The Scottish Championship is contested for when we travel north of the border to take a weekend of racing in Scotland. Typically over the last few trips north the Scottish Championship has been held at Cowdenbeath on the Saturday night and doubles up as the meeting Grand Final.
The Scottish was initially raced for in 1966 at the now defunct Stevenston circuit with Willie Harrison (2) taking the title, it would be a while before a 2nd name would be etched on the trophy.
Newton Grange was the next track to host the Scottish Championship in back to back years in 1986 and 1987. Both these title races would feature the same 3 drivers on the podium, with Bobby Burns (471) finishing 3rd on both occasions. John Lund (53) would take his first and only Scottish to date, beating home Frankie Wainman (212) who would beat Lund the following year when Frankie took his only Scottish title.
The Scottish was back between 2001 and 2009 at it’s new home of Cowdenbeath and would be held yearly during this period. Craig Uttley (484) the only driver to break the dominance of Frankie Wainman Jnr (515) and Andy Smith (391) who took five and three wins respectively.
After a break of five years we returned to Scotland in 2014 in what would become a regular occurrence of visiting Scotland every other year. Tom Harris (84) was denied three wins in a row by white grader Martin Spiers (451) in 2018 just holding on in the closing stages to take his first title in the sport in what was a brand new car on debut.
With five wins and eight podiums Frankie Wainman Jnr (515) is the most successful driver of the Scottish Championship.
How it Works
The Scottish Championship is awarded to the driver who wins the Grand Final with drivers starting in normal graded order.
Defending Champion – Simon Traves (47)
Title and Roof Colour
Most Wins By A Driver
|1||Frankie Wainman Jnr (515)||5|
|2||Andy Smith (391)||3|
|3||Tom Harris (84)||2|
Most Podiums By A Driver
|1||Frankie Wainman Jnr (515)||8|
|2||Andy Smith (391)||4|
|3||Mark Gilbank (21)||3|
|=||Tom Harris (84)||3|
|=||Lee Fairhurst (217)||3|
|6||Paul Harrison (2)||2|
|=||John Lund (53)||2|
|=||Frankie Wainman (212)||2|
|=||Lee Fairhurst (217)||2|
|=||Gary Castell (247)||2|
|=||Paul Hines (259)||2|
|=||Rob Speak (318)||2|
|=||Bobby Burns (471)||2|
|=||Craig Utley (484)||2|
Full List Of Winners
|1966||Stevenston||Wille Harrison (2)||Tony Neal (100)||Ellis Ford (3)|
|1986||Newton Grange||John Lund (53)||Frankie Wainman (212)||Bobby Burns (471)|
|1987||Newton Grange||Frankie Wainman (212)||John Lund (53)||Bobby Burns (471)|
|2001||Cowdenbeath||Frankie Wainman Jnr (515)||Rob Speak (318)||Gary Castell (247)|
|2002||Cowdenbeath||Frankie Wainman Jnr (515)||Ivan Pritchard (434)||Mark Gilbank (21)|
|2003||Cowdenbeath||Frankie Wainman Jnr (515)||Gary Castell (247)||Paul Harrison (2)|
|2004||Cowdenbeath||Frankie Wainman Jnr (515)||Paul Hines (259)||Mark Gilbank (21)|
|2005||Cowdenbeath||Frankie Wainman Jnr (515)||Paul Hines (259)||Mark Gilbank (21)|
|2006||Cowdenbeath||Craig Utley (484)||Andy Smith (391)||Frankie Wainman Jnr (515)|
|2007||Cowdenbeath||Andy Smith (391)||Paul Harrison (2)||Derek Fairhurst (218)|
|2008||Cowdenbeath||Andy Smith (391)||Frankie Wainman Jnr (515)||Craig Utley (484)|
|2009||Cowdenbeath||Andy Smith (391)||Stuart Smith Jnr (390)||Frankie Wainman Jnr (515)|
|2014||Cowdenbeath||Tom Harris (84)||Rob Speak (318)||Lee Fairhurst (217)|
|2016||Cowdenbeath||Tom Harris (84)||Mick Sworder (150)||Michael Steward (512)|
|2018||Cowdenbeath||Martin Spiers (451)||Tom Harris (84)||Lee Fairhurst (217)|
|2020||Event not held||-||-||-|
|2022||Cowdenbeath||Simon Traves (47)||Michael Scriven (12)||Lee Fairhurst (217)|
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