Road Racing News

Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Mike Minns

Son of vastly respected Sidecar racer Ken Minns, 2012 Junior Manx Grand Prix runner-up Mike Minns is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News growing in popularity, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Multi times a top five finisher at England’s only pure roads circuit, his answers to the Scarborough themed set of questions are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“Many moons ago, was about 17 years old just going to watch with everybody else and enjoying it and then wanting to do it from then.”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“Been able to hang out with your friends, have a good racing weekend when the weather’s good, just everything.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Probably got to say the Esses at the top if you gotta pick one, it just feels good been able to see the spectators been close to you, that gives you a real close feel to road racing.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“I’ve finished in the top five a couple of times but I’ve always liked riding the mini twins and I’ve always had good results on them.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Probably gotta say Davey Bell been somebody I hang out with, one of my mates, I’ve got a lot of respect for.”

Q6: Is there one machine in particular that you would like to race at Scarborough?

“I think it’s gotta be a Honda Six, Mike Hailwood Honda Six.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Slot machines, down on the seafront, part of the fun on a Saturday night.”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Probably the same again (Question 5), Davey Bell.”

Words by Stevie Rial