Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship

Golspie Sprint 6th and 7th September

OMS drivers were well represented at the Golspie track in Northern Scotland for rounds 12 and 13 of the Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship, hosted by Aberdeen and District Motor Club.

16 year old John Munro went into the double header weekend leading the scratch rankings in his up to 1100 racing car and knowing he could wrap up his first annual title if things went well. The only driver that could deny him was John Mackenzie in another OMS running in the under 1600 class. Munro duly won his class, taking second FTD in the process, with his father Roy taking a class second and Stuart Brown in his OMS Hornet 4th. In the strong 1600 class it was Les Mutch in the GWR Raptor who prevailed over John Mackenzie in the OMS 2000M to take the class and FTD. Mackenzie took 3rd FTD.

Sunday saw another class win for John Munro, this time just 0.07 seconds short of a new class record and another 2nd FTD. Les Mutch again took top honours with John Mackenzie taking 3rd in class and 4th fastest overall.

John Munro’s 2 class wins and second outright on both days ensured him an unassailable lead in the Scottish Sprint Championship Top Ten (scratch) standings with 2 rounds to spare and almost certainly the youngest ever to achieve this accolade.

John Munro OMS 2000M courtesy Thompson Photographic

Boyndie Sprint 27th and 28th September

The 2014 Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship final placing's were decided by the final 2 rounds at the North East’s Boyndie track.

The up to 1100 racing car class was represented by a number of OMS cars: the OMS 2000M of John and Roy Munro, with Stuart Brown and Paul Rhodes both driving their OMS Hornets. The 1600 racing car class included John and Barbara Mackenzie with their OMS 2000M and Sandy Donaldson in the ex-Steve Owen OMS PR.

John Munro was in his now customary fastest in class position as was John Mackenzie, but it was the experienced Mackenzie who took FTD by 0.14 second. The club ran an innovative top ten run off following the day's main activities with OMS drivers occupying 1st 2nd and 4th places. As with the main event it was John Mackenzie who came out on top.

John Munro had pushed a bit too hard on his final run catching a kerb with his sump and causing a thankfully small crack, but no other damage: the car was retired for the Sunday. However John had won the 1100cc racing car class in the Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship, with his Saturday class win.

Sunday saw John Mackenzie once again take the top spoils with another dominant display to take FTD by over a second from the Calder sisters in their Jedi and Stuart Brown in his OMS Hornet. 

John Munro had done sufficient at both of the Golspie meetings and at Saturday's Boyndie sprint round to secure his first speed event title, becoming the 2014 Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship Top Ten Champion. He was also crowned the Scottish Sprint Newcomer of the year, a worthy accolade for an outstanding performance in only his first season of competition and still only 16 years of age.

John Mackenzie took second place in the 2014 Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship Top Ten in the 1600cc OMS 2000M, with Roy Munro finishing in fourth place.

Date: 26/10/2014 | Author: R.Munro