The MINI JCW Team began their journey in the SRO TC America series this past weekend at the Circuit of the Americas. Being their first races in TC America you might have expected there to be some growing pains. But that was not the case. 

The practice sessions showed that the MINI JCW Team had the speed to keep up with the competition. And they proved it was no fluke as both drivers had strong runs throughout the weekend.

Veteran team driver Mark Pombo guided the #59 STEP MINI JCW to two podium finishes. Pombo started race one back in sixth place before quickly working his way to the front. Holding off a hard charging Mazda, Pombo was able to cross the line in second.

Race two saw Pombo starting in second position, which he held throughout the entire race, staying in the mirrors of the eventual race winner. 

Nate Norenberg was behind the wheel of the #60 Lincoln Tech MINI JCW. He started race one in seventh position, challenging for a top five finish at times before finishing where he started.

Norenberg spent both his races in the thick of the battle. The tough competition in TCA saw him swapping positions time and time again. He improved upon his performance in race two where he finished fifth.

Next Event
The second round of events for the TC America series takes place on the weekend of April 26th-28th at Virginia International Raceway.

About the MINI JCW Team
The MINI JCW Team, operated by LAP Motorsports (@lapmotorsports), drives MINI’s most powerful Hardtop ever in the two-door John Cooper Works. The team competes in the fiercely competitive SRO TC America Series. For additional information please visit or email