1980's » 1989 Cowdenbeath

** 1989 is tricky for driver identification in the Saloon Stock formula. Due to the late start to the season at Cowdenbeath there was doubt as to who would be racing & there were a number of drivers racing at Cowdenbeath who were registered at Armadale.

Noted below are all the drivers who appeared in the programme list of drivers. For obvious & less obvious reasons I have not counted all the drivers in the total. I have placed asterisks alongside a number of drivers for various reasons.

Lindsay Wilson raced as No 2 / 216A / 246

Richard Bennet & Gordon McGowan listed as No 11, only Gordon McGowan counted as no record of Richard Bennet having raced.

Stevie Allen & Garry Profitt listed as No 17. Garry Profitt credited with all No 17 appearances as Stevie Allen later listed as No 27.

Malcolm Noble No 19, Jim Wightman No 111, George Robertson No 122, Hugh Brown No 123, Alan McDonald No 124, Colin Fraser No 140, James Smith No 149, Wilson Taylor listed as No 163, Douglas McLean No 165, Andrew Hislop No 173, George Chirray No 197, William Sommerville No 227, were all listed in the first programme of the season but were later dropped from the driver's list & I have no record of them having attended a meeting in 1989.

Bill Auld listed as No 63 & Jimmy McAlpine listed as No 68 in first programme later revised  to the more familiar No 163 & No 214 respectively.

Mike Minto listed as No 137 & No 138. Credited with No 137 & Dave Williams later listed as No 138.

Robert Gray & Davy Duncan listed as No 300. Assumed Davy Duncan as No 300, a Bob Gray is later listed as No 308.

If anyone is aware of any corrections to the above please let me know.

1989
Saloon Stocks 109 Cars
2 Lindsay Wilson ** 107 Alistair Honeyman  
4 Alan Rae   110 Graham Leask  
6 Bobby Vass   111 Jimmy Gellon  
7 Bobby Florence   111 Jim Wightman **
8 Willie Miller   114 Kevin Paxton  
9 Kenny Jeffrey   118 Lofty Steele  
10 Kevin McCafferty   121 Andy Low  
11 Richard Bennett ** 122 George Robertson **
11 Gordon McGowan ** 123 Hugh Brown **
12 Willie Atherton   124 Alan McDonald **
13 Robert Maxwell   125 Davy Forrest  
14 Scott Greig   128 Joe Moir  
15 Ian Cheeseman   132 John Maxwell  
17 Stevie Allen ** 133 Douglas Bertram  
17 Garry Proffitt ** 136 Kenny Bruce  
18 Malcolm Noble   137 Mike Minto **
19 Sandy Reynolds   138 Mike Minto **
19 Malcolm Noble ** 138 Dave Williams **
20 Thomas McNeill   140 Colin Fraser **
21 Derek McAlpine   142 Robin Copland  
22 Calum Buchanan   149 James Smith **
23 Steve Smith   151 Bob Jones  
25 John Ross   163 Bill Auld  
27 David Gracie ** 163 Wilson Taylor **
27 Steve Allen ** 165 Douglas McLean **
30 Douglas Little   167 Stan Matthews  
32 Davy Hall   170 Ken Mudie  
32A Alan Hall   173 Andrew Hislop **
33 Terry Todd   175 Norman Walker  
33A Craig Prentice   197 George Chirray **
34 Kevan Hay   200 John Ingledew  
37 Ian Forster   201 Pete Hunter  
39 Mike Robertson   202 Tam Laing  
40 James Sinclair   204 Andy Welton  
41 Dave McCluskey   206 Mike Richardson  
44 Eion Robertson   207 James Honeyman  
46 Keith Jarman   210 Pete Simpson  
50 Alastair Sneddon   214 Jimmy McAlpine  
51 Gordon Ritchie   216 Kenny Stewart  
61 Andy Morrison   216A Lindsay Wilson  
62 Andrew Tulloch   217 Harry Denholm  
63 Bill Auld ** 219 Peter or Paul Mackie  
66 Stuart McCaig   227 William Sommerville **
68 Jimmy McAlpine ** 236 Ian Robertson  
68 Jock Burgoyne   246 Lindsay Wilson  
71 Gordon Alexander   247 Graham McCabe **
73 John Curran   248 Fraser Manson  
74 Willie Dunn   260 Tommy Thompson  
75 Walter Donaldson   292 Stephen Charles  
76 Gordon Glendinning   299 Gillian Philp  
77 Peter Gulline   300 Robert Gray **
78 Graham Campbell   300 Davy Duncan **
81 Richard Denholm   307 Brian Honeyman  
84 Cameron Donaldson   308 Bob Gray  
85 Kenny McLay   309 Andy Anderson  
86 Andrew Stevens   333 Keith McBean  
98 Graham MacKay   336 Allen Bruce  
99 Gordon Barclay   348 Kenny Connor  
101 Peter Creamer        

 An additional 24 drivers appeared at Superbowl 1

24 N/A 116 Diggy Smith 376 Keith Jackson
29 N/A 126 Willy Barnes 390 Ian Smith
52 Brian Tingley 130 N/A 531 N/A
55 Danny Semarin 156 Ray Goudy 636 Conrad Self
69 John Pearn 157 Dave Wyartt 707 Gary Skeels
81 Kevin Smith 160 N/A 711 Steve O'Dell
84 Steve Smith 173 Paul Stockley 776 Tony Jones
89 John Marovand 174 Trevor Titchmarsh 931 Alan Gladden

 The 109 car total plus the 24 cars for Superbowl 1 looks quite impressive - however a large number of drivers appeared in the driver's list but I have no record of them having attended a meeting. Full list of attendees together with number of appearances listed hereunder:-

 

No DRIVER App   No DRIVER App   No DRIVER App
163 Bill Auld 22   34 Kevan Hay 3   126 Willy Barnes 1
111 Jimmy Gellon 21   75 Walter Donaldson 3   130 N/A 1
216 Kenny Stewart 21   99 Gordon Barclay 3   156 Ray Goudy 1
39 Mike Robertson 20   307 Brian Honeyman 3   157 Dave Wyartt 1
132 John Maxwell 20   348 Kenny Connor 3   160 N/A 1
46 Keith Jarman 18   51 Gordon Ritchie 2   173 Paul Stockley 1
62 Andrew Tulloch 18   61 Andy Morrison 2   174 Trevor Titchmarsh 1
71 Gordon Alexander 18   121 Andy Low 2   376 Keith Jackson 1
151 Bob Jones 18   138 Dave Williams 2   390 Ian Smith 1
248 Fraser Manson 18   6 Bobby Vass 1   531 N/A 1
30 Douglas Little 17   7 Bobby Florence 1   636 Conrad Self 1
85 Kenny McLay 15   20 Thomas McNeill 1   707 Gary Skeels 1
336 Allen Bruce 14   22 Calum Buchanan 1   711 Steve O'Dell 1
8 Willie Miller 13   23 Steve Smith 1   776 Tony Jones 1
110 Graham Leask 13   25 John Ross 1   931 Alan Gladden 1
210 Pete Simpson 13   28 N/A 1   10 Kevin McCafferty 0
44 Eion Robertson 12   58 N/A 1   12 Willie Atherton 0
77 Peter Gulline 12   68 Harry Burgoyne 1   13 Robert Maxwell 0
98 Graham MacKay 11   69 N/A 1   14 Scott Greig 0
167 Stan Matthews 11   73 John Curran 1   15 Ian Cheeseman 0
214 Jimmy McAlpine 11   83 N/A 1   18 Malcolm Noble 0
300 Davy Duncan 11   89 N/A 1   27 David Gracie 0
125 Davy Forrest 10   90 N/A 1   32A Alan Hall 0
2 & 246 Lindsay Wilson 10   102 N/A 1   33A Craig Prentice 0
299 Gillian Philp 10   133 Douglas Bertram 1   40 James Sinclair 0
11 Gordon McGowan 9   137 Mike Minto 1   74 Willie Dunn 0
17 Garry Proffitt 9   170 Ken Mudie 1   76 Gordon Glendinning 0
66 Stuart McCaig 9   218 N/A 1   78 Graham Campbell 0
33 Terry Todd 7   219 Peter or Paul Mackie 1   81 Richard Denholm 0
114 Kevin Paxton 7   247 Graham McCabe 1   84 Cameron Donaldson 0
27 Steve Allen 6   292 Stephen Charles 1   86 Andrew Stevens 0
9 Kenny Jeffrey 5   309 Andy Anderson 1   128 Joe Moir 0
101 Peter Creamer 5   326 N/A 1   136 Kenny Bruce 0
107 Alistair Honeyman 5   331 N/A 1   175 Norman Walker 0
118 Lofty Steele 5   338 N/A 1   201 Pete Hunter 0
142 Robin Copland 5   800 Jock Burgoyne 1   202 Tam Laing 0
200 John Ingledew 5   24 N/A 1   204 Andy Welton 0
32 Davy Hall 4   29 N/A 1   206 Mike Richardson 0
37 Ian Forster 4   52 Brian Tingley 1   217 Harry Denholm 0
50 Alastair Sneddon 4   55 Danny Semarin 1   236 Ian Robertson 0
207 James Honeyman 4   69 John Pearn 1   260 Tommy Thompson 0
308 Bob Gray 4   81 Kevin Smith 1   333 Keith McBean 0
19 Sandy Reynolds 3   84 Steve Smith 1        
21 Derek McAlpine 3   89 John Marovand 1        
41 Dave McCluskey 3   116 Diggy Smith 1        

 

Saloon Stock Cars

1989 Points Table

Official Position DS Calc No Driver Official Points DS Points
1 1 163 Bill Auld 402 404
2 2 151 Bob Jones 349 382
3 5 248 Fraser Manson 243 222
4 3 39 Mike Robertson 225 232
5 4 46 Keith Jarman 209 229
6 7 132 John Maxwell 180 177
7 8 111 Jimmy Gellon 167 152
8 6 216 Kenny Stewart 157 180
9 9 8 Willie Miller 122 131
10 15 246 Lindsay Wilson 114 77
  10 99 Gordon Barclay   129
  11 210 Pete Simpson   91
  12 30 Douglas Little   87
  13 167 Stan Matthews   82
  14 110 Graham Leask   79
  16 71 Gordon Alexander   73
  17 214 Jimmy McAlpine   60
  18 44 Eion Robertson   57
  19 85 Kenny McLay   44
  20 300 Davy Duncan   36
  21 126 Willy Barnes   30
  22 98 Graham MacKay   24
  23= 77 Peter Gulline   23
  23= 636 Conrad Self   23
  25= 32 Davy Hall   21
  25= 156 Ray Goudy   21
  27 800 Jock Burgoyne   19
  28 33 Terry Todd   17
  29 125 Davy Forrest   16
  30= 68 Harry Burgoyne   14
  30= 107 Alistair Honeyman   14
  32= 207 James Honeyman   13
  32= 711 Steve O'Dell   13
  34 84 Steve Smith   12
  35 348 Kenny Connor   10
  36= 66 Stuart McCaig   8
  36= 75 Walter Donaldson   8
  38= 308 Bob Gray   7
  38= 116 Diggy Smith   7
  40= 9 Kenny Jeffrey   6
  40= 299 Gillian Philp   6
  40= 52 Brian Tingley   6
  40= 931 Alan Gladden   6
  44= 114 Kevin Paxton   5
  44= 157 Dave Wyartt   5
  46= 34 Kevan Hay   4
  46= 89 N/A   4
  46= 307 Brian Honeyman   4
  46= 89E John Marovand   4
  50= 11 Gordon McGowan   3
  50= 21 Derek McAlpine   3
  50= 81 Richard Denholm   3
  50= 101 Peter Creamer   3
  50= 376 Keith Jackson   3
  55= 7 Bobby Florence   2
  55= 25 John Ross   2
  55= 58 N/A   2
  55= 174 Trevor Titchmarsh   2
  59= 62 Andrew Tulloch   1
  59= 39 Ian Smith   1
  59= 776 Tony Jones   1

 I don't believe "GMP" published any End of Season points tables in the programmes. The last published top 10 was up to 4th November 1989, I have added points for the last two meetings & named this as the "Official" top 10. It does not line up with my calculated top 10, nonetheless it "should" be right. In the absence of anything else I have listed my totals for the rest of the drivers. While it may not be entirely accurate it at least gives a guide. I have no information of where the grades were spilt up. I suppose the tables & grades must have been published in the "GMP" driver's newsletter. If anybody can furnish me with a copy of this I will adjust the table accordingly.

Race Winners:-

No Driver Finals Heats
163 Bill Auld 6 11
151 Bob Jones 5 3
248 Fraser Manson 3 1
39 Mike Robertson 2 6
8 Willie Miller 2 0
46 Keith Jarman 1 4
111 Jimmy Gellon 1 3
44 Eion Robertson 1 2
216 Kenny Stewart 1 2
214 Jimmy McAlpine 1 1
636 Conrad Self 1 0
99 Gordon Barclay 0 4
126 Willy Barnes 0 2
110 Graham Leask 0 2
132 John Maxwell 0 1
246 Lindsay Wilson 0 1
71 Gordon Alexander 0 1
156 Ray Goudy 0 1

Highest Point Scoring Meetings:-

No Driver Meetings
151 Bob Jones 8
163 Bill Auld 5
39 Mike Robertson 2
46 Keith Jarman 2
248 Fraser Manson 2
8 Willie Miller 1
44 Eion Robertson 1
111 Jimmy Gellon 1
126 Willy Barnes 1
214 Jimmy McAlpine 1

 

F2 Stock Cars -  83 Cars
7 Jimmy Moodie   175 Eric Brown
8 Calum Thomson   177 Stuart Russell
12 Chas Davidson   182 N/A
14 Jim Mulvaney   188 Ronnie Ford
15 James Thomson   210 Norman Mlodecki
16 Jimmy Wallace   218 Rob Speak
17 Joe Martin   228 Brian Middlemass
24 Tam Radcliffe   247 Graham McCabe
25 Ralph Turston   251 Alastair Forsyth
28 Graham Bunter   280 N/A
31 Brian Gillespie   311 Jimmy Smith
33 Keith Stanford   321 N/A
41 Gordon McDougall   325 Trevor Harris
44 Stuart Innes   341 Clinton MacKay
48 Hamish McNab   441 N/A
50 Ian Anderson   500 Stuart McDougall
54 Martin Buckley   520 John Douglas
58 Chris Price   521 Mark Stewart
64 John Fortune   531 Gordon Saunders
66 N/A   536 Steven Ross
71 Alistair Corstorphine   569 Arthur Thomson
72 Paul Dickinson   574 Alastair Hunter
74 Allistair King   580 Paul Hosie
76 Davie McFarlane   603 Allan Watt
78 John Gilchrist   618 N/A
79 John Maxwell   620 Stuart Swales
80 John Adam   642 Dave Luscome
83 David Stanford   686 Garry Hooper
88 Charlie Brown   715 John Dean
91 Andrew Stewart   722 Paul Broatch
100 George MacMillan   742 Graham Luscombe
107 Peter McCallum   866 N/A
111 Jim Smith   867 N/A
117 Stuart Young   875 Ian Moss
122 Ronald Arcari   Ire 71 Trevor Moore
125 John Hutchinson   Ire 32 N/A
132 Davie McBeth   Ire 94 Billy Allison
136 Graeme Mellis   Ire 78 George Fagan
144 N/A   Ire 21 Gary McCourt
156 / 700 Tommy Carruthers   Ire 40 David McCrory
160 Colin Gregg   Ire 44 N/A
171 Ian MacLean      

 

F2 Track Points Championship
Official Position DS Calc No Drivers Official Points DS Calc
1 1 100 George MacMillan 601 539
2 2 33 Keith Stanford 351 327
3 4 251 Alastair Forsyth 268 239
4 3 16 Jimmy Wallace 257 253
5 7 74 Allister King 239 219
6 6 83 David Stanford 232 223
7 9 7 Jimmy Moodie 194 186
8 5 41 Gordon McDougall 218 231
9 10 175 Eric Brown 190 180
10 12 341 Clinton MacKay 187 176
11 13 156 / 700 Tommy Carruthers 170 164
  8 64 John Fortune   213
  11 531 Gordon Saunders   179
  14 247 Graham McCabe   110
  15 132 Davie McBeth   107
  16 177 Stuart Russell   83
  17 218 Rob Speak   81
  18 574 Alastair Hunter   67
  19 91 Andrew Stewart   56
  20 722 Paul Broatch   49
  21 80 John Adam   48
  22 580 Paul Hosie   44
  23 25 Ralph Turston   41
  24 Ire 78 George Fagan   35
  25 210 Norman Mlodecki   32
  26 17 Joe Martin   31
  27 117 Stuart Young   30
  28= 54 Martin Buckley   27
  28= 325 Trevor Harris   27
  30 48 Hamish McNab   25
  31 875 Ian Moss   24
  32= 125 John Hutchinson   22
  32= 715 John Dean   22
  34 686 Garry Hooper   20
  35 500 Stuart McDougall   18
  36= 536 Steven Ross   16
  36= 642 Dave Luscome   16
  38 44 Stuart Innes   15
  39 72 Paul Dickinson   14
  40= 107 Peter McCallum   11
  40= Ire 71 Trevor Moore   11
  42 Ire 21 Gary McCourt   10
  43= 28 Graham Bunter   9
  43= 50 Ian Anderson   9
  43= 171 Ian MacLean   9
  46 Ire 32 N/A   8
  47= 88 Charlie Brown   7
  47= 311 Jimmy Smith   7
  47= 569 Arthur Thomson   7
  50 31 Brian Gillespie   6
  51= 14 Jim Mulvaney   5
  51= 24 Tam Radcliffe   5
  51= 79 John Maxwell   5
  51= 188 Ronnie Ford   5
  51= Ire 40 David McCrory   5
  56= 228 Brian Middlemass   4
  56= 603 Allan Watt   4
  56= 620 Stuart Swales   4
  59= 76 Davie McFarlane   3
  59= 136 Graeme Mellis   3
  59= 160 Colin Gregg   3
  62= 71 Alistair Corstorphine   2
  62= Ire 94 Billy Allison   2
  64= 12 Chas Davidson   1
  64= 521 Mark Stewart   1

For analysis of points see comments on Saloon Stocks above.

Attendances:-

App No Driver
24 100 George MacMillan
21 83 David Stanford
21 132 Davie McBeth
20 7 Jimmy Moodie
20 33 Keith Stanford
18 341 Clinton MacKay
17 41 Gordon McDougall
16 16 Jimmy Wallace
15 64 John Fortune
15 177 Stuart Russell
15 247 Graham McCabe
15 325 Trevor Harris
15 531 Gordon Saunders
14 74 Allistair King
14 175 Eric Brown
14 251 Alastair Forsyth
13 156 / 700 Tommy Carruthers
13 500 Stuart McDougall
13 536 Steven Ross
12 44 Stuart Innes
12 91 Andrew Stewart
12 125 John Hutchinson
11 14 Jim Mulvaney
9 136 Graeme Mellis
9 218 Rob Speak
9 715 John Dean
8 31 Brian Gillespie
8 72 Paul Dickinson
8 580 Paul Hosie
8 603 Allan Watt
7 107 Peter McCallum
7 521 Mark Stewart
6 12 Chas Davidson
6 117 Stuart Young
6 171 Ian MacLean
6 210 Norman Mlodecki
6 574 Alastair Hunter
6 722 Paul Broatch
5 8 Calum Thomson
5 71 Alistair Corstorphine
5 88 Charlie Brown
4 25 Ralph Turston
4 50 Ian Anderson
3 17 Joe Martin
3 48 Hamish McNabb
3 80 John Adam
3 686 Garry Hooper
2 24 Tam Radcliffe
2 76 Davie McFarlane
2 122 Ronald Arcari
2 144 N/A
2 160 Colin Gregg
2 188 Ronnie Ford
2 228 Brian Middlemass
2 441 N/A
2 520 John Douglas
2 875 Ian Moss
2 Ire 78 George Fagan
2 Ire 21 Gary McCourt
2 Ire 40 David McCrory
2 Ire 44 N/A
1 28 Graham Bunter
1 54 Martin Buckley
1 78 John Gilchrist
1 111 Jim Smith
1 182 N/A
1 280 N/A
1 321 N/A
1 569 Arthur Thomson
1 618 N/A
1 620 Stuart Swales
1 642 Dave Luscome
1 742 Graham Luscombe
1 866 N/A
1 867 N/A
1 Ire 71 Trevor Moore
1 Ire 32 N/A
1 Ire 94 Billy Allison

Race Winners:-

No Driver Finals Heats
100 George MacMillan 5 16
156/700 Tommy Carruthers 4 7
33 Keith Stanford 3 8
74 Allistair King 3 3
41 Gordon McDougall 2 3
341 Clinton MacKay 2 2
64 John Fortune 1 5
7 Jimmy Moodie 1 4
251 Alastair Forsyth 1 4
16 Jimmy Wallace 1 3
175 Eric Brown 1 3
722 Paul Broatch 1 3
83 David Stanford 0 4
247 Graham McCabe 0 2
218 Rob Speak 0 1
580 Paul Hosie 0 1
875 Ian Moss 0 1

Highest Points Scoring Meetings:-

No Driver Meetings
100 George MacMillan 11
33 Keith Stanford 2
64 John Fortune 2
74 Allistair King 2
341 Clinton MacKay 2
156/700 Tommy Carruthers 2
16 Jimmy Wallace 1
41 Gordon McDougall 1
80 John Adam 1
175 Eric Brown 1
251 Alastair Forsyth 1

 

Hot Rods - 22 Cars
800 Jock Burgoyne     863 Paul Wightman  
809 Brian Leckie     871 Graham Callander  
811 Gerry Moore **   877 Ian McGuigan **
819 Brian Ismay     881 John Friel / Law  
820 Jimmy Forrest     882 John Renton  
821 Billy Harris     884 John Cowe  
24/824 Andy Forrest     885 Ian Marr **
844 Billy Bonnar     887 Norman Proudfoot  
856 Alastair Proudfoot     888 Ian Sutherland  
860 Lawrence Inglis     889 Paul Taylor  
862 Malcolm Chesher     899 Davy Philp **
Further 12 Cars Appeared for British & NHRPA Masters Weekend
1 Stewart Morton     734 Ralph Sanders  
63 Phil White     950 Norman Woolsey  
302 Andy Harris     961 Stan Woods  
471 Steve Skitmore     962 Ormond Christie  
685 Mike Beeston     970 John Murray  
718 Colin White     994 Keith Martin  

Drivers noted with an ** did not make an appearance during the season.

 

Hot Rods Track Points Table
Official Position DS Calc No Driver Official Points DS Points
1 1 863 Paul Wightman 167 198
2 2 800 Jock Burgoyne 161 181
3 3 820 Jimmy Forrest 124 147
4 5 809 Brian Leckie 95 88
5 4 884 John Cowe 78 89
6 7 24/824 Andy Forrest 55 47
7 10 821 Billy Harris 35 40
8= 11= 819 Brian Ismay 27 34
8= 11= 871 Graham Callander 27 34
10 15 860 Lawrence Inglis 19 23
  6 950 Norman Woolsey   60
  8 1 Stewart Morton   45
  9 718 Colin White   43
  13 63 Phil White   31
   14 962 Ormond Christie   27
  16 889 Paul Taylor   19
  17 471 Steve Skitmore   18
  18 856 Alastair Proudfoot   17
  19 844 Billy Bonnar   16
  20 685 Mike Beeston   15
  21= 887 Norman Proudfoot   12
  21= 970 John Murray   12
  21= 734 Ralph Sanders   12
  24 994 Keith Martin   11
  25 888 Ian Sutherland   8
  26 302 Andy Harris   6
  27 961 Stan Woods   3
  28= 881 John Friel / Law   1
  28= 882 John Renton   1

For analysis of points see comments on Saloon Stocks. Further hesitation with regard to reference to "official" & "DS" points due to uncertainty of allocation of points for British Championship & the combined Stock Rod / Hot Rod meeting on 11th November.

Race Winners:-

No Driver Finals Heats
800 Jock Burgoyne 2 4
809 Brian Leckie 2 2
863 Paul Wightman 1 7
884 John Cowe 1 2
820 Jimmy Forrest 1 1
950 Norman Woolsey 1 1
63 Phil White 1 0
1 Stewart Morton 0 1
718 Colin White 0 1
734 Ralph Sanders 0 1

Highest Points Scoring Meetings:-

No Driver Meetings
800 Jock Burgoyne 4
809 Brian Leckie 2
863 Paul Wightman 2
884 John Cowe 2
63 Phil White 1
820 Jimmy Forrest 1
950 Norman Woolsey 1