Yesterday we hosted the final round of the 2021 Knockhill Motor Sports Club Championships, and what a day it was. It was a bumper schedule in store for the racers and event team with no less than 8 races being added to the schedule following a complicated Saturday raceday.
Highlights from the final KMSC meeting of 2021.
But, once the action was underway, fans were treated to some thrilling action on track. In the CB500 class, Finn Chalk and Ross McCulloch put it all on the line with both racers being rewarded for their bravery out on track by claiming a championship apiece on the day. Chalk claimed the KMSC CB500 series, whilst McCulloch took the Scottish equivalent.
In the premier class – The KMSC Superbikes and Clubman class sponsored by Shirlaw’s Motorcycles it would be Callum Grigor who would seal the Championship. However, on the day even the new KMSC Champion was outshone by Matt Paulo who collected numerous victories along with a new KMSC lap record. In the Clubman element of the class, it was Steven Patterson who took the title ahead of Sean McTaggart.
Lewis Paterson put the finishing touches to an imperious season at the head of the Formula 600 Championship sponsored by Kirkcaldy Kawasaki, claiming his 12th race win of the season to seal both a KMSC and Scottish Championship double.
KMSC veteran, Grant Reid held off a late surge by Logan Turner and Owen Paterson to claim the KMSC Lightweight crown. Whilst the Formula 400 spoils went the way of Mark Bowran.
In the KMSC Pre-Injection class, Harry Pullar had to wait until the final moments of the season to be crowned series champion. The series had seen a ding-dong battle all season long between Pullar, McKinnon and Harper, with all three, tasting race-winning victory at various points throughout the year.
Finally, in the Motorrad Central BMW backed KMSC 125/300 class it was Liam Burns (F125) and Brandon Russell (F300) who claimed the final championships on offer via the Knockhill Motor Sports Club in 2021.
This weekend also saw the Crawford & Hardie pairing add their names to the famous Jock Taylor Trophy, along with sealing the British F2 Championship crown. The duo now head to the final Scottish Championship decider at East Fortune in a few weeks to see if they can claim a famous treble.
All that is left now is to look ahead to the new year, where we’ll get to do it all again.
See you all soon.