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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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MINI CHALLENGE UK added 7 new photos.

The Open Class is looking set to start the season in May with increased numbers compared to 2016. The Class delivers on our promise to always provide a 'Place to Race' for MINIs old and new.

We will never put a good MINI down.
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The Open Class is looking set to start the season in May with increased numbers compared to 2016. The Class delivers on our promise to always provide a Place to Race for MINIs old and new.

We will never put a good MINI down.

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Another multiple race winner in 2016 was Corbeau Seats UK supported Jono Brown, but will he be back on the grid in 2017?
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Another multiple race winner in 2016 was Corbeau Seats UK supported Jono Brown, but will he be back on the grid in 2017?

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BIZ Karts back in the MINI CHALLENGE JCW Class for 2017 supporting Cooper Class Champ Max Bladon Racing at the wheel... One to watch?

Full Story on the MINI CHALLENGE Website:

www.minichallenge.co.uk/2017/02/10/bladon-graduates-to-jcw-class/
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BIZ Karts back in the MINI CHALLENGE JCW Class for 2017 supporting Cooper Class Champ Max Bladon Racing at the wheel... One to watch?

Full Story on the MINI CHALLENGE Website:

http://www.minichallenge.co.uk/2017/02/10/bladon-graduates-to-jcw-class/

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Steve HughesLooks as wet as when Alice Hughes drove that car at #snetterton

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MINI CHALLENGE UK added 6 new photos.

Charlie Butler-Henderson and David Grady aren't the only ones to be fighting for the 2017 MINI CHALLENGE Championship, they'll be plenty of other previous race winners out there to knock them off the top steps... Rob Smith will be one of the ones to watch.
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Charlie Butler-Henderson and David Grady arent the only ones to be fighting for the 2017 MINI CHALLENGE Championship, theyll be plenty of other previous race winners out there to knock them off the top steps... Rob Smith will be one of the ones to watch.

MINI CHALLENGE UK added 8 new photos.

2017 is shaping up to be at least as competitive as 2016 with 2015 Champ Charlie Butler-Henderson returning to try to win back his title from 2016 Champ David Grady and a host of other previous race winners.

Who will you put your money on?
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2017 is shaping up to be at least as competitive as 2016 with 2015 Champ Charlie Butler-Henderson returning to try to win back his title from 2016 Champ David Grady and a host of other previous race winners.

Who will you put your money on?

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Dave ArmstrongHow do I get involved as a rookie?

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Nigel BladonA lot of young guns out there this year. Going to get very interesting!

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Elaine BallMini Cooper champion and Sunocco challenge winner will be giving it his best shot !!!!

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Matt TannerJaclyn Burns Kate Pochert Glenn Fletcher - Bet these are pretty good to watch, some good racing like the Clio Cup maybe?

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Adam John CrosswellDon't rule out the Rookies!

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Coss RhalmersStunning!

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Richard NorcrossWatch out for Mark Wakefield this year!

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Mark RouseMy money is on Jono Brown

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Josh WilliamsScott Parkinson almost time!

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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/

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Neil KirbyTesting at Donington....

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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)
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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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Barry MartinMike Bamber fancy giving it a go?

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Craig ParkesJulie Parkes 😘

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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.

www.minichallenge.co.uk/2017/…/19/charlie-signs-elms/
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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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Will TicehurstMark Pope, you need to tap up Heffer, Jan and Bruce to get on this!!

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Nat ThurstonMy 3 year old is mini racing mad. I hope you will sign him when him older, 😍😍😍 💚

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Heath BrowningWhat a top lad CBH is 👍👍

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Karl JonesNice one Charlie.

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Mark Rouse👍👍

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Tom HanI think Specialist Cars MINI should let us run a team 👍 Ian Williams Lewis Davies Matt Bartlett Abdul A Rob

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Tony EvansPaul P Travers Ian Taylor???

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Ben SeyfriedStud muffin 😬

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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/