MASTER MCNAUGHTON’S CUP DOU­BLE

David Mcnaughton took his first dou­ble win with both Scot­tish BMW Com­pact Cup vic­to­ries.

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The week­end sparked an up­turn in Mcnaughton’s chances for the ti­tle with the cham­pi­onship lead­ers run­ning into dif­fi­cul­ties. While Neil Macinnes started on pole, it was Mcnaughton who got the bet­ter get­away and headed a five­car bat­tle for the win. Ti­tle pro­tag­o­nist Lee El­rick had a spir­ited dice with the pole­man but came off worse and a trip into the gravel cost him valu­able points.

El­rick’s fight back through the field in race two proved one of the high­lights as Mcnaughton once again sus­tained pres­sure from the tight field be­hind. Gary Clark re­tained his lead at the top of the stand­ings with a de­ter­mined drive through the front-run­ning train of cars and he grabbed sec­ond place. Clark ad­mit­ted to hav­ing a poor qual­i­fy­ing, which left him sixth on the grid. But he was pleased to be back on the podium. Cliff Harper made a fan­tas­tic move at the last gasp to grab fourth from new­comer Alis­tair Smith by just two tenths. Smith had en­joyed a fan­tas­tic week­end with a podium in race one and was awarded driver of the day.

Guest driver Adam Mor­gan started on pole po­si­tion in the Minis but was beaten away by Mor­gan Mur­ray, who

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