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SCCA Classes the GP

Each month the SCCA issues a monthly newsletter, called the Fastrack, with rules updates that have been accepted.  Included in the March Fastrack was notice of the acceptance of a petition to include the GP in D Street Prepared (DSP).  

Page 42, Item 23, Street Prepared: Add new listings, effective immediately upon publication, as follows: Mini Cooper S JCW GP DSP (same line as current Cooper S listing) (ref. 06-345)

MotoringFile Analysis

  • The good news is that SCCA has now provided GP owners with a formal class to run in for Solo (autocross) events. 
  • The downside is that, given the permitted modifications in Street Prepared, GP owners should not expect to be competitive in DSP without a lot of modification.  Still though DSP is now a legal class for the GP to run in.
  • The GP as of yet is not classed in a “stock” class, but that too may come if a petition is put before the rules board. Given that the rules change was to include the GP with the listing already in place for the JCW MCS in DSP, there may be hope for the GP to eventually be accepted into B-Stock with the JCW MCS.
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Written By: Dave

  • robble

    So where is the 2007 S model going to be classed? Still G stock? cross fingers

  • http://www.northamericanmotoring.com Dave

    I haven’t seen the R56 classed in a Fastrack yet, but all indications I’ve seen say that the R56 will stay in H-Stock (MC) and G-Stock (MCS) with the R50 and R53. Again though, I haven’t seen anything official from SCCA saying that.

  • Siddhartha

    Yeah well. I still wanna see some GPs on the track. SoCalMini talks the talk, but can he walk the walk . . . ?

  • R56LVR

    A GP on OEM 18s and runflats will quickly fade into your rear view, Sid.

  • robble
    A GP on OEM 18s and runflats will quickly fade into your rear view, Sid.

    you’ve never driven one have you?

    I’m really not interested in your answer either.

  • robble

    r56lvr – I meant the above as an answer to what I initially saw as trolling, but then realized maybe Sid has a super MINI and you were comparing the GP to that. IF that’s the case then apologies.

  • http://www.northamericanmotoring.com Dave

    Just for the record, I have been on the track with Sid. He has a very nice JCW that has been modded some and he’s a real hotshoe on the track.

  • R56LVR

    Robble – Glad to see you are on Troll Patrol. (Sort of like those Rent-a-Cops that patrol gated communities…) Keep up the good work.

    Sid has a well prepared JCW, but more important, is a solid driver.

  • Bud

    Aside from the Wicks NAMCC series and the miniscule MINI participation in SCCA events where can I find large scale MINI racing — both domestic and abroad?

    Those motorers that had the foresight to latch on to a GP when they were available now possess a very enviable treasure that may be eclipsed performance-wise in the near term, but unlikely to be aesthetically upstaged by its successors very soon.

  • Bud

    I should have specified in my question actual track/road course circuit racing and not auto-cross/rally racing.

  • SoCal_Mini

    Oh Sid… always trying to get a rise, not gonna bite though. I’m having fun with the GP even on the run flats – I’ll let you know how it does this weekend at the BMWCCA AutoX – I’m not running SCCA at this point.

  • ahamos

    The GP will not be competitive on stock tires, but on DOT-R’s, it might have a shot.

    I’ve gotta say, in preparing my Spec Miata, I never figured I’d be competing against MINIs again. Most of the locals who race JCW MCS’s run in STX.

  • robble
    Robble – Glad to see you are on Troll Patrol. (Sort of like those Rent-a-Cops that patrol gated communities…) Keep up the good work.

    yep, I got a mad modded golf cart too =)


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