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Coltness Car club Members in the 2015 Scottish Rally Championship.
Coltness Members Dominate the C2 Challenge Scottish Rally Championship
Lanark's Jordan Black (26) and Libberton's Andy Struthers (18) with their trophy haul after the recent Ecosse Challenge award ceremony and the ARRCraib Scottish Rally Championship dinner and award ceremony.
At the Ecosse ceremony Jordan collected the trophy for C2 champion 2015, whilst Andy collected the trophies for second overall, first junior driver, and first teenage driver. Andy was also awarded the RSAC New Talent Scholarship for a second year. At the ARRCraib Scottish Rally Championship dinner later the same day, Andy also won first place in class one of the championship. This was Andy's first year in senior rallying and he commented "I have enjoyed a season's forest rallying straight from the Ecosse J1000 (junior rallying), thanks to the hlep from the RSAC Motorsport and Ecosse Challenge committees. At the start of the season I was lucky to have been given a C2 owned by Andrew Pemberton, whilst my own car was getting built. I am looking forward to the new season and challenging Jordan in my new, more powerful C2 built by Barrie Lochhead from Ravenstruther.

Since I started rallying at 14 my fitness has been developed by Barry Curtis of Curtis Bros Fitness Studio in Lanark, who has ensured that I have been physically fit to cope with the conditions when driving." Jordan also commented on the season, " it's mint to eventually get a challenge championship overall win in a car wee built and set up ourselves, even after ending up on our roof on the Granite City rally. I have been in the mix over the last few years in the Peugot 205s always there or there abouts. So chuffed to eventually win one, massive thanks to all involved including local businesses Fieldtrack and the Apple Pie Bakery for their support throughout the season." Both drivers are supported by the same long suffering service crew, and would like to thank them for their continued support at keeping the cars going even after driver error!

This follows on from the cancellation of last month’s event which failed to attract sufficient numbers of competitors to make the event viable.
Lanark rally driver Jordan Black finishes the championship in 1st place beating off a strong challenge from another Coltness Car Club menber Andy struthers.
Jordan Commented "Great end to the season at Galloway hills today a 2nd in Ecosse C2s was enough for us to win the C2 challenge championship! Which is what we aimed for at start of year so have to be chuffed after a what we can call a 'trying' year. Was mint to get a clean run, slight miss fire on/off through out day and a puncture on stage four but other than that the wee yoke behaved herself! Callum was great on pace notes, good craic all day standing in for usual navi Harry Marchbank who's been spot on all season. Massive thanks to all involved, and sponsors."

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Fieldtrack Portable Roadway

Apple Pie Bakery

Tunnock' s biscuits
Junior Rally driver races home with second in class one points at the Jim Clark Reivers Rally.
Libberton teenage rally driver Andy Struthers (18) finished his first Ecosse Challenge C2 rally championship on a high. Along with co driver Pete Weall he competed in the Armstrong Galloway Hills which was the final round and also Andy’s first rally in his new Barrie Lochhead built C2 VTS. Andy competed in the previous rounds in a C2 belonging to the championship’s co ordinator Andrew Pemberton.

Andy said “it is fantastic to have our own car out rallying. The whole team was much more relaxed and I was really pleased with the way the car drove.”
This event, was the home town event of Andy’s sponsor Barry Curtis of Curtis Bros Fitness Studio in Lanark. Barry, who has supported Andy since he started rallying at the age of 14 in the Scottish Junior Rally Championship said “it is a pleasure working with Andy and watching him grow and mature. He has had an amazing first year in the Scottish Rally Championship and the Ecosse challenge and I am looking forward to sharing in the celebrations at the annual award ceremony in Glasgow.”

Earlier this year Andy won the RSAC New Talent Scholarship and finishes the season winning:

class one in the ARR Craib Scottish Rally Championship, Ecosse Challenge Junior driver, Teenage driver

second overall in the C2 Ecosse Challenge with local Lanark driver Jordan Black winning first place.

“I would like to thank Pete Weall, my co driver who has guided my through my first year of forest rallying and organisers and marshalls who ensure we have rallies to compete in. At the moment my C2 is a class one set up, whilst the other C2s in the championship are class four this means that my car is a standard road car with safety equipment fitted, whilst the others are allowed to modify the transmission to give increased grip and acceleration. At the moment we are undecided whether to modify the car and go up a class or not, either way I am looking forward to next seasons championships” explained Andy.
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