KNOCKHILL will reverberate to the sound of high-powered engines on Sunday when the season opening Scottish Championship car racing event takes place.

The annual event - which symbolises the start of the motor racing season at the circuit - will see up to 120 competitors vie on track during a full-on schedule of 18 races.

A number of Championship classes, including Formula Ford, Mini, BMW, Sports & Saloons, Legends, Fiestas and Classics, will be on show when the action starts with morning practice and qualifying.

There’s always plenty of action on offer, on and off track; with restaurants, ample spectator areas, play park, karting (subject to availability) and countless machines lining the inclusive paddock for fans to get a real close up view of the cars and drivers they’ll see out on track racing for Championship glory.

Knockhill events director, Stuart Gray, commented: “We’re all very eager to get the motorsports season underway and what better way than to start with a bumper Scottish Championship race event. Knockhill always provides great action and with 18 races taking place on the day, the action will be fast and frantic.

“Aside from Scottish Championship glory, the 2016 Formula Ford championship has a special prize on offer for the overall winner. The opportunity to participate in a ‘Road to Indy’ shootout and earn a £200,000 scholarship into the American USF2000 Championship, the first rung on the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder.”

The action kicks off on Sunday at around 8:40am with practice and qualifying sessions, with the first racing taking place at approximately 10:40am. The day will draw to a close at approximately 17:30pm.

Adult tickets cost £12 if bought in advance from Knockhill's website (until midnight Saturday April 2) but tickets can also be bought throughout the event on the gate.

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