CArnwath driver Linzi Henderson is Scottish champ

Cheers...Linzi Henderson is Scottish championCheers...Linzi Henderson is Scottish champion
Cheers...Linzi Henderson is Scottish champion
AN 18-year-old female former hairdresser becoming a national rally champion may seem about as likely as Albion Rovers reaching the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

But – just like the Wee Rovers achieved exactly that feat last season – Carnwath lass Linzi Henderson, of Carlindean Farm, has just become Scottish Ladies Forest Stages Rally Champion.

Her delighted dad Walter told Gazette Sport: “It is a great achievement for Linzi in her first season competing in forest rallying.

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“I remember the stunned looks on the boys’ faces when she turned up at last year’s Scottish Tarmac Rallying awards night to collect her top female prize wearing a dress and high heels.

“They were all thinking to themselves: ‘Who is she?’ and I suspect the same thing will be happening when Linzi goes up to collect her forest rallying title in Glasgow in December.”

Linzi – driving a distinctive yellow MG ZR – sealed the 2014 Ladies tarmac title at this month’s Speyside Stages, round five of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

For more on this, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.