Fastest on the first stage of today's third round of the Blue Scottish Tarmack Championship at Ingliston, Bruce Edwards doesn't look as though he's going any further. The Darrian T9 limped out of SS2 with the front o/s wheel at a funny angle.
"We came over the yump and started downshifting for the corner," said Bruce, "but as it touched down it just slid on and hit a kerb. It's bent the bottom wishbone and we don't have a spare with us."
That means Chris Anderson is leading after two stages in the Ford Fiesta from reigning Scottish Champ Ross Fernie in the Impreza. Tom Morris is third despite a big spin on the grass on SS2 and Stuart Baillie is cannily chipping away in fourth place.
Gary Adam is out though. He was late at the Start Control for SS1: "The battery exploded just after we started the car up," said Gary, "so we had to take it out and fit the battery from the generator. That all took us 4 minutes over our Lateness, so we're out." It turns out they had a problem yesterday with the starter motor solenoid and although it was fitted back in OK, it would appear that a terminal shorted out and cooked the battery.
Leaderboard after 2 (of 8) stages:
1 Chris Anderson, 16m 02s
2 Ross Fernie, 16m 14s
3, Tom Morris, 16m 18s
4, Stuart Baillie, 16m 20s
5, Nick Runcie, 16m 24s
6, Ian Forgan, 16m 29s
7, Stuart Walker, 16m 44s
8, Allan Brodie, 16m 56s )
9, Chris McCallum, 16m 56s )
10, Ray Cummings, 16m 45s )