Sandy aiming to continue legacy

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An Earlston teenager is hoping to follow in his father’s wheeltracks and make a name for himself in rallying.

Sixteen-year-old Sandy Fairbairn, son of Borders driver Warren, is set to take part in the 2014 Junior 1000 Ecosse Championship.

Sandy started rallying in June last year, with three car production autotests which were held at the Knockhill racing circuit, and this was followed by a BARS test. In last year’s championship he finished sixth overall despite only competing in four of the eight counting rounds.

He competes in a Nissan Micra which was built and prepared by Body Repair Services of Earlston with help from his family. Sandy is currently doing a land-based engineering course at Borders College.

The youngster has attracted sponsorship from a number of businesses, including Scottish Border Stoves, Walker Groundworks, St Boswell’s Mowers, Pipe Force (Newark) and Ice Drive Sweden.

He’s had as co-drivers experienced local competitors Colin Reay, Callum Atkinson and Derek Miller.