MINI MIGLIA DRIVE ON OFFER IN NEW ‘RAFFLE’
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One driver will win a fully funded race weekend in the Dunlop Mini Miglia Championship this year as part of a new competition run by series regular Rob Howard and category legend Endaf Owens.
The competition will allow one driver to take part in the double-header Miglia championship round during the Brands Hatch Mini Festival on July 16/17 in a car prepared and run by the Owens Motorsport team. The prize is worth in excess of £3,500.
Series regulars Howard and Owens have come up with the concept of selling raffle tickets for the prize at £20 each. Four drivers will then be drawn at random and invited to take part in a track day in the car. Of those four finalists, one will then be chosen by a panel of judges to win the competitive outing at the Kent track.
Howard said: “I rolled my car at Brands Hatch last year so I borrowed a bodyshell from Endaf while he built me a new car. The build is nearly finished now so we have a spare Miglia sitting in the workshop. That’s when Endaf came up with the idea of using it for a one-off prize drive to not only raise the profile of the club but also to give a Mini fan the chance to race with us. It’s a way to give something back to people who love Mini racing but perhaps have never given it a go.
“The test day gives the winners a chance to familiarise themselves with the car and the winner won’t be picked on pure speed alone during the test day. We’re looking for somebody with a good attitude and who works well with the team.”
Howard added that any revenue generated would be donated to charities nominated by the Mini Se7en Racing Club.
M7RC commercial manager Colin Peacock said: “It’s a superb idea and we fully endorse what Rob and Endaf are doing. I’m surprised nobody has done it before. The Miglias are accessible for novice drivers and it gives somebody new the chance to experience competitive and friendly motorsport.”
Tickets can be purchased online via a Paypal transfer to email@example.com along with your contact details, or at Mini Miglia rounds this season. Sales close on April 30.
Winners must be responsible for meeting the MSA’S licence requirements themselves.