HADDINGTON racers were the stars of the show at the weekend's racing at East Fortune, as town teen Paul McClung claimed the Formula 125 title and sidecar duo Davie Wrinn and Stuart Clark picked up three victories.

And there was plenty of success for other county racers in a weekend of thrills and spills on and off the track, including a flypast by aerobatics team the Red Arrows.

A packed programme saw the Melville Club host the Scottish Motorcycle Championships meeting.

And there was also the annual Steve Hislop Memorial Trophy race, in memory of the Scottish and British champion who began his racing career at East Fortune and was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in 2003.

The timing of the memorial race coincided with a more recent tragedy, as Musselburgh biker Adam Easton had been killed while racing on the Isle of Man just days earlier, and riders and officials paid their respects to the popular 71-year-old ahead of the racing action.

But this was virtually the only moment of quiet in a packed and exciting programme, with Danderhall's Michael Robertson claiming the victory in the race dedicated to Hislop, although Bruce Birnie made an incredible charge from the back of the grid to finish second to give Robertson some nervous moments before he racked up the win, together with the title of Scottish Superbike Champion for a second successive season.

Robertson had started on the front row of the grid - which is made up of the 36 fastest riders of the weekend, with grid positions randomly drawn - and he stayed there, though both Birnie and Tranent's Bryan Campbell, who moved from the back of the field to finish fifth, made a real impression on the race.

It was also a memorable race weekend for 14-year-old McClung, whose sensational form at Formula 125 this season has suggested there could be big things to come in the future for the promising teen race star.

McClung, who has dominated from start to finish in the class this season, picked up another three wins over the weekend to secure the championship title.

He was not the only county youngster to excel in the class, however. Gifford's Lewis Rollo might only be 12 but he too is a prodigious talent and was able to pick up a race win after qualifying on pole.

Meanwhile, it was a sensational finish to the Scottish Sidecar Championship for Haddington's Davie Wrinn and Stuart Clark, whose three wins out of four races won them the title of Melville Club champions.

In their first race of the weekend, their win also earned them the Jim Silver Memorial Trophy. Their superb performances meant that the Scottish Championship title, which before the weekend had seemed destined to end up in the hands of Bill Davie and Michael Hosskison, was back in the balance going into the final race, with Wrinn and Clark poised to snatch it for themselves.

They knew they had to win the final race, which they duly did, but they just missed out on the title due to their opponents' second-place finish.

The pair, known as Team Reywood, are setting their sights firmly on the title for next season and are now on the lookout for support.

Meanwhile, North Berwick's Martin Harrison was yet another county rider to shine at the weekend, picking up three race wins, while dominant Prestonpans racer John McFarlane claimed the other win in the Senior Post Classics class to take the championship.

Next up at East Fortune the North East Motorcycle Racing Club invade from south of the border for their final championship races of the season on the weekend of October 8 and 9.