The Scottish Motor Club race day on Saturday was one of the best for some time as the racing was truely titanic!
Edinburgh’s Oly Mortimer was aiming to make history by trying to win all three Mini Cooper races, as well as driving a Fiesta ST in two further races. All was going to plan for the multiple champion as he wrapped up both ST races convincingly and the first two Mini races, but was pipped in the fifth and final Mini race by finishing second.
Event Director Stuart Gray said, “It was a remakable achievement to win four, but I’m sure he would have wanted the fifth, but the mixed reverse grid just worked against him”
Eleswhere in a packed race day, the un-official “Driver of the Day” went to Scott Fraser for his sterling drives in the Scottish Formula Ford races, supported by CRS. Scott had an “off” in qualifying which meant that he had to start last.
Despite this he fought up to second place, taking title leader Craig Brunton along the way and finishing just metres behind Kenny Thirwell. In the second race, he won ahead of Thirwell and Brunton, capping off an amazing race day. Fourth on the road was Michael Gray in his 3rd ever race in his 1993 Vector.