Dan Anderson

Mini Grand 24 Hour Race

Dan Anderson - 01/09/2014

You may remember previously on the Mini Sport blog, a mention of a 24 hour endurance race for Minis. This is a relatively new event and is currently incorporated with the 2CV 24 hour race that takes place annually as the showcase event of the 2CV Racing Calendar. The aims of both the 2CV & Mini racing fraternities seem to run along parallel lines trying …

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Mini Seven Race Report – Donnington Park

Dan Anderson - 01/09/2014

Here is the latest Mini Seven report from Leon Wightman: Still on a metaphorical high after my first podium and fastest lap at Oulton Park, Donnington and rounds 11 and 12 of the Mini Se7en Challenge couldn’t come quickly enough. Donnington Park is nestled firmly on the Leicestershire-Derbyshire border, and is my personnel favourite. It features gradient, off camber corners, blind apex and entries, and …

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Paddy Hopkirk will be attending the Rally Drivers Ball

Dan Anderson - 28/08/2014

The Rally Drivers Charity Ball will be held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Accrington, Lancashire from 6.30pm on the 6th September and will include a motor show during the day, a charity bike ride and a fantastic line-up of live entertainment including an auction and rallying VIPs during the night at the Dunkenhalgh. All funds raised at the event will go towards improving the living quality …

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Entwistle tightens his grip on HRCR Championship

Dan Anderson - 11/08/2014

STEVE Entwistle has tightened his grip on the HRCR Clubmans Championship after another giantkilling performance. Entwistle and navigator Bob Hargreaves outshone their higher powered rivals to claim a brilliant class win and third overall on the St Wilfrid’s Classic Rally. And the pair, who were in the ex-Roy Mapple Orangebox Mini, were only beaten by a pair of 2-litre Ford Escorts. “It was one of those days when everything clicked, we didn’t make many mistakes and luck went …

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Mini Seven Race Report – Oulton Park

Dan Anderson - 21/07/2014

After some solid results at Thruxton 3 weeks before , Oulton Park and it’s inaugural Mini Festival was eagerly anticipated , even if the whole event, taking place on one day, was generally perceived as a hectic schedule. Some maintenance work was carried out between rounds, namely new Pistons and Seals in the front Brake Calipers, plus new Mini Sport Superfins and Shoes to the …

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Mini Seven Race Report – Thruxton

Dan Anderson - 20/06/2014

The fastest track on the calender is Thruxton near Andover, a circuit that is known for close racing and as far as Minis are concerned, a fantastic spectacle for the fans. So rounds 7 & 8 were eagerly anticipated. Having had only 2 weeks break between rounds, and a disastrous time at Cadwell, I was very keen to move forward with the racing and get …

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Mini Seven Race Report – Cadwell Park

Dan Anderson - 06/06/2014

So it’s rounds 5 & 6 of the Mini Se7en Challenge with MiniSport, and we are off to beautiful Cadwell Park. Having never driven here I was really looking forward to this round, with great scenery and challenging twists and turns, it’s a track more well known for motor bikes than cars. Things weren’t going to plan, the new engine was finally finished and had …

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