The 2020 Mini Super Twos season drew to a close at Birmingham Wheels Raceway on 31st October, with one final titled trophy up for grabs, the Hook Norton Brewery Autumn Cup.
Once again junior and senior drivers and crews braved changeable weather throughout the day to put on another great show in one of the final meetings of 2020 at the revitalised Birmingham track. The Junior Super Twos drivers have been fast all season, with the youngsters racing hard while showing respect for their rivals and cars as they signed off the year in style. Heat 1 went to #45 Jacob Skipper from #21 Ruby Smith and #46 Danny Skipper. Not to be outdone #46 Danny took the second heat from #45 and #409 Jack Rollett with the Skipper boys then going on to take first and second in the Final, Danny the winner from Jacob as #217 Joss Dent claimed third.
In the adult class #300 Tristan Jackson won the first heat from #70 Rob Dance and #16 Courtney Smith, with Dance and Smith trading places and putting the bumpers in to each other all the way through the race. #405 Rob Skipper and #160 Jacques West rounded out the top five. Heat two saw Steve Kinton in the #H1 car and Rob Skipper line up on the first row, allowing Skipper to lead in the early stages. Jackson spun in the exit of turn two after Dance put his bumper into the #300 car as Dance took the lead from Skipper soon after. Dance held the lead for the rest of the race while Courtney Smith finished second from Jackson who recovered well from his spin earlier on.
With the grid for the Hook Norton Brewery-sponsored Final decided by the total points from the heat races, Dance started from Pole with Jackson on the outside, as Smith and Skipper filled out the second row. Dance took the early lead with Smith taking second on the exit from turn two on the first lap. Smith put the bumper in to Dance on the way out of turn four, forcing the pair wide as Jackson seized the opportunity to grab second place again as the leaders went on to the second lap. Jackson and Dance then tangled through the second turn with West and Steve Kinton also getting caught in the melee. With the yellow flags waved and the need for the marshalls to rescue the stranded cars, race control ordered a full restart with Jackson taking the lead again this time from Smith. After a spirited battle between Jackson and Smith, Jackson (pictured above) began to pull a gap from the rest of the field and went on unchallenged to take the win from Smith and West.
Once again the Mini Super Twos demonstrated how the formula has progressed with very respectable speeds from all of our drivers across the day. The drivers and series officials would like to extend their sincerest thanks to Hook Norton Brewery, Globe Vehicle Hire and Sales, Reliance Auto Test and Neil Dodson for sponsoring and supporting us for this meeting.