Archive for the ‘MINI Challenge’ Category

MINI CHALLENGE 2009 – Round 7 TV highlights

The penultimate round of the Australian MINI Challenge was held at Western Australia’s Barbagallo Raceway last weekend. Like last year, the event involved a race ending incident for Uber-Star driver Leanne Tander. The accident happened early in Race 3, and was the precursor to a disastrous restart that saw many in the field confused by […]

Back to the future

Here at AUSmotive we like to keep you up to date with the Australian MINI Challenge series. Now, with these videos you can imagine what the category would have been like back in the 1960s. There are two clips for you to enjoy. Both were filmed at this year’s Goodwood Revival held in late September. […]

MINI CHALLENGE 2009 – Round 7, Race 3

The MINI Challenge action from Western Australia’s Barbagallo Raceway has just finished. And, like last year, Leanne Tander was in the thick of the action. In the footage above you will see the aftermath of an incident involving Tander and Aaron Caratti on the third lap of today’s Race 3. Tander, driving the Pizza Capers […]

MINI CHALLENGE 2009 – Round 6, Race 3

Last weekend the MINI Challenge gang tore around the streets of Surfers Paradise. Race 3 was broadcast live across the nation by Channel 7 and if you missed the action, you need worry no longer, because here it is for your viewing pleasure. Being a tight street circuit the overtaking opportunities weren’t great, but it […]

MINI CHALLENGE 2009 – Round 5 TV highlights

Round 5 of the Australian MINI Challenge was held at Phillip Island back in mid-September. Race 1 was covered live, while this highlights package shows snippets from the first two races, before showing Race 3 in full. There’s also a good mid-season re-cap at the start of the broadcast that includes interviews with a lot […]

MINI CHALLENGE 2009 – Round 5, Race 1

The fifth round of the Australian MINI Challenge was held at Phillip Island last weekend. The first race on the program was held on Saturday and was televised live on Channel 7. If you missed it, fear not as here are two YouTube clips showing the broadcast in full. Nathan Caratti, from Glory Team Racing, […]

MINI Challenge – try before you buy!

The organisers of the Australian MINI Challenge have come up with one pretty cool idea. It’s a try before you buy scheme that enables prospective racers an opportunity to drive one of the JCW racecars with current team owners present to offer advice and answer questions. There will be three dates on offer, taking place […]

Australian MINI Challenge secure until 2011

When the MINI Challenge first launched in Australia it was always supposed to be a five-year plan. But, the recent financial woes of the world have already claimed one major Australian series in 2009, with the demise of the Porsche Carrera Cup. So, it is welcome news to learn that the local MINI Challenge series […]

MINI CHALLENGE 2009 – Round 4 TV highlights

Round 4 of the 2009 MINI Challenge is best known for Chris Alajajian’s spectacular crash in Race 1. In the clip above Chris speaks about the incident and thankfully he was not injured. Although, he did describe the accident as a “painful experience” and “very upsetting”. But that wasn’t the only drama at this round, […]

Chris Alajajian gets some air at Sandown

Round 4 of the 2009 Australian MINI Challenge is taking place at Sandown this weekend. Chris Alajajian currently sits in second place on the series table, however his chances of clawing back some points on championship leader Paul Stokell were done no favours after this spectacular crash in yesterday’s first race. The accident happened on […]

James Tomkins takes on MINI Challenge

Australian Olympic legend and all round nice guy James Tomkins (pictured left) is taking a seat in the MINI Challenge Uber Star Car this weekend at Sandown International Raceway. Tomkins is a self confessed motorsport tragic and he couldn’t wait to get out there, “I’m pretty excited,” he admitted, “Motor Racing has been a passion […]

MINI CHALLENGE 2009 – Round 3 TV highlights

Round 3 of the MINI CHALLENGE took place on a new street circuit in Townsville. While it was a new track, it was the same story as far as the results go. Paul Stokell came away with the round win to extend his championship lead to 123 points over Chris Alajajian. The feature event for […]