A SIBLING rivalry is set to ignite into a battle for the chequered flag on the race track.

Kyle and Samantha Rogerson will line up at Lochgelly Raceway in Fife in their Vauxhall Corsas alongside more than 20 other competitors.

The brother and sister, from Tranent, will be clocking up speeds of more than 50 miles per hour on the racetrack with the first event of the Junior Production Series.

Their father, David, was looking forward to watching them going wheel-to-wheel on the racetrack.

He said: “It will be interesting.

“Both are competitive, and Kyle says Samantha will not be beating him and vice-versa.”

Ten-year-old Kyle is a more experienced racer than his 13-year-old sister, who attends Ross High School, having competed in the Brisca Micro F2 formula in recent years.

David said the duo had both developed a love of motorsport and told Courier Sport: “It probably comes from myself.

“I used to do it years ago and so they had a shot of a Micro F2 that you can hire.

“That was about three years ago now and both enjoyed it but Samantha was at the age that she could not race in the series the next year.

“It was for seven to 11-year-olds and Samantha was 11 and did not think it was worth getting her one, but Kyle went into it and did it until last year when he could go into the new formula because he has turned 10.”

The duo regularly head across to the Fife circuit to practice.

The new series is split into 18 meetings at Lochgelly, with three races at each of the meetings starting from next month.

Competitors are aged between 10 and 16, with the siblings also hoping to head across to Ireland for other races.

David said that his son, who attends Windygoul Primary School, had ambitions of driving in Formula 1 and had taken an interest in not just the racing side of the sport but ensuring the car performed at its best.

He said: “Kyle just enjoys motors in general. We run a coach company [Rogerson Coach Travel] and he is down there a lot, helping with doing bits and pieces around the garage.

“He tries to do as much on his own car as he can.”

Modifications are made to the duo’s Corsas to make them safer for racing.

David added: “The floors are raised up a bit, there is a proper racing seat, racing harnesses – and those are built for the driver.

“It is up quite high and close to the steering wheel so they can reach the steering wheel and pedals.”