SCOTTISH Sidecar Racing Club bosses have pulled the covers off their 2018 calendar as they reveal a seven-round championship for next year.
Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie hoisted the silverware in this year’s highly-competitive series, taking the Marin Cup title from Jock Taylor champs Stephen Kershaw and Stuart Clark, and edging out Bell Racing F1 driver Mick Bell for the overall Club title after he and fellow Bedlington outfit ace, cousin Carl Bell, crashed at the Knockhill finale.
This year’s championships will run over seven meetings shared between East Fortune and Knockhill.
The SSRC kicks off its 2018 campaign alongside the KMSC and the Scottish Championship on the second weekend of April before a fortnight break leading into round two with the racers of the Melville Motor Club.
Outfit teams will head back to East Fortune in mid-July before alternating between the East Lothian and Fife circuits for the remainder of the season.
Scottish Sidecar Racing Club 2018 provisional calendar:
14-15 April – Round 1: Knockhill (Scottish Championship, Marin Cup)
28-29 April – Round 2: East Fortune (Marin Cup)
14-15 July – Round 3: East Fortune (Scottish Championship)
28-29 July – Round 4: Knockhill (Marin Cup Round)
11-12 August – Round 5: East Fortune (Scottish Championship, Marin Cup)
1-2 September – Round 6: Knockhill (Scottish Championship, Marin Cup, Jock Taylor Trophy)
22-23 September – Round 7: East Fortune (Marin Cup, FSRA F350/Post-Classic/Pre-Injection)
Club organisers hint that another Knockhill round, during the KMSC’s May meeting, could be on the cards if enough interest is generated.
Note that Scottish Championship rounds are awaiting confirmation from the SACU. For more information, contact Stewart Lithgow or Murry McKay.
Find all the SSRC events and more on the UK Clubsport race calendar.
*Image: Dirk Wharton