20 Feb: Knockhill Stages Preview

Grant Construction Knockhill Stages, 23rd Feb …

The 2020 Marshall Construction Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship gets under way this Sunday with Border Ecosse Car Club’s Grant Construction stages Rally at Knockhill. Eight stages are planned with the first cars getting underway at 08.31 Hrs.

Last year’s winner John Marshall will lead the field off on Sunday, but in place of last year’s winning Impreza, he will be at the wheel of his new Fiesta R5. Also in  a Fiesta R5 is the number 2 seed, Alan Kirkaldy and they will be followed by the Mitsubishi Lancers of Donnie MacDonald and Scott MacBeth. Robert Marshall will run at 5 in his Impreza with Kyle Adam next up in the 2.5 litre Escort and it will be interesting to see what the rapidly improving youngster can do with RWD versus the all wheel drive tractors ahead of him.

Elsewhere in the top ten is the Fiesta R5 of Trevor Gamble and Harry Chalmers in a Subaru but running at nine is one for the old timers, Jock Threadgall in a Mitsubishi.

But perhaps the best scrap of the day will come from the 1600s with Dangerous Des Campbell seeded at 7 in the wee Peugeot and Slippery Steven Hay in the Corsa. Now that should be a duel worth watching.

So what the entry list lacks in numbers, the quality and variety is there for a day of fast and furious fun. Just remember to bring your open toed sandals, snow shoes and wellies!

Entry List

1, John Marshall/ Scott Crawford (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600, Class 5

2, Alan Kirkaldy/TBA (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600, Class 5

3, Donnie MacDonald/Andrew Falconer (Mitsubishi Evo9) 1997, Class 5

4, Scott MacBeth/Daniel Forsyth (Mitsubishi Evo9) 1998, Class 5

5, Robert Marshall/Lewis MacDougall (Subaru Impreza) 1999, Class 5

6, Kyle Adam/Steven Brown (Ford Escort Mk2) 2500, Class 4

7, Des Campbell/Craig Forsyth (Peugeot 206) 1600, Class 2

8, Trevor Gamble/David Leach (Ford Fiesta R5) 1600, Class 5

9, Jock Threadgall/Keith Atkinson (Mitsubishi Evo9) 1998, Class 5

10, Harry Chalmers/Emma Muir (Subaru Impreza) 2000, Class 5

11, Steven Hay/Francis Simpson (Vauxhall Corsa) 1598, Class 2

12, Billy Cowe/Craig Wallace (Subaru Impreza) 1994, Class 5

14, Ian Archer/Ewan Lees (Mini Cooper) 1598, Class 2

15, David McIntyre/Matthew Osinski (Vauxhall Nova) 1598, Class 2

16, James Strachan/Steven Crockett (BMW 3 series) 3, Class 4

17, Allan Matheson/Scott McQueen (Ford Escort) 1750, Class 3

18, Allan Watt/Dean Stott (Citroen Saxo) 1600, Class 2

19, Joe McKeand/Callum Shanks (Subaru Impreza) 20, Class 5

20, Colin Blake/Pauline Blake (BMW Mini) 1599, Class 2

21, Iain Miller/Gary McDonald (BMW E36 Coupe) 3000, Class 4

22, Drew Barker/Shona Hale (Vauxhall Corsa) 1600, Class 2

23, Andy Chalmers/Martin MacCabe (Subaru Impreza) 1998, Class 5

24, Carin Tait-Logan/Claire Mole (Citroen Saxo VTS) 1598, Class 2

25, Eamonn Kilmurray/Derek Cassells (Citroen C2 GT) 1360, Class1

26, Christopher Smith/Amy McCubbin (Vauxhall Nova) 1400, Class1

27, Marc McCubbin/Andrew Blackwood (Ford Focus) 2000, Class 3

28, John MacKay/Johnnie MacKay (Nissan Micra) 998, Class1

29, Stuart Waite/Lisa Demirkoc (Peugeot 206) 1587, Class 2

30, Alister Watson/Stuart McBride (Ford Escort Mk2) 2000, Class 3

31, Michael Cruickshank/Connor Gardiner (Nissan Micra) 998, Class1

32, Campbell McColm/Donald McColm (Peugeot 106) 1600, Class 2

33, Jack Lunn/Joseph David Lunn (Peugeot 106) 1600, Class 2