The Mini Super Twos drivers and teams braved the "Beast from the East: Part 2" during a very cold, windy and challenging night at Arlington Stadium on 17th March. With relentless sleet and freezing temperatures the formula delivered more competitive two-wide and three-wide racing through both heats and the Final, the night's most notable incident being a multi-car accident in the first turn during the opening laps of the Final. Some drivers were not as lucky as others and high attrition rates meant only five drivers were running at the chequered flag. #81 Paul Cook and #24 took a heat win apiece and #515 Craig Driscoll took the Final in what must be one of the best races in Mini Super Twos history.
A large crowd was on hand two weeks later at Aldershot Raceway, with the formula supporting an Easter Sunday bill of Superstox, Bangers, 2 Litre Hot Rods and the ever-popular Caravan Bangers. #24 Neil Dodson followed up his podium in the Final at Arlington by winning the first heat of the day at Aldershot and #33 Ollie Dance taking the second heat. The Final saw #70 Rob Dance take the win with son Ollie in the runner-up position and Dodson taking home more silverware in third.
With the opening two meetings of the 2018 Mini Super Twos Championship done and dusted attention now focuses on the forthcoming round at Yarmouth Stadium on 15th April, the first of nine dates at the seaside venue this year. Felixstowe-based Dodson is 14 points clear of Paul Cook in the National Points Championship, and 2017 National Championship winner Rob Dance in third with Ollie Dance and Dan Boys rounding out the top five.
The Mini Super Twos team welcome several new drivers to the formula this year, including Chris Gilfoy and Kayleigh Glover. 2018 looks set to be another year of growth and fun racing for the Mini Super Twos.