In addition to providing an exciting and competitive introduction to the sport, the Challenge offers parents and guardians the chance to chat face to face to other more knowledgeable folk within the sport to find out exactly what is involved. It's one thing reading the MS UK 'Blue Book' and looking at the prices in the adverts, it's quite another to actually to chat to someone who has been there and done it.
Someone like Garry Pearson for instance who presented the 2021 Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge awards recently. Garry was actually a graduate of another 'budget' scheme, the Peugeot 205 Challenge which was a great way to get started and look where he is now - one of the most successful amateur rally drivers in the UK and not just Scottish, but British National and BTRDA Gold Star Champion.
Who better to present the awards to the new Junior 1000 Ecosse champion Archie Swinscoe, runner-up Letisha Conn and 3rd overall Rian Walker than the UK's most winningest team, Garry and Niall Burns? Nice one lads.