• Scottish Championship Car Racing (SMRC)

Scottish Championship Car Racing (SMRC)

Sunday 29th May, 2016

Scottish Championship Car Racing organised by the SMRC, has a superb range of racing classes, a super-slick racing format with around 18 races to entertain you during an action-packed afternoon. Action will come from Scottish Formula Ford, Legends, Mini Coopers, BMW Compacts, Fiestas, Sports & Saloon and Classic Sports & Saloon Championships. A jam-packed programme will keep you enthralled, bemused and entertained throughout the day. The Knockhill track provides the perfect platform for open, exciting and wheel-to-wheel racing – which is always spectacular across all classes!

ADVANCED TICKET SALES

Advanced booking discounts apply to all pre-booked tickets either online or by phone (01383 723337).
Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on the day at the gate.

This event has now finished and ticket sales are no longer available. Please check back later for next years advanced ticket sales.

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Ticket Types

Adult - Over 16 yrs
Concession - 12 to 16 yrs, OAP, Disabled, Student (with photo ID)
Family - 2 Adults + 2 Concession (not required if children are under 12 yrs)

Kids under 12 do not require a ticket, they are FREE.

Event Information

It’s round 3 for the Scottish Championship competitors. Expect action and entertainment all day long as a full racing programme featuring Legends, Formula Ford, Fiesta, Classics, BMW Compacts and Sports and Saloons take to the Knockhill tarmac.

On the day our expert commentary team will provide up to the minute live race commentary, pit-lane scoops and behind the scenes interviews and discussions. And, our interactive text the tower and Twitter commentary will provide an additional platform to engage with the event. The open and accessible paddock allows you to get up close to the same machines, and drivers, you’ll see whizz past on track, at speeds in excess of 120mph.

Additional points of note:

  • SMRC race days are great value for money with 8 hours or fast and furious action that will keep you and your family/friends and relatives enthralled from start to finish
  • You’ll see 130+ of Scotland’s top racing drivers compete in a wide variety of vehicles and Championships.
  • Spectacular viewing areas are available throughout the venue and multiple corners can be seen from several locations.
  • Knockhill boasts some very special corners and scenery, and viewing around the entire venue is highly recommended.
  • Remember to bring your camera, you’ll be amazed how close you can get to the action – and it’s a perfect way to showcase what you’ve been up to at Knockhill.
  • There’s also a family play park, picnic area and expanded Kids’ Zones at certain events (see event features); perfect for those moments when you need the kids to let off some steam.
  • Family and kids karting is also available at our 500m, outdoor, track (subject to availability).
  • Spectator car parking areas allow you to watch the action from the comfort of your car, when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
  • As well our two on-site restaurants, there are always a number of other outlets to purchase food and beverages from.

 


Who is this event for?

Our SMRC racedays are an exciting and action-packed day out suitable for families of all ages. Members of the public can watch multiple racing classes on one day, with up to 30 competitors competing on track at any given time; there’s always plenty of fast-paced entertainment on view, alongside plenty of heart-stopping incidents to talk about on the journey home.

What is the SMRC?

The Scottish Motor Racing Club (SMRC) is Scotland’s premier car racing club and features members from up and down the country, competing on track for Scottish Championship titles. The Club, organises and administers a series of events each year, with points scored at each round determining the overall Scottish Champions for each class.

When do the events take place?

SMRC events take place throughout the year at Knockhill Racing Circuit. The SMRC also takes some of its member classes to other UK circuits throughout the year. At Knockhill, the SMRC hosts seven individual events that take place once a month (from April to October), with the series reaching a dramatic climax at the final event of the year (October).

Why attend this event?

The SMRC racedays feature a full day-long programme of racing with up to 18 races competing on track in one day. The SMRC is made up of seven main Championship classes – with sub classes within each main class. On any given SMRC raceday you’ll see competing races for the following Championships:

  • The Celtic Speed Mini Cooper Cup
  • The Scottish Formula Ford 1600 Championship
  • The Scottish Saloons and Sports Car Championship
  • The Scottish Classic Sports and Saloons Championship
  • The Scottish Fiesta Championship
  • The Scottish Legends Championship
  • The Scottish BMW Compact Cup

How to book?

Tickets for all seven SMRC meetings held at Knockhill this year are available via the KNOCKHILL website. Knockhill Racing Circuit administers, dispatches and manages all ticket requests for the events. Booking online saves money with all advanced tickets subject to pre-booking discounts. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone (01383 723337) or purchased at the venue on the day of the event (subject to on the day pricing).

Further Info?

Further information on each SMRC class is available via the features dropdown on this page, with links to the class info on the SMRC website. You can also keep up to date with all the latest SMRC event news and reports by checking out the News dropdown.

You can also find more info via the Official SMRC Website - SMRC Website

Event News

Scottish Formula Ford Championship

Scottish Formula Ford Championship

Scottish Formula Ford – Often regarded as the purest form of motor racing, these 1600cc Ford Kent powered, open-wheeled racers have spawned the careers of some of Scotland’s top racing talent; with the series often acting as a stepping stone to international stardom. You could be watching the next David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti or Allan McNish when these four-wheeled single seat racers take to the track. Wheel-to-wheel racing is guaranteed as Scotland’s top chargers battle to become the next Scottish Champion.

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Scottish Legends Championship

Scottish Legends Championship

Legends Championship – These cars are amazing 3/5th scale American hot rods with high revving Yamaha motorcycle engines. There is no series in the world that has closer racing as often these buzz-bombs will be racing 4-abreast towards the first corner – awesome! The grids are always jam-packed full of potential race winners, so expect the unexpected when these pocket rockets take to the track; with multiple winners on one day, reverse and gentlemen's grids; there is always loads of overtaking manoeuvres and exceptional racing action on view.

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Scottish Mini Cooper Cup

Scottish Mini Cooper Cup

Mini Cooper Cup -The new style Minis all race on Yokohama tyres in their fiercely contested championship. They also visit 2 English tracks in a busy season. The minis have a 3-race format similar to the British Touring Cars, keeping all the drivers on their toes throughout the day. The action is always entertaining, and the series has also made a number of guest appearances on the British Touring Car event timetable at Knockhill BTCC rounds.

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Classic Sports and Saloons

Classic Sports and Saloons

Classic Sports and Saloons - This popular new championship is for production based cars built between 1949 and 1980. It is split into 4 engine size based classes. All cars use Yokohama tyres and any driver from the 4 classes can win this well supported championship. Despite their age, these Classic Sports and Saloons offer up some superb racing, with close dices between the front running cars. They are well presented and definitely stir up feelings of nostalgia for assembled fans.

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Saloons and Sports Cars Championship

Saloons and Sports Cars Championship

Saloons and Sports Cars Championship - The class for the most powerful cars racing at SMRC events. These modified cars race in four classes and can use treaded or slick racing tyres. Cars may be 2 or 4 wheel drive, but one thing is for sure in all cases, they are blisteringly fast and an absolute treat to see on track - at full tilt. The Scottish Saloons and Sports Car racers will compete for individual class honours, as well as scoring points towards an overall Sports and Saloon car title.

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Scottish Fiesta Championship

Scottish Fiesta Championship

Scottish Fiesta Championship - One make championships for Mk2 Fiesta XR2 cars using their original engines with restricted tuning. All cars use road tyres and there is a Newcomers Cup for drivers in their first or second season. The newer 2 litre Fiesta ST cars have their own class and start behind the XR2s so the chase is on. Both Championships are always very competitive, with eventual winners often being decided in the very last rounds of the season.

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Scottish BMW Compact Cup

Scottish BMW Compact Cup

Scottish BMW Compact Cup – Scotland’s newest racing Championship - featuring BMW Compact Saloons (1994 to 2001). This single make series has proved extremely popular since its inception a few years back, and boasts massive grids vying for wins at each and every round. This comparatively inexpensive form of motorsport has not only attracted new racers to the scene, but also witnessed a number of experienced campaigners jumping ship to the series. The action is fun, fast and there is always plenty of closes racing throughout the order.

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Ticket Information

Tickets for Saturday event days or Weekend Tickets can be booked until midnight Friday via our website (discounted advance prices).

Tickets for Sunday (main race day) can be booked until midnight on Saturday (discounted advance prices). Alternatively all tickets will be available at the gate all weekend (gate prices).

All tickets bought via the website or phone (01383 723337) will be posted out up until midday on the Wednesday prior to the event, thereafter the tickets will be held in 'Ticket Collection', located on the hairpin gate approach road.

Kids under 12 do not require a ticket, they are FREE.

Ticket types:

  • Adult - Over 16 yrs
  • Concession - 12 to 16 yrs, OAP, Disabled, Student (with photo ID)
  • Family - 2 Adults + 2 Concession (not required if children are under 12 yrs)

General Gate Opening Times

Gates on Saturday will open at 8am and close at 8pm

Gates on Sunday open at 7.30am

How to get here

Knockhill Racing Circuit is located on the A823, for SATNAV our postcode is KY12 9TF

If travelling from East/South, head to Junction 4, M90 Kelty.

If travelling from West, please head over the new Clackmannan Bridge and head on the A977 and turn tight at Powmill.

If heading from the North, motorway signs will say exit Junction 6, you can also head to Junction 4 as an alternative route.

All routes have Tourist Board direction signage.

Taxi Drop Offs

The drop off area for taxi's etc. Will be next to the TICKET COLLECTION POINT, this area will have a suitable turning area and access to exit routes. Pedestrians should then proceed to the pedestrian gates to purchase tickets / display passes.

Public Transport

Unfortunately Knockhill is not on any public transport routes! Please ensure you make alternative arrangements for getting to and from the Circuit.

The Weather

Always a topical subject at Knockhill, quite simply, come prepared for all weathers. We would say the same if the forecast was for blistering sunshine.

General Information

  • Knockhill FM broadcasts on 87.7FM and will be on-air all weekend.
  • If you wish to Text the Tower for a shout out, you can do so via 07941 808552
  • All routes to Knockhill will be very busy this weekend. Please give yourself appropriate time to get to the Circuit. There will be delays, but hopefully we can keep these to a minimum with your help and co-operation.
  • No Pets or Animals will be allowed entry to the venue, please ensure you leave them at home and not left in the car.
  • The circuit office will be open Sat 8am - 6pm and Sunday 7.30am to 6pm if you need any help or assistance, you can pop in or call on 01383 723337.
  • Trades stands are located at the hairpin and main straight.
  • Official Knockhill Merchandise is available at the circuit office and a display is at the hairpin trade area.
  • Mobile Food Outlets are located throughout the venue as well as our onsite restaurants, Champions Clubhouse and Kinnaird's restaurant.
  • Arrive and Drive Karting will be operating for Kids 8yrs plus and Adults throughout the weekend from just £10, visit the Karting Centre for the timetable and full Info.

Very, Very Important: please drive with due care and observe speed limits when leaving the venue, we don't want your day ruined by receiving a speeding fine.

Drones: Due to CAA safety regulations the flying and use of drones are strictly forbidden at Knockhill Racing Circuit .

That's all for now, but if you do require additional information, please call the Circuit Office on 01383 723337.

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