IT was fast and furious at Lochgelly Raceway on Saturday with some excellent racing and a night of celebration for local drivers.

Billy Bonnar of Ballingry secured the Scottish Points Championship for the year in the National Hot Rods as he cemented his place in the first part of the world championship grid at Ipswich in just a few weeks time.

And Ian Donaldson secured the win and extra tyre in the Colin Wortherspoon Joinery series in the CC Rods. The National Hot Rods kicked off proceedings and it was good to see Kenny Purdie return to action after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

It was northern-based driver Roy Anderson who dominated the opening heat though, taking a flag to flag victory with Purdie bringing his car home in second place ahead of Ross McWilliam.

Heat two saw Bonnar get his car in tune and he raced to an excellent victory ahead of McWilliam and Purdie.

The third race and meeting final for the National Hot Rods witnessed Bonnar securing an excellent victory – his second of the evening – by a comfortable margin.

Purdie was his closest challenger and Gordon Alexander came home in third place.

The CC Rods were the next formula up in action with around 18 cars in the pits, including season debuts for Emma Kirk, Chris Hutchison and Kyle Hutchison.

There was some good racing to be expected across the night.

The opening race saw a fair bit of on track action, including a coming together involving Chris Hutchison, Craig Watson, Kyle Hutchison, Donaldson and James McIntyre, with McIntyre and Donaldson running into the Kyle Hutchison car with some damage occurring for those involved.

Lee Scott took the opening race win of the night, with Watson finishing in second spot, and Shane Allen in third.

The second race of the evening for the CC Rods was again won by Scott, with Chris Hutchison finishing in second place and Watson in third.

The meeting final was a brilliant race between Daniel MacDonald and Donaldson with places exchanging over a course of several laps before Donaldson broke clear.

A coming together between Colin Thomson and Graham Campbell led to both cars suffering some damage and they had to leave the raceway.

The race was ultimately won by Donaldson, with Scott and Watson rounding off the top three, in a race that saw only seven cars finish!

The ProStocks had a bit of an unfamiliar look to them on Saturday night, with almost half of the field making either just their first or second outing of the season.

Dean McGill brought out a ProStock and was right on the pace, scooping a hat trick of race wins.

Craig Murray and Sean Devine made their first appearances of 2019 at Lochgelly Raceway, with Dougie Kidd making only his second appearance of the season.

The opening race saw McGill race clear at the front in the early stages to take a comfortable race win, with Ian Christie in second and Kidd finishing in third.

The second race of the night and it was exactly the same top three, however, there was a better battle for the lead as McGill lost pace in the closing stages which allowed Christie and John Jackson to challenge for the lead.

However, Jackson lost control and almost spun his car, dropping him back down the order, whilst McGill held on to take the win just ahead of Christie, despite Christie having McGill sideways for the majority of the back straight!

The meeting final was another triumph for McGill, taking the flag to secure his hat trick, with Christie finishing second and Craig Millar in third.

The 1300 Stock Cars were a little down on numbers after a hectic couple of days the previous week.

Around 15 cars took to the track, including a first outing of the season for William Stawiarski.

Steven Gold continued his great form from the previous week to take the opening heat of the night, with the new European champion Zak Gilmour finishing in second and Craig Haxton third.

Gilmour went onto take the second heat of the night ahead of Haxton and Patrick Calderwood, with Haxton trying a last lap lunge to make contact with the Gilmour car, to no avail however.

The meeting final saw Gold take another win, which will see him elevate up to red grade for the next meeting.

Calderwood finished in second, with Rory Naismith completing the top three.

The Ministox were the fifth and final formula in action last Saturday, again, with around 20 cars in attendance, including two English visitors – Aaron Richards and Charlie Santry.

Both are expected to be back on June 29, which will be Santry’s final meeting in a Ministox at Lochgelly Raceway before he progresses upto the senior formula.

Jake Wilson took victories in both of the heats, whilst Santry won the meeting final ahead of Aaron Richards and Taylor Borthwick.

There’s more thrilling racing action at Lochgelly this Saturday with another five formula line up featuring Superstox, Ninja Karts, ProStocks, Stock Rods and Junior Productions.

After that, there’s the annual Caravan Carnage Demolition Derby on June 29. Now that will be smashing.