2010 MINI Challenge – Round 2, Melbourne

MINI Challenge, Melbourne

This MINI Challenge wrap of Round 2, held during the Australian Grand Prix weekend at Albert Park, has been a little delayed because I was waiting for the television highlights. However, due to a few reasons it looks like the highlights package won’t be going to air, which is a great shame for the series.

On to the racing, then, and Chris Alajajian was able to build on his Round 1 success by placing on the podium in all three races. He has now established a 46 point lead over Sean Carter and Peter McNiven, both on 218 points.

Alajajian was happy to claim a win in the final race and is enjoying the racing so far in 2010, “We finished all three races on the podium this weekend and it was great to be able to end the weekend with a race and round win.

“Two round wins in a row is really making things look good for my championship hopes, he said. “There was some really close racing once again and I can’t wait to see what round three will bring.”

Round 3 of the Australian MINI Challenge takes place this coming weekend at Queensland Raceway (television highlights are scheduled for broadcast on 8 May).

More images from Melbourne and the series table can be see after the jump.

[Pics: Spherix]

2010 Hertz MINI Challenge – delivered by Pizza Capers

Round 2 results

Race 1

  1. Paul Stokell
  2. Chris Alajajian
  3. Dale Wood

Race 2

  1. Glenn Seton
  2. Peter McNiven
  3. Chris Alajajian

Race 3

  1. Chris Alajajian
  2. Glenn Seton
  3. Dale Wood

MINI Challenge, Melbourne

MINI Challenge, Melbourne

MINI Challenge, Melbourne

MINI Challenge, Melbourne

MINI Challenge, Melbourne

MINI Challenge, Melbourne

MINI Challenge, Melbourne

MINI Challenge, Melbourne

2010 Australian MINI Challenge Championship Points Table

Pos  Driver  Team  Pts
1 ALAJAJIAN, Chris Jack Hillermans Smash 264
2 CARTER, Sean Plan4Growth 218
= McNIVEN, Peter Nulon/Supercharge Batteries 218
4 McLAUGHLIN, Scott Fujitsu 203
5 STOKELL, Paul DecoRug Racing 197
6 WOOD, Dale Eagle Fuels/Best Tractor Parts 193
7 MANSON, Scott Yournextcar.com.au 176
8 YORTT, Gavin Squawking Magpie Wines 149
9 CANTO, Dean Stuntdrivingschool.com.au 121
10 COOK, Brendan Transquip Hire/ABC Autogear 103
11 SETON, Glenn Kickass Racing 92
12 DOULMAN, Grant Doulman Automotive 90
13 MACKELDEN, Matt DecoRug Racing 89
14 WOOTTON, Chris Thesupporterclub.com 83
15 NEWMAN, Sam Pizza Capers 71
= ZEREFOS, Aaron Fiji Water/Bulla Dairy Foods 71
17 MADDISON, Robbie Pizza Capers 67
18 THOMAS, Dylan CXC 58

2010 MINI Challenge calendar