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Caithness drivers set to challenge original track layout

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Andrew Sutherland competes at a Motorsport UK event at Larkhall earlier this year. Image: Adam Gumbs PhotographyAndrew Sutherland competes at a Motorsport UK event at Larkhall earlier this year. Image: Adam Gumbs Photography
Andrew Sutherland competes at a Motorsport UK event at Larkhall earlier this year. Image: Adam Gumbs Photography

The North of Scotland Kart Club staged their first Piston Cup event using the original track layout at their Littleferry facility near Golspie.

This arrangement, which has not been used for many years, aims to give today’s drivers a chance to experience the old design of the track.

Three young Caithness riders joined the fray, taking the podium in the changeable weather conditions. Andrew Sutherland from Thurso won the Honda cadet class final, Jack Elder from Dunbeath finished second in his Rotax Micro and Ian Campbell from Watten took victory in the Rotax InterMax category.

The Motorsport UK round saw the track layout change as usual, with teams experiencing better weather conditions on the second day of competitive racing.

Andrew finished second in the Honda cadet class, only narrowly missing out when the flag dropped. Jack improved on the previous day’s efforts to take victory in the Rotax Micro class, while Ian continued to set the pace in the Rotax InterMax category after a thrillingly close 13 lap race.

NSKC will hold a “track day” on July 13, featuring a wide range of race and performance vehicles.

The next round of karting will take place on Saturday, July 27, with drivers competing for the Gala Shield.


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