After winning the Championship in the Street Tuner class of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series in 2018, LAP Motorsports is once again taking then MINI JCW Team racing again. With IMSA ending the SportsCar Challenge the team is moving over to the Touring Car A (TCA) Class of the 2019 TC America. The first race weekend of 2019 kicks off at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on March 1, 2019 just outside of Austin, Texas.
“As we enter into our fifth year partnering with Luis Perocarpi and LAP Motorsports, we’re thrilled to take the MINI JCW team into TC America for 2019,” said Patrick McKenna, Department Head, MINI Product Planning and Consumer Events. “Given the incredibly hard work and success the team has achieved over the last few years, John Cooper can rest easy knowing his namesake racing team continues to exemplify the racing spirit he started almost 60 years ago.”
One of the coolest parts about the team was it’s connection to MINI service centers around the nation. Once again technicians from MINI dealerships all over the country will help to support the team throughout the entire season as part of the MINI Service Technicians Education Program (STEP).
“The entire LAP Motorsports team is incredibly excited to continue our partnership with MINI,” said Luis Perocarpi, team owner, LAP Motorsports. “I used to race Classic Minis with my father and uncle, so owning and running this race team has been an absolute dream come true. We can’t wait to tackle the challenges that await us in 2019.”