Scots Title Decided

After narrowly missing out to Garry Dickson last year and having to settle for the runner-up spot, Finlay Whyte is the 2012 Scottish Hillclimb Champion.


Doune at the weekend was the scene for a battle royal between the three title contenders Jonathan Rarity, George Coghill Jnr and Fin.

The points table was so close going into the finale that effectively whoever set fastest class time on the day won the title, and the provisional lead bounced back & forth between Rarity and Coghill Jnr all weekend.

Fin’s Force PT chassis (the ex. Phil Cooke works car) received a lot of attention from Graeme Wight Jnr and GW Racing in the week preceding Doune after Fin’s big off a Forrestburn Hillclimb a couple of weeks ago. Due to this Fin was slightly on the backfoot at Doune, but he built his speed up steadily and then blitzed his rivals on the last competition run of the year. The run was so good, that he managed to qualify an impressive third for the BHC Top 12 Run Off.

Finlay Whyte Hillman Imp

Fin’s come a long way since he ran this Imp in 2007 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson)


This title victory means that Fin has emulated his Father John who was a multiple Scottish Champ in the 80s & 90s with a succession of Hart-powered Pilbeam chassis. Together they have become the first Father & Son combo to each take the Championship.

Well done to Fin, and to JR & George Jnr for making it such a good scrap.


  1. Andy kittle says:

    Well done to all the camp
    Nice to see keeping it in the family

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