Racers and spectators were greeted by a spell of cold wet weather at East Fortune race circuit on Saturday morning for practice, qualifying and the first few races of the opening meeting of the new season hosted by the Melville Club.

Dominant performances came all weekend from Haddington’s Paul McClung, also reigning Superbike champion, Andrew Tasker and Perth’s Torquil Paterson, who all notched up four wins and came away from East Fortune leading their respective championships.

Paterson and Tasker took pole positions in their classes during Saturday's qualifying session with McClung qualifying second in the Scottish Lightweights class.

The Superbikes had some really close racing with John Dean, Andrew Tasker, the two Gillfillan brothers and the housewife's favourite, Richard Stanbury.

Haddington ace McClung won two races on Saturday, aboard his Kawasaki ER600, and he completed his hat-trick of wins on Sunday.

The weather forced the young Haddington ace to take it easy until the last three laps, but thereafter he pounced to take the chequered flag.

And in the last race of the day, McClung was able to get off to a flying start, and he maintained a good gap throughout as he clinched a fourth win of the weekend.

Meanwhile Tasker took four wins on his new Kawasaki.

Tasker and Dean had several closely fought battles all weekend but Dean’s bike was not quick enough for a win and he had to be content as runner-up to Tasker each time.

And Torquil Paterson made a good start to his season after moving from Scottish Lightweights to the Superstock 600 class, when he gained four race wins.

His place in the Lightweights class was taken by his teenage son, Lewis , and he made a good steady start after moving up from the Formula 125 class.

Two new young Formula 125 riders, Cameron Low and Finlay Milne, both impressed, especially Low whose best placed finish was third.

Stewart Lithgow and Graham McKinlay, picked up a third place in sidecars on their first weekend racing together, McKinlay having previously been a track marshal.

Local racer Richard Beaumont's best result was a fourth place in the pre-injection class giving him a third place in the Scottish Championship and Martin Harrison had a win and two runner-up placings.

The next meeting at East Fortune will be on May 14-15, when the North East Club will be hosting the weekend.