Double boost for racer

"OVER the moon," that's how Smithstone racing driver Steven Emslie reflects on his first outing at Knockhill this season.

Wednesday, 19th May 2010, 4:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2010, 4:49 pm

The 48-year-old missed the first race of this year's Scottish XR2 Championship after experiencing problems with his Fiesta.

However, at the second meeting of the year, on the weekend of May 8 and 9, Steven finished 14th and eighth respectively in the two races.

He said: "I was delighted with eighth - it's my highest ever finish so I was really over the moon.

"And, although 14th isn't great, there were a couple of bad shunts on the corners in front of me that I managed to miss and got held up at - I was just happy not to have any damage to my car."

Steven could potentially make up the points he missed out on in the first meet when the Championship visits Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire on June 5 and 6 for its only away fixture of the season.

"Because you have to travel not everyone goes down," he explains.

"It's a great chance to make up points missed but it can be expensive.

"I'm hoping to finish in the top ten so I have to take every chance I can get."

The drivers also will be holding an open day on May 22 and 23 at Knockhill in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Thrill seekers can go along and be taken out for three laps of the track by one of the racing drivers for only 10.

Steven added: "It's an amazing rush - there's nothing like it. This way, you can come along, have fun, and help a good cause at the same time."