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FSP / DSP (Street Prepared) What class would a JCW have to run in?

Old 02-01-2004, 12:56 PM
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I looked @ the various SCCA class set-up requirements, and if I read right, the JCW kit, which includes a pulley mod, would make the car eligible for only SM (street mod), where engine and suspension modding gets ultra expensive along w/ the radical weight reductions necessary to be at all competitive. Am I correct, or are there other class possibilities for a JCW S?
Old 02-01-2004, 01:28 PM
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As per the 2004 SCCA National Solo Rulebook, a John Cooper "Works" MINI Cooper S is in ASP. BUT, it is NOT listed under the cars Excluded from SM.

In ASP you'd be running with modded M3s, M Coupes, Corvettes, Vipers, a few Ferraris, S2000s, a ton of Lotus's, RX-7s, 911s, MR-2s. Pretty much the same crowd you'd see in SM or SM2.

Having said that, I really depends on who shows up in your region as to who your competition would be. At Divisional and National level, you can Bet those cars will be there.


Old 02-01-2004, 03:35 PM
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The reason the JCW car doesn't have a "Stock" or a normal "Street Prepared" classification is because the modifications done to the car are beyond what's allowed even in Street Prepared, hence the uncompetitive "A Street Prepared" designation.
Allowing it to run in Street Modified goes without saying since it's still a factory car and meets the very loose SM requirements.

As a matter of fact, to buy a JCW for SM would truly be a waste of money, since you would be able to do all of the same mods legally for a much less expensive price. Unless, you were going to keep the JCW stock and run SM, in which case the warranty would be the reason to do that.

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I'm running ASP and at least my first outing was a BLAST. Love dragon slaying....even though the dragons will win more often than not. Once I wear out my current tires (Victorracers) I'm gonna get me some serious road racing slicks. I should have learned (famous last words) to drive it a little better by then and we'll see.......BTW ASP is not really THAT modded.....no adjustable suspension links for instance, no big brakes.........beat a Vette last week!!! sure hope he shows up today!!! got my head handed to me by a mean RX7 AND an S2000........
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MCS with JCW kit runs in ASP

JCW kit MCS should run in SCCA solo 2 in ASP class but can also run in SM?
At a recent Solo II event the average time in:
ASP with three competitors was 62.5 seconds (Pax 22nd through 40th)
SM with 10 competitors was 61.8 seconds (Pax 4 drivers in the top 10)

All pulley upgraded MCSs should run in SM.

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I guess this is an ancient thread, but why isn't JCW considered a stock option on a stock car, since you can buy the car with JCW. as an extreme point, the MCS GP doesn't come without JCW.
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Try looking at a newer thread...

The 06 JCW is in B Stock as is the GP. The dealer installed JCW kits (05 and 04?) are legal in DSP and STX
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