Strathbogie Autotest

11 competitors started the event held at Greenhaugh Farm. Charles Stewart used his home knowledge to set fastest time on the opening test. Test 2 would see Aaron Smilie retire with Handbrake issues. Ronnie Gillespie first time out with the Suzuki Swift was fastest with Bruce Scott in second. Brian and Connor Black from SDMC unfortunately dropped time in the Ford KA. Test 3 saw Brian Black bounce back with a fastest time with Bruce again second. Test 4 saw Bruce Scott go fastest to lead by 2.8s from Alan Dalgarno at the lunch break.


Brian Black won both Test 5 & 6 these tests would see Ronnie Gillespie and Charles Stewart chase down the leading Bruce Scott.

Alan Dalgarno won test 7 to take the lead heading into the final test with Bruce Scott in second

The rain came on the final test and a final charge saw the leaderboard change. Ronnie Gillespie set fastest time to jump from 4th to win the event. Charles Stewart took second 0.7s behind. Alan Dalgarno was in 3rd and Bruce Scott secured 4th. Graham Mutch was 5th ahead of John Wink. Brian Black was 7th with Martin Gillespie 8th Sandy Scott was 9th ahead of Connor Black who also won Class 1.

Thank you to Andrew Little for running the event. All that entered and too the marshals Bert Grant, Tommy Milton, Wilma Davidson and Kevin Massie

Thank you John Wink for printing the tests and to huge thanks to Chae Stewart and all of the Stewart family for providing and preparing the venue