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Mr Big Stuff
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Just realised the only thread about this was in motorsport short notice but well you might need something to do on Saturday or Sunday.

Usual Format tickets are £12 off the web so maybe £15 on the door. no parade this year or they probably forgot to tell us about it if there is so no records to be argued about yawn.
Anyway i am there Sunday White clubman SG plate come say hello. A few people said they would be coming in the motorsport thread but thought i would inform those of you who dont venture in there.

Timetables.... courtesey of the BARC The British Automobile Racing Club Limited
DAY 1 SATURDAY

QUALIFYING
09:00 09:15 RADICAL CLUB CUP
09:25 09:55 MINI CHALLENGE
10:05 10:35 RADICAL UK CUP
10:45 11:00 WESTFIELD
11:10 11:25 CLASSIC / HISTORIC SALOONS
11:35 11:50 SPORT MAXX CUP (1st DRIVER)
11:55 12:10 SPORT MAXX CUP (2nd DRIVER)
12:20 12:35 POST HISTORIC TOURING CARS
LUNCH BREAK 12:40 - 13:25
13:40 13:55 MINI MIGLIA
14:05 14:20 GROUP ONE TOURING CARS
14:30 14:45 MINI SE7EN
14:55 15:10 PRE '93 TOURING CARS
SATURDAY RACING
RACE , LAPS, APROX TIME
1 DUNLOP RADICAL CLUB CUP 20mins 15:25
2 MINI CHALLENGE 20mins 16:00
3 BARC WESTFIELD SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP 20mins 16:35
4 THERMEX CLASSIC SALOON & HISTORIC TOURING CAR 15mins 17:10
5 DUNLOP RADICAL CLUB CUP 20mins 17:40



DAY 2 - SUNDAY RACING
RACE , LAPS, APROX TIME
6 MINI CHALLENGE 20mins 09:05
7 DUNLOP RADICAL UK CUP 50mins 09:40
8 IBIS PACKAGING POST HISTORIC TOURING CAR 15mins 10:45
9 BARC DUNLOP SPORT MAXX CUP 20mins 11:15
10 DUNLOP MINI MIGLIA CHAMPIONSHIP 10 11:50
11 HAMMERITE CLASSIC GROUP 1 TOURING CAR 15mins 12:25
LUNCH BREAK 12:50 - 13:35
DUNLOP PUBLIC PITLANE / GRID WALK 13:00 - 13:30
RACE , LAPS, APROX TIME
12 MINI CHALLENGE 20mins 13:50
13 DUNLOP MINI SE7EN CHAMPIONSHIP 10 14:25
14 DUNLOP RADICAL UK CUP 50mins 15:00
15 BARC DUNLOP SPORT MAXX CUP 30mins 16:05
16 TRACK & RACE CARS PRE '93 TOURING CAR 15mins 16:50


Historic Touring cars yes Not a formula ford in sight.
 

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Closing door on MINI2
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Can't make this one Shaun, back at Castle Combe this Saturday courtesy of MINI. Should be another great race weekend.
 

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Mini Goggles
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Hey Shaun, thanks for the post on the other thread, ive just been looking round on the internet and on the mini challenge website, it says that the donnington park weekend is going to be promoted as the Dunlop fesitval and says that the record attempt will be challenged again, fingers crossed this is right. Cant wait, ill have a lookout for the clubman too.
 

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Hey Shaun, thanks for the post on the other thread, ive just been looking round on the internet and on the mini challenge website, it says that the donnington park weekend is going to be promoted as the Dunlop fesitval and says that the record attempt will be challenged again, fingers crossed this is right. Cant wait, ill have a lookout for the clubman too.
No parade laps or record attempt!

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No, sorry just excellent racing!


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From: Dean Quartermaine [mailto:D[email protected]????]
Sent: 29 July 2008 15:26
To: [email protected]
Subject: Record Attempt or Parade Laps at Donnighton Park
Importance: High

Hi,

Trying to find out if there is a record attempt or parade laps on Sunday at Donnighton Park.

Regards,

Dean
 

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Captain Slow
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I'll be travellling up Saturday and going to the Racing Car museum on the afternoon. The MINI challenge is the first race on the Sunday so I would have had a really early start from home to get there for that. Also disappointed that there's no parade lap record attempt. Last year's was good fun.
 

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Mr Big Stuff
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I have noticed that most people, on other forums, that were going, have now decided not to attend due to the fact there is no parade lap or record attempt.

Shame as last year was so much fun, and a great day out.
Sad but proves my point about last year there was more bickering over who had most cars and wether it was official than there was discussion on the racing. I have been to a lot of events and they uaually involve a long drive so seeing somebody turn up get free stuff and a go on track then drive straight out of the gate at the end of it made me bloomin annoyed.

On a positive note the racing has been superb this year maybe they are paying attention?

 

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Mini Goggles
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True it is annoying but to be honest like shaun says it is just going to be a great days racing. Theres a lot more to do rather than going on track, loads of other minis to look at, garages to see plenty of things.

Btw shaun whats that picture on your last post?
 

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Waiting for Works Clubman
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I'm planning on taking the family on Sunday. The last time we went to anything with MINIs involved, it was the first ever race in the MINI Challenge series back in 2002, and my own Cooper S was just a fortnight old.

Is this really a Dunlop-sponsored event? Dang - wish I'd found out sooner. Someone connected with Dunlop's PR department owes me a bit of a favour. Last time I went to the races, it was a British Touring Car event, Vauxhall were lifting the Championsjhip that weekend, and I was owed a favour by Vauxhall's event co-prdinators. Let me say that watching the racing from the VIP section of the corporate hospitality suite is a mighty fine way to spend the day :D
 

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Mr Big Stuff
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I'm planning on taking the family on Sunday. The last time we went to anything with MINIs involved, it was the first ever race in the MINI Challenge series back in 2002, and my own Cooper S was just a fortnight old.

Is this really a Dunlop-sponsored event? Dang - wish I'd found out sooner. Someone connected with Dunlop's PR department owes me a bit of a favour. Last time I went to the races, it was a British Touring Car event, Vauxhall were lifting the Championsjhip that weekend, and I was owed a favour by Vauxhall's event co-prdinators. Let me say that watching the racing from the VIP section of the corporate hospitality suite is a mighty fine way to spend the day :D
pah i would rather be down by the wire with the paying punters :)
The lack of any kind of PR seems to be a common theme this year with info particularly hard to come by. Donningtons hardly awash with vip areas so save the favours for somewere like brands or Rockingham (next rounds).

Reckon we should try and at least park together if theres no official area then the field area between the off road course and the craner curves veiwing area is probably were I will dump my clubman before running of camera in hand 9 oclock start and all that :D
 

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Rocking the F57
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Cool day out - good to see a few familar faces ;)

427 pics to start sifting through :eek:

I really have caught the sun today which is a surprise :eek:
 

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I really enjoyed today! It was great to meet the usual suspects and catch up on things:cool::)

I thought all the on track action was fab! In particular both the MINI Challenge races and the Astra/Corsa VXR, M3 etc race!:D

I know what you mean Jon, I got home and was shocked at how red my face was lol!:eek:

Looking forward to seeing the pics!

See you all soon.
 
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