Local drivers Andy Struthers from Libberton, Jordan Black from Lanark and Linzi Henderson from Carnwath all took part in this year’s Brick and Steel Border Counties Rally. It was a disappointing day for the boys, but a successful day for Linzi.
Andy who is again the recipient of this year’s RSAC New Talent Scholarship hoped to add to his previous points having finished first in his ARRCraib class at the Snowman Rally in Inverness last month. Unfortunately, this wasn’t to be the case when in the first stage Andy lost control of his car going over a crest. The car rolled firstly over its bonnet before rolling on to its side. Both Andy, and navigator Ali McAlroy managed to climb out the car, but having landed down a banking in amongst trees their rally was over.
Jordan with navigator Scott Erskine, was having a more successful day, leading the C2 class until stage 5 when he a burst brake pipe and electrical problems forced him to retire from the rally with only one stage to go.
Linzi kept the local flag flying driving her Dad’s Subaru. She and navigator Tom Hynd finished 12th in their class, and 40th overall, gaining points in the SRC championship.
Next round of both championships will be the Speyside Stages in Elgin on Saturday 23rd April 2016.
Photo Credit: © 2016 Alisdair McIlroy