Coming off the team’s first win in TC America at Portland International Raceway the team is riding high and hopes to continue that success.

Rounds nine and ten of the SRO TC America series takes place this weekend at Watkins Glen International Raceway.

The 11-turn 3.4 mile road course has been very kind to the MINI JCW Team over the past few years. They’ve won the last two races they competed in at the track.

Mark Pombo was victorious last season when the team competed in IMSA. That win followed up a second place finish the year before. There’s no reason to think that won’t translate to another strong run this weekend when he’s behind the wheel of the #59 STEP MINI JCW.

Nate Norenberg looks to continue his progression this weekend as well. He’s been steadily improving every time out, leading to a podium finish at Portland.

The MINI JCW Team will have two additional entrants this time around.

Making his first appearance for the team and his first start in TC America is Tomas Mejia. He will be behind the wheel of the #62 Pledge to Humanity MINI JCW. The young driver will bring lots of excitement to the team.

Team owner Luis Perocarpi himself will be piloting the #61 STEP and MINI JCW.

This will be Perocarpi’s second time driving for the team he owns following last season’s finale at Road Atlanta.

He’s has had some recent success himself, visiting victory lane a few weeks ago while competing in a MINI at Trois-Rivières.

There will be two 40-minute races spread across two days. Race one takes place on Saturday August 31 at 4:55 PM EST. Race two is the following Sunday September 1 at 10:50 AM EST.

If you can’t make it out to the track you can catch the livestream at

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