BOLTON racer Callum Grant enjoyed a fine weekend at the latest round of the Historic Sports Car Formula Ford 1600 Championship.

Grant and his Merlyn were in action on the Anglesey GP circuit and picked up a third-place finish before improving to win the second race of the meeting.

The town driver mastered the undulations, twist and turns of the coastal track and was on song right from the opening qualifying session on Saturday morning.

A fine performance saw Grant put himself second on the grid for the opening race of the weekend.

Bathed in sunshine with temperatures rising, the racing got under way with Grant making a fine start to move into first position in the early stages of the race.

The classic racer then came under pressure from five-time champion Neil Fowler and Gislain Genecand for five thrilling laps.

The battle ended on lap six with Grant missing his braking point into the hairpin and half spinning his car.

Fowler and Genecand went through on the inside but Grant soon gathered the car up and regained his composure to take off in pursuit of the two cars ahead.

Although the Bolton racer pressed on, his efforts were in vain and he couldn’t capture a higher podium position, bringing home the Merlyn in third place.

That was just the start of things for Grant, though, as he came out on top in Sunday’s race.

With starting positions for race two determined by the previous day’s results Grant lined up third and on the second row of the grid for the 13-lap race.

Again, he made a blistering start and was soon passing second-placed racer Genecand on lap two to claim first position.

Any elation was short-lived however as Grant was passed out of sight by Fowler on lap three.

The exciting duel continued until lap seven when Grant made a move going into the Rocket bend on the inside to clinch the top spot once more.

Once in first, the Bolton man got his head down and not only resisted the advances from behind but pulled away, thus claiming another win in his Classic Formula Ford career.

The event in Wales was held to celebrate the life and times of racing driver Tom Pryce who was an Anglesey resident until his death in 1977 when racing a Shadow Formula One car at Kyalami in South Africa.