Sur­tees Trophy win­ner Prior makes de­but

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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

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