MINI RACING IN NEW ZEALAND
The Super Mini Challenge is raced during the summer at four North Island circuits, Pukekohe, Hampton Downs, Taupo and Manfeild, in Feilding near Palmerston North. As well as the on-track racing the Super Mini Challenge has and enjoyable social side, which is great fun for the whole family to get involved.
Minis have been involved in Motorsport since 1959, from rallying to drag racing... and during this time they have been competing on the race circuits of the world. A racing class for Minis began in New Zealand in 1972, with the advent of the Mini-7 formula. Until 1996, Mini-7’s raced with the 850cc engine, before changing to the current 1000cc motor. With the demise of the Mini-7 class in the North Island during the mid-1990’s, the multi-class format which we run today was formed. Many well known drivers have raced Minis at some time in New Zealand at some time.. Jim Richards, Kayne Scott, Angus Fogg and Jason Richards to name a few.