Scottish Rally Success

It was “3-in-a-row” for Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe on last weekend’s Scottish Rally – podium finishes that is.



Castle Douglas driver Jock Armstrong and his co-driver, Paula Swinscoe, from Withnell in Lancashire, were hoping to build on their podium finishes on the Border Counties and Granite City rallies, the previous two rounds of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championships in their Class 12 Subaru Impreza sponsored by Rallytech Composites.

The Scottish Rally, based around Dumfries, uses stages that are quite local to Jock, and so the team really wanted to come home with a good finish.

Despite the electrical issues that dogged the first four stages of the event, the crew still managed to bring the car into service lying in 5th place overall.

With these issues resolved by the TEGSport and JoeDrive team, it was back out to try to catch up to the leaders, but with 3 of the 4 cars in front being World Rally Cars it was going to be tough.

However, 3 stages later they had put in three 3rd fastest times, despite not running anti-lag due to the heat of the day, and were delighted to be rewarded with 3rd overall, behind 2 WRC cars.

Final Results

1  2 David BOGIE/Kevin RAE                                   Ford Fiesta R5+               0:41:33.8              0:41:33.8

2  1 Euan THORBURN/Paul BEATON                         Ford Focus WRC 01          0:41:37.3              0:41:37.3      0:03.5

3  3 Jock ARMSTRONG/Paula SWINSCOE                  Subaru Impreza              0:43:46.4              0:43:46.4      2:12.6

4  16 Andy HORNE/Jim HOWIE                                Ford Focus WRC              0:44:03.7              0:44:03.7      2:29.9

5  5 Mike FAULKNER/Peter FOY                               Mitsubishi  EVO 9             0:44:08.2              0:44:08.2      2:34.4

This now puts the crew is 4th place overall in the Scottish Rally Championship, so it is still all to play for.

Thanks as always to all our sponsors. The next event in the Scottish Rally Championship will be the Speyside Stages, on Saturday 2nd August, based around Elgin.


Rallying with Holy Socks® 2014