Cadwell Rounds Re-scheduled for Snetterton and Silverstone

Following the three abandoned races at Cadwell Park on Sunday 28th April, please note the below arrangements for re-scheduled replacement events:

(ref. M7RC SR.1.6.4 & Motorsport UK Yearbook Q7.11 & Q7.11.1, relevant criteria which have been met) Round 3 Mini Se7en/S-Class, the abandoned first race at Cadwell Park,

is now re-scheduled as follows:

Replacement Round 3 for S-Class will take place at Snetterton on Sunday 19th May, running on the back of the FIRST Miglia/Libre race.
Starting positions for S-Class will be formed from the qualifying grid set at Cadwell. Only those S-Class drivers who originally qualified at Cadwell will be permitted to start.

Similarly, replacement Round 3 for Mini Se7en will take also place at Snetterton on Sunday 19th May, but running on the back of the SECOND Miglia/Libre race.
Starting positions for Mini Se7en will be formed from the qualifying grid set at Cadwell.
Only those Mini Se7en drivers who originally qualified at Cadwell will be permitted to start.

Round 4 Mini Miglia/Libre & Round 4 Mini Se7en/S-Class, both abandoned second races at Cadwell Park, are now re-scheduled as follows:

Replacement Round 4 for all classes – Miglia/Libre/Se7en/S-Class – will take place at Silverstone on Saturday 12th October, with ALL classes running off of ONE GRID.
Starting positions for Miglia & Libre will be formed from the fastest individual lap times set
(ref. SR.2.3.3) as per the result of Round 3 already run at Cadwell on Saturday 27th April. Starting positions for Se7en & S-Class will be formed from the fastest individual lap times set (ref. SR.2.3.3) as per the results of replacement Rounds 3 now re-scheduled to be run at Snetterton on 19th May.

Only those drivers (all classes) who originally qualified at Cadwell will be permitted to start.

Brands Hatch Winter Series preview

With the 2023 National titles decided two weeks ago at Silverstone, the Mini 7 Racing Club returns home to complete its seven-round Winter Series…

When the Mini Se7en race series first began at Brands Hatch in 1966, who would have imagined these iconic little machines would still be competing almost 60 years later, let alone still breaking lap records. Yet here we are, with racing development of these classic cars continuing at pace, and three new class lap records set earlier this season at the Brands Hatch Mini Festival.


Racing is frantic from lights to flag, with battles throughout the field to keep you enthralled over three 20-minute outings. Relatively low power outputs and a rather brick-like aerodynamics keeps the playing field level, so it’s unusual for any one driver to dominate the proceedings. Look out for the experienced drivers holding back in the top-five places until the very last lap, and a mad dash to the finish!


The Winter Series consists of seven rounds, with drivers able to drop their two lowest scores, and this weekend all four classes will be competing together on the same grid, so expect a lot of action!


Phil Bullen-Brown currently leads the standings in the fastest 1293cc Mini Miglia series, and will hope to keep up his momentum from a win last time out. Also look out for multiple Miglia champion Rupert Deeth, whose brand new (and rather stealthy) car is very much on the pace after a few rounds of development.

In the original 998cc Mini Se7en series, Joe Thompson currently leads the points, and will be keen to stay in front of provisional National Champion Mike Jordan to take a share of the top trophies. Ross Billison and Spencer Wanstall will be there at the sharp end too, on a weekend that traditionally throws in some surprise winners.

The entry-class Mini Se7en S-Class continues to provide bumper grids, with Matt Ayres holding a comfortable points advantage before drop scores, but provisional Champion Jonathon Page will no doubt be as quick as ever. If Frazer Hack and Michael Winkworth are having a good day, both will be contenders for a win.


We also have the Mini Libre series, an invitation class for more wild A-Series power units competing alongside the Mini Miglia grid. Craig Edgecombe not only won his class last time out, but overtook all the Mini Miglia cars too – twice! Let’s see who comes out on top at a tighter circuit that tends to favour cornering speed over all-out horsepower.




LAP RECORDS (2.356-mile circuit)

Miglia:             Aaron Smith                                    0:54.092            79.37 mph                        6 August 2023           

Libre:                        David Franks                        0:54.800            79.35 mph                        25 August 2018

Se7en:            Mike Jordan                                    0:58.247            74.65 mph                        6 August 2023

S-Class:            Matthew Page                        0:59.359            73.25 mph                        6 August 2023








Grand Prix Gladiators

The full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit played host to the opening rounds in the Mini racing calendar on 18-19 March, with packed grids on both days and action right throughout the field.

With points on offer for both the main National and Winter Challenges, a highly competitive 57-car entry turned out for this BRSCC-run meeting on the 3.6604-mile track.

In Saturday afternoon’s opener the watching audience – both trackside and via livestream – were treated to a pulsating 7-car Miglia battle for overall honours, with the final nod in the top 1.3-litre class going to Jeff Smith by a narrow margin from Nick Padmore, while Richard Colburn held off Peter Hills in the up-to-1400cc Libre category.

In the newly tweaked 1000cc Se7ens, it came down to a straight fight between Mike Jordan and Spencer Wanstall. The former triumphed although the latter established a new lap record, likewise Matt Ayres having enough in hand over Frazer Hack to secure S-Class spoils, 3rd-in-class Jonathan Page also lowering the 1275cc lap record.

Sunday morning was colder and damper which led to crucial tyre choices. Those opting for wets seeing their gamble pay off, both Andrew Jordan and Aaron Smith able to pull away in the early stages as their slick-shod rivals struggled for grip on a track that barely dried over the duration.

Their duel was maintained throughout to a grandstand finish and just 0.360s the difference, while Richard Colburn reeled off a Libre double victory well among the top Miglia runners.

Joe Thompson was able to stay with the lead Se7en battle this time around, and manoeuvered himself into a winning position on the last lap as Mike Jordan slithered wide and Spencer Wanstall was delayed by a spinner.

Not far behind this trio, an excellent drive by Matt Ayres not only secured a second S-Class victory but he also remained the only unlapped car in his category, Andy Hack and Jonathan Page completing the class podium.

Another noteworthy effort came from Glen Woodbridge whose Se7en had been damaged beyond repair by a circuit recovery truck in the first race, but who was able to finish 7th in class in the second race thanks to the selfless loan of dad Paul’s own car after agreement from his fellow club racers.

Mid-April sees the next stage in the Dunlop Mini Challenges supported by Mini Spares, with a visit to Donington Park in the East Midlands on 15-16 April.






Provisional 2022 Champions Crowned

Congratulations to our provisional 2022 champions! After a hard-fought 16-round season from March to October, for the majority of titles, it went down to the very last weekend at Silverstone.

Our championship finishers;

Mini Miglia

1st – Rupert Deeth, 246 points

2nd – Aaron Smith, 245 points

3rd – Andrew Jordan, 232 points

Mini Libre

1st – Richard Colburn, 102 points

2nd – Dan Lewis, 79 points

3rd – Les Stanton, 77 points


Mini Se7en

1st – Connor O’Brien, 260 points

2nd – Mike Jordan, 238 points

3rd – Joe Thompson, 222 points


Mini Se7en S-Class

1st – Damien Harrington, 243 points

2nd – Matt Ayes, 241 points

3rd – Frazer Hack, 232 points

Winter Series – Miglia

1st – Rupert Deeth, 97 points

2nd – Jeff Smith, 90 points

3rd – Colin Peacock, 82 points


Winter Series – Libre

1st – Dan Lewis, 35 points

2nd – Huw Turner, 35 points

3rd – Andy Sh0re, 24 points


Winter Series – Se7en

1st – Connor O’Brien, 101 points

2nd – Tina Cooper, 84 points

3rd – Jordan Sims, 81 points

Winter Series – Se7en S-Class

1st – Michael Winkworth, 104 points

2nd – Matt Ayres, 93 points

3rd – Frazer Hack, 90 points

Provisional champions and a provisional 2022 calendar

Many provisional updates for you, as we’re delighted to announce our provisional series champions following the national season finale at Donington Park.

Congratulations to;

Andrew Jordan, 2021 Mini Miglia champion

Jeff Smith, 2021 Mini Se7en champion

Michael Winkworth, 2021 Mini Se7en S-Class champion

Peter Crewes, 2021 Mini Libre champion

In other news, we have a calendar loosely in place for 2022, and it’s going to be another fantastic season.

26-27 March, Silverstone International (Winter series)

23-24 April, Croft

21-22 May, Cadwell Park

11-12 June, Castle Combe

9-10 July, Donington Park

5-7 August, Brands Hatch

3-4 September, Anglesey

15-16 October, Silverstone International

5-6 November, Brands Hatch (Winter Series)

Entry forms online now for Silverstone, Cadwell and Brands

A quick update to let drivers know that the entry form for the following rounds is available now via the Downloads Page.

  • Silverstone Classic, June 12-13
  • Cadwell Park, July 10-11
  • Brands Hatch Mini Festival, August 21-22

These are all on the same form, to be submitted and paid direct to the club, so you can enter individually or all at the same time.

Please get your entries in early, as this season is set to be a sell-out at many rounds!