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Old 27 Jan 2015, 17:58 (Ref:3498040)   #1
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2015 Scottish Classic Sports and Saloons

Dates for the 2015 Scottish Classic Sports and Saloons championship have been confirmed:

KNOCKHILL

5th April
3rd May
21st June
19th July
16th August
13th September
4th October

DONINGTON PARK ( MASTERS FESTIVAL )

4-5 July



  • Several new cars are under construction and some previous
competitors are expected to return to the championship.


  • Increased grids expected, with around 40 potential entrants.

Information regarding previous events can be found at:

2014 Season information http://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=141102

2013 Season information http://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=137224

2012 Season information http://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=131802

2011 Season information http://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126989

2010 Season information http://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122126
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Rounds 1 & 2 of the championship will take place on 5th April, Scottish Motor Racing Club, Knockhill Circuit.

All students, who present a valid matriculation card, will be given free
access to this event. Further information at:

http://www.knockhill.com/wordpress/2...of-the-season/
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Fifteen competitors entered the Knockhill meeting on 5th April. Up to ten additional drivers were unable to join the event due to holidays and last-minute car problems. Several of those who attended encountered
mechanical difficulties, leading to a depleted grid.

Qualifying was cancelled due to thick fog – replaced by a three lap track familiarisation procession
behind the safety car. Thankfully, the weather improved rapidly after midday, with sunny conditions throughout the afternoon. Distances were all shortened in order to allow completion of racing
at a reasonable time.

Harry Simpson, Ginetta G4, had a comfortable victory in race one. It didn’t look as if it would be easy during lap one, when he was followed closely by Mike Connon, Lotus 7 S4. The Lotus slowed noticeably with engine
problems and retired soon afterwards. Jimmy Crow, Ford Escort RS2000, took second place, ten seconds ahead of Alasdair Coates, Ford Mustang. Race two saw the same finishing order with Simpson again winning easily. Second place was keenly contested for many laps – Coates a fraction of a second ahead on the road – but demoted to third by a jumped-start penalty.

Grant Allan, Porsche 911, in his eight year in the championship, had two lonely fourth places.

Newcomer Ian Baines, Mini Cooper S and Tim Reid, Lola Mk1, had a great battle in race one.
Reid was a second ahead in fifth place at the finish. Baines was fifth in race two.
Another newcomer, Howard Gordon, Ashley Midget, won his class in both races and is the unofficial championship leader.

Last year’s champion, Raymond Boyd, had his first races in a recently built Datsun 1200.
The car will be developed in the coming months.

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# 39 Harry Simpson ahead of # 7 Mike Connon, race one
#32 Coates and # 21 Crow on the last lap of race two
#41 Grant Allan leads # 68 Rodger Motherwell – Alfasud Sprint
#53 Tim Reid and # 24 Ian Baines
# 54Howard Gordon
#49 Raymond Boyd
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Old 6 Apr 2015, 20:35 (Ref:3524471)   #4
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An additional feature for 2015 – ‘Car of the Day’.
A random selection from the fine range of classics in action at Knockhill.

Tim Reid’s 1220cc Lola Mk1 has been rebuilt to original specification during the past few months.
The car had been in Germany for many years and was last used competitively in the late 1980s.
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That Lola is a stunning little thing.
You never know I may see if a couple of invitation races may be on the cards for my old hack. its not too far away over the border.
I did my ARDS at Knockhill. lovely circuit when it isn't rainy, foggy or covered in snow

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That Lola is a stunning little thing.
You never know I may see if a couple of invitation races may be on the cards for my old hack. its not too far away over the border.
I did my ARDS at Knockhill. lovely circuit when it isn't rainy, foggy or covered in snow

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At the October meeting guests will be permitted to enter and race without paying the £75 registration fee. I'm sure you would be made very welcome.
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At the October meeting guests will be permitted to enter and race without paying the £75 registration fee. I'm sure you would be made very welcome.
Aren't you lot snowbound in October??
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Aren't you lot snowbound in October??
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In recent years the October meeting has had reasonable weather.
I'm sure you could bring the TVR and use it without snow chains!
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There are twenty-four entries for this Sunday's event at Knockhill,
the highest number for a long time.

First Name / Surname / Hometown / Make of Car / CC / Class
George Leitch Edinburgh Ford Fiesta 1400 A
Ian Morton Leven MG Midget 1360 A
Ian Daltrey Dingwall Alfasud 1494 A
Ken Brearley Troon Austin Mini 1380 A
Raymond Boyd Stirling Datsun 1200 1472 A
Howard Gordon Giffnock MG Midget 1380 A
Rodger Motherwell Stirling Alfasud Sprint 1500 A
Jim Grant Stenhousemuir LotusElan 1600 B
Stan Bernard Glasgow Porsche 911 2994 D
Grant Allan Ayr Porsche 911 2994 D
Robin Benn Cockermouth Ford Capri 3000 D
Matthew Gordon Giffnock TVR3000M 3000 D
Blair Nimmo Edinburgh Ford Capri 3000 D
Bruce Weir Stow Datsun 260Z 2982 D
Alasdair Coates Peebles Ford Mustang 4802 E
Willy Toye Falkirk Triumph TR8 3900 E
Alex Montgomery Kinross MG BGT V8 3946 E
John Kinmond New Deer Triumph TR8 3900 E
Mike Connon Stonehaven Lotus 7 1725 G
Harry Simpson Edinburgh Ginetta G4 1851 G
Keiron Baillie Ceres Lotus 7 1558 G
Bruce Mitchell Mintlaw Lotus Europa 1800 G
Andy Walker Dunoon Triumph sport 1300 H
Ian Baines Aberdeen Morris mini 1380 H
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Heavy rain, strong wind and low temperature contributed to a rather miserable day for all at Knockhill last Sunday. Despite this, marshals performed with their usual efficiency - I'm sure all drivers and spectators are appreciative of their efforts.

Qualifying

Stan Bernard used the traction of his Porsche 911, taking pole position from Jim Grant in a Lotus Élan.
Jim was the only competitor who drove to the track in his race car.
Alasdair Coates, Ford Mustang and John Kinmond, TR7V8, showed excellent car control in third and fourth places respectively. Ian Baines Mini was fifth and in sixth place the Ginetta G4R of Harry Simpson.

Race 1

The paltry crowd witnessed a fine race in which Stan Bernard led from start to finish. His margin of victory was only one second from Willy Toye TR7V8, who closed rapidly in the final laps.
Alasdair Coates and Jim Grant took third and fourth, followed by the Lotus 7 of Mike Connon in fifth.
The Kinmond TR7V8 completed the top six.

Race 2

Willy Toye won the charge to the first corner and was never headed. He held a two second margin by the end of the race, distance of which was extended after a period behind the safety car. Bernard was just ahead in second place, less than half a second from Coates. Grant was fourth, a similarly small margin ahead of Connon.
Bruce Weir, Datsun 260Z, came home sixth.

Next event 21st June.

Photos in posts below, taken from the ‘comfort’ of trackside shelter.

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Thanks for the report and photos Malcolm - looks like it was a difficult day for all involved. Hope you get better weather in June!
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Thanks for the report and photos Malcolm - looks like it was a difficult day for all involved. Hope you get better weather in June!
Glad you liked the post.

Optimistic spectators will have shorts and sun cream ready for the June meeting..... those of a cautious nature will pack waterproofs ..... I'll have
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Thanks for the pictures ,wet frozen , but the car went well ,willy
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Looks miserable enough on track, but much respect for the marshals. Even in the sunny south their dedication always impresses but in those conditions it must have been a real test of endurance.
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Malcolm, how are you doing for entries for the Donington meeting? Bernie Chodosh mentioned a while back that you may 'invite' some of 'his' HVRA competitors if you're lacking numbers.
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Malcolm, how are you doing for entries for the Donington meeting? Bernie Chodosh mentioned a while back that you may 'invite' some of 'his' HVRA competitors if you're lacking numbers.

Wayne, around 30 Scottish Classics (SMRC) have entered.
Others from non SMRC clubs have also entered. Maximum grid is 38.
If you / others are interested, you would need to contact BRSCC to
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Looks like you'll be ok for entries.

My car doesn't really fit in with the regs so I was only going to enter if you were desperate - don't want to upset your regulars
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Knockhill 21st June

Twenty-one entries, with the possibility of a couple more late additions,
should provide excellent racing. Hopefully the weather will be an improvement on last month!
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Looks like you'll be ok for entries.

My car doesn't really fit in with the regs so I was only going to enter if you were desperate - don't want to upset your regulars
A few have withdrawn from Donington - now 25 Scottish Classics - including two Mustangs - space for some late entries....
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A few have withdrawn from Donington - now 25 Scottish Classics - including two Mustangs - space for some late entries....
Bugger. Sadly I've now agreed to support my local motor club by putting the car on a show stand that weekend.
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Thats a shame, as I also may have considered entering my 924S if I'd been allowed but have now accepted an invite to share a car at the 360 6 Hour race at Snetterton
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Knockhill 21st June

Nineteen drivers provided a fine spectacle of racing for a considerably larger number of spectators
than attended the previous meeting.

Mike Connon headed qualifying in a Caterham7, joined on the front row by Keiron Baillie, Lotus7.
Former champion, Tommy Gilmartin, Morgan +8, qualified third, followed by the Ginetta G4R of Harry Simpson.

Connon led from start to finish in race one. Gilmartin was second, followed by the TR7V8 of Shonny Paterson in third place. Stan Bernard, Porsche 911, Bruce Weir, Datsun 260Z and Baillie followed in fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Following end-of-race checks, Connon was excluded due to a technical infringement,
which promoted Gilmartin to first place and moved other finishers up one place in the results.

Gilmartin won race two by less than two seconds from Paterson. Positions three to five were occupied by Baillie, Bernard and Weir, with sixth taken by the Ford Mustang of Alasdair Coates.

Mike Stewart competed at his first race meeting, finishing seventh in both races at the wheel
of Tim Reid’s Marcos.

Drivers enjoying their first races of the season included Ian Blacklin and Blair Nimmo, both in Ford Capris.
It was also pleasing to see returnees: Robin Benn – Ford Capri, Ian Daltrey – Alfasud TI and Richard Merrell – Alfa Guilia GT.

The next races are at Donington on 4th and 5th July.

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#77 Tommy Gilmartin
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#14 Mike Stewart
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#59 Blair Nimmo
#4 Stan Bernard
#47 Kieron Baillie ahead of #74 Bruce Weir
#41 Grant Allan ahead of #46 Robin Benn
#29 Richard Merrell
#17 Ian Daltrey
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