Buckhaven boy racer is a go-karting natural

Toney Logie, pictured at Crail Raceway, won Scottish Super Series Gold Cup in go-karting. Pic: George McLuskie
Toney Logie, pictured at Crail Raceway, won Scottish Super Series Gold Cup in go-karting. Pic: George McLuskie
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Certain young people just appear to be born to excel in their chosen sport.

That would appear to be the case for Buckhaven teen Toney Logie who’s well on route towards a glittering career in motorsport.

Motorsport is in the 14-year-old’s blood, coming from a family which has immersed itself in on-track activity.

Mum Sharn is a former moto-cross competitor, while dad Ross acts as Toney’s mechanic in his current go-karting campaigns.

After only taking up the sport recently, the teen has been crowned the Scottish Super Series champion after dominating the best of the nation’s racing talent across four events in Scotland.

“We were looking for an activity that we could do as a family so went out to Knockhill,” explained mum Sharn on how her son got involved in the sport.

“After a few months we looked into getting Toney into karting and all the various costs.

“We went along to Crail where he did his tests and started competing.”

From those early tests and informal races, Toney’s on-track success has snowballed and the youngster has quickly forced himself into the elite.

His first competitive race was in Larkhall before he started taking part in a few of the Scottish Super Series races.

Within his first year he was smashing records and turning heads.

“He raced in a mini-max event and broke the lap record at Larkhall,” said Sharn.

“This was some achievement because people didn’t think it would be broken; all sorts of restrictions had been put in place since it was last set.

“That’s when we were asked if he’d take part in the Formula Kart Stars.”

The kart stars saw Toney break out of Scotland and compete against European champions at events across the UK.

He finished fifth before turning his attention back on the Scottish Super Series.

Unsurprisingly, given the experience he now had under his belt, three wins and a second place were enough to win him the title.

The honours have continued to be picked up and he can also count a Gold Cup title at Crail and a Scottish S-Plate third place, where he competed in a broken kart, to his list.

Toney, who has ambitions of racing in Formula Ford, races for Jim Boyd’s Strive Kart Racing team and is helped in his off-track fitness thanks to the help of local company Unique Physique, where Josh Salmond maintains his fitness with one-to-one sessions.