First Round of the SACC Knockhill Autosolo 

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club ran the first round of the SACC Autosolo series at Knockhill on Sunday 20th March, attracting a very encouraging entry of 25. 23 cars started the event.

There was a wide selection of cars competing including a classic Mini, a Smart Car, a Clan Crusader, a MG Midget, a BMW 323, a Seat Ibiza, a Fiesta ST, Ford Focus, VW Golf VR6, Caterham Roadster, a selection of Lotus Elise and Exige, a handful of Maxda Mx5's and last but not least a Skoda Superb.

Class 1 was very hotly contested and David Finlay's Seat emerged the victor by only 2 seconds from Jim Wilson's Mini after nearly 8 minutes of competition.

Grainger Robertson in the Fiesta was the clear winner in class 3 from the surprising Skoda of Paul Hughes and the 3 wheeling Golf of Gavin Alexander, James Wilson found that having a welded diff in a BMW is a bit of a handful.

The largest entry was in class 4 and Michael Scibber as in his 280bhp Lotus was closely matching times with Ryan Gardiner in his Turbocharged Mazda MX5 until Ryan clipped a cone finishing second by 3.3 seconds.

Archie Simmonds in his MG was trying everything he could to catch the more modern sports cars but needed a few more horses under the bonnet. Scott Clements did a great job entertaining the crowds with his power slides and astronomical revs in his Clan.

Within class 4 the times between the Mazdas and the Lotuses were very evenly matched and all the drivers enjoyed the friendly rivalry.

Thanks to everyone's efforts the event was a great success and an encouraging start to the series.

What the event did prove was that you can enjoy grass roots motorsport in your road car at very little expense and no damage to the car, Michael Scibberas took fastest time of the day in his first ever motorsport event, in fact 75% of the entry had never competed before, and going by the feedback on the day this won't be their last.

Just a reminder that the Andy Wilson Memorial Autotest is being held on Sun. April 10th at Knockhill the event has a conventional Autotest for the main trophy, a PCA where you must carry a passenger and an all forward Autotest, regs and entry form can be found on the SACC website or the Glenrothes website.

The Big Weekend! 

Glenrothes MSC had one of its busiest weekends on record on 19th-20th March, with two rallies and an autosolo run over the two days.

On Saturday the inaugural Memorial Garden Stages Rally was held at Condor, comprising both senior and junior events.  It was the first round of the Junior Championship, with 13 crews competing for overall honours.  The win was secured by Finlay Retson and Andrew Falconer in their Citroen, with a 46 second margin separating them from Ewan Tindall and Paul Hudson.

It was even closer for the senior crews, Quintin Milne and Chris Collie lead the event for most of the day in their Subaru, but were forced to accept 2nd place after a late push from Nigel Feeney and Abi Louden gave them a 9 second winning margin in their EVO8. 

Gary Adam and Neil Ogilvie steered their Mk2 to RWD success, with Nick Rintoul and Dave Cranston winning the FWD class in the Skoda.  4WD honours went to Charlie and Lindsay Shaw in the Impreza.

Trophies were presented by Major John Bowgen who went on to praise the competitors and organisers, and extend an invitation for the Club to return to the venue, an active military base used by The Royal Marines, to run further rallies.

Sunday and Glenrothes MSC were at Knockhill, running an autosolo (all forwards autotest) for 23 competitors.  A wide variety of machinery lead to an exciting day of sport, fastest time of the day went to Michael Sciberras in his Caterham, and he also collected the team award alongside Douglas Thain and Fergus Kennedy.  The Club are running tests at Knockhill on a regular basis so watch the web site for future dates.

As if that wasn’t enough for one weekend, club member John Rintoul was competing at the Border Counties Rally. Unfortunately he clipped a rock and ended up in a ravine, with extensive damage to his Accent WRC.   Better luck for fellow member Alan Cowan who collected a class win at the same event.

Finally, Richard Hislop, who has been our regular recovery operator at GlenrothesMSC events for a number of years, was helping as normal at Condor on Saturday.  Then on Sunday he was in hospital receiving a kidney transplant, with the early signs looking positive.  Richard has been a tremendous servant to the Club and we all wish him and his wife Hazel well at this time.

SACC Knockhill Autosolo 2016 - Results 

Results are in for the SACC Knockhill  Autosolo.

Please see the attachment to download the results.

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Memorial Garden Stages Rally: Results 

Results are in for the Memorial Garden Stages Rally and the Junior events.

Please see the attachments to download the results.

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SACC Knockhill Autosolo 2016 - Final Instructions 

  1. Your time card, number and stickers are enclosed.
  2. Please walk round the course to familiarize yourself with the route.
  3. A drivers briefing will be held at 9:50 am.
  4. The event will start at 10:00 am.
  5. Cars will run in numerical order unless requested otherwise by marshals (to allow for multiple entries).
  6. One less than the number of runs at a layout will count towards the results.
  7. Timing is the 1/10th of a second.
  8. The start signal will be verbal 3,2,1, GO.
  9. Timing will start when the front wheels cross the timing line.
  10. Timing will stop when the front wheel cross the finish line. Stop before the baulk line. The timekeeper will then enter your time on your time card.
  11. Please clear away from the finish line properly!
  12. Please make sure your time card has been checked by the results team after each run.

 

Penalties are as follows:

Striking a marker

5 secs

Failure to stop at baulk line 10 secs
Wrong direction fastest in class + 20 seconds
Maximum time fastest in class + 20 seconds

 

Ask if you are not sure about anything and please do not leave litter behind after the event.

ENJOY YOURSELF

Knockhill Autosolo 2016 - Entry list  

No. Name Car C C Class
1 Jim Wilson Morris Mini 1275 1
2 Gavin Alexander VW Golf 2800 3
3 Fergus Kenedy Lotus Exige 1800 4
4 Grainger Robertson Ford Fiesta 1960 3
5 Lynne Parks VW Golf 2800 3
6 Mike Courts Ford Focus 2000 3
7 Archie Simmonds MG Midget 1275 4
8 David Finlay Seat Ibiza 999 1
9 Dominic Shanahan Lotus Elise 1800 4
10 Justin Kenedy Lotus Elise 1800 4
11 Gordon Campion Smart Car 600 1
12 Rory Houston Ford Focus 2000 3
13 Douglas Thain Caterham  1600 4
14 James Wilson BMW 323 2300 3
15 Thomas Connelly Eunos Roadster 1800 4
16 Kevin Hamilton Mazda MX5 1840 4
17 Michael Sciberras Lotus Elise 1796 4
18 TBA      
19 Scott Clements Clan Cusader 998 4
20 Ryan Gardiner Mazda MX5 1800 4
21 Bob Mather Mazda MX5 1800 4
22 Chris Campion Mazda MX5 1800 4
23 TBA      
24 Paul Hughes Skoda Superb 2000 3
25 Richard Fielding Lotus Exige 1800 4

 

2016 Andy Wilson Memorial Autotest  

 

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Ltd. will promote a Clubsport status Production Car  Autotest and a Clubman status  Autotest on Sunday April10th 2016 at Knockhill Racing Circuit, by Dunfermline, Fife.

There is an all forward class in the Clubman event, these entrants will perform different test with no reversing and will be eligble for class awards only.

 

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Memorial Garden Stages Rally: Update 

Glenrothes MSC are running Junior and Senior Rallies on 19th March at Condor, Arbroath.  

Here's the latest news:

 

Pre Event Set Up

We will be on site on the Thursday and Friday (and perhaps other days) before the event.  We need help, but helpers and vehicles need pre-registered. 

Tam Matthews is the contact for this: email mattethom@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 07967 240292

Site arrival 0900 on both days.

 

Spectators and Media

This is a "lock in"" event on a military site so no spectators or media are permitted.

 

Marshals

Marshals are very welcome, but need to pre-register with our Chief Marshal, Graeme Brown: email brown.graemea@gmail.com  or telephone 07768 748836.  

He will require names and vehicle registration details.

 

Radio Marshals

Craig Webster is our Radio Controller and you should register with him by emailing rally@graffitifactory.co.uk  

He will require personnel and vehicle details.

 

Officials

The Secretary will be in touch with final instructions, and to confirm vehicle details.

 

Junior Competitors

Enter online at https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2016/gardenjunior/webentry.php

Unseeded list: https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2016/garden/entries.php?type=u&combined=1

The final instructions will give details for access and other useful information.

Seeded list will be at  https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2016/gardenjunior/entries.php?type=s

 

Senior Competitors

Entry is by invitation, Ian Park is processing this: email ianpark@blueyonder.co.uk

Invited parties should submit their manual forms to treasurer@glenrothes-msc.com or decline the invitation to the same email.  

Unseeded list: https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2016/garden/entries.php?type=u&combined=1

Seeded list will be at:  https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2016/garden/entries.php?type=s