John Mason

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​​John Mason, commonly known as Jock or Auld Dinosaur, was born on April 20th, 1971, and Cowdenbeath serves as his home track. Currently competing in the Prostock formula, Mason began his racing journey at the young age of 10, starting with Ministox at Newtongrange.

Despite starting in Ministox, Mason’s junior racing career didn’t progress beyond the white roof. However, his true success came later in the bangers category, where he became Scottish Champion in 1999 and 2000. Transitioning to Prostocks, Mason achieved both national and track champion titles, with notable podium finishes in world cups. He also holds the accolade of Prostock Team Champions in 2003 and 2005.

Among his memorable moments, winning his first race and securing pole position in the 1999 Banger World at Wimbledon stand out as highlights in Mason’s racing career. Reflecting on his rivals, Mason humorously notes the colourful nicknames from his banger racing days but finds more competition than rivalry in Prostocks. However, he humorously quips that the one person he doesn’t want to see in his mirror is himself.

Despite his self-deprecating humour, Mason’s achievements and experiences in racing speak volumes about his skill and dedication to the sport. His journey from Ministox to Prostocks is a testament to his enduring passion for racing and his ability to thrive on the track.