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DONINGTON PARK GP: 16th – 17th SEPTEMBER

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OULTON PARK JCW RACE 2 REPORT

OULTON PARK JCW RACE 2 REPORT

George Sutton made it two new winners from two rather frustrating races at Oulton Park, as the rookies came to the fore in the final race of the weekend. Sutton led home fellow Rookie Cup challengers Reece Barr and Max…

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OULTON PARK OPEN CLASS REPORT

OULTON PARK OPEN CLASS REPORT

A small turnout but a quality field of just 7 cars. Up to 12 laps of the Fosters circuit were possible on the wet track. Ben Dimmack was his usual quick straight away, but it took 10 laps to put in the pole time.

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OULTON PARK COOPER CLASS REPORT

OULTON PARK COOPER CLASS REPORT

The circuit configuration used for the MINI Festival was the Fosters Circuit. A first time for many. No fast left turn from Cascades entry into Lakeside but an adverse camber right hand turn into Fosters…

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FEATURED DRIVERS

Catching up with: Stuart Gibbs

Catching up with Stuart Gibbs, Stuart starting racing in the MINI CHALLENGE in 2017 with a JCW prepared and run by ExcelR8. Stuart is just 47 years old and lives in Weston Super Mare and has been married twice. Stuart served in the Army for 14 years and has been...
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Catching up with: Jono Davis

Catching up with: Jono Davis   Age: 21 From:  Market Deeping, Peterborough. Jono starting racing in the MINI CHALLENGE in 2016 with an R53 prepared by AReeve Motorsport. Doing a full season to get a taster of racing MINIs, and producing some good results....
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Catching up with: Calum King

Catching up with: Calum King   Age: 25            From: Aberdeen The King family have become MINI CHALLENGE regulars across the last two seasons, running with the ES Motorsport team. Youngest member, Calum, joined the championship from Scottish club racing, and...
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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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Catching up with: 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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Catching up with: 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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Catching up with: 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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Catching up with: 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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DRIVER STANDINGS

POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#39BRETT SMITH638
2#88REECE BARR491
3#15CHARLIE BUTLER-HENDERSON486
4#1DAVID GRADY474
5#11MAX BLADON449
6#18MARK WAKEFIELD435
7#37ROB SMITH423
8#444GEORGE SUTTON394
9#42HENRY NEAL351
10#17BRAD HUTCHINSON319
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
112STUART MCLAREN580
278CHRIS MIDDLETON552
346ANDY GODFREY449
454ADRIAN NORMAN423
550NEAL CLARKE360
6217DALE JAMIESON313
710PAUL TOWNSEND98
850GARY PAPWORTH0
963DARRYL BROWN0
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1888MATT HAMMOND535
231JESSICA HAWKINS504
36SAM WELLER442
491OWEN WALTON431
549MARTIN POOLE396
656RICHARD NEWMAN352
79SIMON WALTON337
847JAMES GOODALL326
998DARREN CHATT317
1036MARK CORNELL288
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
177BEN DIMMACK546
224ROB AUSTIN514
326ANDY MONTGOMERY384
45CHLOE HEWITT355
544AARON REEVE350
6111NEIL GINLEY325
7606TIM BELL307
88KEVIN OWEN307
953ANDREW TSANG158
1094SCOT ADAM146

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MINI CHALLENGE - BEHIND THE SCENES: We spoke to Chloe Hewitt before Race 2 of the Open Class at Oulton Park Mini Festival to get her thoughts on the weekend so far... ... See MoreSee Less

MINI CHALLENGE - BEHIND THE SCENES: We caught up with double Cooper Am race winner Stuart McLaren between races at Oulton Park Mini Festival to find out his thoughts about the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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MINI CHALLENGE - BEHIND THE SCENES: we chatted to Will Neal before he went out for race 2 at Oulton Park Mini Festival ... See MoreSee Less

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| Press Release | ‘Team Dynamics leave Oulton Park Mini Festival all smiles after first win in JCW class for Henry Neal. After an early morning qualifying session, Will & Henry qualified in P16 & P2 respectively - the latter a season best for Henry. Will found traffic on the last few laps when it started to dry out and the faster times were set. Race 1 saw Henry take the lead going into Old Hall on lap 1, and then create a gap to the tune of 3.5s between himself and the chasing pack. A late safety car bunched the cars all back together, but again Henry kept all vehicles in his rear-view mirror. The heavens opened with 5 minutes to go, allowing confirmed Championship winner Brett Smith to capitalise on a small mistake from Henry to take 1st place- only for the places to be reversed when the race was red-flagged and the positions of the previous lap were reinstated. Will carved through from P16 on the grid to cross the line in P7. Race 1 Report: bit.ly/2fYAPPZ --------- Race 2 saw a safety car feature for the most part of it. Henry was forced to pit after an issue was identified on the formation lap, while Will managed to emulate his race 1 pace - this time starting further forward in P7. Only 0.026s separated him from Brett Smith in P4 when the chequered flag was waved. We next go racing in the MINI CHALLENGE UK at Official Donington Park Racing on 16/17 September. #TeamDynamics #MiniChallengeUK MINI CHALLENGE UK | FRO Systems - Adrenaline Sports Co. | Will Neal 📷: Car Scene UK Media

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FEATURED ARTICLES

Under the microscope: MINI CHALLENGE Girls

Under the microscope: MINI CHALLENGE Girls To celebrate Women is Sports week, I thought we would take a look at the Girls who form an integral part of the MINI CHALLENGE. What was originally thought to be a few actually turned out to be many! Jessica Hawkins Jessica’s...
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Under the Microscope: George Sutton Racing

George Sutton Racing Under the Microscope What an impact George has had in the opening rounds of the 2017 MINI CHALLENGE. George is currently in 10th place after the 4 opening rounds. With 15th and 9th places at Oulton Park, a DNF and 16th at Rockingham (starting at...
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Under the Microscope: OX4 Racing

OX4 Racing Under the Microscope OX4 Racing are one of the “smaller” teams in the MINI CHALLENGE paddock.  But why OX4? Well that’s the post code of the MINI Plant in Oxford where the MINI is built and where all the team work during the week. Of course, they all have a...
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Under the Microscope: MINI UK VIP Team

The MINI UK VIP Team under the Microscope The MINI UK VIP team run 4 cars in the MINI CHALLENGE UK race series including MINI UKs guest drivers. They have the responsibility of ensuring that the drivers and cars that they run are the best in class. An superb example...
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