As we approach the opening rounds of the HRCR ‘Old Stager’ incorporating the Mini Sport Mini Cup, the HRCR offer us an update on this highly anticipated, annual championship which, for this season, offers an additional class to get all classic Mini’s involved. See below for the comprehensive update on the Mini Sport Mini Cup – straight from the HRCR and championship organisers….
The HRCR organised Mini Sport Mini Challenge has got off to a cracking start with twenty one minis registered for the Mini Sport Mini Challenge, and nineteen entered on the first round the AGBO Stages on the 20th March.
Familiar faces to the Challenge include reining Champion Andrew O’Hanlon with Ryan Taylor hoping to complete a full season sat beside him. Clive King and Anton Bird will be hoping to take a good fight to Andrew, now they have now come down off the cloud that was the Wales Rally GB and even managing to get a good night’s sleep. Anton Bird explains his and Clive season intentions “I will be with Clive King again this year in the “Mini Sport” Cooper S, we are looking at doing all rounds plus some others to qualify in both the HRCR masters & Welsh Historic championships. We may also have other commitments for Mini Sport possibly in Ireland.”
Eric Davis and Russell Joseph will be out in their usual Mini Clubman, however, Eric’s regular service crew member Paul Taylor and daughter Jemma will be competing in a Mini 1293. Other 2015 award winners Bruce Mills, Shane Gamble, Peter Horsburgh/Graham Carter and Peter Ellerby with new co driver Phillip Swanborough all return with high hopes for the season. Several newcomers to the series in a variety of Mini types make up the registrations and it is expected that they will make the competition more intense than ever. Alongside the Mini’s that conform to MSA Historic rules the new open category for classic minis has attracted six minis cars that will compete within their own class.
For more information on how to get involved with the HRCR ‘Old Stager’ Championship incorporating the Mini Sport Mini Cup, please don’t hesitate to visit the official page here with all details of registration, rules & regulations.