Franchitti finishes fifth on Nascar return

Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti turned his first pole position in the Nascar Nationwide Series into his best-ever finish, and but for an unfortunately badly-timed caution period the 35-year-old Scot might well have claimed his first victory at Watkins Glen, New York. Instead Franchitti, whose Ganassi Sprint Cup Nascar team was disbanded following sponsorship problems, brought his...
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Marino Franchitti bags podium at Road America

Marino Franchitti continued to establish himself in the world’s toughest sportscar championship when he scored another podium finish in the American Le Mans Series at Road America.The 29-year-old from Bathgate, partnered by American Butch Leitzinger in their Porsche RS Spyder, finished fifth overall — just 15.095secs behind the winning Audi R10TDI of championship leaders Marco...
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Bogie storms to another Scottish win

Dumfries rally ace David Bogie continued his bid to win the County Saab Scottish Rally Championship when he powered to victory on the latest round, the Elgin-based Speyside Stages. The 21-year-old, driving his Toyota Corolla World Rally Car, capitalised on the misfortune of British champ Guy Wilks who was forced to retire with gearbox problems...
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Haslam Claims Pole for Superbike Opener

Leon Haslam the HM plant Honda Rider claimed pole position for the first race at Knockhill tomorrow. Haslam rode his Honda bike round a wet Knockhill in 52.692 seconds, 0.274 seconds ahead of second place qualifier Michael Rutter. Haslam was sitting in pole position entering the final minute of qualifying and cemented his place on...
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Easton back in action after 180mph crash

The British Superbike Championship makes its annual pilgrimage to Knockhill in Fife this weekend and the happiest rider bidding for glory is Dalbeattie’s Stuart Easton. The 24-year-old Hawick-born racer, who won the British Supersport crown in 2002, hasn’t competed since breaking his right wrist in a 180mph crash at Snetterton in June.  But today the...
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Rory bids to power to Porsche success

One of Scotland’s brightest young up-and-coming racing talents, Rory Butcher, will swap his Formula Ford car for a Porsche 911 when he goes head-to-head with some of the country’s fastest saloon racers in the Porsche Carrera Cup at Knockhill next weekend (Aug 16/17). The 21-year-old from Kirkcaldy is continuing to make rapid progress through the...
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