Dario scores second-best Nascar finish

Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti scored his second-best result in the Nascar Nationwide Series when he powered his Ganassi Dodge to 11th at the Texas Motor Speedway. But the 34-year-old Scot was frustrated not to qualify for the Sprint Cup race on the same 1.5-mile oval, blaming a lack of front-end grip for his lack of performance...
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Franchitti denied second ALMS podium

Bathgate’s Marino Franchitti was denied his second American Le Mans Series podium in succession when, just 10 minutes from the end of the two-and-a-half-hour race in St Petersburg, his Porsche was taken out by a rival. The 29-year-old Scot had qualified his Dyson Porsche RS fifth on the 29-car grid, and fourth in class. Wearing...
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Double delight for Musselburgh racer

Musselburgh’s Graham Carroll dominated the opening double-header of the CRS Scottish Formula Ford Championship when he won both rounds at Knockhill. Carroll, piloting his Van Diemen racer, finished ahead of Glasgow’s David Brown in both races to establish a healthy lead in the title race. In the ‘Battle of the Butchers’, 21-year-old Rory Butcher finished...
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Scottish Championship Bike Racing at Knockhill

The 14 race programme on SUNDAY 6th APRIL marks the start of the 2008 Scottish Championships. Organised by Kirkcaldy and District Motor Club it is shaping up to be a cracker, with packed entry lists the order of the day. Races will include all classes of racing machines from noisy ‘Classics’ all the way to...
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Scottish Championship Car Racing at Knockhill

There was friendly but competitive family rivalry between a brother and sister at the opening race car meeting of 2008 today, (30th March) at Knockhill Racing Circuit. In the Scottish Formula Ford 1600 Championship for single seater racing cars, 21 year old Rory Butcher and big sister Jillian Shedden battled it out over 2 races...
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Tata Buys Jaguar and Land Rover

It seems to have taken an eternity, but finally the world’s worst kept secret is out: Indian-based Tata Group has bought Land rover and Jaguar. Tata chairman Ratan Tata has borrowed around £1.5 billion to buy the remaining two shining stars in the British automotive firmament, and there are many who would argue he’s got...
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