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13 Ecosse J1000 crews line up to tackle the Memorial Garden Stages Rally, based at RM Condor in Arbroath. Topping the entry once again, Sam Pattison & Paul Whittaker are fresh from victory at the previous round at Kames. The Red Citigo is unbeaten in 2022, winning every round contested this year.

Kalum Graffin is the only other driver to take a win in 2022, on the opening round at Ingliston showground. The previous round at Kames ended badly with a visit to the gravel trap on the final stage. Kalum has Josh McErlean in the hotseat for the 1st time this year. Read More »


12 J1000 Ecosse crews descended on Kames Motorsport Complex in Muirkirk for round 5 of the 2022 season, the Grab Life by the Hall’s Stages. As is traditional for Kames the morning dawned wet but with the promise of sunshine later on.

Taking his 4th win in a row, Sam Pattison started steadily in the damp conditions before assuming the lead in stage 3. Read More »

The Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge descends on Kames in Ayrshire for the 2nd time this year for the Grab Life By The Hall’s Stages on Sunday the 21st of August, Round 5 of the 2022 series.

Topping the seeding, Sam Pattison has been the most winning driver of 2022, taking the top spot on every rally he’s entered. He returns to the venue where he took the win earlier in the year with regular navigator Paul Whittaker in the hotseat once again. Read More »

Just 1 week removed from the McRae Rally Challenge the Ecosse J1000 crews made the long trip west to sunny Campbeltown and the Machrihanish airfield for the Mach 1 Junior Stages.

Continuing his great run of form Sam Pattison would take a 3rd win in a row. With Albar winning co-driver Paul Whittaker back in the hotseat the Citigo driver kept it safe on the early short stages before attacking on the long stage 6. 28 seconds quicker than anyone else on that 1 stage alone gave them a lead that they would extend all the way to the finish. There was a small scare when 3rd began to play up but they were able to drive around the problem to take the win by 48 seconds. Read More »

13 J1000 Ecosse crews lined up to start the McRae Junior Rally Challenge, part of one of the biggest events in the Scottish Rallying calendar the 2 day McRae Challenge Junior Rally at Knockhill Racing Circuit on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July.

Taking the win Sam Pattison & Paula Swinscoe made hay while the sun – weirdly – didn’t shine. Pushing hard in the wet conditions on Saturday morning they quickly built a lead over the rest of the field. Read More »

The J1000 Ecosse Challenge heads to Knockhill for round 3 of the 2022 season, the McRae Junior Rally Challenge, part of the McRae Rally Challenge, a celebration of rallying legend Colin McRae.

Run over 2 days at the famous race circuit the event will see the juniors rubbing shoulders with some legends of the sport. World champions from both seats in rallying, multiple British rally champions and Olympic gold medalists. Lofty company for the juniors to be keeping. Read More »

A total of nine crews made the journey to Anglesey for the final two rounds of the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge over the weekend of 23rd, 24th November. After a season which started at Ingliston in March, it all came down to our end-of-season showdown which we shared with our friends in the English Formula 1000 Championship. Read More »

The Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge heads to Wales, for the final two rounds of the 2019 championship.

Fraser Anderson from Helensburgh took an early lead in the Championship, then Thomas Johnstone from Kettlebridge in Fife moved into the lead after Crail in June, and currently heads the points table, one point ahead of Cameron Davidson from Lesmahagow, but with the best six scores from eight to count it is Davidson who is best placed to take the 2019 title. Read More »

The days leading up to the Weeton Junior Stages saw the UK bathed in sunshine, with not a cloud in the sky. This was because the rain was being saved to be dumped on Weeton just before the Junior Rally started.

This event brought competitors from Scotland and England together for only the second time this year. Top seed, Rob Wilson & Martin Haggett set the pace from the first stages with a string of fastest times, while in the Scottish Championship, the regular protagonists were joined by Lewis Hooper who was registered in both championships, and fastest stage times were shared between Lewis Hooper & Sam Bilham, Oliver Hunter & Richard Crozier, and Cameron Davidson & Ian McRae, with only a few seconds separating them. Read More »

Kames Motorsport Complex in Ayrshire might provide the shortest stages in the J1000 Ecosse Challenge but it is never short of drama, and the Albar Trophy Rally on 1st September was no exception. There were the usual incredibly tight margins, a roll from second place, and a stunning debut.

Following the torrential rain during the training session on the previous day, all eyes were on the skies, watching for the expected rain which thankfully never came.

Fastest out of the blocks on stage 1 were Kyle McBride & Jane Nicol, one second ahead of Oliver Hunter & Richard Crozier, who were one second ahead of Cameron Davidson & Ian McRae, who were one second ahead of Marcus McElwee & John Henderson, who were one second ahead of Owen Paterson & Calum McPherson, who were one second ahead of Jack Hall & Robin Nicolson, who were one second ahead of Justin Gunning & Stuart McBride. Yes, the J1000 championship redefines small margins. Read More »