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)

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  • 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.