29th April 2014
Race Success for NWBIB Sponsored Driver.
Dan Wheeler celebrated victory at the 2014 Dunlop Mini Miglia Challenge opener at Castle Combe this Easter weekend (21 April). Driving Peter Baldwin's 2013 title-winning car, Dan produced the second fastest lap in qualifying. Going into the race Dan raced wheel to wheel with Kane Astin for the opening laps, and as Rupert Deeth climbed from 15th to second, Dan raced the last laps with Rupert on his boot lid, but held strong making it to the top step of the podium in race one.
Dan went on to qualify first for race two. A multi-car coming-together on the first lap at Quarry stopped the race. With Kane Astin taking the lead on the re-start, Dan recovered well after being sent off the track once more, battling with David Drew and James Coulson to finish fourth.
Dan Wheeler said, "Having driven an uncompetitive car many years ago, Peter Baldwin's retirement and the opportunity to drive his title-winning car was too good an opportunity to miss! Thank you to my sponsors ProJob Swedish Workwear, Dread, NWBIB, and RSM for making this possible. I look forward to continuing my winning streak!"
The weekend's results see Dan leading the championship by one point as the championship heads to Brands Hatch for the second round on 10th/11th May.
To keep up-to-date with Dan's progress visit www.mini7.co.uk.
2014 race calendar
15 June, Thruxton
12 July, Oulton Park
24 August, Donington Park
14 September, Croft
Dan Wheeler is proudly sponsored by:
Projob, Swedish designers and manufacturers of hard-wearing and functional working clothes
Dread, suppliers of high quality promotional clothing, workwear and business gifts