THERE was class success for two Stewartry co-drivers on Saturday’s Coltel Granite City Rally.
Mairi Haining and Jim Haugh were both reading notes in the Aberdeen-based event, the third round of this year’s Scottish Rally Championship.
Riddick, from Haugh of Urr, was again co-driving for Iain Haining and they took second in class three in a Vauxhall Nova.
And Castle Douglas co-driver Haugh, who was navigating in Ian Cattanach’s Talbot Sunbeam, took ninth in the two wheel drive section and third in class.
Things weren’t so good for Castle Douglas pair Scott Peacock and Albert Connelly, who had to stop their Peugeot 205 on the first stage.
However, the main drama on the first stage was a serious accident, four spectactors being struck by a two-wheel drive car and the test being cancelled.
The shortened event was won by Dumfries’ David Bogie and co-driver Kevin Rae as they continue their quest for a fourth successive title.
Wigtownshire crew Fraser Wilson and Steven Broll came home 17th overall and 15th in class in their Group N Mitsubishi Evo 6. Newton Stewart’s Craig McMiken was 23rd in his Evo 9.
In the two-wheel drive category there was a second successive class victory for Penpont teenager Greg McKnight, who steered his Vauxhal Nova to Class two honours alongside dad Chris.
However, there was disappointment for Penpont garage proprietor Jim Robertson, co-driven by Colin Maxwell, who had gone into the Granite City lying second in the points in class four.
His Citroen C2R2 went off the road on the second stage.
The fourth round of the MSA Scottish Rally Championship is the Jim Clark Reivers Rally in Duns on June 3.