Johnnie Mackay heads for the historic Border town of Duns this weekend, looking to continue his rich vein of form.
The 2300 Club’s John Easson Award winner is contesting Sunday’s Jim Clark Reivers Rally, and following his class win on the Speyside Stages, will be looking to repeat the result.
The talented Newburgh driver is seeded at car 30 in his Mitsubishi Evo7 and will have Michael Cruikshank on the notes.
“I was really chuffed with the Speyside class win, and I’d like to feel the same way on Sunday night, “ said Johnnie, who is contesting the SRC Challengers Championship.
“The format of three stages in the morning, and then the same three in the afternoon gives us a chance of getting acclimatised to the roads and then really pushing on in the second half of the rally.
“We’ve done a bit of work to the car in preparation for the switch from gravel to asphalt, swapping to tarmac springs and brakes, and we are a bit higher up the entry list than usual. That’s definitely a good thing, as it puts pressure on us – in a positive way of course!”
*Two of our JEA finalists will also be in action this weekend. Archie Swinscoe has been seeded at car 55 for the Jim Clark Rally, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, in his Vauxhall Adam. The Withnell-based youngster has Jane Nicol alongside as they contest class B10, and they will also start the Sunday Reivers Rally.
Also out on the Reivers is Emily Easton-Page, from Finzean, who is reading the notes for Mike East in his Ford Fiesta, they start at car 45.
Johnnie Mackay would like to thank his supporters
2300 Club John Easson Award
ISS Aberdeen Ltd
Andrew Wood Motorsport