AND AWAY WE GO
ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL £10 TICKET DEAL FOR THE FIRST ROUNDS OF 2015 DUNLOP MINI SE7EN & MINI MIGLIA CHALLENGE at Castle Combe Circuit supported by MINI SPARES.
Castle Combe opens this season’s Mini Se7en and Mini Miglia Challenges on April 6th, with entertainment guaranteed from these classic compact stalwarts of British club racing.
In the Mini Se7ens, now into their 50th racing season, the favourites for victory include reigning (three-time) champion Andrew Deviny and 2014 series runner-up Darren Thomas. Also expected to be in the mix are former champions Max Hunter, Paul Spark and Tina Cooper, plus race winners from last season Ashley Davies and Graeme Davis, while reigning Novice champion Shaun Tarlton is aiming to defend his title in the budget S-Class.
The Mini Miglias, starting ‘only’ their 46th Challenge campaign, will be headed by Rupert Deeth, looking to clinch back-to-back titles. Hot on his heels will be perennial series bridesmaid Kane Astin while others likely to be up front include Colin Peacock, Rob Howard, Dave Drew and Dan Wheeler.
Also racing with the Miglia’s will be non-championship ‘guest’ Minis, running in the Mini-7 Classic and Invitation classes.
To save money on tickets, Mini fanatics get £5 off adult tickets purchased in advance online using the code: mini72420
See you there Mini 7 race fans!
Round 1 – Castle Combe 6th April
The 2015 Mini 7 Racing Club season kicks off at Castle Combe on the 6th of April and the race entry form can be downloaded from here
Please ensure you get your entries in good and early.
New Sponsor – Mini Spares
The Mini 7 Racing Club are pleased to announce a new three year sponsorship agreement with Mini Spares. Established in 1975, Mini Spares will celebrate 40 years of trading in 2015, serving customers from all parts of the world. This new partnership will benefit both parties, with each able to offer opportunities to their respective followers, of which Mini Spares have over 180,000 registered on their website. Each driver will receive a discount code to receive generous offers on Mini Spares parts, available for both online sales and at the circuit where Roland Eckert will carry some essential spare parts to get you out of trouble, based on your demands. There will also be lots of signage to promote the Mini Spares brand in the paddock. We are very grateful for their support and we ask that all members have a stickers (inside the car facing the in-car camera), door squares and headers in place for the start of round 1. Please note that door squares and headers will be posted in the next weeks and outside of that mailing, special deliveries can be arranged. Please write to Colin with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dunlop Touring Car Test Drive
Thanks to the generosity of long-time sponsor, Dunlop, the Mini 7 Racing club have been gifted an amazing end of year prize, and the opportunity for the winning driver to spend a day with Motorbase, testing a BTCC touring car. To be eligible for this award, the winning member will need to have finished in the top 7 of either the Miglia or the Seven championship, or be the winner of the Mini Seven S Class. The prize draw will take place after the final round of the championship at Silverstone on September 19th/20th
The test is likely to be at Snetterton in October or November. For the club, in its 50th season of racing, this is fantastic news and the most valuable and exciting end of year prize we have offered in the last decade. We are truly blown away by the support from Dunlop and we are sure that its going to be a huge boost to grid numbers, in fact, some are even saying that there could be over 50 car’s at every meeting!
New Meeting – The “50” Plate
The Mini7 Racing Club have added an extra date to their calendar. The new event will be the 50 plate, where the winning driver in the Seven’s and Miglia’s will get the honour to race a unique gold door square with the number 50 for the 2016 season, the club’s official 50th birthday year. Started in 1966 and with the very first round at Brands Hatch, the Mini 7 racing club has been providing close, thrilling racing for over 50 years with many famous names on their trophies including Steve Soper, Peter Baldwin and Bill Sollis.
|2015 Calendar – Dunlop Mini Miglia and Mini Se7en Challenges supported by Mini Spares|
|Rd 1&2||6th April||Castle Combe (Bank Holiday Monday)|
|Rd 3&4||9th&10th May||Snetterton 200|
|Rd 5&6||30th&31st May||Rockingham|
|Rd 7&8||27th&28th June||Brands Hatch Mini Racing Festival TV|
|Rd 9&10||25th&26th July||Donington Park|
|Rd 11&12||8th August||Oulton Park Mini Racing Festival TV|
|Rd 13&14||19th&20th September||Silverstone Int’l & 50th Party TV|
|50 Plate||31st Oct&1st Nov||Snetterton 300|
Television – three rounds to be televised.
Three weekends will be televised, Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Silverstone. Members who have volunteered to contribute to the costs are reminded to confirm their contribution to Colin before the end of March which is by when we need to sign the contracts with the TV producers.