Scott loves to compete, and loves driving fast. He is an aspiring British racing driver focused on his ambition and dream to become a professional racing driver in GT and Endurance racing.
Some would say his route into motorsport was unorthodox, but the love and passion for the sport was born through being surrounded by it from as far back as I can remember. Scott learned the fundamental car control skills and honed my abilities through the family’s Ice Driving business in Scandinavia each winter.
From the age of eight, he would be found propped up behind the wheel driving on the frozen lakes of Scandinavia, developing the vital feel, relaxed in car attitude and instinctive reactions that now prove to be his key assets.
Following on from 3 successful years and having raced the Ginetta G40 in both the Ginetta Junior Championship and Ginetta GT5 Championship, Scott is now competing in the 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup GB paired with Redline Racing having been crowned as the 2019 Ginetta GT5 Champion, BRDC Rising Star and Motorsport UK Squad Athlete.
Scott fulfilled a life long dream of becoming the Ginetta GT5 Champion in 2019. Going into the final weekend of the season he only needed a solid and consistent weekend to secure the championship. And in true McKenna clinical style, at the first opportunity, he completed the job in race 1 of the weekend on Saturday.
“Honestly, words can’t describe it. Every time I go to talk about it I start crying! Three years have made up to this and without my family there and my sponsors, we would not be here. To be here now having just won the championship, I’m lost for words, and a lot of the hard work was done earlier in the season”
“I can’t explain how much it means to me, my Mum, my Dad, my brother and all those that have helped me. It’s mad. I let the others do what they want, just to get it done and get to the end. It’s been an amazing season. Just a huge, huge thank you to all of the people and sponsors that have supported me.”
Throughout the season, Scott has been mentored by Bentley ambassador and Le Mans 24 Hours winner Guy Smith and has been coached by Le Mans class winner and all-round seasoned GT and Endurance racing pro, Andy Meyrick.
Scott recently had a taste of the GT4 scene when he tested a McLaren 570 with British GT front-runners, Balfe Motorsport, before being one of 18 drivers from around the globe to be invited to the McLaren DDP Driver Shootout at Snetterton Circuit.