Race 2 of the MINI Challenge weekend. After a red flag and restart we managed a 7th place finish.
DNF – not quite the result we were hoping for. Tomorrow is another day!
MINI Challenge – Round 2 and It’s MINI Festival @ Snetterton
We are back at one of our favourite circuits this weekend – Snetterton 300. This circuit was full of action for us last year and saw Stuart take the hat-trick in the final weekend of the season.
Testing has gone well here in the Norfolk sunshine today – but the weekend is threatening rain so best get the slicks and the wets at the ready.
Qualifying is at 11:55am with Race 1 17:05 at tomorrow (Saturday 12th)
If MINI Challenge isn’t enough then there’s loads of other racing with the Miglias and the Se7ens out to play.
We are racing with AReeve Motorsport – come down and see us in garages 1-5 next to the control tower.
A blistering start as soon as the lights went out – Stuart made 8th position after starting in 10th. He almost made 6th but it was a lively race and staying on track was number one priority.
One month until Snetterton – see you all there
Stuart is racing with AReeve Motorsport
Stuart got a good start and made it to 6th. After a bit off off roading he took a 5s penalty for exceeding track limits. Finishing in 10th place it’s all to play for in Race 2 at 17:15.
Stuart’s decided to approach the opening round of MINI Challenge 2018 as only Stuart would – as a proper challenge. He’s placed 12th for the first race at 12 o’clock. Some exciting moments for his first season out on slicks.
Testing done in the wet here at Donnington. Stayed on track despite a few sideways moments! For those that followed last season that suits Stuart down to the ground.
Qualifying starts at 9am tomorrow morning. Follow our progress in real time: http://www.tsl-timing.com/
Stuart McLaren racing with AReeve Motorsport
Three more days to go until the first round of the MINI Challenge Round 1 at Donnington Park. Stuart is running in Cooper Pro following his win in his rookie season in 2017.
Stuarts running with AReeve Motorsport – get more details: http://areevemotorsport.uk/
Race with a Championship Winning Team in 2018 with Hybrid Tune
Mini Challenge Cooper Am/Pro Arrive and Drive Package.
Go racing in one of the best single make series in the UK from £1700 per round.
We have our multiple race winning Mini Challenge Cooper available for rent in 2018. Freshly built for 2017.
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If anyone ever needs 5 months of intense, action packed, adrenaline injected fun then they need look no further than the MINI Challenge. Alongside the JCWs MINI Challenge run 3 classes giving lots of opportunity for different budgets to enter a thrilling single series championship. Stuart ran in the Cooper Am Class with the Hybrid Tune team in an R50 Cooper. Hybrid Tune is directed by Sam Weller who drove this season in the Cooper Pro class. Good team support is essential in racing and Hybrid Tune built and ran a fantastic car that had great pace and phenomenal grip even on the most challenging of circuits. A special thanks goes to Matt Willgoss #1 mechanic.
For a rookie, the season was a solid and really exciting one. MINI Challenge holds 18 races spread across 7 meetings at some of the country’s best loved motorsport circuits. The diary both starts and ends at Snetterton with the final meeting round the Snetterton 300 with its fast straights and some technical corners in the in-field.
During the season Stuart made it to the podium 16 times with 11 of those visits being for 1st Place. There was great pace too with Stuart securing fastest lap in 9 races and taking overall fastest driver of the weekend in class 4 times with the Sunoco trophy. Proving your worth as a racing driver is also part of getting qualified to teach others and during this season Stuart gained his ARDS Instructor qualification under his sponsor Pete Edwards of the Motorsport School.
So what does 2018 hold in store? Well MINI Challenge has been too much fun to just run for one year so look out for Stuart in Cooper Pro next season. He will be run again by Hybrid Tune and they have a second place available. If you are thinking about racing then a place with Hybrid Tune would be highly recommended. To find out more about the team email email@example.com or see the team web page www.hybridtune.com
If you wish to hire Stuart as a Driver or Coach then email firstname.lastname@example.org or see his web page www.mclaren0260.com
A huge thanks to all of our sponsors: Hybrid Tune, MINI Challenge, ZVLine, beatSCAD, jerseylite