Well everyone another great season in fact probably the best season that we have ever had. The numbers have not been as we have seen in the past , primarily to cars being sold to foreign race championships. unfortunately for those buyers they will never take part in the true Mighty Minis championship and this year has been the best both on track and in the paddock, so a massive well done to everyone who created an atmosphere where everyone can race hard and enjoy the meeting with their family and friends. We are now putting together the plans for the 2020 season with smiles abound.
As we near our last races of the season both categories in the championship will be going down to the wire. Who will keep their nerve. With Steve Rideout putting Multi championship winning driver Neven Kirkpatrick under some pressure both on track and the points table it is all still all to play for in the Super Mighty Minis. In Class A Greg Daw has a comfortable lead over Paul Ogborn but it is never over until the last flag of the season so watch this space.
Absolutely brilliantly close racing at Thruxton this weekend. Unfortunately the first race ended with a bit of unnecessary damage as Alex Comis on his way to a podium finish and an opportunity to further boost his championship lead, collected a spinning back marker which ended both of their weekends racing. The fist Super Mighty Minis race was won by Stuart Combes whilst the Mighty Minis race as won by Dave Burns. The second race saw Greg Jenkins win the Supers and Dan Heywood winning the Mighty Minis.
Here are the points after our event at Silverstone. The blue boxes signify fastest lap, and the green rows show the cars equipped with carburetors. As ever the racing was noting short of entertaining. Owen Edgley won both of the Mighty Minis races after a determined Dan Heywood swapped places with him at what seemed like every corner throughout both encounters. Owen bolstered his points haul with a fastest lap in the second race. Dave burns in his second year with the Mighty Minis claimed a third and fastest lap in the first race, a big well done to him to have his first podium at such an iconic circuit. Whilst in the Super Mighty Minis Alex Comis threw down the Gauntlet in the the first race with a well deserved win, after some great battles at the front. David Kirkpatrick suffered a CV failure which ended his race in spectacular fashion. Greg Jenkins showed that he had lost nothing in his form after the winter break with a superb win in the second race after an intense battle with Neven Kirkpatrick and Alex Comis. Nev stole second on the line with the smallest of margins. Dave Rees in his Carburetor car got the fastest lap in the second race denying Greg the extra points, however Greg did set the fastest lap in the first race. Bring on Thruxton.
If the racing at Thruxton is as entertaining as the races held at Silverstone we will all be in for a treat. Alex Comis leads the Super Mighty Minis championship whilst Owen Edgley has shown that his new ‘Gulf’ car colours are worth winning with and leads the Mighty Minis championship. Cadwell race winner David Kirkpatrick did not have a fruitful outing as his Union Jack liveried car skidded to a halt in a shower of sparks after a CV failure.
Here is the championship table after the first round of the 2019 championship held at Cadwell Park, that was nothing short of a fantastic weekend. Great racing Great paddock atmosphere and of course lots of laughter and micky taking. The first race is over and there are smiles abound. It was the first event where we have run cars with the carburetor conversion and they have fitted in perfectly. A big thumbs up from everyone. Nev wins the Super Mighty Minis class and Dan Heywood had a clean run to win the Class A category. Dave Kirkpatrick won the second Super Mighty Minis race closely followed by Alex Comis. Whilst Dan Heywood made every attempt to make it two wins but Owen Edgley held him off to the flag. Drivers highlighted in green have converted their cars to carburetor.
After an amazing year of racing we are able to congratulate Connor O’brien on winning the 2018 Super Mighty Minis championship. His consistency and dogged determination paid off. He had nine podium finishes including three race wins . Hopefully we will see him defend his number one status next year. A massive well done to Neven Kirkpatrick in coming second and Alex Comis in third.
Here are the final points for the 2018 Class A Mighty Minis 2018 season. After 16 races the championship has been won by Stuart Combes by a mere one point. Well done to Stuart, Lee Poolman and Dan Heywood the top three in the class.
It is now Stuart Combes title to loose after a hard fought campaign he is in the best position to snatch the title form his rivals. But it is never over until the fat person sings, what ever that means. Lee Poolman led the championship at the half way point which is made even more special in that this is his second season of car racing. Damien Harrington will at best maintain third after another year of ups and downs
After a season sitting at the top of the points Jo Polley has been unseated by Connor O’Brien. Jo now lies third in the championship with a hard charging Neven Kirkpatrick in second. Whilst Mini Spares supported driver Alex Comis is a mere one point behind in fourth. The title is not a foregone conclusion as the points clearly show that the last two races at Oulton Park will be intense. Good luck to everyone. the top four are all in with a chance so bring it on.
Its safe to say the second race was a wet race. in torrential conditions the pack made their way around giving caution serious consideration. Neven Kirkpatrick reigned supreme after a few questionable moments. It was another new driver on the top step for the Mighty Minis as Owen Edgley drove a determined race showing that he is going to be one to watch in the future. We hope that his win will spur him on to more great results.
The first race at Brands Hatch saw the grid form up in mixed weather conditions, but thankfully the rain held off and we witnessed fantastic racing throughout the field. We are all pleased with the big leap that Connor O’Brien has made this season as he hones his racing skills. He recorded his first ever win against fierce opposition by the Kirkpatrick brothers with Neven getting the upper hand, come the flag. Stuart Combes had a stuttering start to his weekend but managed a great win after a race long battle with Damien Harrington and Lee Poolman
The Mighty Minis class A race certainly entertained at Thruxton here are the points after rounds 9&10.
Click on the Link for the full results, lap times and charts for the Thruxton races; Thruxton
Here are the championship points standing for the Super Mighty Minis after rounds seven & eight held at Donington Park on 2/3 June. All of the results and lap times can be found here: Donington Pk Results
Here are the championship points standing for the Class A Mighty Minis after rounds seven & eight held at Donington Park on 2/3 June. All of the results and lap times can be found here: Donington Pk Results
The Super Mighty Minis championship points table after rounds three and four.
Here are the results from race two at Rockingham well done to Neven Kirkpatrick in the Super Mighty Mins and Damien Harrington in the class A Mighty Minis championship
Race results from the first of the races at Rockingham. Well dome to Scott Kendall on winning the Super Mighty Minis race and Stuart Combes on his Class A Mighty Minis championship race win.
Here are the points for rounds one and two hosted by the BARC at Silverstone National circuit on the 24/25th of March. All of the results and lap times can be found on www.tsl-timing.com
Class A Mighty Minis after rounds one and two at Silverstone Lee Poolman reigned supreme: All of the results and lap times can be found on www.tsl-timing.com
Super Mighty Minis Class B, after two fantastic and exciting races at Silverstone, returning lady driver Jolene Polley has set the cat amongst the pigeons winning her second race with superb race tactics, Scott Kendall had to suffer third behind Greg Jenkins as she caught them with their pants down. All of the results and lap times can be found on www.tsl-timing.com
The Silverstone opening races were a fantastic representation of fine hard nosed racing that the Mighty Minis championship is well known for. Scott Kendall won a scintillating race where the top five crossed the line with a very close margin. Lee Poolman converted his pole position into a race win after a hectic battle at the front. Jo Polley won the second Super Mighty Minis race after being in the fight for a win all race long. She pounced when Scott Kendall and Greg Jenkins dropped the ball whilst locked in their own fight to the line. A well deserved win and a great return for her to Mighty Mini racing all be it the faster Super Mighty Minis class. Lee Poolman almost made it a full house however he did not get a fastest lap, but did himself proud with two race wins in the Mighty Minis category. All of the results and lap times can be found on www.tsl-timing.com
Silverstone Qualifying: www.tsl-timing.com
Silverstone Race One, a Mixed grid of Super Mighty Minis and Mighty Minis: www.tsl-timing.com
Silverstone race two, a mixed grid of Super Mighty Minis and Mighty Minis: www.tsl-timing.com
The 2017 Super Mighty Minis final points table
The Class A Mighty Minis 2017 championship final points table.
Alice Hughes became the second lady driver to have won the Mighty Mins class A title, Stuart Combes suffered a mid-season accident that put a big hole in his points hoard, however he put up a determined effort re-shelling his car in just two weeks, to show he did have a potential championship season, however he plays bridesmaid again. Damien Harrington put up a great early season effort but was dogged with unreliability, but even so he went in to the last race with a clear shot at the title, unfortunately for him a coil failure put paid to his efforts.
2017 season up to Donington Park.
Class ‘B ‘points after a thrilling Donington Park race weekend
Class ‘A’ points after a very wet Donington Park race weekend.
Class B points after rounds 5&6 Thruxton:
Class A points after rounds 5&6 Thruxton
With the new season upon us, we would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to two very deserved 2016 champions. Both Adrian Tuckley and Greg Jenkins had to fight hard throughout the season to achieve their goals. We look forward to witnessing another great season both on and off circuit.
After some very exciting racing at the Welch Tracmon circuit here are the latest set of points.:
Class A mighty Minis after rounds 3&4:
Super Mighty Minis after rounds 3&4:
Super Mighty Mins:
Super Mighty Minis points 2016 FINAL
Class ‘A’ Mighty Minis 2016 points FINAL
After another very exciting 2017 season the Mighty Minis championship enjoyed their first outing at the Hampshire based Thruxton circuit. In the Super Mighty Minis Adrian Tuckley took pole position from Scott Kendall, Louise Inch shared the second row with Alex Comis. Whilst in Class ‘A’ Mighty Minis Greg Jenkins just edged out Sam Tomlinson for pole with Stuart Combes 0.5 of a second adrift in third.
After twenty minutes of exhilarating door handle to door handle racing. A coming together between Kendall and race leader Tuckley on the last chicane as Tuckley lost control under braking, resulted in a racing incident with both car continuing. Scott Kendal took the win from Alex Comis, Tuckley finished third in front of Louise Inch, who although leading on many occasions finished a respectable fourth setting the fastest lap with her efforts.
Greg Jenkins who had a race long fight with Tomlinson, Combes and Mark Burnett eventually snatched snatch the win. Tomlinson finished second keeping his championship chances alive, with fastest lap setter Combes, finishing third leaving him work to do if he is to remain in contention for the title. Mark Burnett and Darren Nightingale rounded out the top five.
The second Super Mighty Minis grid had the first six cars reversed putting Ben Butler on pole with Steve Rideout sharing the front row, followed by Louise Inch and Adrian Tuckley on the second row. Louise Inch was soon in front with Tuckley and Kendall in hot pursuit. However it was not long before Comis was leading with Inch down to fourth. The front four, as with Rideout and Butler swapped places on every lap. Kendall eventually wrapped up a second win and fastest lap from Tuckley with Comis in third closely followed by at times leader Louise Inch.
With the top eight cars reversed on Class ‘A’ grid Paul Ogborn found himself on pole sharing the front row of the grid with Morgan Harris. It was not long before the championship front runners were at it again, but this time also joining in the fun at the sharp end was Mark Burnett of ‘SU carburettor’ fame. They put on a fine display of drafting, smooth lines and brave out braking lap after lap. Championship leader Greg Jenkins grabbed his second win of the day. Whilst Sam Tomlinson lost valuable positions and points after losing speed due to a misfire. Stuart Combes had his second visit to the podium with a well-deserved second. Mark Burnett fared well in his return to the Mighty Minis championship with a hard fought third.
Here is the Mighty Minis Class A championship points table to and including the the rounds at Thruxton circuit. Well done to Greg Jenkins on his two race wins and Stuart Coombes on his two fastest laps setting a lap record for the Mighty Minis class A championship.
Here is the Super Mighty Minis championship points table up to and including the two rounds at Thruxton circuit. Well done to Scott Kendall on setting the lap record and two race wins, and also to Louise Inch on her fastest Lap.
Here is the Mighty Minis Class A championship points table to and including the two rounds at Silverstone. Well done to both Sam Tomlinson and Greg Jenkins on their wins.
The second days racing at the Silverstone truck festival was another stunner for drivers in both classes. It’s been a crazy year so far and regardless, the racing has remained true to its origins. Affordable racing available to everyone. To have participated in the Silverstone event was a real joy and an eye opener. Steve Horne put on an event to be proud of with 15000+ spectators and a superb display of trucks in the paddock and of course the family entertainment including a..live band and fun fair.
The Super and Mighty Minis drivers acquitted themselves well and put on a fantastic display of racing on both days that they should be immensely proud of. Different winners in each class in both of their races. Louise Inch took a fine win in the first of the Super Mighty Minis championship races with Adrian Tuckley second and Ian Slark third.
The second race started with a reverse position for the top seven finishers. This put Dave Rees and Steve Rideout on the front row. It was 20 minutes of sheer joy to witness the contest unfold, where there was a new leader after every corner. Steve Dawson won it by the slimiest of margins from Louise Inch with Ian Slark enjoying his second podium of the weekend.
The first of the two Mighty Minis championship races was nothing short of brilliant entertainment for all who witnessed it and the drivers who took part. After what seemed like everyone was at the front the race settled down as the clear leaders opend up a small comfort zone to those battling for fifth. A fine display of drafting and using the expanse of the circuit to under cut on the switch back was thrilling to watch. Sam Tomlinson in his Skip UK sponsored car won a a solid battle at the line from championship leader Greg Jenkins whilst Josh Young enjoyed his first podium of the season in third.
The second Mighty Minis championship race started with a reverse position for the top seven finishers. This put Dan Bury and Jim Carolan on the front row. A fine start put josh Young in the lead going into cops as he squeezed along the pit wall past Jim Carolan. However the lead soon changed hands as Greg Jenkins, Sam Tomlinson, and Stuart Combes joined in for a for a four way scrap the saw each and every one of them lead again and again. It was Stuart Combes who recieved the laurels for a well deserved win. Sam Tomlinson was second with championship leader Greg Jenkins third.
Apart from the great racing what also stood out was the family atmosphere in the Mighty Minis paddock, friends joining in the fun with Barbeques the young children darting around on their little bicycles with laughter in the air. A great weekend thanks to everyone. Much love.
Class ‘B’ points after rounds 5+6
Class ‘A’ points after rounds 5+6
Class A points after rounds 3+4
*Indicates fastest lap (+2 pts)
Super Mighty Minis points after rounds 3 + 4
Open link to see full results from Cadwell Park. http://www.tsl-timing.com/file/?f=BARC/2016/161921min.pdf
2015 championship results below
From left to right: Stuart Combes, Caroline Gilbert, Steve Rideout, Jamie White, Scott Kendall, Ian Slark, and Josh Young.
- Champion: Steve Rideout
- 2nd Caroline Gilbert & Ladies Champion
- 3rd Stuart Combes
Novice champion: Josh Young
- Champion: Jamie White
- 2nd Scott Kendall
- 3rd Ian Slark
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