Carnoustie lady leads Championship

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CARNOUSTIE boy racers had better watch out because a local girl will undoubtedly have them eating her dust, writes Johnston Ralston.

Fiona Wallace (21) is currently top of the Ladies’ Championship in motor racing with 192 points and is middle of the table in the Scottish motor Racing Club’s Mini Championship.

This Saturday and Sunday at Knockhill racing circuit Fiona, along with 26 other Scottish Mini drivers, will take part in supporting a round of the British Championship.

Her father, Ian Wallace, said: “This event is unique as there is no other Ladies’ Championship in motor racing anywhere in the UK.

“Many people from this area go over to watch the Scottish Motor Racing Club race meetings at Knockhill, so hopefully Fiona will not let them down.

“It will be without doubt the most important and biggest race of her life.”

Fiona said: “I got into motor racing through the Touring Cars in 2006 and I really started to get into it.

“I just fell in love with it and the whole concept of motor racing. A friend Ian Milton raced and he encouraged me to try it. I’ve never looked back since.”

Fiona is also looking forward to next weekend when on Saturday, September 10 she will hopefully carry the Ladies’ Championship title.

She said: “I’m hoping to get the Championship wrapped, I feel quite confident that I have a big enough gap in the table between me and the other ladies.”