Rory Schlein (right) enjoys a joke with another former Monarchs star, Sam Masters, at Armadale. Picture by Nigel Duncan Media

Red-hot Rory Schlein claimed his fourth Scottish Open title in dramatic style.

The popular Aussie, who started his career with Edinburgh Monarchs, was last coming out of the first bend in the Grand Final.

But the Ipswich and Wolverhampton star cut through the other three riders to take pole position and kept his cool.

The man nicknamed Roo-boy crossed the finishing line pumping his fist and second in the event, sponsored by Ford dealer Harrisons of Peebles, was Edinburgh Monarchs star Ricky Wells with Glasgow Tigers racer Richie Worrall third.

The night belonged to Schlein who won all of his five qualifying heats and he now draws level with Monarchs legend Peter Carr on four wins.

And delighted Schlein said: “If I’ve got time I may win five.”

A dark horse on the night was German rider Mark Riss (Edinburgh Monarchs) who powered to 13 points with four heat wins in his five outings.

His brother Eric earned 12 points with two heat wins in the qualifiers but cruelly suffered an engine failure on the start line in the semi-final.