MINI USA and the MINI John Cooper Works Team continued their excellent performance streak in the 2023 SRO TC America, trouncing the competition with three first place finishes at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) this weekend, as the 2023 race season crosses the halfway mark. Clay Williams swept the weekend for his fourth consecutive win in four races, showing his mastery of the #60 MINI JCW PRO to dominate the Touring Car (TC) class, and maintaining his current place as leader in the Driver’s Championship in the TC class. P.J. Groenke, driving the #62 MINI JCW, took home his first victory of the season with a first place finish in Race 2 for the Touring Car A (TCA) class.

The Brownsburg, Ind. -based LAP Motorsports team, which operates the MINI JCW Team, was supported this weekend by four qualified MINI Dealer technicians, working alongside the team during practice, qualifying and race days as part of the MINI Technician Race Crew Program. The four dealer technicians are from dealers in the Southern and Eastern Regions, including one each from Flow MINI in Winston-Salem, N.C., MINI of West Chester in West Chester, Pa., and two from Hendrick MINI in Charlotte, N.C. Each of them supported the team for the entire weekend at Virginia International Raceway. The race team relies on the skill and knowledge of the technicians that work, day to day on MINI, to bring that expertise to the track.

JCW Race Team
SRO America VIR 2023

“It’s an incredible feeling to come away with so many first place finishes in one race weekend,” said Luis Perocarpi, team owner, LAP Motorsports. “This team continues to impress me, and I’m so excited to see what we can achieve through the remainder of the season.”

JCW Race Team
SRO America VIR 2023

This performance is a step up from the success seen last season at VIR, where Clay Williams took third place in Race 1 and Cristian Perocarpi took third place in Race 2. The team finished last season as the runner up for the Manufacturer’s Championship in both the Touring Car (TC) and Touring Car A (TCA) classes. Clay Williams, driver of the #60 MINI JCW Pro, also finished the 2022 season in 2nd place in the Driver’s Championship in the TC class.

The next race of the 2023 SRO TC America series is August 18 – 20 at Road America in Plymouth, Wis.

2023 SRO TC America Schedule

March 30 – April 2:             Sonoma Raceway – COMPLETE

April 28 – 30:                       NOLA Motorsports Park – COMPLETE

May 19 – 21:                      Circuit of the Americas – COMPLETE

June 16 – 18:                     Virginia International Raceway – COMPLETE

August 18 – 20:                  Road America

September 22 – 24:           Sebring International Raceway

October 5 – 8:                    Indianapolis Motor Speedway