Johnnie Mackay is aiming to go top of the class when he tackles this weekend’s Carlisle Stages.
It’s the final round of the Scottish Rally Championship, with everything to play for in the M6 category, and
the reigning John Easson Award winner well-placed in second.
“To end the season by winning the overall M6 class would be amazing, especially after the problems we’ve had this year,” explained Johnnie.
“It’s going to be a tricky balancing act, being quick enough to get the points but also making sure we stay on the island.
“I’m not very familiar with the stages in Kielder, although I did do the event in 2021 with the Fiesta ST. The stages look good, although one looks very green, as though it hasn’t been used for a while.”
Thanks to reverse seeding, where two-wheel-drive cars run in front of the four-wheel-drives, Johnnie and co-driver Rachel Matheson have been seeded at car 98 in their Mitsubishi Evo7, with only three cars behind him.
“It’s actually a very good seeding, and hopefully it might be to our advantage,” added Johnnie.
The Carlisle Stages comprises ten miles of forests on Friday night, with a further 45 miles on Saturday, although Scottish Championship contenders will only contest the Saturday leg.
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