Aimed at 14-17 year olds and designed to introduce them to rallying in a safe and controlled manner. Many Championship alumni have gone on to drive in the Scottish Rally Championship and the Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship.

About the Championship

Rallying for 14 to 17 year olds!

Junior 1000 rallying in the UK was started by the Formula 1000 Rally Club in 2009, with championships being introduced in Scotland and Ireland in 2012.

In Scotland, the Championship was taken on by the Ecosse Challenge and the first event at Charterhall in March 2012 attracted 10 crews. Key to the launch of the championship and leading the organising team at the start was David Barlow, aka DIGB, who in 2015 was made Motor Sports Association Volunteer of the Year and was further recognised in 2016 by the world governing body, the FIA.

Many competitors have gone on to be active in the senior Scottish rally championships and in the British Rally Championship. Some have changed motorsport discipline and taken part in Rallycross and Circuit Racing.

We welcome competitors from all over Britain, Northern Ireland and Eire. Our competition calendar varies annually but most events are in Scotland, usually with some in Wales and Northern England where we join with competitors in the Junior 1000 Rally Championship.

To educate and prepare young people for a future in rallying through training and participation

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Rhona Dickie

Rhona is our Discipline Representative for the J1000 Ecosse Challenge.

She has always had a passion for motorsport and as teenager could be seen out spectating on the rally stages. She first became involved with the J1000 Ecosse Challenge when it was first launched back in 2012, as her son was one of the very first competitors in the championship. Initially Rhona took on the roles of Safeguarding Officer and Membership Secretary. In 2021, she became the Coordinator of the Championship. When time allows, Rhona can also be seen marshalling. She is a member of RSAC Motorsport and is also their Club Safeguarding Officer.