July 25, 2022
This was one of the most exciting events Allsports Grand Prix has ever hosted. Mini of Sterling sponsored a three-hour event for Mini owners, their families, and employees from the dealership. There were about 125 people in attendance all enjoying great food brought to us by Lansdowne Resort, and exciting kart racing on our indoor track.
Mini owners from all
around were here to show off their cars and mingle with other Mini owners.
The atmosphere resembled a large family picnic. Everyone was laughing
and having a good time. Our owner, Francois Duret, and the Service Director
of Mini of Sterling, Chuck Joffe, drove a Mini around the track several
times to the delight of the guests. Watching him take those turns and
accelerating down the straight was quite a sight. Some of the guests were
lucky enough to actually sit in the passenger seat while he took some
laps. I’m sure it was an experience to remember for those who rode
along side of these two.
After everyone had
finished eating their dinner, it was off to get suited up and briefed
for the main race. Eight 10-driver races were run to determine the finalists
for the championship race. These guys and gals were tearing up the track,
the fastest lap time for the event was a blistering 22.3 seconds! It was
a cutthroat competition the whole way, but unfortunately, there can be
only one winner. The first 3 finishers of the championship race were celebrated
on the podium and awarded trophies. The congratulatory applause and the
dizzying amount of flash photography that ensued made this resemble a
Formula 1 podium celebration.
were discussing the race and the different strategies they implemented
to try and get ahead. All of the drivers were great sports and really
made this event a night to remember. Everything ran smooth and without
a hitch, and we at Allsports Grand Prix were very fortunate to have Mini
of Sterling as our guests.