Daily Archives: August 15, 2010


RSR Motorsports wins again

MINI has won back-to-back races in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge as RSR Motorsports took the checkered flag at Quebec:

Trinkler and Randy Smalley earned their second consecutive GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Street Tuner (ST) victory on the 1.521-mile, 10-turn temporary street circuit, as Trinkler took the lead from Tom Long in Turn 8 and led the final 40 minutes – or 32 laps of the 91-lap event – in the No. 198 Cruise America/4 Winds RV Mini Cooper S. The pair also won the last race at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

RSR Motorsports celebrates
Read the entire report Trinkler, Smalley Win Again in ST.

View the complete results on the GRAND-AM website (when available).


collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2010 button pins

MINI Takes the States 2010 button pin

MINI Takes the States 2010 button pins

For MINI TAKES THE STATES 2010, there was no Travelogue book as in years past.  Instead of collecting stamps, this time you could collect button pins.

Attendees could collect a button pin for each city: Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Denver, Dodge City, Grand Junction, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington DC, and Winter Park.

In addition to the city button pins, there were other special pins available at the events:

  • BULLDOG (Obtained only by asking Jim McDowell for it.)
  • MINI FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • RED CROSS
  • RYAN’S MINI ADVENTURE (Obtained from Ryan’s parents.)
  • SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO

In each registration bag was one larger MTTS 2010 button pin, shown above left.