LOCHGELLY Raceway had to move swiftly to ensure people did not lose out through an error by Fife Council saw walk-up fans allowed into a previous meeting.

The local authority had given permission for walk-in spectators through a 'misunderstanding' over the correct guidance.

Hardie Race Promotions posted on their Facebook page on Friday: "It is with regret that we are no longer permitted walk-in spectators at the venue due to the current Covid situation.

"We have contacted the majority of people for tomorrow’s event already. If you have bought walk in spectator tickets for this weekend or next, can you please contact us with your order details and the choice you would like. The choices are, 1. a refund or 2. The option to pay £5 and use the trackside viewing facility."

The Raceway has been able to admit spectators via a drive-in facility at the track under the Covid restrictions as it is not listed as a 'stadium'. The Cowdenbeath Racewall has been unable to admit fans for meetings so far this season as the venue has 'stadium status'.

For Saturday's meeting the Raceway opted back to the drive-in facility where fans can park their cars and watch racing while inside the vehicles.