New TV deal for MINI Challenge

MINI Challenge, Melbourne

There’s good news for MINI Challenge fans following the announcement of new television deals with Fox Sports and New Zealand’s TV3. Free to air viewers have not been forgotten, either, and the Channel 7 broadcast schedule has been confirmed for the rest of the year.

Full details after the break.

MINI CHALLENGE EXTENDS TV BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Hertz MINI Challenge – delivered by Pizza Capers can now been seen on Fox Sports and New Zealand’s TV3 as the series extends it’s already national broadcast schedule to subscription television and trans-Tasman coverage.

This comes as huge commercial boost to the series and its competitors which already broadcasts a successful post-produced highlights package from each round on the 7 Network.

As an official support category to the V8 Supercar Series, the addition of two further broadcasters to the television schedule will provide MINI Challenge fans with even more action-packed racing throughout the year.

MINI Challenge – Television Broadcast Schedules

Channel 7
Ch7 // Sunday 31 July // 1:30pm // Townsville
Ch7 // Sunday 2 October // 2:00pm // Phillip Island
7Two // Sunday 14 November // 2:00pm // Gold Coast
Ch7 // Sunday 18 December // 2:00pm // Homebush

Fox Sports
FoxSports 1 // Wednesday 21 July 2010 // 3:30am // Episode 1
FoxSports 1 // Wednesday 21 July 2010 // 4:00am // Episode 2
FoxSports 1 // Friday 30 July 2010 // 9:30pm // Episode 1
FoxSports 1 // Friday 30 July 2010 // 10:00pm // Episode 2
FoxSports 2 // Saturday 31 July 2010 // 4:30am // Episode 1
FoxSports 2 // Saturday 31 July 2010 // 5:00am // Episode 2

TV3 (New Zealand)
TV3 // Sunday 27 June 2010 // 3:30pm // Clipsal 500
TV3 // Sunday 15 August 2010 // 3:00pm // Ipswich
TV3 // Sunday 19 September 2010 // 4:00pm // Townsville
TV3 // Sunday 17 October 2010 // 3:30pm // Phillip Island
TV3 // Sunday 2 January 2011 // 3:30pm // Gold Coast
TV3 // Sunday 9 January 2011 // 3:30pm // Homebush

2010 Australian MINI Challenge Championship Table – Top 10

Pos Driver Team Pts
1 ALAJAJIAN, Chris Jack Hillermans Smash 379
2 STOKELL, Paul DecoRug Racing 340.5
3 CARTER, Sean Plan4Growth/Sales Link Australasia 318
4 McNIVEN, Peter Nulon/Supercharge Batteries 316
5 YORTT, Gavin Squawking Magpie Wines 256.5
6 CANTO, Dean Stuntdrivingschool.com.au 203
= McLAUGHLIN, Scott Fujitsu 203
8 WOOD, Dale Eagle Fuels/Best Tractor Parts 193
9 COOK, Brendan Transquip Hire/ABC Autogear 190
10 WOOTTON, Chris www.thesupporterclub.com 185

2010 MINI Challenge calendar