Clark Wells and Jonny Sargeant are both set to return to action in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy this weekend at Snetterton, despite being involved in hefty on-track incidents last time out at Thruxton.

Wells was forced to retire from the opening race of the weekend in Hampshire after a high-speed off at the final chicane saw him make heavy contact with the barriers – writing off his Lee Pearce Racing-run car.

Although able to borrow a car for Sunday’s action, which would unfortunately end with another DNF, Wells has now been forced to build up a new car around a shell he already had in place, which will be ready to hit the track for the three race this weekend.

“I managed to do the back end of my car at Thruxton when I caught fire a few years ago, did the drivers side last year and now I’ve done the front end – so I only need one more race there and I’ll be able to complete the set!” he said.

“It was one of those things when I was trying to overtake into the final corner and a car in front came across on me and there was nowhere for me to go. When you hit the grass, you’re just a passenger and it was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“It didn’t take long to see that the car was dead but I already had a spare shell back at home, which we’ve been able to get sorted for this weekend. I think the car will be in better nick than me, and hopefully things will be a bit less action-packed!”

Sargeant meanwhile would be involved in the incident that saw the second race halted early after going off around the back of the circuit, with his car also heavily impacting the tyre barriers.

With his car still undergoing repair work, Sargeant is set to switch into EXCELR8 Motorsport’s spare Cooper this weekend as he returns to the scene of his series debut.