2008 MINI CHALLENGE – Round 8 preview

This weekend sees the final race of the inaugural Australian MINI CHALLENGE series and, after a few bumpy moments during the year, the organisers must be rapt the title will be decided at the last round. Neil McFadyen, winner of the first Australian MINI CHALLENGE race, leads the series with a 45 point lead over […]

2008 MINI CHALLENGE – Round 7 TV highlights

Round 7 of the 2008 Australian MINI CHALLENGE was held on 21-23 November at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains raceway, south of Launceston. Here is a five part television package including full coverage of Race 1 and Race 3 from the round. Also included is a brief interview with golf professional Stuart Appleby and AFL triple premiership […]

2008 MINI CHALLENGE – Round 6 wrap up

Hard to go past the most spectacular imagery from this round, Ryan McLeod and Darren Berry’s accident. The incident has been covered here (including a MINI CHALLENGE press statement on Darren’s condition). The good news is, despite the horrific looking wreckage above, Darren Berry’s injuries will not be long term. Back to the racing and […]

MINI CHALLENGE race cut short at Bathurst

The Australian MINI CHALLENGE had a great position in the television broadcast today. Race 3, the final race for Round 6, was to be beamed live into Australia’s lounge rooms as the last event before the Top 10 Shootout for the V8 Supercars. The first two races, both won by Jason Bargwanna, were tight and […]

2008 MINI Challenge – Round 5 wrap up

Jason Bargwanna’s recent dominance of the 2008 MINI CHALLENGE continued in Round 5 with the former Bathurst champion taking a clean sweep of all three races. Bargwanna started Race 1 on pole and never looked back. Nathan Geier was equally as consistent starting the first race from P2 on the grid and finishing all three […]

Australian MINI CHALLENGE under new management

Good news from the world of the Australian MINI CHALLENGE today with confirmation of a new management team securing the future of the series. Toleman Motorsport has been given the seal of approval from MINI Australia and CAMS to act as Category Management Agency for the rest of the year. All racing dates and television […]

Drive Thru: MINI John Cooper Works

When something meets your expectations so well, have you ever been left feeling almost let down? Equally, when something does meet your expectations so well, can you be anything other than impressed? These were questions I was asking myself a quick squirt in the new MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) today. Firstly, a big thanks […]

MINI John Cooper Works

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UK press details of the new MINI John Cooper Works have just been released. See below for more images and snippets from the very lenghty press document. Quite a few reviews of the car have popped up on the net recently and these can be accessed via MotoringFile.

The Aussie MINI CHALLENGE Army

Yes, that’s right, the Australian MINI CHALLENGE has its own facebook page. Join in and you can see and share your images, video clips and experiences with fans from around the country, and, probably the world! A lot of the drivers are also hooked up to the page so it presents a great opportunity to […]

Ben Tune on a roll in the MINI Challenge

With all the MINI CHALLENGE highlights we couldn’t forget Ben Tune’s rollover! Tune is a former Australian test rugby player and was part of the UBER-STAR CAR program at Round 3, held at Perth’s Barbagallo Raceway. This accident happened in Race 1 and while he did spend the night in hospital he was released with […]

2008 MINI Challenge – Round 2 TV highlights

The MINI CHALLENGE is currently in winter hibernation, so if you’ve missed out on the action, keep an eye on AUSmotive as we help bring you up to speed. Here are two clips from Channel 7’s highlights package of Round 2 at Wakefield Park in Goulburn, New South Wales. There’s some great tight racing action, […]