Team Octane Joins CTSC with MINI JCW

Round 4 of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) has a special treat for MINI race fans. Team Octane will be joining the circuit this week in an orange clad MINI JCW. This will give fans a total of 4 MINIs to cheer for at Watkins Glen. Team Octane may be new to CTSC but…

Event Schedule: Continental Tire 120 at Watkins Glen

The long break between rounds three and four of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is coming to an end. The Continental Tire 120 at Watkins Glen will take place this weekend with events spread out over three days. There will be three practice sessions in addition to qualifying and the main event. You can watch…

Meet and Greet at Watkins Glen

It’s been a long time since our last post but fret not, we’re still dedicated to covering the MINI JCW Team. There just wasn’t a lot of news during the super long break between rounds 3 and 4 of the CTSC season. That break is coming to an end and there’s some extra good news…

MINI JCW Team Watkins Glen Post-Race Report

The MINI JCW Team has posted up an excellent post-race report for Watkins Glen. They discuss the amazing qualifying session. The qualifying session on Friday was truly a nail biter, as cars 73 and 52, driven by Derek Jones and James Vance respectively, fiercely fought for pole position.  It came down to the last lap…

Race Results: Continental Tire 150 at the Glen

The fourth round of the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge started with a couple early cautions.  But once the Continental Tire 150 at the Glen settled down the MINIs showed that their qualifying runs were no fluke as they would run toward the front throughout the first hour and a half. Unfortunately the #37 JCW experienced more…

It’s Race Day!

The long nine week wait is over and it’s time for the MINI JCW Team to hit the track once again. Round four of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge takes place today at Watkins Glen International Raceway. You can watch the race live at IMSA.tv.  Don’t miss it!

Watkins Glen Qualifying Results

MINIs sweep the front row! On a wet track at Watkins Glen International the handling of the MINI JCWs shined through. It was an exciting qualifying session and the pole position swapped hands many times throughout. It came down to the last lap when at first the #52 being driven by James Vance grabbed the top…

Watkins Glen Practice 2 Results

The second practice session at Watkins Glen International is over and  there was some marked improvement. The top running JCW was the #37 car with Ethan Low behind the wheel. He put in a lap of 2:08.001, more than 2 seconds faster than his best lap in practice 1. That placed him 15th out of…

Watkins Glen Practice 1 Results

The first practice session at Watkins Glen International is over and it wasn’t the best for the MINI JCW Team. The top running JCW was the #73 car with Derek Jones behind the wheel. He put in a lap of 2:09.836 good enough for 18th out of the 27 cars in class, just over 3…