First Time Race, for First Time Racer, at First Ever Car Race Meeting

First Time Race, for First Time Racer, at First Ever Car Race Meeting – Inspired by BTCC Ace Gordon Shedden!  

It’s a triple whammy next Sunday for Lanarkshire racer Chris Hannah (40) as he takes to the track for his first ever race meeting. 

The Car and Van Fleet Manager will be racing his XR2 Ford Fiesta against a packed grid of XR2’s, Mini Coopers and Fiesta ST’s in the Knockhill Motor Sports Club organised event in the Open Saloon Race.  It’s the first ever car meeting organised by the KMSC and Chris’s debut will add to the interest on the day.

 Chris said “I am really looking forward to next Sunday, as I’ve always wanted to start racing and it was at Croft at a track day that I met Gordon Shedden who said he was impressed with my lines and racing ability and said I should think about starting racing, he gave me a fantastic passenger lap and I knew I was hooked.  The KMSC event will give me the chance to find my feet ahead of a full championship season next year.  I just want to have some fun and gain the experience…. I can’t wait!”

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Knockhill Club Chairman said “We are delighted that Chris has chosen the KMSC Club event as his first event.  As a Club, we have had a great year of organising bike races, but Sunday 30th will be our first car event, so to get a debut racer at our debut race meeting is another piece of motorsport history in the making.  We wish Chris all the best as he takes on multiple Champions Tim and Daniel Sleigh and fellow Glasgow racer Peter Cruickshank.

Action starts at 9.30am with a 9 race programme including the Open Saloons, Scottish Classis Sports and Saloons, Scottish Legends and Scottish Sports and Saloons.

 Admission is £6 (£5 in advance) for adults, with under 12’s free of charge.

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