The fourth round of the Boyndie Drome Open Challenge took place at the Banff circuit on Sunday, August 24. Dry and sunny, although a little chilly, proved ideal conditions for competitive racing.
In the Honda Cadets, right from the start a group of four broke away. These were Abbie Munro, Craig Mann, Ben McLeod and Aiden Welch.
The quartet circulated without changing position but as the race went on, they seemed to get closer.
As they entered the Boyndie Straight for the final tour Munro look round and was engulfed by Mann on one side and McLeod on the other. Munro dropped to third but regained second before the end of the lap. McLeod held on to take his first Boyndie victory.
Munro came home second closely followed by Mann and Welch.
At the start of the Junior Max competition, the field spread out quickly with Robbie Souter leading.
Souter went on to take
the victory. Cameron McPhee was second but during the later stages Merlin Aldrick closed him down.
A pit corner for the last time Aldrick launched to the inside, the pair touched, McPhee spun and Aldrick took the chequered flag.
McPhee recovered to take third.
In the Senior Max, pole man Connor Wilson, took a lights to flag victory. However this was no easy victory as the pressure was on initially by Kieran Smart and latterly Ross Shearer.
Shearer was on Wilson’s bumper as they crossed the line closely followed by Smart.
In the ProkartsChris Hart followed home by Bruce Cameron won the ‘B’ final. These two went to the back of the ‘A’ final.
Ryan Cannon, Stuart Dalgarno and Michael Ogilvie broke away from the pack early in the final. Ogilvie took second on the second tour.
This order was maintained until the penultimate time on the Boyndie Straight when Ogilvie squeezed to the lead.
Cannon regained the lead on the last lap at Kevin’s Korner to take the victory from Ogilvie and Dalgarno.
In the KZ2 UK (Gearbox) section, Neil Anderson made the best start from the outside of the front row to lead at the end of lap one from Ian Duncan and Paul Dalgarno.
Anderson opened an early gap but Duncan began to close in. On lap five Duncan made his move at the end Boyndie Straight to lead.
Dalgarno closed in and was snapping at Anderson’s bumper.
On the last lap while lining up for a final corner charge, he ran wide to end his challenge. John Roberson finished ahead of newcomer Dave Largue.
Fiona Burnett, presented trophies in clubhouse after the meeting.
The next race meeting at Boyndie will be the Scottish Championships on September 13 and 14.