TOURING car star Gordon Shedden will be racing towards Cardenden this Sunday to open a new race track.

It is not one he is used to racing on, but the local British Touring Car Championships driver will officially open the Dunfermline Radio Car Club's new astroturf race track for radio control cars.

The club in Cardenden were recently awarded a National Lottery Community Fund grant to build a new all-weather terrain for the cars.

It was built over the winter months - replacing the previous grass surface - and it is now ready for racing - earning rave reviews from local competitors.

The club said: "Racers can now race on a national standard track all year.

"The feedback from racers has been very positive, with weekly participants increased significantly over last year's numbers.

"The club race 1:10 electric off-road cars, with race classes for two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and trucks.

"The club is all inclusive, drivers of all abilities, age or gender, giving the opportunity to race and learn with some of the country’s best racers every week. The club is friendly, with the opportunity to learn how the cars work, as well as participate in competitive competition.

“People are increasingly looking to get outdoors to interact and enjoy a hobby, as well as the social side."