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Stars prepare for Scottish Championship Final Round at Clayshant – Preview

Stars prepare for Scottish Championship Final Round at Clayshant – Preview

The highly-acclaimed 2023 Scottish Motocross Championship reaches its conclusion this weekend at the picturesque circuit of Clayshant, on the western “chin” of Scotland near Stranraer.

Words: Ben Rumbold

The sandy circuit, which overlooks the stunning Luce Bay and is within a healthy roost’s distance of the beach itself, looks to be in prime condition and also ready to handle any late-October weather which may come its way.

This year’s Scottish series has attracted a healthy crop of top riders from both sides of the border. (Image: Scottish MX Champs)

The Post Code for the circuit is DG9 9DX, there are 16 classes right through from Autos to Veterans over 60, although several classes will run together to save on time. Here is the link for the entries which is still open at the time of writing:

There is also a nice tip from local lady Audrey Rae which might be of interest to people attending:

“For riders heading along the A75 Halfway between Dumfries and the cut off for Clayshant, just off the main road is the tiny village of Creetown. A couple of years ago a businessman had the bright idea to build a large petrol station there and catch the lorries coming off the Irish ferries. He has had to sell the fuel cheap for the lorries to use it. Diesel yesterday was £1.49 a litre so if you are needing fuel and want to save a few £s you now know where to go! It is unmanned so it is card only.”

Here are the timetables for Saturday, which will include the Youth Classes, and Sunday, which sees the Veterans, Adults, and Pros hit the circuit:

In the MX1 Pro class, John Adamson is looking to secure the title on his PW Racing KTM, and has a healthy 47 point lead with just 75 on the table, although a slip-up could allow English interloper Conrad Mewse to steal the crown of Scotland! Brad Todd runs in a solid 3rd place ahead of popular veteran Tony Craig.

Carlton Husband has already sealed the deal in MX2 for Phoenix Tools Even Strokes Kawasaki, to go with his Michelin MX Nationals crown. The battle for 2nd is still close between Kyle McNicol, who has faced a long struggle back from his car-crash injuries, and evergreen charger Brad Anderson.

Scott Paterson & Logan Anderson are disputing the Adult ‘B’ series, with Logan Adsley and Daniel McDonald fighting it out for the Adult ‘C’ class.  The 40+/50+/60+ Veterans all race together, with all three titles up for grabs there!

The closest series takes place on Saturday, with Malachi Alan and Robbie Scott just 12 points apart, having shared the top two places in every moto this year!  Robbie will need someone to get between them to deny Malachi the title at Clayshant.  Watch out for flying Rookie 125 rider Ryan Waggott as well on Saturday, who is close to clinching that title from Louis Perrin-Brown.

We look forward to seeing some dramatic shots from the brilliant Scottish team at this amazing venue!