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BLADON GRADUATES TO JCW CLASS

BLADON GRADUATES TO JCW CLASS

Cooper Class dominator and Sunoco Challenge winner Max Bladon will graduate to the MINI CHALLENGE’s JCW Championship this season. Bladon has agreed to race a Bizkarts-backed JCW with the Excelr8 Motorsport team for what will be his third campaign in car racing. The... read more
REECE BARR JOINS 2017 JCW CLASS

REECE BARR JOINS 2017 JCW CLASS

Double Irish karting champion Reece Barr will tackle the full MINI CHALLENGE JCW Championship this year with Excelr8 Motorsport. Barr, 16, marked himself out as a rising star in domestic karting, racking up back-to-back titles in the All-Ireland MiniMax championship... read more
MCUK FEATURED IN MOTORWERKS

MCUK FEATURED IN MOTORWERKS

MINICHALLENGE features in MotorWorks Magazine, including details on Reece Barr, Paul Bell, and Charlie Butler-Henderson. A MEGA BMW issue with coverage from 2016 and BMW’s 100th Anniversary. It is truly International with coverage from New Zealand, Australia,... read more

FEATURES

Catching up with: Keith Issatt

Catching up with: Keith Issatt A MINI CHALLENGE regular for over a decade, Keith Issatt recalls why he got started in motor racing, and why he keeps coming back to MINI racing. What got you started in the sport? “My wife bought a basic Cooper for the road and I took...
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MINI CHALLENGE 2016 BRANDS HATCH MINI FESTIVAL

MINI CHALLENGE 2016 BRANDS HATCH MINI FESTIVAL By David Young Sun, more sun, 60 MINIs, the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit and the MINI Challenge returned to Brands. As part of the MSVR MINI Festival, the MINI Challenge played the starring role of the weekend. The pit...
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HENRY NEAL

Will Neal will become the newest member of the Neal racing dynasty to join the MINI CHALLENGE when he lines up on the Cooper Class grid at Donington Park this weekend. Will is the youngest son of three-time British Touring Car champion Matt Neal, and the second member...
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MARK WAKEFIELD

Cooper Class star Mark Wakefield is the latest star to sign up to the MINI CHALLENGE’s burgeoning F56 JCW Class this year. Wakefield shone with three race wins during his second season in the Cooper Class last term, which yielded a third place finish in the...
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CHARLIE BUTLER-HENDERSON

Reigning MINI CHALLENGE champion Charlie Butler-Henderson will return to defend his crown wearing the badge of MINI UK after being named as a brand ambassador. Butler-Henderson took seven race wins on his way to a maiden CHALLENGE title last season when running with...
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JAMES TURKINGTON

The younger brother of two-time British Touring Car champion Colin, will join the MINI CHALLENGE this season. The 22-year-old from Portadown, Northern Ireland, has chosen to make his first full-time foray into racing on the British mainland in one of the...
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2016 DRIVER STANDINGS

POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#16DAVID GRADY623
2#1NATHAN HARRISON614
3#27CHARLIE BUTLER-HENDERSON604
4#79JONO BROWN561
5#39BRETT SMITH558
6#10CHRIS SMITH501
7#37ROB SMITH492
8#19LAWRENCE DAVEY450
9#42HENRY NEAL447
10#18MARK WAKEFIELD374
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#90SCOTT JEFFS675
2#38SCOT ADAM645
3#94TIM PORTER633
4#66STEVE COCKER442
5#24ROB AUSTIN369
6#176CARLITO MIRACCO378
7#118TOBY HOTSTON111
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#11MAX BLADON812
2#17JOSH GOLLIN570
3#6SAM WELLER537
4#117BRAD HUTCHISON488
5#4MICHAEL BAMBER467
6#22WILLIAM NEAL473
7#91OWEN WALTON394
8#96ADRIAN NORMAN367
9#47JAMES GOODALL392
10#9SIMON WALTON270
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#81KEITH ISSATT482
3#121JONATHAN DAVIS457
2#34RICHARD MILLS422
5#5CHLOE HEWITT337
4#23SIMON CLARK307
6#33STU LANE202
7#44AARON REEVE140
8#114SAM HATHAWAY60
9#28MARTYN HATHAWAY54
10#555ANDREW BAILEY0

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Double Irish karting champion Reece Barr will tackle the full MINI CHALLENGE JCW Championship this year with Excelr8 Motorsport. Find out more my checking out our website:

www.minichallenge.co.uk/2017/02/10/reece-barr-joins-jcw-class-2017/
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Double Irish karting champion Reece Barr will tackle the full MINI CHALLENGE JCW Championship this year with Excelr8 Motorsport. Find out more my checking out our website:

http://www.minichallenge.co.uk/2017/02/10/reece-barr-joins-jcw-class-2017/

Not very long until racing season starts...
1st Round OULTON PARK – 15th-17th APRIL 2017
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Not very long until racing season starts...
1st Round OULTON PARK – 15th-17th APRIL 2017

MINI CHALLENGE 2017 TASTER DAY - Brands Hatch Indy February 14 💕

If you are looking for love this Valentine's Day this could be for you! That is if you are looking to.....

Love Close and Fair Racing
Love a Fun and Friendly Paddock
Love Cost Effective Racing

We have very limited spaces available for people interested in racing in this years 2017 MINI CHALLENGE.

Brands Hatch Indy - Tuesday 14th February

NEW Cooper Am Class Session - £200
Cooper Pro Class Session - £200
Open Class Session - £250

National B race licence or above is required for this taster day.

If you go ahead and enter the full 2017 season, we will refund the cost of 1 x session against your 2017 entry fee.

To reserve your place, please PM us, or email antony@minichallenge.co.uk.

Life is not a rehearsal, you only live once, so do it now, race MINI !

The MINI CHALLENGE UK is proud to work in partnership with:
MINI
Dunlop
Powerflex
Scorpion Exhausts
Manic Motorsport Ltd
Power Maxed Racing
Corbeau Seats UK
Showtrax
Mintex Racing
Forge Motorsport
Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches
Quaife Engineering
Ryan Motorsport Insurance
HEL Performance
GIOMIC (ジオミック)
love:mini
Sunoco UK
British GT Championship
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MINI CHALLENGE 2017 TASTER DAY - Brands Hatch Indy February 14 💕

If you are looking for love this Valentines Day this could be for you! That is if you are looking to.....

Love Close and Fair Racing
Love a Fun and Friendly Paddock
Love Cost Effective Racing

We have very limited spaces available for people interested in racing in this years 2017 MINI CHALLENGE.

Brands Hatch Indy - Tuesday 14th February

NEW Cooper Am Class Session - £200
Cooper Pro Class Session - £200
Open Class Session - £250

National B race licence or above is required for this taster day.

If you go ahead and enter the full 2017 season, we will refund the cost of 1 x session against your 2017 entry fee.

To reserve your place, please PM us, or email antony@minichallenge.co.uk.

Life is not a rehearsal, you only live once, so do it now, race MINI !

The MINI CHALLENGE UK is proud to work in partnership with:
MINI
Dunlop
Powerflex
Scorpion Exhausts
Manic Motorsport Ltd
Power Maxed Racing
Corbeau Seats UK
Showtrax
Mintex Racing
Forge Motorsport
Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches
Quaife Engineering
Ryan Motorsport Insurance
HEL Performance
GIOMIC (ジオミック)
love:mini
Sunoco UK
British GT Championship

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BIG SHOUT out to Elms MINI Cambridge who have signed 2015 JCW Champ Charlie Butler-Henderson as their MINI CHALLENGE driver for 2017.

Looking forward to hearing about more MINI Retailers getting behind their local drivers and enjoying the racing and hospitality at MINI CHALLENGE races this year.

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BIG SHOUT out to Elms MINI Cambridge who have signed 2015 JCW Champ Charlie Butler-Henderson as their MINI CHALLENGE driver for 2017. 

Looking forward to hearing about more MINI Retailers getting behind their local drivers and enjoying the racing and hospitality at MINI CHALLENGE races this year.

http://www.minichallenge.co.uk/2017/…/19/charlie-signs-elms/

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After testing at Daytona in December, Cooper Class and Sunoco 240 winner will be making his race debut at Daytona later this month.

MINI CHALLENGE drivers benefit from being eligible to win this exciting prize each year and in 2017 also have the chance to win a Dunlop sponsored BTCC test day.

www.minichallenge.co.uk/2017/01/20/bladon-makes-endurance-debut-daytona/
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After testing at Daytona in December, Cooper Class and Sunoco 240 winner will be making his race debut at Daytona later this month.  

MINI CHALLENGE drivers benefit from being eligible to win this exciting prize each year and in 2017 also have the chance to win a Dunlop sponsored BTCC test day.

http://www.minichallenge.co.uk/2017/01/20/bladon-makes-endurance-debut-daytona/

MINI CHALLENGE UK added 5 new photos to the album David Grady wins £14,000 Best of British Prize.

We are delighted to announce that David Grady, 2016 JCW Class Champion has been awarded the 2017 Best of British Prize worth £14,000, to assist his 2017 campaign to defend the MINI CHALLENGE title.

The Best of British prize is now in its 4th year and aims to offer up and coming drivers assistance in their motorsport career.

The prize is supported by our Best of British sponsors including; Powerflex Corbeau Seats UK Mintex Racing Forge Motorsport Sam Obp Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches Showtrax @Luke @RyanMotorsportInsurance both financially and in respect of media and business skills training.

The judges of the prize consisted of representatives of the Best of British sponsors considering the drivers performance in a range of areas, their future potential and the impact the prize would make.

Other drivers considered for the prize included Cooper Class Winner Max Bladon, Open Class Winner Keith Issatt and Cooper S Class Winner Scot Jeffs. The judges noted that the performance of all drivers and the quality of their self assessments were of the highest standard, but that the driving performance of David Grady against such stiff opposition from a field brimming full of class drivers, including previous champions and current BTCC drivers, gave him the edge in their rounded assessment of their results, commitment to the MINI CHALLENGE and its sponsors, media exposure and future potential.

David will run in an all new Best of British livery showcasing the Best of British sponsors for the 2017 season.

David Grady said: "I am really excited about winning the Best of British Award. I can't wait to start the season and to work with the Best of British Partners this year to help promote their products and services. We are determined to make this a winning relationship as I chase my second MINI CHALLENGE title".

Antony Williams, Championship Promoter said: "The MINI CHALLENGE congratulates David on his well deserved Championship win and on winning this prize. We would also like to say a big well done to all the other drivers that were in contention, you should all be very proud of your achievements".
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We are delighted to announce that David Grady, 2016 JCW Class Champion has been awarded the 2017 Best of British Prize worth £14,000, to assist his 2017 campaign to defend the MINI CHALLENGE title. The Best of British prize is now in its 4th year and aims to offer up and coming drivers assistance in their motorsport career. The prize is supported by our Best of British sponsors including; @[189283524271:274:Powerflex] @[330364200336773:274:Corbeau Seats UK] @[147259908711605:274:Mintex Racing] @[166492375393:274:Forge Motorsport] @[100001259802025:2048:Sam Obp] @[180759972007029:274:Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches] @[121744464543407:274:Showtrax] @Luke @RyanMotorsportInsurance both financially and in respect of media and business skills training. The judges of the prize consisted of representatives of the Best of British sponsors considering the drivers performance in a range of areas, their future potential and the impact the prize would make. Other drivers considered for the prize included Cooper Class Winner Max Bladon, Open Class Winner Keith Issatt and Cooper S Class Winner Scot Jeffs. The judges noted that the performance of all drivers and the quality of their self assessments were of the highest standard, but that the driving performance of David Grady against such stiff opposition from a field brimming full of class drivers, including previous champions and current BTCC drivers, gave him the edge in their rounded assessment of their results, commitment to the MINI CHALLENGE and its sponsors, media exposure and future potential. David will run in an all new Best of British livery showcasing the Best of British sponsors for the 2017 season. David Grady said: "I am really excited about winning the Best of British Award. I can't wait to start the season and to work with the Best of British Partners this year to help promote their products and services. We are determined to make this a winning relationship as I chase my second MINI CHALLENGE title". Antony Williams, Championship Promoter said: "The MINI CHALLENGE congratulates David on his well deserved Championship win and on winning this prize. We would also like to say a big well done to all the other drivers that were in contention, you should all be very proud of your achievements".

We are delighted to announce that David Grady, 2016 JCW Class Champion has been awarded the 2017 Best of British Prize worth £14,000, to assist his 2017 campaign to defend the MINI CHALLENGE title.

The Best of British prize is now in its 4th year and aims to offer up and coming drivers assistance in their motorsport career.

The prize is supported by our Best of British sponsors including; Powerflex Corbeau Seats UK Mintex Racing Forge Motorsport Sam Obp  Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches Showtrax @Luke @RyanMotorsportInsurance both financially and in respect of media and business skills training.

The judges of the prize consisted of representatives of the Best of British sponsors considering the drivers performance in a range of areas, their future potential and the impact the prize would make.

Other drivers considered for the prize included Cooper Class Winner Max Bladon, Open Class Winner Keith Issatt and Cooper S Class Winner Scot Jeffs. The judges noted that the performance of all drivers and the quality of their self assessments were of the highest standard, but that the driving performance of David Grady against such stiff opposition from a field brimming full of class drivers, including previous champions and current BTCC drivers, gave him the edge in their rounded assessment of their results, commitment to the MINI CHALLENGE and its sponsors, media exposure and future potential.

David will run in an all new Best of British livery showcasing the Best of British sponsors for the 2017 season.

David Grady said: I am really excited about winning the Best of British Award. I cant wait to start the season and to work with the Best of British Partners this year to help promote their products and services. We are determined to make this a winning relationship as I chase my second MINI CHALLENGE title.

Antony Williams, Championship Promoter said: The MINI CHALLENGE congratulates David on his well deserved Championship win and on winning this prize.  We would also like to say a big well done to all the other drivers that were in contention, you should all be very proud of your achievements.

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We are delighted to be attending the 2017 Autosport Show with a 4 car display on stand 2870.

If you are already entered for the 2017 MINI CHALLENGE please feel free to drop by to see us, or if you are still considering racing with us, why not come along to take a look at our cars and find out more about the MINI CHALLENGE Championship.
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We are delighted to be attending the 2017 Autosport Show with a 4 car display on stand 2870.

If you are already entered for the 2017 MINI CHALLENGE please feel free to drop by to see us, or if you are still considering racing with us, why not come along to take a look at our cars and find out more about the MINI CHALLENGE Championship.

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