The JCW Challenge has now become the “MINI Challenge”. Earlier this year Mike Cooper sold the rights of the racing series in the UK to a company called Total Track Ltd.. As part of the change over, the series made a subtle name change going from “the John Cooper Challenge” to simply “the MINI Challenge”. The 2006 season will feature 16 rounds, eight events, and three separate titles. There are also been a few rumors of the series (or something similar) eventually making it’s way onto US TV via the Speed Channel. Hopefully we’ll have more on that in the near future.

You can check it all out at the new official home of the series And for those who like to get straight to the details, you can download the 2006 prospectus here.


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