Last weekend the Mighty Mini Championship turned out at Cadwell for a weekend of racing. It was a good, competitive weekend however our man Jonathan Lewis, unfortunately couldn’t make it this weekend.
On the up side there was still a Mini Sport regular racing with Thomas Moseley sat at the wheel of the number 33 Mini which has now got several Mini Sport sticker in pride of place. Thomas races in the lower class Mighty Minis rather than the Super Mighty Minis.
Thomas is the youngest in the championship and still hasn’t got a driving licence but he is performing above the odds and consistently securing mid-table finishes. It is a father son team with the Mini built to a budget and they are doing great with what they have.
Thomas’s last meeting at a slippery Brands Hatch went well where he finished 9th and he wanted to carry this momentum into Cadwell Park. He started 12th on the grid which was equal to his best ever qualifying session but the race start is often not Toms strong point. This didn’t change as Tom fell back another 3 places off the start but throughout the race he battled through the field yet again to find himself back up to 11th place. Thomas can count himself unlucky as the lap times showed he was half a second quicker than the 10th place man and had he got a good start he could have been well up the field.
On the positive side, he seems to have improved yet again by proving he can drive quick, posting good lap times and overtaking well, it’s just a matter of tying all the individual aspects together and creating a good performance and he certainly isn’t far off as he is just a second or two off the leading pace.
Now Thomas and father Paul have got some work preparing and testing the Mini before the weekend at Rockingham later this month. They hope to do a couple minor repairs as well as test the car, determining how much they are getting out of the car and if anything more can be done.
We wish them luck for Rockingham but in the mean time you can watch the Brands Hatch race here: