Some people have asked what is involved in installing the NM Power Module and have asked for an install video. After speaking to Jerry at NM Engineering, he put together the following video to take all the guesswork out of an already simple procedure:
Big thanks to Jerry for putting this video together!
It was a hard fought day at Laguna Seca! The MINI JCW Team battled through spins, flat tires and penalties to finish 14th (#73), 21st (#52) and 23rd (#37). Early on, the #37 MINI driven by Ethan Low really was showing some promise battling through the field to get as high as 4th. Unfortunately, later in the race, the #37 would be parked for accidentally engaging reverse gear while in the pits. The #73 MINI had a scary incident when it spun after having a slight off. Luckily no one hit the MINI and all was well. The #52 MINI did not spend too much time outside of the 20s today. The car seemed to not have quite as much speed as the other 2 MINIs. On the plus side, no MINIs ran out of braking power today ;).
If you want to read a very nice detailed summary of the race, check out the race results article over at MINIRaceFan.com. Eddie over there put together a very nice post-race report. Also, if you didn’t get a chance to catch the action live today, it will be re-broadcasted May 8th on FS1 at 8:00am ET.
I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t seen the pictures but it looks like the #73 MINI fell victim yesterday to another surprise boot spoiler deployment lol. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen today in the race!!
The Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge race from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca can be live streamed on IMSA.com today, April 30th at 4:25pm ET. Ethan Low was able to qualify 8th for today’s race in the #37 MINI which is a big improvement from where the team unloaded this week. The #73 MINI will start 18th and the #52 MINI will start 23rd. If you can’t watch today, it will be broadcast May 8th on FS1 at 8:00am ET.
BTW – I stumbled across a great MIN race site that follows the team closely – http://www.miniracefan.com/. Check it out if you have a chance!
After many months of requests from various fans of the MINI JCW Team, you can now officially order your very own MINI JCW Team Jerseys!! Available in Mens or Ladies cuts, the jerseys feature the MINI John Cooper Works Racing Team logo on the front and a graphic of the 3 LAP Motorsports MINIs on the back.
* Dye-sublimated T-shirt with full color coverage
* Imprint will never fade or crack
* 100% Performance Polyester
* Lightweight, breathable mock-mesh finish
* Moisture wicking with 50+UV protection
* Machine wash cold, dry low, no bleach
* Made in the USA
All adult sizes are $48.00 with free shipping within the US.
Get ready folks! The on-track action is about to heat up and the MINI JCW Team just may surprise you with what they will be able to do this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Last year the team posted a top 10 finish with the non-JCW Cooper S brakes. Now that the team has a proper OEM JCW brake system on the MINIs, it is showtime!! I can’t wait to see what the LAP Motorsports guys put together on Saturday. Hopefully this year they can improve with a top 5 finish, and even a win!
Let me start off by saying – I have no intentions of getting rid of my 2016 MINI Cooper S!! I love my MINI and I plan on driving it for a long time and remaining an active member of the MINI enthusiast community. As mentioned in my previous post, we also plan on keeping my wife’s 2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman in the family for my son to use once he gets his driver’s license. He will be getting his learner’s permit in 2019 so we have a few years to figure out exactly what we are going to do, but there is no harm in seeing what’s out there, right?Continue reading Test Drive: Tesla Model S→
When Sir Alec Issigonis designed the original Mini, with its front wheel drive, transverse-engine and space saving features, he influenced an entire industry that would change the future of the auto industry. His goal was to produce efficient, affordable transportation for the masses. The Mini proved to be a huge success that still exists today.Continue reading Is Tesla The New MINI ?→
For those following the LAP Motorsports JCW MINI Race Team, you undoubtedly know that the JCW MINIs the team has been racing has not been allowed to use the OEM JCW Brembo brakes on their cars. Instead they were required to use standard Cooper S brakes, which are MUCH smaller. Thankfully this week, IMSA approved the JCW brake kit for the team to use!!!!!
If there is one thing I would have liked as an option with the F56 is a smaller sized key fob. The standard key fob is HUGE and oddly shaped. A few of us over at North American Motoring have been discussing options since last year and thanks to the beauty of 3D printing, a viable solution looks to be available!!User “devries“ from the Netherlands designed this key fob cover in his 3D studio and uploaded the design to ShapeWays.com so that we all can order one! It is available for $7.50 in 11 different colors/finishes and looks to be a pretty good fit. There currently is a promo code over at ShapeWays.com that gets you $10 off your first order. Just use promo code “a9fau” to receive your discount and you pretty much get this key fob for free (just pay a couple dollars in shipping)!