Mini Goes Large at Oulton Park
This bank holiday the British Dunlop Motorsport Festival of 2007 hits Oulton Park in Cheshire on the forthcoming Bank Holiday Monday. After the season’s opening gathering at Snetterton in Norfolk, organizers are expecting another strong crowd to gorge themselves on a feast of Sports car racing, Production Saloon car racing, Mini racing, in fact a wall to wall racing spectacular from nine o’clock in the morning right through until six in the evening.
The action isn’t confined to the track either; also on the bill is the return of the popular Dunlop Great & British Mini Festival. Last year hundreds of Mini owners and their passengers took part in special parade laps around many of the country’s top racetracks and at Oulton Park they’ll be able to do the same again.
On the race front Scotland’s Oli Mortimer will be looking to continue his domination of the Mini Challenge championship. The promising youngster won all three races in his Cooper S at the recent Snetterton meeting and is out for more of the same at Oulton.
Radical sports cars will also be tearing around the Oulton circuit in both the Dunlop Radical Enduro and Biduro championships. There’s also production saloon car racing from the Dunlop Sports MAXX Cup, which is being touted as the feeder series for the prestigious British Touring Car Championship.
Throw in the Britcar series and Sports Saloon championship and you’ve more than a full day’s racing, highlights of which will be screened on Sky Sports and Motors TV.
Another part of the Great & British Dunlop Motorsport Festival package is the EVO Active track day, which takes place on Friday, May 25th This is an opportunity for motorists to take their own cars around the Oulton Park circuit away from the watchful eye of speed cameras.