Press release


Clay Williams secures 2nd and 3rd place finishes in TC class of TC America series

Woodcliff Lake, NJ,  September 27, 2022. MINI USA and the MINI John Cooper Works Team, who ran five MINI race cars for the first time at Sebring International Raceway this weekend in the 2022 SRO TC America series, secured two podiums at the famed central Florida race track. Clay Williams raced the #60 MINI JCW Pro to a 3rd place finish in Race 1 on Saturday and a 2nd place finish in Race 2 on Sunday in the Touring Car (TC) class.
The Brownsburg, Ind. -based LAP Motorsports team, which operates the MINI JCW Team, brought five total cars to the track this weekend after rebuilding two MINI JCW team cars that were badly damaged last season. The two cars were rebuilt by the LAP team at the headquarters in Indianapolis and MINI service technicians training in the collision center at BMW University Group training center at BMW Plant Spartanburg.
“We faced some challenges this weekend at Sebring, but the team powered through and fought to the end like we always do,” said Luis Perocarpi, team owner, LAP Motorsports. “It was great to put Clay Williams and the JCW Pro back on the podium once again. We look forward to a great final race of the season at our home track next month.”
Williams was joined by regular teammates Cristian Perocarpi in the #61 MINI JCW and PJ Groenke in the #62 MINI JCW running in the Touring Car A (TCA) class, alongside MINI Canada’s Alain Lauziere in the #63 MINI JCW and MINI JCW team owner Luis Perocarpi in the #64 MINI JCW, who got behind the wheel of a LAP Motorsports MINI JCW race car for the first time since the 2019 season at Watkins Glen International.
The MINI John Cooper Works race team has been showing their strenght and talent throughout the season heading in to the last race weekend before the championship. Clay Williams piloted the #60 MINI Pro to two podium finishes in the season opener at Sonoma and a win at NOLA Motorsports Park. The team also took two podiums at VIR, two wins at Watkins Glen and a full sweep of both TC and TCA classes at Road America.
The 2022 SRO TC America series championship is scheduled for October 7 – 9 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

2022 SRO TC America
  • April 15 – 17:                     Sonoma Raceway (COMPLETE)
  • May 20 – 22:                      New Orleans Motorsports Park (COMPLETE)
  • June 17 – 19:                     Virginia International Raceway (COMPLETE)
  • July 22 – 24:                      Watkins Glen International (COMPLETE)
  • August 19 – 21:                 Road America (COMPLETE)
  • September 23 – 25:           Sebring International Raceway (COMPLETE)
  • October 7– 9:                     Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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

MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand. The authorized MINI USA dealer organization is represented by a network of 115 locations comprised of 105 MINI full passenger car sales and service dealers and 10 service exclusive outlets located throughout the US.  MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops. Since then, the MINI Brand in the U.S. has grown to encompass a model range of five unique vehicles.
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