Melville: Team Paterson cleans-up at East Fortune

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THE Paterson trophy cabinet has taken a battering this week after the team dominated at East Fortune to bring home 12 new pieces of silverware.

As Lewis took a clean sweep in the Formula 600s, dad Torquil won three out of four Lightweight scraps while Owen bagged three seconds and a third in Formula 125s.

The circuit played host to the second round of Melville Motor Club’s 2018 season along with another round of the Scottish championships, and it heralded a full return of the Paterson clan.

Lewis Paterson was untouchable in Formula 600s…

Lewis was still riding high from his impressive 9th place finish in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship, and was quickly back on form at East Fortune.

He took all four wins, three times over William Monie, and the other ahead of Phil Stewart as Patrick Forman, Steven Allison and Jon Dickie shared the thirds, two of them going to Forman.

In the Lightweights, dad Torquil was fast straight out of the blocks, taking the first win by just over two seconds from Scott Campbell. But the on-form Campbell wasn’t about to take that lying down, and got his own back in race two, grabbing the win by half a second.

Paterson was back on top in both of Sunday’s races, beating Campbell both times as Kenneth Thirlwall took two thirds.

Torquil always knew that bag of bargain buy white T-shirts he had lying about the garage would come in handy one day…

It means it’s tight at the top of the Scottish championship, as Paterson now has a three point advantage over Campbell in the Scottish championship, despite missing the previous round. Campbell still leads the Melville points.

Meanwhile, Owen – the youngest member of Team Paterson – was also back out in action in the Formula 125s.

Owen has been on the comeback trail after fracturing his skull in an accident last year, and was happy to be back on board at East Fortune.

The youngster came home with three seconds and a third, as Ross Maguire stormed to all four wins. Jimmy Muir shared the rest of the podium places with Paterson, who celebrates his best round since his return.

*Click here for full results from Melville Motor Club Round 2 at East Fortune

*Main and side image: Supplied by Torquil Paterson

*Action image: Jennifer Charlton

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