan Bruce rolled his car, the saloon of Ross Watters (Leven) shed a wheel, Ryan Adamson (Freuchie) had his throttle jam on his formula II whilst Classic hot rod driver Kenny Purdie blew his diff and managed to stop his car before it locked up.

Purdie quickly changed his diff and brought the car back out bringing back a lot of memories of hot rod racing of days gone by when he brought out his MK2 Escort.

It went well and just can’t wait to see a healthy field of these cars in action.

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Down at King’s Lynn on Saturday night formula II drivers were in action with Gordon Moodie (Windygates) picking up a seventh in his heat, retired from the final with a misfire before finishing in sixth place in the Grand National.

The two litre saloon drivers enjoyed their run when the track dried and were soon powering their cars around the oval at full power.

Barry Russell was certainly not hanging about but neither was Watters whose repanelled car looks very smart and was soon running at full power. Watters will be looking to get the season off to a good start as he has his eyes set on moving up the World ranking chart to get a better grid position for the World Final. the British Champion Kyle Irvine (Glenrothes) had another solid practice session and he will be keen to get the season underway.

Greg and Marc Honeyman were back and going well and they too will be looking to make a good start to the season.

James Strath (Cellardyke) brought out his brand new saloon and gave it quite a few early shake down laps the car is painted in a similar livery to last season’s car and by the end of practice was going quickly.

The ORCi stock rods turned up in their numbers with Jim Pitcaithly (Kirkcaldy) and Michael Bethune (Kirkcaldy) going well but mind you they were just that wee bit slower than the open Scottish Champion Kevin Forrester.

Forrester was just that slightly bit faster and will be hoping that he can carry on this form over the year.

Bethune will be looking forward to defending his European Championship in May but Pitcaithly would like nothing better than to have the red and yellow chequers on his roof to go along with the black and white of the British Championship.

The practice session is over for the Racewall drivers and for most of them the season starts in earnest this weekend.

Getting the Scottish season off to a flying start are the BriSCA formula II, the 2 litre National saloon, 1300saloons and the Rookie bangers.

As usual it’s a 6.00pm start.