It seems like there’s been an awful lot of bad news in Scottish rallying recently, but East Ayrshire Car Club are looking to honour the memory of their chairman John Frew with a sprint at the Kames Complex on Saturday 13 November. John lost his battle with cancer earlier this year, and the sprint will be in aid of two charities he was actively supporting – Macmillan Cancer Support and Over The Wall.
205 Ecosse Challenge co-driver and East Ayrshire Car Club committee member Russell Fair is one of the driving forces behind the event, and he sent me this information about it:
What’s on: John Frew Memorial Sprint
When: Saturday 13th November 2010
Where: Kames, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire
In memory of our chairman, John Frew, who sadly passed away earlier this year following his battle with cancer, East Ayrshire Car Club will be holding a charity sprint at the Kames Motorsport Complex on Saturday 13th November 2010.
Although the event will comply with current MSA regulations, the emphasis will be on everyone having fun.
To encourage maximum participation, we have introduced a class for rally cars and are encouraging double entries for as many cars as possible.
A few questions we are hoping to answer on the day:
Will a rally driver be able to make it round the track 3 times without someone reading the pacenotes for them?
Will the smooth sprint drivers be faster than the sideways rally drivers?
Will the navigators be able to multitask and cope with 3 pedals and a steering wheel in front of them?
At the end of the event, their will be the opportunity for spectators to pay £20 for a ride round the track in one of the competition cars, with one of Scotland’s top drivers.
Full details of the event and how to enter can be found at: www.eastayrshirecc.co.uk/sprints
The onsite café will be serving hot and cold drinks and snacks throughout the day.