Weekend Adventures: Sebring With SCCA

Who doesn’t love a good hot hatch? Want to check out MINI’s performance-tuned version of their Mini Cooper? Editorial Director David S. Wallens will be driving a MINI John Cooper Works car in the SCCA PDX event at Sebring International Raceway this Saturday. Happen to be at or near this event? Drop by, look for a new, red MINI Cooper, and say hello.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/10/16 1:35 p.m.

And, yes, that photo wasn't taken at Sebring.

Who can guess the facility pictured?

stafford1500
stafford1500 Reader
6/10/16 2:38 p.m.

AMP...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/10/16 2:39 p.m.
stafford1500 wrote: AMP...

Nope.

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
6/10/16 3:28 p.m.

PBIR?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/10/16 7:29 p.m.
jstein77 wrote: PBIR?

Also no.

My only hint, although it's not much of one: I have driven at this facility and can vouch for the photo's authenticity.

revrico
revrico HalfDork
6/10/16 7:44 p.m.

Road Atlanta?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/10/16 7:48 p.m.

No, not Road Atlanta. Awesome track, though.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/10/16 7:57 p.m.

And hello, Sebring. I would have gotten here earlier but I had to drive through a tsunami. So I stopped and ate dinner.

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
6/11/16 5:19 p.m.

I saw that big red spot over Sebring on the radar map yesterday. I was commenting about how we renamed it See-Rain because every time we went there, we saw rain.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/11/16 7:14 p.m.

There was a ton of standing water in Sebring when I arrived yesterday. Aside from a few drops, our sessions were dry. (Small confession: I skipped the final session because it was time to head home.)

The MINI JCW was amazing. It never got hot, never complained. Even the tires look good. Plus we passed people.

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