Details on MINI JCW Team’s TCR Future

Beginning with the 2018 season the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) will have a third class hitting the track. That class will be TCR and future 4-door turbo charged vehicles. As we’ve covered before LAP Motorsports (aka the MINI JCW Team) began work on a 4-door hardtop earlier this year. Sportscar365 released a feature in…

Race Results: 2017 Road America 120

A race that began with excitement from MINI fans ends in disappointment after IMSA’s questionable call. The Road America 120, round seven of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) began with light rain. The MINI JCW Team wasn’t too concerned about this though as they saw the rain as an advantage for the team. The…

Qualifying Results: Three MINIs in Top Four at Road America

As today’s early practice session showed the MINIs did indeed have some speed when the weather stayed clear. Times picked up dramatically and the 73 led the session with the 37 in third. Qualifying immediately followed practice and the MINI JCW Team showed that the recent loss in boost due to BoP wasn’t going to…

Practice Results: 2017 Road America 120

Road America has experienced plenty of rainy weather today limiting practice time. The fastest teams in the ST class were putting in lap times in the 2:44 range. The fastest time of any JCW was a 2:46.496 put in by James Vance in the second practice session. Qualifying will take place at 11:45 AM tomorrow and…

Event Schedule: Road America 120

After a tough race last outing the MINI JCW Team will be looking to bounce back strong in round seven of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. This round takes place at Road America in beautiful Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. There will be three practice sessions spread out over the two days in addition to qualifying and…

MINI Fans Descend Upon Lime Rock Park

Apparently MINI race fans came out in force at Lime Rock Park. Kurt Heiden at MotoringFile has a great write up of the fan experience at the track. In addition to the write up they have a couple of awesome videos, one of a hot lap around the track with team owner Luis Perocarpi behind…

SlipSteam Interviews MINI JCW Team Drivers

Slipstream Network has recently done a couple of interviews with our favorite MINI JCW Team drivers. The first interview is from three weeks ago: Mat Pombo and Derek Jones talk to SportsCar America about their victory at Watkins Glen for MINIJCW/LAP Motorsports, and the significance of the 1-2 MINI finish with Mark Pombo in the…

Race Results: Lime Rock Park 120

Lime Rock Park was the setting for round six of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC). The 1.5 mile high speed course results in lap times just under a minute. To the Back Qualifying showed that the field was pretty well balanced. The top nine ST cars were separated by less than a second and…

Qualifying Results: Lime Rock Park 120

Practice and Qualifying took place today for the Lime Rock Park 120. Lime Rock Park is a 1.5 mile bull ring beloved by drivers. The tracks size and speed lead to quick lap times that come in at just under a minute for the leaders. Derek Jones put in a lap of 59.792, good enough…