BTCC Champion Gordon Shedden Opens New Track at his Old Club

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Champion racing driver ‘Flash’ Gordon Shedden returned to where his career started – radio controlled racing.

 

Located just North of Edinburgh, Dunfermline District Radio Car Club was awarded a lottery grant to upgrade their grass track to an Astroturf surface.

 “It was a great start to motor sport where I used to race with my Dad and it was a great journey to touring cars” Gordon had said during the opening ceremony. 

 There was 85 cars booked in for the opening day of the newly completed track. 

 “Gordon couldn’t have done more for the club today”, said race Director David McLean, “He was reminiscing with club members he raced in the 90’s and happy to pose for pictures with everyone there.”

“A tremendous ambassador for the team and sport”

Shedden joined in the racing and showed he still had the skills with his thumbs.

 

The post race interview, Gordon commented “I learned a lot in r/c cars, how a car works and it’s a great introduction to racing.”

“It’s amazing how the technology has moved on in the last 30 years – the cars are so fast now”

“Nice to see some familiar faces still here and incredible to see so many youngsters taking part.  It’s the next generation is what it is all about and if they can get that initial grounding here – then who knows, we may have a future world champion in the midst!”

 The club praised their volunteers for working over the winter months and to all the racers for making the club a success.

Report and images courtesy of Alan McIntosh.