2012’s first Mini Challenge consisted of two races (20 drivers in total) held on Saturday April 14th at Silverstone.
Patrick Mortimer competed in the JCW Class alongside 13 other drivers, while novice Adrian Norman, a member of staff at Scalextric raced in Club Class alongside seven other drivers. Both classes competed in the same race.
Both drivers held their positions throughout both races. Silverstone saw Mortimer - the more experienced driver in the JCW Class - finish with his fastest lap time of 2.31.544.
Norman held his position fighting off Mike Phillips, driving for Excelr8 Motoring overtaking him twice to finish in fifth place with a best lap time of 2.52.378.
Overall championship results show Mortimer finishing Silverstone’s race in 17th position with 14 points and coming in tenth place in the JCW Class.
Norman finished with 21 points coming tenth overall and fifth in Club Class.
Norman said: "Thanks to great advice from the team and Chris Knox, I was able to record a pleasing result for both races and bring the car home in one piece.
"Last year’s champion, Chris Knox together with teammate Patrick Mortimer’s advice helped me immensely and I was able to learn quickly. It was great to see people cheering for Team Scalextric and we can’t wait for Castle Combe."
Both teammates were supported by friends and family on the day. Advent Motorsport’s Andrew Crighton provided mechanical support and fellow competitors who are fans of the Scalextric brand helped Team Scalextric.
Scalextric and Mini fans can follow the action over the summer on Facebook facebook/Scalextric, Twitter @Scalextric and #TeamScalextric, YouTube and Flickr with live updates and video clips bringing the Scalextric toy to life. The Mini Challenge will also be televised on Mini TV online and MotorsTV with full Team Scalextric coverage online at Scalextric.com.
Next race is Monday May 7th 2012 – Castle Combe, Wiltshire.