Celtic Speed Mini Cooper Cup

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Robbie Dalgleish No. 91 won all 3 races and moved to 3rd in the Championship

Race 1

Robbie Dalgleish won from David Sleigh by just 3 tenths of a second. Sleigh led lap 1 then Dalgleish got past at the hairpin. He was never headed but had to work hard for the win. Sleigh was glued to his bumper for the next 8 laps. These two had John Duncan right with them until lap 5 when he dropped back a second and Hannah Chapman really pressed him before getting past into 3rd on lap 6 were she stayed for a lap before Duncan retook 3rd. But Hannah didn’t give up and grabbed 3rd again on the last lap and came home on the podium. Hannah was less than half a second ahead of championship leader John Duncan. Ashleigh Morris had a fine 5th her best finish of the season having started 10th she drove well and got onto the leading car bunch in 8th by lap 2. Lap 3 was a good lap as she made up 3 places benefitting from Ian Munro running wide when 5th and dropping back to9th. , Ashleigh finished with former BMW racer Douglas Simpson right on her bumper in 6th. Michael Weddell was top newcomer in 7th having passed class rival Craig Blake on lap 8 going up the hill, and newcomer Blake finished a second back in 8th.

Race 2

Robbie Dalgleish won again, beating David Sleigh by over a second. He led all the way from start lights out to the chequered flag. Sleigh was again close but dropped back on lap 8 though closed again late on. Hannah Chapman was again a good 3rd holding the place all race and she was rarely more than a second behind Sleigh, and also closed right up onto his bumper from lap 7. John Duncan followed her home closely in 4th. Douglas Simpson in 5th was only just over half a second back. He beat Ashleigh Morris who was 6th ahead of Ian Munro who started 9th and Michael Weddell who lost a place and had William Blake all over him at the end.

Ashleigh Morris car No. 77 drove well and took a Ladies Cup win along with three top 6 finishes

Race 3

Robbie Dalgleish won the race with David Sleigh again close in 2nd after they started the reverse grid race in 5th and 4th. Dalgleish by completing a hat trick of wins in a day joined an exclusive club of Mini drivers, and unusually that was the second time this year its been done, as Kyle Reid won all 3 in April. Sleigh also had a hat trick of 2nds another rare feat in Minis. A safety car on lap 2 when John Duncan led slowed the field. Lap 3 saw Duncan lead from Sleigh and Dalgleish. On lap 4 Dalgleish pounced at Clark going up the inside and now he led the race. He quickly pulled out a second gap on Sleigh who had a loose front bumper. Ian Munro took 3rd equalling his best finish of the season taking the place on lap at the hairpin. Michael Weddell was a close 4th while Ashleigh Morris had another strong 5th and was top lady, just over a second behind the top newcomer Weddell. In 6th Ross McColm had his best finish and was top guest driver, as he passed Fiona Kindness by lap 7 to head a 5-car train.