Sam Spinnael is no longer a motor racing rookie after making a successful debut at Knockhill on 31st October in a SMRC Scottish C1 Cup Race Weekend.
Sam gained the opportunity by achieving the fastest time around the track in a hotly contest simulator battle on the Reis stand at Race Retro earlier this year. As part of the prize, Sam passed his ARDS test at Castle Combe with flying colours and was ready to take to the track!
After only being introduced to the Citroen he’d be driving on the day, and with limited time on track due to a brake issue, Sam proved SIM to circuit was indeed possible! Driving like a real pro, he finished 12th in race one and 11th in race two, an incredible job.
Sam comments: “I had an absolutely amazing day and cannot wipe the smile off my face! My experience lies in karting and making my motorsport racing debut at Knockhill was fantastic – I’m thrilled I can add racing driver to my CV! With this competition, Reis showed they truly understand enthusiasts’ needs and a big thank you to them and everyone for making this happen.”
Rich Morley, Broking Director at Reis, comments: “It’s fantastic that Sam’s first experience on track was such a positive one! Some of the team were there to cheer him on at Knockhill and we’re proud to have to have been able to help Sam realise his racing dreams’.
Rory Bryant from the SMRC adds: “We were delighted to work with our partners at Reis Motorsport Insurance to deliver this exciting “virtual to reality” competition. Sam had to contend with some typical Scottish weather conditions for his race debut but he did an excellent job in an extremely competitive field and certainly proved himself to be a worthy winner of this competition. Hopefully he’s got the racing bug and we will see him out in more events going forwards!”
You can also catch the raceday highlights including an interview with Sam by listening to the SMRC podcast HERE.
We collaborated with the Scottish Motor Racing Club (SMRC) to provide a stand out prize package as part of our competition at Reis Race Retro. This included; a funded drive in a SMRC Scottish C1 Cup Race Weekend, funding of a Motorsport UK competitor license, accommodation and organising an ARDS test.
There are a number of people we’d like to thank, including:
– Castle Coombe and chief instructor Alan Cooper/Drivetech for their help on the day with the ARDS test
– McGill Motorsport for supplying boots, gloves, balaclava and Hans device
– TORQ for providing Reis racing overalls
– SMRC for their help and constant advice in making this happen.
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