Dates

Mighty Minis 2021 championship dates are here

We are very pleased to announce our 2021 championship dates. 

With cars now available for both championships from as little as £5k and the simplest set of regulations enabling very affordable racing, Now is the time to get that Mini of yours race prepped and have some fun or just get in touch so that we can add you to our list of potential purchasers. Motorsport is becoming increasingly expensive….. don’t miss the boat.  


       

APRIL 24/25th            CADWELL PARK
MAY 31st                    DONINGTON
JUNE 12th                  OULTON PARK.
JULY 3/4                     THRUXTON (WITH TRUCKS)
AUGUST 21/22            BRANDS HATCH
SEP 18th                     CASTLE COMBE

Located in the Lincolnshire Wolds, Cadwell Park was established in 1934 by Mr Mansfield Wilkinson of Louth. His sons originally used the land for racing their own motorbikes against each other.

Originally the gravel-drives of the country estate measured 3/4 miles, with tarmac and concrete being added in 1938, with widening and lengthening in 1953, and lengthened again in 1961 with the addition of the Donington Curve. In 1953 the track was lengthened to 1.3 miles (2.1 km), upon the invitation of the 500 cc motorcycle-engined Formula 3 to race in a traditional bike meeting. Around 30,000 spectators attended that particular race.The track grew to the current 2.25 miles (3.62 km) layout in 1962 and hosted the British F3 series the next May. Some of the bends are named after family members e.g. Mansfield, Charlie and Chris.

Mighty Minis Racing will be there on the 12th April

Address: Louth LN11 9SE


Donington Park is a motorsport circuit located near Castle Donington in Leicestershire, England. The circuit business is now owned by Jonathan Palmer‘s MotorSport Vision organisation, and the surrounding Donington Park Estate, still owned by the Wheatcroft family.

Originally part of the Donington Hall estate, it was created as a racing circuit during the period between the First and Second World Wars when the German Silver Arrows were battling for the European Championship. Used as a military vehicle storage depot during the Second World War, it fell into disrepair until bought by local construction entrepreneurTom Wheatcroft. Revived under his ownership in the 1970s, it hosted a single Formula One race, but became the favoured home of the British round of the MotoGP motorcycling championship.

Mighty Minis Racing will be there on the 31st May

Address: Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP


In the early 18th century the Oulton Estate comprised a manor house and a formal garden surrounded by Cheshire farmland. By the end of the century this farmland was converted into a park, which now is the site of Oulton Park. Some buildings that were part of the estate still exist; the entrance gates, lodges and screen designed by Joseph Turner.During the Second World War, Oulton Park’s grounds were used as one of the staging camps for US Army units under the command of General Patton  After the war, much of the estate remained unused. With Sir Philip Gray-Egerton’s permission, a circuit was mapped out starting early in 1953 and by August the new track was in existence, measuring 1.504 miles, almost rectangular in shape.

The first meeting took place on 8 August, but the RAC would not allow the public to attend, wanting an opening meeting to be run successfully before allowing paying spectators; nonetheless some 3,000 club members and their guests attended as spectators. The main event of the day was the 33-lap 49.6-mile Formula Two race which was won by Tony Rolt driving Rob Walker’s Connaught A Type. There was a new look to the Cheshire circuit for the 1961 season, the pits being rebuilt into a two-storey affair with a concrete wall to protect the pit crews when working on their charges. 

Oulton Park was bought by Grovewood Securities in 1964, to increase the Company’s motor sport portfolio, and later in the year Grovewood also acquired the freehold, thereby ending nearly 500 years of ownership by the Egerton family. Grovewood’s takeover coincided with the increase in required safety measures. Being set in parkland, Oulton Park was more difficult and more expensive to bring up to standard than other circuits but the decision to make motorsport first and parkland second was effected.Until 1973 racing had always been restricted to Saturdays and Bank Holidays but that year the local council gave permission for four Sunday meetings – but it was to last for only a year.

Mighty Minis Racing will be there on the 12th June

Address: Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6 9BW


Thruxton Motorsport Centre is near the village of Thruxton in Hampshire, which hosts motorsport events including British Touring Cars and Formula 3 racing. It is often referred to as the “Fastest Circuit in the UK” where drivers can reach speeds of over 300 kph and has earnt the reputation of being a true driver’s track. To illustrate this, Damon Hill drove his Williams Formula One car around the circuit at an average speed of 147 mph in 1993.The site was originally constructed in 1942 as RAF Thruxton, a World War II airfield which was home to both the RAF and USAAF and was used for troop-carrying aircraft and gliders, including operations during the D-Day landings. Also, the paratroopers who took part in the successful Bruneval Raid (Operation Biting), in which German radar equipment was seized on the coast of France, took off from here.

Mighty Minis Racing will be there on the 3/4th July

Address; Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PW


August 21/22 Brands Hatch (Mini Festival)

Brands Hatch offers two layout configurations: the shorter “Indy Circuit” layout (1.198 miles) is located entirely within a natural amphitheatre offering spectators views of almost all of the shorter configuration. The full Grand Prix Circuit begins on the Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch, before plunging into the right-hander at Paddock Hill Bend. Despite the difficulty of the curve, due to the straight that precedes it, it is one of the track’s few overtaking spots. The next corner, Druids, is a hairpin bend, negotiated after an uphill braking zone at Hailwood Hill. The track then curves around the south bank spectator area into the downhill, off-camber Graham Hill Bend, and another, slightly bent stretch at the Cooper Straight, which runs parallel to the pit lane. After the straight, the circuit climbs uphill though the decreasing-radius Surtees turn, before moving onto the back straight where the track’s top speeds can be reached. The most significant elevation changes on the circuit occur here at Pilgrim’s Drop and Hawthorn Hill, which leads into Hawthorn Bend. The track then loops around the woodland with a series of mid-speed corners, most notably the dip at Westfield and Dingle Dell and the blind Sheene curve. From there the track then emerges from the left hand and cambered Stirlings Bend onto the short straight to Clearways and rejoins the Indy Circuit for Clark Curve with its uphill off-camber approach to the pit straight and the start/finish line.

Mighty Minis Racing will be there on the 21/22nd August

Address; West Kingsdown, Longfield DA3 8PU


September 19th       Castle Combe Circuit

The Castle Combe airfield opened in May 1941 on land of the Castle Combe estate, owned by the Gorst family, operating as RAF Castle Combe for seven years before being decommissioned in 1948. It was a fighter-base for Polish airmen. Castle Combe Circuit opened in 1950, and the first meeting was staged on 8 July by the Bristol Motorcycle & Light Car Club. Over the next few years, the circuit attracted star names such as Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Roy Salvadori and John Surtees.The circuit’s first motorcycle event was in 1952, organised by the Wessex Centre.

As well as holding trackdays for both cars and motorcycles, Castle Combe Circuit holds a large number of car shows. These shows follow a general motorsport theme and exhibit show stands, market stalls, stunt demonstrations, classic displays and on certain days the circuit is able to hold track sessions. The shows have proven to be a big success, offering the motoring community a place to display their vehicles and use them on a racetrack in a safe and controlled environment, with each year building on the last and gaining larger and larger crowds.

Mighty Minis Racing will be there on the 19 September


Some past in-car footage see you there. Be part of the fun.

Fun in the sun.

Smooth is key, It's not too late to join in the fun, give Steve Rideout a ring as he does arrive and drive deals for races and track days through his business Octane racing. Give him a ring, his mobile number is 07725918069.

Gepostet von Mighty Minis Racing am Samstag, 28. April 2018

Address; Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY