A LARGS racing driver has told how he bounced back from a horrific crash to speed back to the top of his profession.

Glenn Alcock, 40, was competing in a major event at Knockhill when his Citroen careered off the track and flipped while negotiating a corner at high speed.

Glenn amazingly walked away from the smash unscathed and has worked hard on his return to the track.

He said: "I am really proud of how our team handled the setback.

"The team did a great job repairing the car in under two hours."

He rounded off his season with a third place at Knockhill in the Martin Ramsay Trophy, his first podium finish.

Glenn said: "It was nice to receive the bubbly from Martin’s brother and spray it from the podium."

The Martin Ramsay Trophy is held in memory of the 2018 XR2 Champion from Shetland who sadly passed away in August.

Glenn said: "Martin was a friend who is sadly missed. It was an honour to take part.

"It was the last race of the season and a perfect end to my first season of competitive racing."

Glenn has been a racing enthusiast since he was a young boy and in 2019 his dream came true as he competed professionally thanks to sponsorship from local businesses The Fish Works, Pearson of Largs and Halliday Pharmacy.

He said: "I am extremely proud. It is a great launch pad for a motorsport career."

Glenn, competed in three Championships – Scottish Formula Ford, Scottish Classic Sports and Saloons - with his team West College Scotland Motorsport Academy.

Students, built, maintained and ran Glenn's Citroën C1 for the season.

Glenn said: "There were many highlights over the season but being asked to compete in Scottish Formula Ford was very high up on my list - it is basically the first step to Formula One."

He is now looking forward to the new 2020 season.

He told the News: "The team is expanding and I'll be racing alongside my friend Kenny Dock, who will operate from the Paisley Campus.

"As team-mates we hope to push each other forward and challenge for the podium.

"We ran all season with the logos of two charities that I am very passionate about supporting on our car - The Jim Clark Trust and Race Against Dementia.

"My car has been stripped down, it has a new engine and gearbox and is having the bodywork repaired at present.

"We are very optimistic about 2020."

If you would like to sponsor Glenn, email superfastscots@gmail.com