The battle for the 2018 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship gets under way this weekend.
The season kicks off with the Inverness based Arnold Clark Snowman Rally on Saturday.
This year’s consists of seven events, finishing with the Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally in Castle Douglas in September.
Event sponsor, Jock Armstrong, is missing from the season opener.
He was hit with a six month ban in October for mooning at a competitor while he volunteered as a marshal on the Solway Coast Rally.
But there’s still plenty of local interest, with Haugh of Urr’s Keith Riddick being joined by sister Kirsty in his MG ZR in class three. Last season Keith won the inaugural SRC John Horton Star Driver award.
Starting towards the front of the field is Dumfries’ Mark McCulloch, who’ll be joined in his Mitsubishi Evo by Michael Hendry. The pair are looking to build on their impressive 2017.
Annan’s Paul Gribben will be on the notes in Steven Clark’s Evo 5 with Fraser Wilson of Port William and Craig Wallace of Kirriemuir in an Evo 9.
Penpont’s Greg McKnight and Thornhill’s Harry Marchbank are competing in a Ford Escort Mk2. Last year, McKnight impressed when he used his Evo 9 to battle Armstrong for the lead of the Border Counties Rally.
In the two wheel classes, Dumfries duo Scott and David Sloan are tackling class one in their Vauxhall Corsa with Penpont’s Jim Robertson and Thornhill’s Mike Curry competing in class four in a Ford Escort.