Jock Armstrong

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Jock Armstrong
Jock Armstrong.jpg
Nationality Scotland Scottish
Born (1970-01-23) 23 January 1970 (age 48)
Scottish Rally Championship career
Debut season 2003
Co-driver Kirsty Riddick, Paula Swinscoe, Cameron Fair
Starts 57
Wins 9
Championship titles
2015 SRC
2016 SRC
Scottish Rally Champion

John "Jock" Armstrong (born 23 January 1970) is a British rally driver from Castle Douglas. He was Scottish Rally Champion in 2015 and 2016.[1]

Career[edit]

His first rally was in 1989 driving a Vauxhall Nova. In 1993 he won the UK Colway Tyres budget championship in a 1300cc Vauxhall Nova, ahead of drivers with more powerful cars.[2]

In October 2015, Armstrong and regular co-driver Paula Swinscoe were crowned the 2015 Scottish Rally champions.[3] During the Jim Clark Reivers rally in May, Armstrong and Swinscoe were given a 1-minute time penalty dropping them from first to third place, however following an appeal in late September this was overturned and the pair were granted the win.[4] By the end of the season they had achieved two wins and three second places in their Subaru Impreza.[5]

SRC season 2016 saw Armstrong and Swinscoe repeat their feat and crowned Scottish Rally Champions for the second year in succession. After a close run season in 2017 they finished runners-up in the SRC title race.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EWRC Competitor results". Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Barbara in the sibling driving seat". The Herald. 17 January 1997. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Armstrong crowned Scottish rally champion". Southern Reporter. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Tribunal decision". John Fife. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Updated final points" (PDF). SRC. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

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