Daniel aiming to bounce back after injury when Racewall resumes

The Cowdenbeath Racewall has confirmed that this year’s saloon superbowl will take place on Saturday, October 30.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 10:29 am
Daniel Scrimgeour in action. The Scot is looking forward to the sport resuming in May

The Scottish drivers will then be looking to end the season on a high note with the Gordon Barclay Memorial trophy and their National Series taking place the following day.

The stock rods are in action both days with their Simon Laing memorial meeting on Saturday and the open Scottish on the Sunday.

One driver aiming to make his mark when the new season starts shortly is Scot Daniel Scrimgeour.

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Daniel is all set for a big campaign after gradually progressing through the formula II ranks.

Back in 2019 the Scot had high hopes after buying a new RCE formula II car and set his sights on qualifying for the World Championship.

"I planned to race in as many of the qualifying rounds as I could,” Daniel said.

"At the one held at the Racewall, I started off well, picking up a win and a second place in my heats.

"When the final started I was doing well but then I tangled with Craig Driscoll and spun. I was left beached on the infield kerb and that was my race over.

"The following day I headed up to Crimond for their round.

"I had a different problem and missed the opening heat but was back out for the other races. I picked up some good points in both the second heat and the final.”

Then disaster struck and Daniel missed most of the second part of the season after cutting the tendons in his hand while repairing his car.

"I had managed to qualify for the World Championship semi-final but had to withdraw,” he added.

"It was really a bitter blow.

"I made it back on track towards the end of the season but had my car up for sale.

"Daisy Goos from the Netherlands bought it and once our new chassis arrived we set to work getting it ready for the 2020 season before Covid-19 set in.

Daniel managed to compete at a couple of behind closed doors last year but is now looking ahead to 2021.

“Roll on the practice sessions at the beginning of May,” he added.