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Caithness Autocross Club gearing up for closed event at Thurso East


By Alan Hendry

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Mikey Miller in his Honda Civic during a Caithness Autocross Club event at Towerhill last year. Picture: Willie Mackay
Mikey Miller in his Honda Civic during a Caithness Autocross Club event at Towerhill last year. Picture: Willie Mackay

Members of Caithness Autocross Club are revving up for a return to action this weekend.

Sessions are planned for both Saturday and Sunday at Thurso East in what is being billed as a closed event due to Covid-19 restrictions. No spectators are allowed to attend, and there will be no refreshments or food available for the competitors.

Social distancing is to be observed in line with Scottish Government guidance.

The venue has been made available by the Anderson family, with practice scheduled to start at 11am and racing at 1pm on both days.

Outdoor commentator Willie Mackay said: "I'm delighted to see this enthusiastic club getting back to the thrills and excitement of competitive, well-organised autocross racing.

"Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 crisis, this is a closed event and social distancing will be adhered to.

"For me and my wife Glynis, who have been in the commentary box for several years, this event is the first weekend social outing for us in what was going to be a record 21 community outings between May and the end of August this year."

Organisers of this weekend's event have been appealing for marshals to get in touch. Information is available from Craig on 07500 827161 or Gordie on 07894 915819.


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