SMRC RACE DAY, Sunday 1st September – Double Classics feature

The penultimate reverse direction SMRC organised race meeting of 2019 on Sunday will have a double Classic feature as it sees the first visit of 2019 by the Scottish Formula Junior Series to Knockhill. These classic single seater race cars feature racing marques such as Lotus, Lynx, Gemini, Cooper and Elva that were synonymous with racing back in the 1950’s and 60’s. There owners now cherish them and keep them racing even when the cars are over 50 years old. With the number entered, the Juniors will be racing alongside the Scottish Formula Ford chargers who race more modern versions of the Juniors.

The feature grid however on Sunday are the Scottish Classics as they will take pole position with the lunch break grid walk. This is a free opportunity for all race fans of all ages to get onto the grid just minutes before the races blast off into Turn One Duffus Dip. Talking of free, Sunday also sees the first of three events where families of Woodmill High School can enjoy a day at the races on Knockhill if they come to the gate with a Woodmill pupil and school tie from the recently fire damaged High School.

The offer actually applies to three separate event days at the Scottish Championship Car Racing this Sunday, Super Lap Scotland car racing on Saturday 7th and Scottish Championship Bike racing on Saturday 28th September. If a family comes along and shows a Woodmill High School tie to the gate staff they will all get in for free to enjoy a day at the races.

Stuart Gray, Knockhill Director of Events said “The fire has such an effect on so many families in the local area that we want to give them a day out on us to take their minds off all the upheaval they are going through. By offering the three events in September starting this Sunday and going all the way to the last Saturday of the month, families can choose one, two or even all three to pop up and enjoy the events on us. We hope they will remember September as a “Super September” with visits to Knockhill rather than the “Awful August” that they are going through at the moment”.

Racing action starts at 10.40am with 16 races scheduled during the action packed day. Tickets are available on line up to midnight on Saturday or at the gate for £15 for adults, concessions are £10, children and parking is free.