Highland Car Club will run the 3rd round of the championship at Fendom Airfield, about two miles east of Tain, on 12th May Entry fee is only £15, no competition licence required, open to members of clubs which are members of SAMSC - membership card must be shown at signing on. The Regulations and Entry Form can be found on the SAMSC Autotest page. UPDATE:Results are now online 16/5/2019
The annual Jim Clark Memorial Rally is back under Starter's Orders. Following the final completion of new legislation by the Scottish Government this week, the way is now open to bring the rally back to Berwickshire.
Originally the organisers sought to run this year's event on their previous end-of-May date, but, having checked with the 'Motorsport UK' competition calendar, this clashes with other events around the UK in this very busy season.
However, in a bid to get back on the road, the organisers have opted for an end-of-season date which would cause the least interference to a very busy motor sporting calendar.
The organisers of the Jim Clark Memorial Rally have been greatly encouraged by recent developments in the Scottish Parliament to help overcome the barriers to closed public road rallying in Scotland. Such a move will bring the country into line with other parts of the UK including Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, Wales and England.
The results of the Closed Roads Consultation have been published.
"In total 3,788 responses were received. 98.71% of those responses agreed with the proposal to introduce a two stage application process, involving Motorsports Governing Bodies and Local Authorities, to allow motorsports events to take place on closed public roads" An important next step on the way to getting the Jim Clark & Mull rallies back soon, and possibly more events in the future. Thanks to everyone who responded and helped get to this situation. Watch closely for the next steps. Read the report
The first round of the 2019 Scottish Navigational Rally Championship (SNRC) is due to take place on the evening of 9th March 2019. The Gropers Rally, run by Stonehaven & District Motor Club, starts just north of Stonehaven and follows a 99 mile route to finish at Arbuthnott Village Hall, on the B697, to the east of A90 near Fordoun. Regulations for both the Championship and the Gropers Rally, AND NOW also the second round, Saltire Rally Club Moonless Rally, can be found on the SAMSC website:Navi Rally page
In previous years the SNRC competitors had to buy a National B competition licence, and rounds of the Championship had to run as National B events. However this year and next year the Motorsport UK are running a trial period allowing competitors to compete in the Championship with just SAMSC registered clubs’ membership cards and for events running as Clubman status to be included in the Championship. This move is designed to encourage newcomers into the sport and to encourage those who might have previously only competed in their own club’s events to participate in a wider championship.
It has been a few years since there has been a Scottish Autotest Championship held, but 2019 we are planning to resurrect it in 2019. There will be 9 events during the season - 1 per month running from March - October, spread throughout Scotland, to avoid competitors travelling hundreds of miles to participate.
Registration for the championship is FREE and because the Championship is now Clubman status no competition licence is required - only a valid Club Membershsip Card from any club which is a member of the Scottish Association. Championship Regulations, which include the Registration forms, can be found on the Autotest page of the SAMSC website, along with regs for round 1.
It is with deep regret that the club are forced to cancel the Gey Foxy Rally, on 4 November due to lack of entries. With an entry list in low single figures we cannot commit to the major expenditure now required to run the event.
The number of established Historic and Targa events at this time in the calendar may have made our new event less attractive, though the team has worked tirelessly for months to create and advertise an exciting route, tests and regularities to entice competitors.
Apologies to those few who did enter, and the marshals who were willing to give up their time voluntarily to help. However if very few want to enter then we are sadly left with this decision to cancel.
This years SDMC Hairst Rally is on 27th October, and is a round of the SAMSC Scottish Navigational Rally Championship. We are also running a Clubman status event alongside the Championship counting National 'B' event.
We are offering 98 miles in North East Aberdeenshire, starting at the Scout Centre, Methlick ,and we look forward to a great nights competition.