Martin enjoys the Joy of competitive racing

Martin Joy praised his on-track competitors for helping him settle straight into motorsport.

Monday, 20th December 2021, 11:44am
Martin enjoys the Joy of competitive racing
Martin Joy took to the grid this season and really enjoyed being involved in the sport competitively

Joy was new to the sport at the start of last season and admits he was nervous about taking it up competitively.

However, those around him showed the camaraderie that exists amongst the drivers by quickly putting his mind at ease.

“I had a great season in the prostock basics,”Joy said.

"I was hoping to get a banger and went to buy a trailer.

"I went to see one and came home with the trailer and a prostock basic on it.”

Joy, who lives in Monifieth, works at Angus Auto Spares in Montrose.

He had never raced before and says he was nervous when he turned up to the first practice sessions.

"There were a few of the drivers who came over to speak to me and that settled me down a bit,” Joy added.

"The first thing I noticed when I went through the pit gate that the track was wider than I thought.

I had a good practice session and that was me hooked.”

Joy started as a white grade driver and made a good start to the season.

He clearly enjoyed his time from the white grade and managed a couple of wins and a few top three finishes.

"While I was in the white grade I raced in our Scottish Championship,” said Joy

"I had just started when I heard a bang and my jack handle fell out.

"The race didn’t go well. The car was alright but I wasn’t for some reason, probably nerves.”

“Up at Crimond for the Highland Championship was another experience. I loved the track and had good heat results and was fourth in the championship race.

“Back at the Racewall I was getting some good results and was in with a chance of winning the track points. It was between Kielan Ogilvie, Nicole Russell and me but for me it was a disaster. I just didn’t go well and struggled on the wet and greasy track.”

Joy is now looking forward to getting back on track when the new season arrives and is currently preparing his car.

“I get help working on the car from Kielan and my wife Kirsty,” he added.

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