Isle of Man Ministox Update
Mini Sport supply parts to many customers, from trade customers and racing teams to Mini enthusiasts. One of the people we help supply is Owen Black-Kay who is competing in the exciting Isle of Man Ministox Championship. The racing scene on the Isle of Man is always expanding and this championship is getting more competitive every year.
The pit area was crowded with new cars and new and returning drivers. The first race of 2012 featured the sports newest drivers competing in the 1st Choice Windows, Whites and Yellows Ministox Championship. #174 Owen Black-Kay stormed to the front closely followed by #25 Lewis Dawson. 2011 newcomer #4 Orla Fox driving a new car claimed 3rd place whilst #941 Orry Kennaugh finished 4th ahead of #19 Marie Craine and #51 Kayleigh Cannell who both made successful racing debuts.
Nine minis started and nine finished race 2 which included the more experienced drivers. Lewis Dawson led initially until he was caught and passed by #174 Owen, who the pulled out a commanding lead to take the win. Behind him Lewis held on to second and the remaining drivers disputed positions. #101 Colina Collins beat #799 Ross Tunney in their race long battle for 3rd, while 2011 Ministox Champion #1 Jack Sayle claimed 5th ahead of #11 Jamie Burkitt. Orla, Marie and Orry all finished gaining experience on the congested track.
Race 3 again saw Owen and Lewis out front, Ross stayed ahead of Cliona in their battle for third and Jamie kept Jack at bay for 5th. The race was stopped with one lap to run when #941 Orry Kennaugh performed an acrobatic roll on turn 2, landing back on his wheels, he climbed out to applause from the crowd. Orry now has the dubious honour of being the first to roll at Onchan in 2012.
Race 4 saw Owen take another win, with Ross second ahead of Cliona, Jamie, Jack, Orla and Marie. The Jaks bar sponsored trophies were awarded to 1st Owen, 2nd Ross and 3rd Cliona.