I have been a massive car enthusiast for most of my life, and driving of all sorts has always been something I have enjoyed. Prior to racing, I had driven all sorts of vehicles, from my first car a Vauxhall Viva HC to my current Jaguar, including six years of blue light fire engine driving as a retained fireman.
In late 2019 I was watching the final round of the BTCC ahead of a gifted track day at Tockwith circuit. After watching Colin Turkington's epic last race come back to take the championship and later hammering round the track in a McLaren and an Aston Martin DB5, I decided to take the plunge and become involved in motorsport, taking my ARDS test and researching options around the championships available.
I decided to take part in the Scottish C1 Cup, in the 2020 season. Whilst the season was short, I found a great group of people of friendly people and some thrilling driving.
The C1 racing was excellent, close racing and really good way to learn about the finer points of motor racing, in some very competitive racing. For 2021, I decided move into something a little more powerful, with a move the Fiesta ST 150s and I set about building my car in December 2020 with the help and support of Hogarth Motors.
The Scottish motorsport scene and the SMRC is an excellent way to get into the sport, some of the championships are remarkably affordable, everyone is friendly & helpful and you get to meet and race with a great group of people.
I am still reasonably novice having only completed six competitive races at the start of the 2021 season, and it is going to be an interesting season competing with and learning from some of the guys in the Fiesta grid with years of experience...