Hat-trick for Campbell as Paterson holds Scottish Lightweight leads

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SCOTT Campbell was back to his winning ways to grab a haul of valuable Scottish and KMSC Lightweight points at Knockhill.

But while Campbell dominated on the day, Lewis Paterson managed to boost both his Scottish and his KMSC lightweight  championship leads with five strong results over the weekend.

Campbell had been looking to make up for the ground he lost in the Scottish series last time out…

Northumberland’s Campbell had been determined to make amends after his last trip to Knockhill ended in disaster last month, when he lost the lead in the Scottish series following a dominant weekend in the opening Melville round at East Fortune.

As Knockhill ran its anti-clockwise circuit format for Round two of the KMSC Championship, the grid was sadly missing it’s other major player, as Gillian McGaw – who won all but one of the races at the previous round – was sidelined after breaking an ankle and a couple of fingers during practice.

The first race of the weekend was for Scottish honours, and Campbell came straight out of the blocks fighting, taking the win ahead of Paterson, with Grant Reid third.

Back out later for the first KMSC scrap, the distinctive Ian Bell Racing-liveried Kawasaki once again took the spoils, with Kristopher Duncan second and Lewis Shand third, while Paterson finished fourth.

Campbell had hoped for another dominant day on Sunday, but this time it was to prove much harder.

Proving consistency is the key, Paterson extended his lead in both series with another big bag of points…

Duncan emerged victorious in the day’s opening KMSC race, beating Campbell to the win as Paterson was third.

Paterson however, came to the fore in the next Scottish race, bagging a solid win ahead of Bruce Birnie with Campbell third.

But Campbell did manage to claim one more trip to the stop step of the podium as he took victory in the final KMSC race, with Paterson second and Duncan third.

“It’s been a top weekend at Knockhill – three firsts, a second and a third. I’m really happy with that – massive thanks to everyone who has helped me,” he said.

Paterson’s own podium and points haul paid off, and he now heads the Scottish series on 122 points ahead of Birnie on 99 and Campbell on 91. Paterson also remains in command of the KMSC standings with 158, 60 points clear of Campbell on 98 with Reid third on 87.

*Images: Jennifer Charlton Photography

*Click here for the full results round-up from KMSC Round Two including the Scottish Championship

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