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Class records fall as Caithness drivers rev up


By SPP Reporter

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George coghill jnr in his Force 248 Turbo winning in the Sunday competition at Golspie. Photo: Dan Mcleod, Golspie.
George coghill jnr in his Force 248 Turbo winning in the Sunday competition at Golspie. Photo: Dan Mcleod, Golspie.

CAITHNESS Car Club held a round of the 2011 Scottish Sprint Championships at Golspie Kart track last weekend. This well-supported sprint attracted over 50 competitors.

In the practice runs on Saturday, George Coghill jnr set the pace in a time of 88.42 seconds, reaching speeds of 105 mph down the long straight, with Garry Dickson close behind on 89.82s.

Coghill’s Force failed on his first run giving Dickson the FTD with a time of 90.70s, Kenny Murray from Aberdeen took second FTD with a time of 93.70s and third place went to Keith Weeks, from Aberdeen, with a time of 93.77s.

The second competition run was spoilt by a car dropping oil all the way round the track resulting in drivers having to cope with a slippery surface, slowing down their lap times dramatically.

Two Caithness drivers put in great performances, breaking their class records on Saturday.

Sandy Coghill, from Bower, in his Rover 200, took 1.65s off the class A2 record in a time of 108.16s and Graeme Bremner, from Ackergill, wiped five seconds off his class C3 record in his Radical ProSport Turbo in 94.18s.

On Sunday the weather was dry again all day, with several hundred spectators looking forward to close racing in all the classes.

Coghill jnr started the day with a few problems but then went out to secure FTD in his Force 1000cc turbo single-seater in 66.01s. He was closely followed by Dickson, breaking his class record and taking second FTD in his Force Bluestar, with Graeme Bremner taking third FTD after his class win in his Radical ProSport racing car in a time of 70.53s, also breaking his class record.

Jody Gordon had a good class win with his Peugeot 205, breaking his class record by half a second, and the car club secretary, Walter Hossack, had his first class win with his Honda Prelude in class A3.

Caithness results: Jody Gordon, first both days in class A1 with his Peugeot 205; Garry Buchan, second both days in class A1 with his Vauxhall Nova Sport; Sandy Coghill, first both days in class A2 with his Rover 200; Craig Morrison, fourth Saturday and eighth Sunday in class A2 with his Proton Satria GTi; Stuart Morrison, sixth Sunday in class A2 with his Proton Satria GTi.

Walter Hossack, second Saturday and first Sunday in class A3 with his Honda Prelude; Bill Lambie, first both days in class B4 with his Westfield; Lenny Bray, second Saturday and third Sunday in class B4 with his F27; Graeme Bremner, first both days in Class C3 with his Radical Prosport Turbo; Jennifer Bremner, third both days in Class C3 with her Radical Prosport Turbo; Lindy Lochart, fourth both days in Class C3 with his VW Corrado; Garry Dickson, first both days in class B5 with his Force Bluestar; Stuart Brown, fourth Saturday, third Sunday in Class C4 with his OMS; George Coghill jnr, second Saturday, first Sunday in Class C5 with his Force PT Turbo.


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