SMRC Rising Stars Programme

We are delighted to announce the re-launch of the SMRC Rising Stars programme for 2020, which aims to support Sottish drivers showing potential to succeed in the sport.

Six up and coming drivers will be selected for the Rising Stars programme, which aims to raise their profile and provide them with some of the tools required to progress within the sport.

The Rising Stars will be selected via an application process and will benefit from the following:

The successfully selected Rising Stars, will be presented with their new kit at the annual Awards Dinner on 23 November.

Any current club member can apply to become a Rising Star, regardless of age; we are looking for drivers who are currently competing in an SMRC championship and who are showing potential to progress in motorsport. In addition, we will reserve one place on the programme for an up and coming kart racer (aged 14 or over) who need not necessarily be a SMRC member at the moment.

The programme is being funded thanks to entry fee proceeds from the Martin Ramsay Trophy race, on 6th October. The race celebrated the life of reigning XR2 Champion, Martin Ramsay. Martin was passionate about both motorsport and developing other people, so the SMRC Rising Stars initiative is a fitting tribute to him.

The deadline for applications will be 5:00 pm on the 1st November.

The application form can be found below:


Competition is high, with a limited number of places available. This programme is reserved for drivers demonstrating potential to succeed and progress within the sport.

There are 5 places reserved on the programme for current SMRC competitors and 1 place for an up and coming Scottish kart racer.




If you are interested in applying for this programme please complete the following application form.