It’s been a long winter break and everyone at Knockhill is delighted to see the return of racing action to the track. We’re already 5 races into our 15 race schedule for today, and as expected, the racing has been fast and frantic.
A bumper crowd has assembled for the opening round of the Scottish Championship Car Racing season. Hopefully all the ‘newcomers’ to Knockhill, spectators and competitors, have enjoyed their day so far. St. Andrews racer, Alan Kirkcaldy, a former Scottish Formula Ford and Stock Car competitor made the perfect debut in the Marangoni Tyres Scottish BMW Compact Cup by securing the first ever race win in the NEW for 2013 race series.
Elsewhere Paul Brydon secured his first race win of the year in the Scottish Saloon and Sportscar Championship. Meanwhile joint Scottish Classic Champions Andrew Smith and Robert Marshall started today’s event the same way they finished last year, both winning their classes and now, undefeated for a whole calendar year.
Ross Mikel set the pace in the opening Legends race, while Stuart Thorburn took victory in the Scottish Formula Ford Championship. Mini Cooper Cup racing always provides exciting racing and this morning’s race was no different. Returning Champion David Sleigh again was the man in form taking the opening race win from Mini debutant Joe Tanner, with former Mini & Formula Ford Champion, Kenny Thirlwall in third.
Racing has already resumed and will continue through to around 5pm this evening!