Daily Archives: September 11, 2010


RSR Motorsports places 2nd, 13th, and 14th in Utah

RSR Motorsports No. 198 MINI

[Previously we reported that RSR Motorsports placed 4th, 14th, and 19th.  The GRAND-AM website showed those results which were qualifying results.]

Earlier today at the Salt Lake City 200, the final race of the 2010 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series, RSR Motorsports took 2nd, 13th, and 14th places with their three MINI Cooper S racers.

Making the podium were Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler with the No. 198 MINI Cooper S placing 2nd.

BJ Zacharias came in 13th place in the No. 196 MINI. Team owner Randy Smalley wasn’t listed in the results, so it’s unclear whether he co-drove.

VJ Mirzayan and Dicky Riegel placed 14th in the No. 197 MINI.

This race will be broadcast on SPEED at 9:00pm ET on Saturday, September 18th.

See the official results for the race from the GRAND-AM website.


MINI colors page updated for 2011

With the updating of the MINI Configurators for 2011, it was time to update the MINI colors page. New colors (or colours if you’re in the UK) for 2011 are:

  • British Racing Green II Metallic
  • Eclipse Gray Metallic
  • Spice Orange Metallic

Exclusive MINI Countryman colors are:

  • Absolute Black Metallic
  • Bright Yellow
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Silver Metallic
  • Light Coffee
  • Light White
  • Oxford Green
  • Pure Red
  • Royal Grey Metallic
  • Surf Blue
  • True Blue Metallic

Note that Royal Grey Metallic has returned.  It was last available in 2006.


RSR Motorsports goes for three in a row

RSR Motorsports MINIsRSR Motorsports will end the GRAND-AM season later today as they try for three class wins in a row.  As we reported, RSR recently won back-to-back at New Jersey and Quebec.  For the Salt Lake City 200 at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, the team is mixing it up:

RSR Motorsports will have three MINI Cooper S entries at Miller. Sarah Cattaneo will join Trinkler in the defending No. 198 MINI. “Sarah has done great in qualifying and her stints, especially considering it’s her first full season in the series,” says Trinkler, who put RSR Motorsports on the pole at Miller in 2008. “I’m excited to see what she can do in her opening stint.”

Mirzayan will co-drive the No. 197 RSR Motorsports MINI Cooper S with Dicky Riegel, who has driven select rounds with the team this year. Mirzayan is quick to note how the team has developed since the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Smalley will co-drive with longtime RSR Motorsports driver BJ Zacharias in the No. 196 MINI Cooper S.

Read the article RSR Motorsports Hopes for Three-peat at Miller.

More information on the race from the GRAND-AM website.


collectible of the day: Modern MINI magazine

Modern MINI magazine
Modern MINI is a bi-monthly magazine from the UK which started publication in 2006.

From the Modern MINI website:

Modern MINI is the only dedicated publication for the BMW MINI on the news stands in the UK. Bi-monthly, we provide the best roundup of the new MINI scene. Covering the latest news, the magazine’s also got technical advice and detailed practical articles, offering step-by-step guidance on maintenance and modifying topics of interest to any owner whether you’re handy with a spanner or not. There’s also a comprehensive club section, The Vibe, providing an excellent roundup of the owner’s clubs and forums, with show reports, events diary and more. Plus we feature real owners’ cars, covering enthusiasts from around the world.

Visit the Modern MINI website.