Cooper S win­ner Jeffs grad­u­ates to JCW Minis

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Mini Chal­lenge Cooper S Class cham­pion Scott Jeffs will move into the top JCW di­vi­sion for just his sec­ond sea­son of rac­ing this year.

Jeffs took six wins on his way to the Cooper S Class ti­tle last year, aboard a pri­vately run 1.6-litre tur­bocharged R56 car. For this sea­son he has in­vested in a new two-litre Gen 3 F56, which he will again run a pri­va­teer en­try.

The 19-year-old from Strat­ford upon Avon was a reg­u­lar in Bri­tish Su­per One karting prior to grad­u­at­ing to car rac­ing last sea­son.

“I did eight years of karting be­fore get­ting the Mini, and I didn’t ex­pect last sea­son to go as well as it did in truth,” said Jeffs.

“The JCW is a nat­u­ral step up for this year, although it will be a steep learn­ing curve. It’s a proper rac­ing car – built from the ground up. Us­ing the se­quen­tial gear­box and get­ting used to the ex­tra power is a big chal­lenge. But I want to be fight­ing for top five fin­ishes and podi­ums by the end of the year.”

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