Bladon wins Day­tona race out­ing from Sunoco 200 Chal­lenge

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Mini Chal­lenge Cooper Class cham­pion Max Bladon has won this year’s Sunoco 200 Chal­lenge con­test.

His only re­main­ing ri­val, Steve Burgess, failed to score the points he needed to win in the Rad­i­cal Chal­lenge, al­low­ing Bladon to tri­umph on his av­er­age points tally, de­spite still hav­ing one Mini round to go. He will now get to race a Ford Mus­tang in the sup­port race to the Day­tona 24 Hours in Jan­uary.

“It’s an un­be­liev­able op­por­tu­nity but one we didn’t set out to achieve at the start of the year,” he said. “It’s go­ing to be a big step tran­si­tion­ing from the front-wheel-drive Mini to a rear-wheel-drive Mus­tang with a lot more power. I’m only two years out of karts where the phi­los­o­phy is sim­i­lar, so hope­fully I can ap­ply some of that think­ing.”

Bladon will swap Mini for Mus­tang

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