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Caithness drivers rise to challenge on original track layout


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Andrew Sutherland competing in a Motorsport UK event earlier this year at Larkhall. Picture: Adam Gumbs Photography
Andrew Sutherland competing in a Motorsport UK event earlier this year at Larkhall. Picture: Adam Gumbs Photography

North of Scotland Kart Club held its inaugural Piston Cup event using the original track layout at the Littleferry venue near Golspie.

The layout, not used for a number of years, aimed to give the current generation of drivers a chance to experience the old design of the track.

Three young Caithness drivers rose to the challenge, each securing podium finishes in changeable weather. Thurso’s Andrew Sutherland won the final in the Honda cadet class, Dunbeath driver Jack Elder was second in Rotax Micro and Ian Campbell from Watten took the win in the Rotax InterMax category.

There was a return to the now usual track layout for the Motorsport UK round with better weather greeting the teams for a second day of competitive racing.

Andrew took second in the Honda cadet class, only losing out by a tiny margin when the flag fell. Jack went one better than the previous day’s efforts, taking the win in the Rotax Micro class, with Ian continuing to set the pace in the Rotax InterMax category after a thrilling 13-lap battle of close racing.

NSKC will be running a “track day” for cars on July 13 with an array of competition and performance vehicles attending.

The next karting round will be held on Saturday, July 27, as drivers battle for the Gala Shield.


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