Penicuik driver closes in on UK title

Colin Noble Jnr Midlothian racing driver
Colin Noble Jnr Midlothian racing driver

Penicuik teenager Colin Noble Jnr is just two races away from winning the UK Championship next month after seeing off Sir Chris Hoy.

A first and second place in the penultimate round of the inaugural Radical SR1 Cup held at the Cadwell Park racing circuit in Lincolnshire recently, puts young Midlothian driver Colin Noble Jnr in pole position for winning the championship at the ultimate meeting scheduled for the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk on October 26.

Having won all four races at the previous two meetings at the Brands Hatch and Oulton Park circuits, 16 year-old Colin, son of the reigning Dunlop Radical UK Cup Champion Colin Noble Snr, again continued his excellent form by winning the first race at the Cadwell Park meeting, but had to be content with an unfamiliar second place in the second race of the day.

Colin also dominated the qualifying session, finishing with the fastest time of 1:29.509 in the 20 minute session, averaging a speed of 87.95 mph over the 2.19 mile track.

Sir Chris Hoy, who is also participating in the SR1 championship, was second in the early stages of qualifying, before dropping to fourth, where he stayed for the remainder of the session.

Read more in the September 26 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.