Stevenson College Students Compete to Retain Pit Stop Challenge

Students of Motor Vehicle at Stevenson College Edinburgh have again won places in the final of the Pit Stop Challenge competition at the Scottish Motorfair at Knockhill Racing Circuit on 22nd and 23rd May.

The Stevenson team won the competition in 2008 when the competition was last run and, this year, two teams of six students qualified from the heats to go into the final.  The challenge is to find the fastest wheel changing team of young people following automotive training courses, with 12 teams taking part from colleges all over Scotland. 

Les Dyer, Head of Motor Vehicle at Stevenson College, said: “We are delighted to again reach the finals of the Pit Stop Challenge competition and as previous winners we have every intention of retaining our position as the top team.  With just over a week to go, the teams are training hard to better the times we achieved last year.”

The seventh Scottish Motorfair, the official Scottish Motorshow regularly attracts over 20,000 visitors with live and interactive activities, displays and demonstrations and this year includes the appearance of a 200mph Formula One car, GT cars, Bikes and World Sidecars blasting round the famous track as well as a 700bhp Ford Focus and a 180mph VW Beetle.

All the latest models will also be on show by a host of manufacturers with on track test drives available throughout the weekend.  You can visit the IMI stand in the paddock area and see their own show car and find out more about what the team is up to in Scotland.

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Notes to Editors

Stevenson College Edinburgh celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2010.  When the College opened in 1970 at the Sighthill Campus it had three thousand students.  Today, it is one of the largest colleges in Scotland with over 18,000 students, of which nearly 3,500 are full-time (2008/09 academic year) and over 1,000 are EU and international students.

 SCE offers a range of courses from Introductory courses and NQs (National Qualifications) through to HNDs (Higher National Diplomas), BTECs and Degree Foundation. They have a variety of study modes available from full-time, part-time, day release, evening, e-learning and open learning.

Contact: Ann Robb