TALENTED young East Lothian riders showed their potential with a series of dominant performances on home soil at East Fortune at the weekend.

This weekend's event was celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Melville Motor Club, which hosts races at the circuit, and it was county riders that caught the eye in a packed field over two days of thrilling racing.

Haddington 14-year-old Paul McClung continued his sensational season in the Formula 125 class.

Taking part in five races, McClung stormed to comprehensive victory in all five, including two by vast gaps of 20 and 17 seconds respectively from his nearest opponent.

In the same class, Gifford speed sensation Lewis Rollo was far from overawed by the occasion, despite being just 12 and making his debut on the track.

Rollo performed like a veteran on the circuit, outpacing everyone but McClung to pick up four runners-up spots and a third-place finish from the five races.

However, McClung and Rollo were far from the only East Lothian speedsters to excel on the circuit.

The Post Classic Senior class was also dominated by county riders, with Prestonpans' John McFarlane taking pride of place, picking up four wins and a third place from five races.

Even in the one race McFarlane failed to win, another East Lothian rider, North Berwick's Martin Harrison, was there to profit, claiming the win to go with the four second places he had picked up in the other races.

And there was yet more joy for county spectators in the form of a memorable weekend for experienced Haddington sidecar team Davie Wrinn and Stuart Clark.

The duo, who compete as Team Reywood, picked up a win and three second places from their four races to bump them up to second in the Scottish Championship, though they remain 25 points behind leaders Bill Davie and Colin Smyth, who just managed to hold off the rampant Haddington pair on several occasions throughout the weekend.

Wrinn and Clark still harbour slim hopes of the championship but know they will need a miracle with only two rounds of the competition remaining.

Their next action is on July 23-24 at Fife circuit Knockhill for the Jock Taylor Trophy, in honour of the late Pencaitland racing legend.

Tranent's Bryan Campbell also enjoyed his best weekend at East Fortune in the Scottish Superbike class, though he was unable to really challenge the front runners, picking up three fourth-place finishes together with a personal best lap time.

Michael Robertson, of Danderhall, made the most of mechanical problems from regular class front runner Torquil Paterson to enjoy a series of wins, though a clutch problem in one allowed Bruce Birnie to snatch victory from him.

The winner of the Tom Dickie Memorial Trophy, which is voted for by the marshals over the weekend, was Paul Wishart who consistently overhauled the pacy Tim Hastings to win all five of the 600 Superstock races.

As well as the weekend's racing, the 40th anniversary of racing at East Fortune was celebrated on Saturday night with live music.

The track holds its next meeting on the weekend of August 13-14.