'King of Shaves' continued in their winning streak on Saturday finishing in first-place in Round 7 of the inaugural Honda Formula 4-Stroke Grand Prix of Scotland.......

‘King of Shaves’ continued in their winning streak on Saturday finishing in first-place in Round 7 of the inaugural Honda Formula 4-Stroke Grand Prix of Scotland. However, snapping at their heals throughout all five laps were Jack Glendinning and Simon Bucknall, racing their first powerboat season in ‘Warmup Undertile Heating’, who chased the leaders into a well-earned second place, earning themselves their first ever podium finish. Iain McLean, from Falkland, Fife and navigator Peter Moore from Poole took third.

“It was a great race,” commented Glendinning. “We got a good start and were right in ‘King of Shaves’ wake from then onwards. It’s just a shame that we couldn’t find that little bit of extra power to overtake them although hopefully we can give it a go tomorrow.”

In the 225hp series, husband and wife team Steve and Tanya Baird from nearby Greenock, were on top of the podium after an eventful race characterised by low cloud and rain.

“We were neck and neck with R2 Composites as we went into the first turn but they had the inside line so snatched the lead,” commented Tanya. “We were trying to catch them over the next few laps until Don and Kevan stopped, thinking they had seen a red flag, and we seized the opportunity and overtook them. There was an element of luck involved but that’s motor sport!”

We await the results of the final round of the 4-Nations trophy and round eight of the 2002 championships that took place yesterday (Sunday 28 July) with the 130hp race at 1200 and the 225s at 1330.