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Mackay and Coghill set fastest times in Littleferry sprint events


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Simon Mackay took the fastest time of the day award on the Saturday in his GWR Raptor. Picture: JBuc Photography
Simon Mackay took the fastest time of the day award on the Saturday in his GWR Raptor. Picture: JBuc Photography

Caithness Car Club hosted rounds nine and 10 of the Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship at Golspie's Littleferry circuit this month.

For the second time this year the club was able to arrange a live stream of an event thanks to Champion Event Streaming.

Event sponsors were Gordon Motors, of Wick, and Sutherland Race and Restoration, Thurso.

Seventy drivers competed each day, with 33 being Caithness CC members.

The Saturday was a mostly damp day, making for very tricky conditions before becoming dry for the final timed runs in the afternoon. Caithness members performed exceptionally well by taking 12 class wins out of a possible 21, with Simon Mackay setting the fastest time of day in his GWR Raptor.

Placings: Class A1 – 1st Jody Gordon. A2 – 3rd Michael Miller. A3 – 1st Thomas Rapson; 2nd Steven Yuill. A4 – 1st John Welsh. A5 – 2nd Roy Munro; 3rd John Strang. A8 – 1st Jim Sugden. A9 – 3rd Jim King.

B2 – 1st James Alexander; 2nd David Alexander. B6 – 1st Bill Lambie Jnr.

C0 – 1st Ross Alexander; 2nd Mike Murchie; 3rd Alasdair Alexander. C3 – 1st Charlie Fraser; 2nd James Mackay. C4 – Louise Calder; 3rd Paul Rhodes. C5 – 1st Simon Mackay. C6 – 2nd Charlie Forsyth.

D1 – 1st Michael Sutherland; 2nd Colin Calder. D3 – 1st John Albiston; 2nd George Coghill Snr.

George Coghill Jnr set fastest time of the day on the Sunday in his Force PT. Picture: JBuc Photography
George Coghill Jnr set fastest time of the day on the Sunday in his Force PT. Picture: JBuc Photography

Conditions were ideal on the Sunday, making for some very close contests in all classes with competitors continually trading places.

Caithness members again performed exceptionally well by taking 13 class wins with the D1 record being broken by Michael Sutherland. George Coghill Jnr eventually set the fastest time of day in his Force PT, narrowly beating Simon Mackay by 0.51 sec.

A full list of results can be found at www.caithnesscarclub.co.uk/golspie-sprints.asp


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