The Scottish Legends Cars Championship has been a prominent feature on Scottish Championship race weekends for over a decade and offers some of the most close and exciting racing on the Scottish Motor Racing Club calendar.
The quirky cars are 5/8 scale replica’s of American Ford, Chevy and Dodge cars from the 1930s and 40s. Super light weight (less than 550kg), rear wheel drive, a five speed sequential gearbox, low grip tyres and a punchy Yamaha motorcycle engine (either 1200 or 1250cc engines are eligible) makes for a truly unique and exhilarating driving experience, highlighting why these little cars are affectionately known as ‘Pocket Rockets’!
Not only do the cars offer a unique challenge to the drivers; the racing does too! Race days comprise of a practice session, two heats and a Final. Unlike the other SMRC championships, grid positions are not determined by lap times from a qualifying session. Instead, starting positions for the two heats are determined by a random draw at the start of the day and positions for the Final are dictated by drivers performance in the heats; to make matters even more interesting, the best performing drivers in the two heats start from the back of the grid for the final. This format puts a real emphasis on a drivers ability to overtake and makes for some seriously exciting racing.
The championship also offers two-point scoring categories; Individual and Team. The team championship is suited to those who can’t commit to all the Championship rounds across the year, allowing two or more drivers to share one car and score points collectively across the year. If you have never raced before in a Legends Car competitively, you’ll be classed as a Rookie for your first season and will start at the back of the grid for the first 6 races to help you acclimatise to Legends racing!
SMRC Members Entry Fee: £300(Qualifying & 2x 8 lap heats, plus a 10 lap final at Knockhill)
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2020 Race Calander
12th SeptemberClockwiseKnockhillC1, Classics, MINI & Hot Hatch, Legends
10th OctoberClockwiseKnockhillC1, Classics, MINI & Hot Hatch, Legends
31st OctoberClockwiseKnockhillC1, Classics, MINI & Hot Hatch, Legends
Dates are subject to change.