The MINI CHALLENGE is the Championship for the new MINI in the UK, enjoying great grids, colourful cars and close racing. Over the years the MINI CHALLENGE has built a reputation for affordability, fairness and fun, and benefits from being the only Championship to enjoy the support of MINI UK.
2020 marked a landmark year for the series, with the headline JCW Class enjoying a highly successful first season on the BTCC Package, cementing its status as the natural stepping stone for drivers aiming to race in the BTCC.
2021 will mark another step forward, as we expect the full marketing potential of the BTCC Package to be fulfilled following the restricted 2020 season.
The multi-class structure enables drivers with varying degrees of experience and budget to be part of the MINI CHALLENGE, whilst providing a natural route for progression.
The Cooper Class provides close, fair, entry-level racing, and will make three guest appearances on the TOCA Package in 2021.
Scrutineering controls mean that fairness is maintained so that drivers and teams can be sure that only skill and legitimate knowledge will have a bearing on race results.
Budgets are also kept under control through restrictions on testing, tyre use and widespread use of control parts in areas where any performance advantage could be gained.
The MINI CHALLENGE is ‘The Place to Race’.
Fun Cup offers the excitement, drama and passion of long distance endurance racing, with a team of like minded drivers.
The tension of the start… fuel stop strategy… driver changes …refuelling… and the drama of dealing with racing incidents… just a small part of the adrenaline rush which goes with this type of racing, whether behind the wheel, or working in the pits.
Just look at your time in the seat too. Unbeatable! In a year’s average club sprint racing you’ll maybe drive for around 3.5 hours total. With the Fun Cup Endurance Championship, in just one season in the UK races, you’ve got something like 35 hours. Even split 2 or 3 ways, that’s a huge amount of driving for your money!
Originally conceived in mainland Europe in 1997, this unique class of racing has been supremely successful, spreading from country to country; Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and of course, the UK…Fun Cup is growing all the time.
With an incredible 160 identical cars starting the Spa 25 hour race and some 900 plus drivers competing, it is the most successful one make endurance championship in the world.
It has been born out of a passion to provide motor racing which is enjoyable for everyone concerned. A fun based championship, but with some of the closest, most competitive and affordable racing you’ll find anywhere.
It couldn’t be easier to take part…
The EnduroKA endurance series was launched in 2019 to provide a competitive, cost-effective, and fun introduction to the thrill of team motorsport without the huge financial outlay.
Featuring a mix of race durations, and visiting some of the best circuits in the UK, EndroKA gives a varied and diverse endurance experience. Cars are readily available, enabling enthusiasts to dip their toe into the sport for the first time and experience real racing on a budget. Enjoyment is what it’s all about, so whether you’re a relative novice looking to progress into a world of racing for the first time, or you’re an established competitor/Karter looking for a new challenge, EnduroKa will have plenty to offer.
Focus Cup is bringing the Arrive and Drive concept to racing. With no need to build, transport or maintain your own race car. Simply arrive at the track with your race kit and race licence and enjoy a weekend of practice, qualifying and racing!
The Ford Focus 2.0TDCi Zetec S 3 door is the chosen vehicle for the Focus Cup. The torquey diesel engine provides enough punch to provide close, fun racing and being more economical to run keeps the budget reasonable. The Zetec S version has the rear diffuser, rear spoiler and side skirts as fitted to the ST model and looks fantastic with the twin 4” tail pipes and front wide body kit from ABS composite panels.
Fitted with a K&N filter, custom Direnza exhaust and with help from Track’n’Road in Essex and Durham Remaps performance has been enhanced to 175HP and 310 lb/ft. The racecar, handling has been taken care of with a set of specially designed dampers from AST Suspension in Holland, Powerflex bushes and wider offset Team Dynamics wheels shod with Dunlop Tyres. All this finished off with a Safety devices rollcage, HEL braided hoses, Lifeline extinguisher system and of course – Mintex brake pads.
THE MRF TYRES BRDA RALLY SERIES
The MRF Tyres BRDA Rally Series is the premier clubman gravel rally championship in the UK, held over 8 of the best one day rallies across the UK. With classes to suit all types of car and awards for juniors we offer something for everyone.
Classic Sports Car Club Mintex Classic K
The CSCC Mintex Classic K Series is for pre 1966 GT and Touring cars, running to FIA Appendix K, this ensures a level playing field, with cars competing to the specification they ran in period.
First introduced in 2010, the series is split over 9 classes, these include separate classes for MGB and Marcos/Lotus Elan. Technical regulations are simple, cars must run to Appendix K, the only tyres permitted are Dunlop Historic L or M. With have a sensible, common-sense attitude to eligibility and scrutineering the series has continued to grow, with strong grids at UK rounds and at overseas rounds, for example the prestigious Spa 3 Hours race.
The Mintex Classic K series typically enjoy 1 hour races with a mandatory pit stop and 30 minutes qualifying on the same day. Entries may be single drivers, two drivers sharing a single car or a two car team, at no extra cost. All race winning cars/drivers accumulate winners time penalties, helping to stop a single car/driver from dominating.
Whilst drivers may select brake linings and pads of their choice, many cars have success with the Mintex Classic range. Technical support by Questmead is welcomed and helps ensure that cars finish with strong brakes, even after an hours hard racing on drum brakes or small discs with single piston calipers.
Mintex Classic K is one of eleven CSCC racing series, the club catering for cars of all ages.