Scottish Saloon and Sports Car ChampionshipBack to May 2018
This is the Scottish Championship for modified and tuned saloons and sportscars. Anyone in the 6 classes can win the title, as they only score points in their classes.
Last season William Robson won the Championship by 17 points in his class B1, Ford Focus RS.
Race 1: Roddie Paterson returned in his Caterham after not racing in the Championship last season,
but he is a winner, having won 4 races in S&S in 2016 with his Caterham 400. He led from the start
outdragging pole sitter Kenneth McKell’s Mitsubishi EVO. It was Alan Doncaster who ran 2nd in his EVO
over the opening 2 laps before Kenneth McKell blasted past him on lap 3 . Robert Drummond was right behind
him in his Escort Cosworth. Paterson was 5 seconds clear in the lead then a safety car period bunched up the field.
He led again when racing resumed and was 2 seconds clear by lap 9. Then Drummond finally got past McKell
who he’d been shadowing. Drummond rapidly closed the gap on the Caterham and went into the lead on
lap 10 rocketing past up the hill. Paterson was then was tied to the back wing of the Cosworth especially in
the twisty bits, but Drummond held on for a good win. Doncaster took 3rd as McKell fell to the back of the
field during the closing laps with a mechanical problem, as he was cruising. Former Champion
Andrew Morrison came home 4th in his TCR Seat Cupra and right on Doncaster’s bootlid from mid distance.
Morrison had been 13th on lap 1 and put in a good drive as he worked up the order passing 9 cars. In 5th after
a good drive was Alastair Baptie in his classic MGB GT V8, the oldest car in the race. He started 12th and ripped
through the field getting 6th by mid distance after passing Oliver Mortimer’s Mini Cooper S which was leading the
Cooper S Cup, and won the class chased all the way by Paul Wilson with Vic Covey jnr 3r in the Cooper S class a
few seconds back.
Race 2: Roddie Paterson led all the way. He got a fast start in his Caterham Sportscar and was 3 seconds clear
by lap 3. The turbo powered cars gave chase with Drummond 2nd easing a few seconds clear of McKell who
made it to 3rd from 11th place on the grid in only a couple of laps. McKell sat around a second behind Drummond
until lap 10 then got past at MacIntyres corner, only to then spin at the hairpin a mile later. But the race was
stopped as McKell rolled his car at Duffus half a minute later. Alan Doncaster took 3rd with Andrew Morrison
again right on his rear bumper. Oly Mortimer had his Mini way up and took 5th with Paul Wilson 2nd in the
Mini Cooper S Cup a few seconds behind. Baptie was 7th this time though he ran 4th until lap 3 then 5th until lap 6
When Morrison who started slowly got past. Baptie then drifted back and seemed to be cruising over the last
few laps. Andrew Paterson won class B3 in his BMW saloon.
Class Lap records were set by Andrew Paterson, Robert Drummond, Andrew Morrison an Alan Doncaster.