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2014 MINI CHALLENGE UK results

MINI CHALLENGE UK 2014 Chris Knox

photo copyright DaveYoungPhotographics 2014.

The 2014 season of the MINI CHALLENGE UK wrapped up last weekend with three races at Brands Hatch GP.

In the JCW Class, the winner by a large margin was veteran Chris Knox in his MINI JCW No. 888.  Joining Knox on the podium are Neil Newstead in MINI No. 77 and Luke Caudle in the No. 2.  The leading rookie was Simon Quinn in the No. 55 JCW who finished 15th overall. The winner of the JCW Directors class was Alan Taylor.

In the Cooper Class, the 2014 champion is Shane Stoney in the MINI Cooper No. 1.  The Rookie champion was Matt Hammond who finished an impressive 5th overall.  Simon Walton won the Cooper Directors Class.  Grace Williams won the Ladies Cooper Class in her No. 11 MINI Cooper.

View the complete 2014 MINI CHALLENGE UK standings at www.minichallenge.co.uk/standings.

Follow the MINI CHALLENGE UK on their Facebook page and on Twitter.


MINI TROPHY 2013 schedule announced

MINI TROPHY Feel the Race.

The MINI TROPHY racing series in Germany will return for a second year.  This is the racing series that replaced the official MINI CHALLENGE series (which still runs in Argentina and Brazil).

The MINI TROPHY website is now updated with information (in German only) on the series, drivers and teams, races and results, tickets, and a gallery.  [View with English translation.]

MINI TROPHY 2012 MINIMINI Trophy 2013 Schedule

Dates Racetrack Event
4/26 – 4/28 Oschersleben ADAC GT Masters
5/17 – 5/19 Nürburgring Nordschleife ADAC 24H
Nürburgring
6/7 – 6/9 Sachsenring ADAC GT Masters
7/19 – 7/21 Nürburgring ADAC GT Masters
8/9 – 8/11 Red Bull Ring (A) ADAC GT Masters
8/30 – 9/1 Lausitzring ADAC GT Masters
9/27 – 9/29 Hockenheimring ADAC GT Masters

Keep up-to-date with the MINI Trophy Facebook page.


MINI TROPHY 2012 update

MINI TROPHY 2012 Feel the Race.

As you probably already know, MINI killed the MINI CHALLENGE series in Germany.  Race teams and fans in Europe were surprised and upset; the race teams had invested considerable time and euros in buying and building MINI CHALLENGE cars.  In response to this feedback, the independent MINI TROPHY series was started to replace the MINI CHALLENGE series.

The MINI TROPHY website is now live with information (in German only) on the series, vehicle specifications, tickets, and the race calendar.  [View with English translation.]

MINI TROPHY 2012 MINIMINI Trophy 2012 Schedule

Dates Racetrack Event
3/31 – 4/1 Oschersleben ADAC Masters Weekend
5/12 – 5/13 Circuit Paul Ricard MINI UNITED 2012
6/9 – 6/10 Sachsenring ADAC Masters Weekend
8/11 – 8/12 Red Bull Ring ADAC Masters Weekend
8/25 – 8/26 EuroSpeedway ADAC Masters Weekend
9/15 – 9/16 Nürburgring ADAC Masters Weekend
9/29 – 9/30 Hockenheimring ADAC Masters Weekend

Keep up-to-date with the MINI Trophy Facebook page.


MINI TROPHY 2012 replaces MINI CHALLENGE series

Coming Soon: MINI TROPHY 2012

Word has emerged from several former MINI CHALLENGE (Germany) racing teams that the abruptly-canceled MINI CHALLENGE series will be replaced by a new MINI TROPHY series in 2012.  The new series will run under the ADAC GT Masters regulations.  We’ll post more information as the details become known.

The website for the MINI TROPHY series is at www.mini-trophy.de.


collectible of the day: MINI CHALLENGE backpack

MINI CHALLENGE backpack
Now that you have your MINI CHALLENGE hat, MINI CHALLENGE seat cushion, MINI binoculars, MINI stopwatch, MINI CHALLENGE earplugs, and MINI CHALLENGE pen, you need something to carry it all in.

Our final MINI CHALLENGE collectible in the series is this MINI CHALLENGE backpack.

This heavy-duty backpack has the MINI logo, MINI CHALLENGE checker pattern, and “MINI CHALLENGE. BE PART OF IT”.

See all of the MINI CHALLENGE collectibles.


collectible of the day: MINI CHALLENGE earplugs

MINI CHALLENGE earplugs
So far our MINI CHALLENGE race package includes a MINI CHALLENGE hat, MINI CHALLENGE seat cushion, MINI binoculars, and a MINI stopwatch.

If the loud sounds of the MINI CHALLENGE race are too much for you, MINI has the solution: MINI CHALLENGE earplugs.  The soft, multicolored earplugs come in a clear plastic case with the MINI logo, MINI CHALLENGE checker pattern, and “MINI CHALLENGE. BE PART OF IT”.


collectible of the day: MINI CHALLENGE seat cushion

MINI CHALLENGE seat cushion (folded)
Here is the second in the series of MINI CHALLENGE items; we already featured the MINI CHALLENGE hat.

The items are chosen to be useful when watching the MINI CHALLENGE races and today we have the MINI CHALLENGE seat cushion.  The cushion folds into quarters for easy storage and on it we see the MINI logo, MINI CHALLENGE checker pattern, and “MINI CHALLENGE. BE PART OF IT”.
MINI CHALLENGE seat cushion (opened)