Surtees Trophy winner Prior makes debut
Henry Surtees Challenge winner Piers Prior made his car racing debut in the Mini Challenge at Donington Park last weekend.
Prior, who won the Buckmore Park shootout last year, earned his spot on the Cooper Class grid thanks to winning a shootout with BIZ karts. Prior took a best finish of third.
“Considering it was my first car racing weekend I have to be pleased with the results,” he said. “The Coopers are quite like a kart, but getting used to the extra weight of them was a challenge.
“I’ve only tested Formula Renault and MSA Formula cars on a long circuit, so the experience wasn’t that useful here. At the moment this is a one-off but if the chance comes up I’d love to do it.”
Piers Prior took a podium on his car racing debut in Cooper