Kin­tyre cheese­man in smok­ing rally ac­tion

Campbeltown Courier - - SPORT - by Gavin Brown ed­i­[email protected]­bel­town­courier.co.uk

A sea­soned rally nav­i­ga­tor spon­sored by Mull of Kin­tyre Cheese has rounded off his mo­tor­sport sea­son. For­mer Camp­bel­town Cream­ery man­ager Chris Ware­ham and his driver Jonothan Mac­Don­ald, in his first rac­ing sea­son, raced their beau­ti­fully pre­pared Peu­geot 306 in the fi­nal round of the Scot­tish Tar­mac Rally Cham­pi­onships at the King­dom Stages rally in Fife. The pair fin­ished a good 18th over­all and fourth in class three.

Con­sol­i­date

Sev­eral Ar­gyll crews were out on the stages on the day, some com­pet­ing for over­all cham­pi­onship po­si­tions, some out to con­sol­i­date class points and some just out for a blast to shake­down new cars or check old ones. Oban’s An­gus MacNeil and Sam MacFadyen in Brian Wat­son’s Mit­subishi Evo 9 fin­ished 14th over­all. Eoghan An­der­son from Cairn­baan was shout­ing left and right for Greg Inglis of Mon­trose in his quick and ag­ile Lo­tus Ex­ige. They put the ham­mer down over the last three and were to fin­ish fifth over­all and first in class three. Ian Parker, re­cently an­nounced as one of seven and the only Scot – co-driv­ers to be se­lected to join the MSA Academy for 2019, was back in the Honda Civic of Fraser Smith. The Civic screamed its way round the stages to fin­ish in 22nd over­all and fourth in class two. Mull pair, Mal­colm MacDougall and Stu­art MacLean raced the class one Vaux­hall Nova to 39th over­all and a com­mend­able fourth in class one. Innes Mochrie was once again in the mighty Metro and with some­one whom he might lis­ten to in the co-driver’s seat. His daugh­ter, Kirsty, filled the silly seat for this event and af­ter a few first stage de­tours, they man­aged to keep speak­ing right to the end and brought the class one pocket rocket home in 34th over­all and a bril­liant se­cond in class. Wil­lie and Steven Beat­tie were out in their dad’s pride and joy as their own Es­cort had been un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously dumped up­side down in a Northum­ber­land river at the pre­vi­ous round of the cham­pi­onship. The boys started to up the pace in the af­ter­noon bring­ing the car home in a re­spectable 16th over­all and third in class three.

Se­cure

This re­sult was enough to se­cure se­cond po­si­tion in the over­all cham­pi­onship in class. Jamie Miller con­tin­ued the learn­ing process with the lit­tle Citroen C2-R2Max with Ian McCul­loch point­ing him in the right di­rec­tion. A very neat rally from Jamie with very few mis­takes saw him fin­ish a cred­itable 13th over­all and se­cond in class two, only beaten by the Scot­tish Tar­mac Cham­pion for 2018 Michael Har­bour in his sim­i­lar Citroen, who was only one place above him af­ter seven stages.

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Chris Ware­ham and his driver Jonothan Mac­Don­ald in their Peu­geot 306 at the Mach One rally ear­lier this year.

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