Scottish Rally raises cash for local Children's Ward
The dust might have settled in the forests of Dumfries and Galloway, but the RSAC Scottish Rally isn’t finished for 2008 quite yet. Rally organisers and supporters have been making a big push this year to collect money for charities in the buildup to the event, with a public forum the week before the rally and an auction at the event prizegiving. It all came good this week when a delegation from the rally made a trip to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary’s Children's Ward (Ward 15) to present ward staff with a cheque for one thousand and fifty pounds.
The Pentti Airikkala Trophy
The 1990 RSAC Scottish Rally saw Finnish star Pentti Airikkala take part in the National section of the event driving a prototype Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4. This was quite a coup for the rally, as Pentti had won the Lombard RAC Rally, a round of the World Championship, only a few months before and his driving of the Sierra was spectacular. Pentti won the National rally with ease but didn’t consider it fair to accept the trophy, which he handed back to RSAC Motorsport for annual award to someone working beyond the call of duty behind the scenes.
Weston Joins Elite With Third Scottish Win
Hannu Mikkola, Roger Clark, David Llewellin, Jonny Milner...and now Dave Weston. On the 2008 RSAC Scottish Rally, Weston joined an elite club of drivers to have won the Scottish three or more times thanks to a commanding display in his Ford Focus WRC. And just like the rallying legends to have gone before him, the operations director from Aberdeen had to fend off some world-class opposition to take his third RSAC crown - namely, Dumfries youngster David Bogie, who put in a terrific performance in the older Toyota Corolla WRC to push the eventual winner all the way to the last kilometre of the final stage.
Less Than One Week to go
There is less than one week until the Dumfries-based RSAC Scottish Rally gets underway, and with the seeded entry list just published it looks like an excellent field of cars that will be heading into the forests of Dumfries and Galloway. Over one hundred vehicles are ready to line up for the start in Dumfries town centre on the morning of Saturday, 28 June before heading out into the trees for forty-five miles of flat-out action.
Forum to Raise Money for Charity
The RSAC Scottish Rally is renowned as one of the toughest and most challenging forest rallies in Scotland, but for a select band of drivers and co-drivers the sternest test will come before the cars have event crossed the start ramp. On the evening of Friday, 20 June, the rally will hold a forum in the showroom of Dumfries’ James Haugh Subaru dealership, where some of the top stars of the past and present will field questions about life on the stages.
Young co-driver looking for driver for the Scottish Rally 2008
The organisers of the Scottish Rally have received a request from a co-driver seeking a driver. Done 12 rallies in 205,sunbeam.astra,impreza. Willing to give small contribution and buy own notes etc.
Scottish Rally Ready for Shakedown!
The RSAC Scottish Rally doesn't hit the stages in anger until Saturday, 28 June 2008, but preparations are already well underway and the rally programme kicks off this weekend. Following on from previous years, the Scottish Rally team will take to the streets of Dumfries this Saturday, 14 June to promote the event - local rally cars will be joined by some local enterprises and guest vehicles from Dumfries dealer and rally backer James Haugh Subaru. The preview will be on the High Street just below the Mid Steeple from early morning until late afternoon, and programmes should be available for purchase.
Entries coming in
Entries are coming in for this years RSAC Motorsport Scottish Rally.
Six weeks to go
With just over six weeks until the RSAC Scottish Rally, regulations for Scotland’s oldest stage event are now available. The Dumfries-based rally again takes in some of the most challenging forest routes the area has to offer, and will see competitors tackle Ae, Greskine and Kinharvie as well as popping into the ever-popular Heathall spectator stage. Forty-five stage miles are on offer, and the action takes place on Saturday, 28 June 2008.
Regulations Now Available for Download
Regulations for the 2008 RSAC Scottish Rally are now available for download in PDF format. Please use the links below.
The Motoscope Northern Historic Rally Championship
We are delighted that the 2008 RSAC Scottish Rally will be a round of the Northern Historic Rally Championship (NHRC), sponsored by North Yorkshire-based rally equipment and car preparation company Motoscope.
Stewart Robertson receives the Pentti Airikkala Award
The 1990 Scottish Rally saw Finnish star Pentti Airikkala take part in the National section of the event driving a prototype Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4. This was quite a coup for the rally, as Pentti had won the Lombard RAC only a few months before and his driving of the Sierra was spectacular, Pentti won the National rally with ease, but didn’t consider it fair to accept the trophy, which he handed back to the RSAC Motorsport for annual award to someone working behind the scenes.
Adam Wins Again – But Weston’s Back
Stirlingshire driver Gary Adam continued his dominance of the 2007 County Saab Scottish Rally Championship on a wet RSAC Scottish Rally with the narrowest of wins over reigning champion Dave Weston. Driving a Subaru Impreza, Dollar-based Adam pipped his Aberdeenshire rival by only three seconds after forty-five miles of Dumfries forest stages to record his third championship win of the season. Although Ford Focus WRC driver Weston set the fastest time on four of the event’s six stages, a shaky start for the Operations Director from Findon allowed Adam to scrape a victory.
Seeded Entry Lists now available
The seeded entry list is now available to view under the Spectators menu.