I posted on the other thread by race2win. Here's that post and his response: Quote: Originally Posted by GreyLens race2win, Thanks for this thread. I'm a dedicated MINI JCW pilot starting my third year of autox. I stumbled across your thread looking for ideas. I had a "STX Prep" thread on Motoring Alliance last year for MINI drivers that several folks found useful. I started one a couple of weeks ago for 2012 referencing your thread. Here's mine: http://www.motoringalliance.com/foru...tml#post113110 Though I'm not really planning on going to Nationals this year I like to think I will one day. Not a single MINI was entered in STX at the Nationals and the R56 is certainly not an ideal platform for STX. So I really like your effort to take the "underdog" E30 as far as you can go. Way cool! Much of your discussion and ideas are applicable to our little beasts so I thought I'd just let you know some of us are paying attention. Good work." race2win's response: some encouraging words for the JCW.... Welcome, thanks so much for the kind words! A couple of minor corrections though... As much as I would love to say I have won a National Championship, it's not so. I have won National Tours & Pro Solos, the traveling series that goes around the country all year, but believe it or not in my 20 year career I have never made the trip to the National Championships. I also wanted to point out that there was an E30 325i just like mine at Lincoln last year, it was driven by Doug Hitchcock, a member here (110stx). I must say that I apologize...I left out the Mini S on my list of potential "cars-to-have" for STX. Definitely do NOT give up hope on the Mini's potential to succeed, that car has all the right ingredients to do VERY well! This is what makes STX so great...the vast array of different cars that have a chance at winning. The Mini is most likely going to be a course-dependant car like the E30, they are light & pretty narrow, & they turn very well. Fat Cat Motorsports, the Miata Bilstien Guru, just finished building the suspension for a Mini JCW in STX that will be competing locally. So it appears my region may be one to watch this year as we will have many different top-prepped cars such as my E30, an E36 325is, RX8, Mazdaspeed3, Boss Mustang, & a couple WRX's ...& those are just the cars I know of! Our first event is Feb 19th at the Oakland Colesium, even though my suspension will most likely not be done yet, I cannot wait! It is worth following his thread I posted in the beginning of this thread.