The Scottish Motor Racing Club season comes to a dramatic conclusion this weekend as the season-long Championship battles come down to one final day of competition for 3 of the 5 Championship categories in 2021.
Jordan Grownkowski, bowed out from real-world racing with another Formula Ford 1600 Championship title to his name – rounding out the 2021 season with a perfect record – winning every single race in the series this year. He’ll be moving on to pastures new next term, whilst some of the regular Formula Ford competitors head south of the border for the Formula Ford Festival this weekend and the Walter Hayes Trophy next weekend.
Elsewhere, Steven Gray wrapped up the Scottish Fiesta ST Championship at the previous round, Steven has bagged six race wins so far this season. He’ll also be out this weekend to ensure he signs the 2021 season out with another win or two to add to his collection. Experienced Fiesta pilot, George Orr returns to the fray this weekend which will see him go toe-to-toe with son Broddy in the ST class.
In the Scottish Mini Cooper Cup Championship, Michael Weddell heads into this season-defining weekend with a sizeable advantage at the head of the field. He currently sits abreast of the table by some 58-points to second-placed man Chad Little. However, with three races to complete on Sunday it’s never over. This season’s Mini racing has been extremely competitive with no-less than four drivers enjoying race-winning success this season. Ahead of the weekend, Weddell will not doubt be pondering which way to tackle the weekend, play it safe or go all-out to secure that title as fast as possible. It will be interesting to watch… that’s for sure. In the R53 Mini Cooper Cup side of things, Jamie Blake has an unassailable lead heading into this weekend and the inclusion of Josh Hislop in his Mini Cooper S should spice up the racing somewhat.
In the SMTA Scottish C1 Cup, it’s all to play for. Just 6-points separate the leading duo in class with Dan Martin sitting at the head of the field ahead of two more races this weekend. There is 50 points up for grabs this weekend, which brings into play 5 drivers for the Championship. Realistically, the top two look likely to fight it out for the title, but a coming together or a DNF could open the door from anyone down to 5th place in the standings. In the Newcomers side of things, Sam Corson has a 30 point lead over Calum Conway heading into the final two races of the season.
In the Classic Sports and Saloons Championship, we have a number of drivers vying for Class and overall Championship titles. John Kinmond (Class E) leads the way at the head of the overall title field, closely followed by Class A competitor Oly Mortimer – with just six points separating the duo at the head of the standings. Alastair Baptie trails the leaders by 46-ponts with just 50-points up for grabs this weekend, he’ll need his rivals to have a shocker to be in with a shout of the overall title. In the XR2 series, Duncan O’Neill heads into the final races of the season with a 32 point cushion over his nearest rival.
With just 4 main Championship categories on the timetable this weekend, the timings for the final event of the year are slightly different. We’ll have qualifying action for all classes coming up from 11.30am and we’ll be racing from 12.50pm onwards to around 4.30pm.
Tickets for the final SMRC outing of the year at Knockhill can be booked online, alternatively, tickets can also be purchased at the gate on the day.
Hope to see you here for what should be a thrilling end to the 2021 SMRC season.