1970's » 1971 COWDENBEATH / ARMADALE

SALOON STOCK DRIVERS                187 CARS 

No Driver No Driver No Driver
16 John Leckie Jnr 152 James Begley 235 Jock Robertson
19 Basher Forrest 153 Alexander Hall 236 Mathew Flannigan
20 Dave Nelson 154 Thomas Slater 237 Ian Bruce
22 Barry Watson 155 David Rennie 238 Alan Morrison
23 Dougie Farrer 156 George Penman 239 James Moffat
26 N/A 157 Norman McDonald 240 John Reid
28 Alan Valante 158 Ronald Gray 242 Dick Lamont
34 Brian Carnegie 161 Dave McCulloch 244 Edward Winfield
40 Howard Jarman 162 Tom Aitkin /   245 Malcolm McKenzie
50 Bill Butler   Malcolm Chesher 246 Chuck Law
53 Thomas Farrer 163 Donald Keddie 247 Innes McRitchie
58 Gus Ellis 164 Dave Harley 248 Eddy Stevenson
61 Ian Ramsay 165 Alan Brash 249 Robert Cook
65 David Wylie 166 Jim Sharp 250 James Weir
71 George Wright 167 Bill McLellan 251 George Duncan
73 George Barnett 168 Thomas Murray 252 Thomas Blandford
78 George Paterson 169 David Elliot 253 Alan Brown
80 Jack Keeton 170 Peter Brown 254 David Hilditch
82 Alex Baxter 171 Tommy Davidson 255 Maxwell Brown
83 John Paterson 172 Sonny Bennie 257 Andrew Porter
88 Gordon Jackson 173 Thomas Meickle 258 Alistair Hutchison
95 Ronald MacGregor 174 William McBurnie 260 Joseph Mitchell
96 Matt Campbell 177 Charles Hatten 261 Bob Hamilton
101 David Kelly 178 John Gilchrist 262 Peter Slessor
102 Ernest Abram 179 Francis McCormack 263 Bill Brown
103 Robert Dow 181 William Justice 265 William Blair
105 Bob Smith 182 Gordon Edwards 269 Keith Millar
106 Hamish Buchanan 183 John Brady 271 John Myles
108 Malcolm McNaughton 184 William Henry 272 Hugh Johnstone
109 John Hamilton 185 Peter Moran 273 Mathew MacKay
110 Ashley Reith 186 Andrew McLellan 274 Walter Lamie
113 John Roy 188 Alistair Oliver 275 Ralph Sibbald
116 Mick Reilly 191 Michael Harris 276 David Marshall
117 George Cuthbert 192 William Robertson 277 N/A
118 Johnny Davidson 193 John Dudgeon 279 Gavin Murray
120 Harry Harris 194 Duncan Muir 280 William Watson
121 Pete Malone 195 Andy Johnstone 281 Jim Harris
122 Robert Gilmour 196 Kenny Ireland 282 John Adams
123 James McCulloch 197 Robert McKenzie 284 Sam Elder
124 Philip Winfield 198 Robert Watson 285 Norman Dempsey
125 Robert Chapman 199 Ronald McLeod 286 Alex Cunningham
126 Dennis Watson 200 Adrian Armit 289 Robert Blackie
129 Alfred Clark 201 Sandy Menzies 290 John Wightman
131 Ian Wainwright 202 George Whitlaw 291 Lesley Willocks
133 James McNeill /   206 Robert Baxter 292 Joseph Ferrin
  Stan Leslie 207 Bert Stevens 293 William Geckie
134 Archie McLelland /  210 David Reid 295 Bobby Munro
  Alex Jack 211 Hugh Fraser 299 Davey Philp
135 Kenneth Bunyan 213 Pete McVay 302 David Browning
136 George   215 Donald Peacock 305 James Turner
  Wotherspoon 217 George Brown 306 Lance Twaddle
137 Charles Lauder 218 Billy Elliot 308 Robert Scott
139 David Wylie 219 Derek Mackie 309 Morton Brown
140 Billy Wait 221 Thomas Young 310 Earl Ogg
141 Nat Cunningham 222 Fraser Dunlop 311 Billy Coull
142 Malcolm Riddle 223 John Pender 314 George Spalding
143 Reginald Keene 224 Gordon Lile 315 Hamish Irvine
144 James McNeill 226 N/A 316 Ronald Berry
146 James Gordon 227 Andrew Hunter 318 James Law
147 David Neil 229 Jim Clark 320 Robin Borthwick
149 William Inglis 231 Richard Roy 325 Bill Cunningham
150 Sam Owens 232 John Stewart 344      William Plank    
151 Laurie Bunyan 234 William Murray       

SUPERSTOX DRIVERS        63 CARS

No Driver No Driver No Driver
3 Colin Redmond 54 Douglas Rae 112 Bill Renwick
5 George MacMillan 55 Bob Morton 114 Michael Moran
6 Walter Brown 56 William Selby 115 David Morris
7 Andrew Cameron 57 James Gordon 119 Alan Neilson
8 George Strachan 64 Les Kay 120 N/A
9 John Duncker 65 David Wylie 128 George Findlay
10 Ian Boyd 67 Alex Stewart 138 John Lindsay
11 Bill Williamson 68 Gilbert Williamson 145 Ron Anderson
12 Bob Buchannan 70 Andy Davidson 181 William Justice
13 George Marshall 74 Alex McFadyen 185 Pete Moran
17 Mike Jack 75 Bill Crawford 182 Donald Morton
21 Robert Lyons  77 James Dickson 191 William Feeney
27 Thomas Wallace 81 Bill Pullar 195 Andy Johnstone
29 Donald Gilmour 83 Doug Boyd    
31 Tenant Douglas 84 Les Brown    
33 Robert Foster 85 Sam Page    
36 Billy McCourt 89 Ian Fitzsimmons    
39 Les Clark 90 James McCellan    
41 Gordon McDougall 91 Bill Copland    
42 Brian Elder 92 Ian Graham    
43 Tammy Elder 94 Vic Russell    
44 Raymond Baker 96 Matt Campbell    
46 David Heeps 97 Camie Cameron    
49 Eric Moore 104 Ronnie Nisbet    
51 William Mitchell 107 Malcolm Paterson    

HOT ROD DRIVERS            7 CARS

No Driver   No Driver   No Driver  
0 John Harvey   64 Les Kay   130 Malcolm Watt 
21 John Kirk   99 James Jackson  171 Tommy Davidson 
69 N/A     

    

      

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 The points awarded for the 1971 season were as follows:-    

Saloon Stocks     Superstox    
  Heats Final     Heats   Final
1st 6 10   1st 12   15
2nd 5 8   2nd 8   12
3rd 4 6   3rd 6   10
4th 3 4   4th 5   8
5th 2 2   5th 4   6
6th 1 1   6th 3   4
        7th 2   2
        8th 1   1

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An Early Saloon Stock Lineup at Armadale (photo knockhillimages.smugmug.com)

The big news for 1971 was the opening of the Armadale Raceway in West Lothian on the 28th May. The asphalt track was reputedly modelled on the shape and size of Wimbledon, as most major Spedeworth championships were held at that venue, this would enable Scottish drivers to get more practise on a traditional oval, Cowdenbeath had of course a more square shape, far  more pronounced than it is today.              
              
Interestingly it was no 9 John Duncker who won the opening Superstox heat, the opening F2 heat at Cowdenbeath in 1965 was also a no 9, Peter "Pepso" Dent.              
The first Saloon Stock race at Armadale was won by Dave Nelson who went on to become the Armadale Saloon Stock expert in the early years.              
              
While at Cowdenbeath the first meeting of 1971, 48 different Saloon Stocks & 28 different Superstox, the saloons up by over 50% from the previous season, the Superstox down by 15%.              
The average attendance for the season was 48 Saloon Stocks, up a massive 14 on the previous season & 30 Superstox up 1 on 1970.              
The highest attendance for the Saloon Stocks was 60 cars on the 31st October "Cock O The North Meeting"              
The highest attendance for the Superstox was British Championship on 4th July, 42 cars.              
               
While at Armadale, there were quite reasonable car attendances, the highest for the Saloon Stocks was at the opening meeting with 39 cars & for the Superstox on the 25th June with 24 cars. The average over the season for the Saloon Stocks was 26 cars & the Superstox 18 cars.             
              
Announced in the 09.05.71  programme that Hot Rod Racing was to be introduced on a weekly basis, with a race against English visitors proposed for later in the year.              
6 English Hot Rods provided a demonstration at the British Superstox Championship on 4th July, including the already Hot Rod legends George Polley & Barry Lee, Polley, won both races with Lee taking runner up spot.              
              
Les Kay having dominated the previous years Saloon Stocks, tried his hand in the Superstox for half a dozen meetings at the beginning of the season, won a heat, but little other success, however on the announcement that Hot Rods were to be introduced to Scotland, decided that going the wrong way round was not for him. 


64 Les Kay & 130 Malcolm Watt (photo knockhillimages.smugmug.com)

These early Hot Rod demonstration events had resulted in a few distinctly non Hot Rod type driving, indeed, Malcolm Watt & Les Kay clashed in the 1971 New Years meeting, to the extent that they both should have been dissqualified.

              
The honours for the 1971 season were as follows:-

1971 SUPERSTOX POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP 

    Reds         Blues  
Pos No Name Pts   Pos No Name Pts
1st 107 Malcolm Paterson 928   12th 94 Vic Russell 276
2nd 104 Ronnie Nisbet 629   13th 41 Gordon McDougall 268
3rd 119 Alan Neilson 586   14th 36 Billy McCourt 206
4th 6 Walter Brown 404   15th 49 Eric Moore 179
5th 70 Andy Davidson 387   16th 75 Bill Crawford 150
6th 145 Ron Anderson 368   17th 27 Thomas Wallace 140
7th 81 Bill Pullar 334   18th 12 Bob Buchanan 112
8th 31 Tenant Douglas 329   19th 51 William Mitchell 103
9th 9 John Duncker 323   20th 84 Les Brown 80
10th 55 Bob Morton 306   21st 85 Gavin Paterson 72
11th 5 George MacMillan 303          
    Yellow         White  
Pos No Name Pts   Pos No Name Pts
22nd 39 Les Clark 61   30th 92 Ian Graham 17
23rd 46 James Gilchrist 60   31st 114 Mike Moran 14
24th 10 Ian Boyd 42   32nd 90 James McCellan 10
25th 42 Brian Elder 34   33rd= 43 Tammy Elder 7
26th 115 Dave Morris 32   33rd= 96 Matt Campbell 7
27th 13 George Marshall 30   35th= 64 Les Kay 5
28th 128 George Findlay 26   35th= 74 Alex McFadyen 5
29th 3 Colin Redmond 19   37th 195 Andy Johnstone 3
          38th= 21 Robert Lyons 2
          38th= 77 James Dickson 2
          38th= 89 Ian Fitszimmons 2
          41st 7 Andrew Cameron 1

                                                                  


41 Gordon McDougall in his 1971 British Championship winning car (knockhillimages.smugmug.com)

 

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP  -  4th JULY                 SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP  -  29th AUGUST

1st 41 Gordon McDougall   1st 107 Malcolm Paterson
2nd 104 Ronnie Nisbet   2nd 119 Alan Neilson
3rd E407 Jim Davey   3rd 6 Walter Brown
4th E352 Rick Drewery   4th 94 Vic Russell
5th E94 Dave Anderson   5th   NOF
6th E364 Tony May   6th   NOF
7th 145 Ron Anderson   7th   NOF
8th 107 Malcolm Paterson   8th   NOF


1971 Open Scottish Champion Ronnie Nisbet (photo knockhillimages.sugmug.com)

OPEN SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP  -  18th APRIL

1st 104 Ronnie Nisbet
2nd E17 Roy Eaton
3rd 81 Bill Pullar
4th 49 Eric Moore
5th 5 George MacMillan
6th 94 Vic Russell
7th  39 Les Clark
8th 145  Ronnie Anderson

  EAST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP - 1st AUGUST       UK CHALLENGE CUP - 26thSEPTEMBER

1st 104 Ronnie Nisbet   1st E364 Tony May
2nd 107 Malcolm Paterson   2nd E319 Denny Pearson
3rd 94 Vic Russell   3rd 70 Andy Davidson
4th 6 Walter Brown   4th 94 Vic Russell
5th 70 Andy Davidson   5th 107 Malcolm Paterson
6th 119 Alan Neilson   6th E320 Dave Pierce
7th 36 Billy McCourt   7th E17 Roy Eaton
8th 75 Bill Crawford   8th   N/A


Armadale in July - 6 Walter Brown, 81 Bill Pullar, 94 Vic Russell, 104 Ronnie Nisbet (knockhillimages.smugmug.com)

"COCK of the NORTH" - 31st OCTOBER   WEST of SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP - 4th JUNE

1st 119 Alan Neilson   1st 104 Ronnie Nisbet
2nd 70 Andy Davidson   2nd 107  Malcolm Paterson
3rd 55 Bob Morton   3rd  6 Walter Brown
4th 107 Malcolm Paterson   4th  70 Andy Davidson
5th 31 Tenant Douglas   5th  5 George MacMillan
6th 9 John Duncker   6th  81 Bill Pullar
7th 81 Bill Pullar   7th  84 Les Brown
8th 85 Sam Page   8th  31 Tenant Douglas

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The stats for the most wins in 1971 were as follows:- 

For these purposes the British, Open Scottish, UK Challenge Cup & "Cock of The North" (Final & Championship winners race) are counted as finals.              
 

Pos No Name Finals Heats   Pos No Name Finals Heats
1st 107 Malcolm Paterson 10 45   14th= 81 Bill Pullar 1 0
2nd 119 Alan Neilson 9 20   16th 6 Walter Brown 0 6
3rd 104 Ronnie Nisbet 8 29   17th 75 Bill Crawford 0 3
4th 41 Gordon McDougall 6 5   18th= 27 Tommy Wallace 0 2
5th 31 Tenant Douglas 4 6   18th= 46 James Gilchrist 0 2
6th 9 John Duncker 3 9   18th= 145 Ronnie Anderson 0 2
7th 85 Sam Page 3 0   21st= 49 Eric Moore 0 1
8th 70 Andy Davidson 2 7   21st= 51 Bill Mitchell 0 1
9th 94 Vic Russell 2 3   21st= 64 Les Kay 0 1
10th= 55 Bob Morton 2 2   21st= 84 Les Brown 0 1
10th= E364 Tony May 2 1   21st= 115 Dave Morris 0 1
12th 39 Les Clark 1 2   21st= E319 Denny Pearson 0 1
13th E320 Dave Pierce 1 1   21st= E546 John Gray 0 1
14th= 12 Bob Buchanan 1 0            

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Most Highest Points Scoring Meetings

 

Pos No Name No
1st 107 Malcolm Paterson 21
2nd  104 Ronnie Nisbet 11
3rd 119 Alan Neilson 10
4th 9 John Duncker 4
5th 31 Tenant Douglas 2
6th 55 Bob Morton 2
7th 70 Andy Davidson 2
8th 6 Walter Brown 1
9th 39 Les Clark 1
10th 41 Gordon McDougall 1
11th 81 Bill Pullar 1
12th E94 Dave Anderson 1
13th E319 Denny Pearson 1
14th E364 Tony May 1

 

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John Duncker's first season in Superstox was very successful, achieving 12 wins during the season, including a memorable final at Cowdenbeath when he crossed the line first despite being hooked up with Walter Brown for the last couple of laps!              
              
1971 Open Scottish Superstox Championship, 41 Gordon McDougall unable to defend or even visit track to spectate due to still being in great pain, Gordon sufferred over the years from a medical condition which can induce severe pain. Ex Saloon Stocker Ronnie Nisbet winning the big race from Roy Eaton & Bil Pullar.              
              
It was English driver Tony May's turn to win the UK Challenge Cup, a truly amazing run of results:-           
1966 Malcolm Paterson             
1967 Tony May             
1968 Malcolm Paterson             
1969 Tony May             
1970 Malcolm Paterson             
1971 Tony May             
              
Scottish qualifiers for the European Superstox Championship at Ipswich in July were Ronnie Nisbet, Alan Neilson, Ronnie Anderson, Bob Morton, Andy Davidson, John Duncker & Gordon McDougall. There was no success in the top 6 though, Bob Perry won from Dave Pierce & Tony May.               
Gordon McDougall did achieve a heat 2nd and final 8th and Malcolm Paterson a heat 5th in the other races.              
              
Scottish qualifiers for the World Superstox Championship at Wimbledon in September were Walter Brown, John Duncker, Eric Moore, Bob Morton, Ronnie Nisbet, Malcolm Paterson & Alan Neilson. Again there was no success for the Scottish Drivers, Spedeworth England drivers filled the first 10 places. Geoff Goddard won, from Dave Pierce & Roger Warnes.              
              
Controversy in the 1971 Scottish Superstox Championship, which principally surrounded the 2nd & 3rd positions, the result was eventually confirmed as 1st Malcolm Paterson, 2nd Alan Neilson, 3rd Walter Brown.              
The uproar which occurred at the meeting, was commented on in the following Armadale programme on 03.09.71, Gwen Cecil went on to praise the lap scores & how great a job they did. The Cowdenbeath programme of 05.09.71 had even more emphasis on how great a job the lap scorers did, & how difficult the job was. There was also an unprecedented description of the race itself & where the drivers respective places were on each lap, also highlighting the incident where Walter Brown lost his lap. Gwen's final sum up in the programme was "Unlike you all, I have no favourite driver, so I see and act impartially, but I would like to put on record that I have the upmost confidence in the three lap scorers, WHO HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY ME".              
It should be noted that Gwen was one of the main lap scorers with the English Spedeworth organisation when they started and was by all accounts one of the best.              
              
Ronnie Nisbet had developed as the Armadale specialist. As well as the West Of Scotland win, he collected 23 race wins there and was the track points champion. He was still only 20 years old.   

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E364 Tony May on his way to 3 race wins at Armadale, E320 Dave Pierce, 70 Andy Davidson & 81 Bill Pullar in shot (knockhillimages.smugmug.com)

At the Friday night meeting on the 24th September at Armadale (pre Sunday's UK Challenge Cup at Cowdenbeath) Tony May put up a thoroughly dominating display taking both of his participating heats and the Final.

1971 SALOON STOCK POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP

    Reds         Blues  
Pos No Name Points   Pos No Name Points
1st 118 Johnny Davidson 345   11th 110 Basher Forrest 97
2nd 23 Dougie Farrer 341   12th 248 Rab Train 93
3rd 106 Hamish Buchanan 328   13th 121 Pete Malone 76
4th 20 Dave Nelson 262   14th 161 Dave McCulloch 75
5th 80 Jack Keeton 236   15th 50 Bill Butler 72
6th 40 Howard Jarman 224   16th 153 Alex Hall 64
7th 152 James Begley 223   17th 151 Laurie Bunyan 61
8th 196 Kenny Ireland 195   18th 58 Gus Ellis 60
9th 146 James Gordon 171   19th 120 Harry Harris 58
10th 125 Robert Chapman 130   20th 222 Fraser Dunlop 57
          21st 83 John Paterson 52
          22nd 194 Duncan Muir 51
          23rd 123 James McCulloch 50
          24th= 102 Ernest Abram 49
          24th= 144 James McNeill 49


1971 Saloon Stock Points Champion Johnny Davidson (photo knockhillimages.smugmug.com)

 

    Yellows         Whites  
Pos No Name Points   Pos No Name Points
26th 122 Robert Gilmour 48   42nd 171 Tommy Davidson 23
27th 207 Bert Stevens 48   43rd 195 Andy Johnstone 23
28th 53 Tom Farrer 46   44th 254 David Hilditch 23
29th 237 Ian Bruce 41   45th 299 Davey Philip 23
30th 275 Ralph Sibbald 40   46th 19 Basher Forrest 21
31st 126 Dennis Watson 39   47th 82 Alex Baxter 21
32nd 193 John Dudgeon 38   48th 34 Brian Carnegie 18
33rd 219 Derek Mackie 38   49th 162 Malcolm Chesher 18
34th 165 Alan Brash 37   50th 242 Dick Lamont 18
35th 163 Donald Keddie 34   51st 124 Philip Winfield 16
36th 101 David Kelly 33   52nd 253 Alan Brown 16
37th 167 Bill McLellan 28   53rd 316 Ronald Berry 16
38th 61 Ian Ramsay 26   54th 200 Adrian Armit 15
39th 105 Bob Smith 25   55th 247 Innes McRitchie 14
40th 140 Billy Wait 24   56th 95 Ronald MacGregor 11
41st 116 Mick Reilly 14   57th 186 Andrew McLellan 11
          58th 73 George Barnett 10
          59th 293 William Geckie 10
          60th 22 Barry Watson 9
          61st 184 William Henry 9
          62nd 231 Richard Roy 8
          63rd 65 David Wylie 7
          64th 129 Alfred Clark 7
          65th 178 John Gilchrest 6
          66th 191 Michael Harris 6
          67th 272 Hugh Johnstone 6
          68th 170 Peter Brown 5
          69th 182 Gordon Edwards 5
          70th 217 George Brown 5
          71st 224 Gordon Lile 5
          72nd 96 Matt Campbell 4
          73rd 103 Robert Dow 4
          74th 141 Nat Cunningham 4
          75th 149 William Inglis 4
          76th 156 George Penman 4
          77th 213 James Gordon 4
          78th 221 Thomas Young 4
          79th 157 Norman McDonald 3
          80th 258 Alistair Hutchison 3
          81st 277 N/A 3
          82nd 147 David Neil 2
          83rd 150 Sam Owens 2
          84th 245 Malcolm McKenzie 2
          85th 250 James Weir 2
          86th 261 Bob Hamilton 2
          87th 262 Peter Slessor 2
          88th 265 William Blair 2
          89th 286 Alexander Cunninham 2
          90th 314 George Spalding 2
          91st 320 Robin Borthwick 2
          92nd 134 Alex Jack 1
          93rd 135 Kenneth Bunyan 1
          94th 137 Charles Lauder 1
          95th 143 Reginald Keene 1
          96th 164 Dave Harley 1
          97th 168 Thomas Murray 1
          98th 172 Sonny Bennie 1
          99th 174 William McBurnie 1
          100th 252 Thomas Blandford 1
          101st 257 Andrew Porter 1
          102nd 302 David Browning 1

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SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP - 5th SEPTEMBER         EAST of SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP - 29th AUGUST

1st 196 Kenny Ireland   1st 23 Dougie Farrer
2nd 23 Dougie Farrer   2nd 106 Hamish Buchannan
3rd 102 Ernest Abram   3rd 80 Jack Keeton
4th 40 Howie Jarman   4th 83 John Paterson
5th 146 James Gordon   5th 165 Alan Brsh
6th 152 James Begley   6th 152 James Begley


No 23 Dougie Farrer executing the balancing act, I don't think No 96 Matt Campbell can believe it either! (photo knockhillimages.smugmug.com)

WEST of SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP - 30th JULY            "COCK of the NORTH" - 31st OCTOBER

1st 20  Dave Nelson   1st 316 Ronald Berry
2nd 125  Robert Chapman   2nd 23 Dougie Farrer
3rd 118  Johnnie Davidson   3rd 106 Hamish Buchanan
4th  58 Gus Ellis   4th 146 Malcolm Paterson
5th  253 Alan Brown   5th 248 Eddy Stevenson
6th  196 Kenny Ireland   6th 50 Bill Butler

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No 20 Dave Nelson, 1971's most prolific race winner (photo knockhillimages.smugmug.com)

The stats for the most wins in 1971 were as follows:-

Pos No Name Finals Heats   Pos No Name Finals Heats
1st 20 Dave Nelson 9 21   23rd= 102 Ernest Abram  0 2
2nd 118 Johnnie Davidson 7 17   23rd= 120 Harry Harris 0 2
3rd 23 Dougie Farrer 6 28   26th= 123 James McCulloch 0 2
4th 106 Hamish Buchanan 6 22   26th= 299 Davey Philp 0 2
5th 196 Kenny Ireland 5 17   30th= 34 Brian Carnegie 0 1
6th 80 Jack Keeton 4 17   30th= 40 Howie Jarman 0 1
7th 316 Ronald Berry 3 2   30th= 58 Gus Ellis 0 1
8th 152 James Begley 1 8   30th= 101 David Kelly 0 1
9th= 222 Fraser Dunlop 1 3   30th= 105 Bob Smith 0 1
9th= 320 Robin Borthwick 1 3   30th= 126 Dennis Watson 0 1
11th 122 Robert Gilmour 1 2   30th= 129 Alf Clark 0 1
12th= 78 George Paterson 1 1   30th= 144 James McNeill 0 1
12th= 125 Dennis Watson  1 1   30th= 153 Alex Hall 0 1
12th= 161 Dave McCulloch 1 1   30th= 186 Andrew McLellen 0 1
12th= 163 Donald Keddie 1 1   30th= 194 Duncan Muir 0 1
12th= 248 Eddy Stevenson 1 1   30th= 195 Andy Johnstone 0 2
17th= 50  Bill Butler 1 1   30th= 219 Derek Mackie 0 1
17th= 146 James Gordon 1 1   30th= 293 William Geckie 0 1
17th= 242 Dick Lamont 1 0   30th= 344 William Plank 0 1
20th= 83 John Paterson 0 4            
20th= 275 Ralph Sibbald 0 4            
22nd 237 Ian Bruce 0 3            
23rd= 19 Basher Forrest 0 2            
23rd= 110 Ashley Reith 0 2            
23rd= 101 David Kelly 0 2            

 

Drivers with the most highest scoring meetings as follows:-

Pos No Name No
1st 23 Dougie Farrer 10
2nd  20 Dave Nelson 9
3rd 106 Hamish Buchanan 5
4th  118 Johnnie Davidson 5
5th  80 Jack Keeton 4
6th  196 Kenny Ireland 3
7th  316 Ronald Berry 2
8th  146 James Gordon 1
9th  40 Howie Jarman 1
10th  53 Tam Farrer 1
11th  122 Rab Gilmour 1
12th  125 Robert Chapman 1
13th  151 Laurie Bunyan 1
14th  161 Dave McCulloch 1
15th  194 Duncan Muir 1
16th  222 Fraser Dunlop 1
17th  248 Eddy Stevenson 1
18th  320 Robin Borthwick 1

 

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Both Dave Nelson & Hamish Buchanan scored a meeting maximum each, during the season, winning all paticipating heats & final.

Johnny Davidson after finishing 7th in the British Championship at Wimbledon, travelled over night from London to clinch the Scottish Points title at Cowdenbeath - a supreme effort. England's Chris Gautrey won the event.              
              
54 Saloon Stocks appeared at the Scottish Championship meeting at Cowdenbeath on 05.09.71, amazingly an additional 16 different cars raced at the following Armadale meeting on 10.09.71 .              
A Demonstration that the opening of an additional track will attract new local drivers to the sport, -provided of course it is in a different area.              
              
Dougie Farrer was 60 points in front of his rivals when he received a suspension for having an illegal car. A modification which was later allowed on all cars. Brother Tam took the car over, reaching blue grade and winning 4 races before Dougie claimed it back. 

       
Johnny Davidson had now built up a 50 point lead over Dougie. Johnny went on to win the points title, but it was still only clinched on the last points scoring meeting of the season, 345 points to 341.              
              
After setting such a cracking pace in his debut season Kenny Ireland started a bit slower this year, indeed dropping to blue, however he then went on a winning streak of 5 out of 6 races, only to then get himself suspended, dropping to 8th in the points. He showed that the forced lay off would not result in a drop in form when he spun at the start of his first race back, recovered, then  went on to win it. Of course his Scottish Championship win was the highlight of his year. 

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