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The 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) has lived up to the thrilling reputation that Scotland’s premier rallying series has created for itself in previous years, with the battles in the forests and in the championship tables as captivating as ever.

The fight to become the 2017 SRC Junior Champion has been no different, with the season beginning in Inverness as it would continue, with a closely fought battle. Read More »

With 2016 Scottish two wheel drive Champion Grant Inglis not returning to defend his ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) title in 2017, the battle to become the new king of the class was blown wide open.

The series began in Inverness with the Snowman Rally, and it was local man Dougal Brown who would make the fastest start in his Ford Escort Mk2. Brown took the top spot ahead of Marty Gallagher and Thomas Gray who enjoyed a scintillating battle in their front wheel drive R2 cars to take second and third respectively. Read More »

The race to be crowned the 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) Challengers victor has once again proved to be a closely fought affair, with four drivers in the hunt for the title with just two rounds remaining.

The SRC Challengers category made its debut in 2016, catering for any driver who has finished in the top 10 of an MSA event in the last 10 years no more than once. Scott McCombie and Mark Fisher took the spoils last year, but such is the pace in 2017, the front-runners are often found to be beating the current title holders. Read More »

Promising Cornhill driver Michael Binnie has firmly set out his intentions for the remainder of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship, by acquiring John Wink’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX for the final two rounds of the series.

Binnie, co-driven by Duns’ Claire Mole, has campaigned an outdated Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V in 2017 and despite its age, currently sits eighth overall in the championship and third in both the Challengers and class ten. Read More »

Euan Thorburn and Paul Beaton took their first outright rally win since 2015 on round five of the 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC), the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally last weekend.

Staged in the Argyll forests around Dunoon, the Scottish Rally Championship returned to classic tests that hadn’t been used since 2003, with mixed weather conditions and slippery, largely unused forest roads making the going incredibly tricky for competitors. Read More »

Euan Thorburn and Paul Beaton stole victory from the clutches of Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe, to win round five of the 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC), the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally.

The Ford Fiesta R5 driver took his second consecutive win this season by a mere four seconds to strengthen his position at the top of the championship with just two rounds remaining. Shaun Sinclair and Jamie Edwards completed the podium in their Subaru Impreza S14 WRC, 27 seconds behind Armstrong. Read More »

Duns rally driver Euan Thorburn took a nail-biting victory at this weekend’s Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally as the event returned to Dunoon for the first time in 14 years on Saturday (24th June). Read More »

The ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) travels west to Argyll & Bute for round five of the 2017 series, the Dunoon Presents Argyll Stages this weekend.

With a packed entry list full of quality, competitors will tackle the famous stages in the Argyll Forest Park for the first time this millennium with the battle at the front finely poised between the latest two champions: Euan Thorburn and Jock Armstrong. Read More »

For the first time in 14 years, the forests around Dunoon will echo to the sound of rally cars this weekend as the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship heads to the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally (24th June).

Having previously run in 2013, the Argyll rally has been reborn and is made possible thanks to the support of Dunoon Presents which aims to support local business by bringing the event to the town. Read More »

Alford driver Mike Stuart has had a superb start to the 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship at the wheel of his Ford Escort Mk2.

Stuart, co-driven by Sinclair Young, returned to the Scottish forests for the first time since 2010 on the Snowman in an Escort bought off his cousin and prepared by his dad. Read More »