Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship
Pendragon Stages, Warcop Military Ranges
11th September 2016
The STRC returned to the ranges as a round of the championship for the first time in three years and was very much welcomed by the crews, with 21 STRC crews competing and 6 STRC in the top 10 seeded entry list it was an event everybody was looking forward to.
The weather stayed dry, sunny and warm for the entire day and all of the 8 stages, this didn’t stop some early drama with stage 1 being yellow flagged when Lee Hastings came off and hit a tree rolling his Impreza thankfully both crew members were ok.
John Marshall complained of soft suspension settings in his Subaru Impreza for the first two tests rectifying in service but still sitting a respectable 3rd overall, Alistair Ingles lost the rear clamshell housing on his Lotus making good at service with his trailer board and lights allowing him to continue. Gary Adam in his Escort Mk2 was sitting 2nd over all going into stage 3 against some serious WRC cars.
The Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship in association with Blackwood Plant Hire are proud to provide this pre event report for the MACH 1 stages Rally on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2016.
With the tyres barely cool after last weekend’s round at Crail, next weekend sees the army of organisers/marshals/competing crews and spectators make the journey to Machrihanish Airfield on the outskirts of Campbeltown in the gorgeous Mull of Kintyre.
With an entry of over 100 cars this event is sure to test the cars build quality and reliability as they tackle a mixture of long straights, tight chicanes and a nice tricky new stage to set the pulses racing.
in association with
Blackwood Plant Hire
Dunfermline Car Club Are proud to announce the Mach1 Stages held at the Machrihanish Airbase, near Campbelltown. The event will be held on the
2nd & 3rd July 2016.
Regulations are available to download here.
Thrilling finale to the season
. . . and sponsor confirmed for 2016 STRC Championship!
The Blackwood Plant Hire Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship has experienced one of its most exciting seasons ever. The final event of 2015 took place at the hugely popular Kingdom Stages event at Crail. Organised by Glenrothes Motor Sport Club, with the support of sponsors Curvy Kit sponsors, this ultimate race to the podium was on the much-loved 60-mile route at Crail Airfield.
With a maximum rally entry, the winners were John Rintoul and Ross Hynd, with Bruce Edwards and Jim Smith coming in second and Gary and Gordon Adam third.
The season’s overall champions had already been decided going into Crail, with John Marshall and Scott Crawford taking the prestigious title as 2015 STRC champions in their Mk2 Escort. Second and third places, however, went to the wire, with Nigel Feeney in his class 5 Subaru Impreza securing second place honours in front of Ross Carbry in his class 1 Vauxhall Corsa.
Rounding off the 2015’s events will be the Awards Ceremony. This year the prestigious black tie event and prize giving is being held at the Lovat Hotel in Perth on Saturday, December 5.