For many years, the championship ran as the West of Scotland Speed Championship, and was promoted by the West of Scotland Association of Car Clubs. It then disappeared for a time, primarily because the association could not find a volunteer to run it, and resurfaced as the Lowland Speed Championship thanks to members of the Scottish Speed Association but still under the auspices of the AWSCC.
As interest in the AWSCC wained, so did its championship. Resurrected in 2008 by East Ayrshire Car Club and with sponsorship from Windowcraft, the aim was to promote speed events in the area and provide competitors with an alternative that did not stretch their budget. On this basis the championship has grown to a point where it is now a significant championship for competitors who want a mix of sprints and hill climbs and do not want to travel too far from home to compete. With MAXSport Competition Tyres (Scotland) continuing as headline sponsor for 2019, the championship looks very good indeed.
Benefits of competing in the Lowland Speed Championship