Carol takes Legends title on the final bend

Carol took her second Legends title in a thrillin finish (www.power-images.co.uk)

Carol took her second Legends title in a thrillin finish (www.power-images.co.uk)

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Racing driver Carol Brown won her last race of the season to claim a second Legends championship.

The 25-year-old edged ahead of team-mate Ross Marshall on the final bend ​to take the title in front of a packed crowd at Knockhill racing circuit that included Dario Franchetti.

He, like many others in attendance, was impressed by the breathtaking finish to the season,and sent Brown his congratulations over an Internet message.

Brown went into the weekend meeting trailing her Burnett Motorsport team-mate Marshall, but pipped him in the final race which gave the team the top FOUR places in the SMRC Scottish Legends championship in the closest ever season finale.

Former Braes High school pupil Brown told The Falkirk Herald she was “ecstatic” to win, but was just as pleased to have been involved in the thrilling climax with her team.

“Everyone seemed to really enjoy it - it was a really exciting end to the season and I think they got the final race they wanted to see because it’s never gone so close before.

“It was really close between mysxelf and Ross - he was leading the championship last week and I overtook him after the first race - where he finished second. Then I was second to him in the following race so it all rest on the final race and it was tight up to the last bend - I suppose you could say it was a great advert for the championship.”

The win is Carol’s second having previously taken the title in 2008.

“It was just a sense of relief at the end - it was great to be involved in such a close race.

“My poor dad couldn’t watch at the end - he was like everyone - holding his breath.

“He funded me when I started racing at eight years old but now I do my own - with help from my sponsors - it’s a tough business to compete in,” added the Livingston Auto Parts worker. “That’s why I have such respect for Franchetti - he has cracked America which is a really tough thing to do, and has always been my racing ambition.”