We head to Crail Race­way to join the ac­tion at the an­nual Full-On Ford day

Fast Ford - - Event Report - Words and pho­tos ADE BRANNAN

With so many drag rac­ing venues clos­ing down, or be­ing hin­dered with strict reg­u­la­tions, it def­i­nitely makes sense to sup­port the few re­main­ing venues if we want to con­tinue hav­ing places to thrash our fast Fords.

Crail is sit­u­ated on the coast of Fife, roughly an hour north of Ed­in­burgh through some beau­ti­ful scenery. Nice as that is, it’s not the main at­trac­tion for us. In­stead, we’re more in­ter­ested in the tyre smok­ing ac­tion on the in­fa­mous Crail Race­way quar­ter mile. It may not be the smoothest track or most fa­cil­ity-packed venue, but the back to ba­sics old school vibe and bud­get prices never fail to de­liver.

In the queue for the strip you’ll see all sorts. There were var­i­ous new school turbo Fords mix­ing it with the likes of Peter Melvin’s Anglia van and even Gary Wait’s track-rac­ing Sap­phire Cosworth – there for a mix of a shake down and a bit of fun!

It’s not all track ac­tion though, there’s the awe­some drift fig­ure-of-8 track, ‘the 8val’, avail­able for all day skids for a fiver! Not a sin­gle RWD Ford tak­ing ad­van­tage of this though, which was a tragedy! (Note to self, get in­volved next year!). There’s also a vast show ground too, with a good mix­ture of clubs turn­ing up with cars new and old. Top shout outs must go to Scorted for their tasty se­lec­tion and Ford Ma­nia for a seem­ingly in­fi­nite line up of fine Fo­cuses and Fi­es­tas.

The drag strip at­tracts fast Fords of all ages - in­clud­ing plenty of lairy lit­tle Fi­esta STs Gary Wait’s ex-fea­ture Saph Cossie track car en­joyed some fun on the strip

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