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Garry Pearson & Niall Burns (Fabia R5) kept their great 2021 going by wrapping up the Scottish Rally Championship with a comfortable victory on the Carlisle Stages. The final winning margin was over a minute from Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) with Scott Beattie & Paula Swinscoe (Evo VIII) cokmpleting the podium. Meanwhile there was the Historic Rally Championship up for grabs too and it was Ben Friend & Cliff Simmons (Escort MkII) who took the title with 2nd in the Historics, in 12th overall. David Condell & Paul Kelly (Escort MkII) took the Historic class win. Read More »

Dumfries driver David Bogie secured an historic RSAC Scottish Rally victory last Saturday (24 July), taking his seventh win on the event and etching his name firmly into the record books on the 75th anniversary of the popular event. Read More »

The RSAC Scottish Rally will make a welcome return to the British rallying calendar on Saturday (24 July) as the popular motorsport event marks its 75th anniversary.

As one of the longest running motorsport events in the country, the Dumfries and Galloway based gravel rally will take place for the first time since 2019, having been forced to cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions last year. Its return will see a bumper list of entries from some of the most highly-regarded rally championships in the UK, head for the event to enjoy its biggest entry since 1977. Read More »

The Carlisle Stages Rally has joined forces with Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust to announce a new-look to this year’s Carlisle Stages Rally, planned to run on Saturday 23rd October.

The popular all-gravel stage rally will play host to a wealth of national championships, including the Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship, Rally2 Mixed Surface Championships, the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship and the Crew 25 Rally Championship. Read More »

Organisers of the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) have had to take the regrettable decision to cancel this year’s championship as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread causing a subsequent cancellation of events.

Four events – McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages, Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Reivers Rally, RSAC Scottish Rally and Grampian Forest Rally – have all rightfully been cancelled due to the global health warning, making the decision to call off this season’s championship inevitable. Read More »

Leading Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) contender Garry Pearson has called `time` on his assault on the 2019 series and will sit out the final two rounds, effectively ending his title hopes.

Pearson, 27 years old from Duns has enjoyed a prosperous season behind the wheel of his Asset Alliance Group, RAVENOL and George Anderson Builders backed Ford Fiesta R5, but with his chances of taking the coveted Scottish Championship title diminished, he has now elected to concentrate on his 2020 campaign. Read More »

Front-running KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) contender Garry Pearson narrowly missed out on victory at last weekend’s Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally, after suffering a puncture which knocked him off the top step of the podium to finish second.

The 27-year-old Duns driver had a dream start to the event in his Asset Alliance Group, RAVENOL and George Anderson Builders backed Ford Fiesta R5, leading the rally at the halfway point, only to lose over 50 seconds with a deflated tyre on the sixth test, demoting him to the runners up spot in the closing stages. Read More »

Duns rally driver Euan Thorburn scratched his name on the winner’s trophy of the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally for the second time in his career, winning the closely fought event by over a minute from his nearest rival on Saturday (22nd June).

Driving his Ford Focus WRC, Thorburn and co-driver Paul Beaton powered to victory after eight stages in the Argyll and Bute forests, enduring technical forest tracks and high-speed sections to further cement his place as leader of the Scottish Rally Championship. Read More »

The Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally will play host to round four of the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship this Saturday (22 June) as some of the best rally drivers in the country head to the region to do battle over 40 miles of Argyll and Bute forest roads.

Backed by Dunoon Presents and the local community, the event has attracted a quality field of entries all bidding to add their name to the winner’s trophy which includes an impressive list such as Roger Clark and Jimmy McRae and could see a crucial battle in the SRC title chase played out in the forests around Dunoon. Read More »

Duns rally driver Garry Pearson believes he is “still in the fight” for the 2019 KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) despite his non-finish at last weekend’s Speyside Stages in Elgin (20th April).

Pearson, along with co-driver Dale Bowen, returned an impressive performance over the first six stages of the ten-test event. Pushing his Ravenol Oils, Asset Alliance Group & George Anderson Builders backed Ford Fiesta R5 to its limits in the quest to catch the more powerful World Rally Car of the leader, Pearson was unlucky to put the Buckley RSC run machine on its side in the seventh test and into retirement. Read More »