GIFFORD racer Lewis Rollo became the youngest winner of the Steve Hislop Trophy after storming to victory at East Fortune over the weekend.

Rollo, who recently celebrated his 18th birthday, was in front for every lap of the race, which was red flagged after 10 of the 17 planned laps because of an engine blow-out to one of the bikes.

Organisers decided that enough of the race had been completed to allow the result to stand, as the large amount of oil on the track would have taken a long time to clean up.

Max Alexander, of Stirlingshire, was runner-up and Callum Grigor, of Wishaw, finished in third.

The race is held in memory of Hislop, an 11-time winner at the Isle of Man TT and former twice British Superbike champion.

The Hawick rider was killed in a helicopter accident near his hometown at the age of 41 in July 2003.

Teenager Rollo led the tributes during an interview with race commentator Ian ‘Mose’ Hutchinson.

The 18-year-old mentioned that Steve used to ride for MSS, the team Rollo currently represents in the British Superbikes Championships, and he dedicated his win to the late Hislop.

The Gifford ace also picked up three of the weekend’s Superbike race wins, the other was taken by Torquil Paterson with the returning Paul McClung, from Haddington, runner-up.

All four Scottish Lightweights’ races were won by Perth’s Lewis Paterson, with Scott Campbell runner-up and Haddington’s Kenneth Thirlwall finishing third.

Paterson – the youngest rider to finish this year’s Hislop race – had already secured the championship at the previous meeting at Knockhill.

Bruce Birnie, from Montrose, won both the Scottish Superbike and Formula 600 championships and the four Formula 600 race wins were shared by Ewan Gray and Adam Lyon.

The 125 Championship was won by Jack Hart with Alan McGregor taking the Pre-Injection championship and Jodie Chalk was CB500 champion.

The Sidecar championship recipients were Michael Bell and Tony Belsey, who won all four races.

Organisers Melville Motor Club thanked everyone for helping make the event a success once more this year.

The final race meeting of the season at East Fortune will be held on the weekend of October 7-8, when the NEMCRC club from the north-east of England will return for their final championship races.