Pensioner pips youngsters to podium

The 2010 Scottish Championship Car Racing season opened at Knockhill yesterday afternoon (Sunday 18th April). There were wins for returning Mini Cooper driver Oliver Mortimer, Formula Ford competitor Craig Brunton and a celebrity drive for Scottish Sun motor sport columnist John Dorran.

The story of the day however, came in the shape of 60 year old pensioner Ian Forrest. The Knockhill Circuit Manager recently swapped his newly attanined bus pass for a racing licence for the 2010 motor racing season. Forrest, who has spend almost 40 years racing across the UK and Europe rolled back the years to claim victory in the first Scottish XR2 Championship race of the day. Forrest who has now competed in 5 separate decades said.

“Once you’ve got it… you never lose it, l’ll be taking the number 9 home as a special treat. It’s fantastic to be back and being that little bit older and wiser certainly has its benefits.”

Scottish Championship Car Racing

Scottish Championship Car Racing returns to Knockhill on Sunday 9th May alongside the British GT Championship. Tickets are available online or by call us on 01383 723337.

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