March 17, 2017

Mooresville, NC 28117

M7 SPEED partners with LAP MOTORSPORTS for 2017

M7 Speed announced today that they have partnered with LAP Motorsports (LMS) for the 2017 Sonora Off-Road Rally event. LAP Motorsports has expanded their successful IMSA racing program into the Dakar-like off-road world of rally motorsports.  The Sonora Rally will take place March 21-25 and will be four days of hardcore off-road rally style racing in Mexico's beautiful Sonora Desert.

LAP MOtorsports R60 Lifted MINI Cooper Countryman   LAP MOtorsports R60 Lifted MINI Cooper Countryman

M7 Speed, the premier MINI Cooper performance company will provide product and technical support to LAP Motorsports for this and future events. M7 owner Mark Catania says “This relationship with LMS will help our company grow in new directions and get new products and technology to our performance minded customers sooner. When involved with a quality race team like LMS everyone wins.”

LAP Motorsports team owner and driver Luis Perocarpi will pilot a modified street legal 2013 MINI Cooper Countryman S R60 AWD in this Dakar qualifier.  The car is basically stock except for a complete outfitting of M7 Speed Off-Road adventure motoring products for the Countryman.  This includes the M7 2” lift kit, Monster Strut Tower brace, Extra Heavy Duty MAXX-G Rear Camber Links and the newly released under belly aluminum skid plate.  The car build went very quick and smooth.  All M7 products are designed to be 100% bolt-on with no modifications, drilling or welding required.

After the build was completed in a few short days Luis said “The parts from M7 will make our MINI Countryman bulletproof and give us an advantage over our competition.  The quality of the stuff is amazing…..equal or better to what we use on our Continental Tire Series MINI Team.”

LAP Motorsports is the factory backed MINI Cooper Race Team competing in the IMSA Continental Tire Series with a fleet of Generation 3 F56 MINI Coopers.  Winning the 2017 opening round at Daytona is a great start to the 2017 racing season in the Street Tuning class.

LAP MOtorsports R60 Lifted MINI Cooper Countryman

M7 Speed is the world leader in MINI Cooper adventure motoring and ultimate performance products. Priding itself in exceptional customer service and product innovation, the company is focused on engineering and producing high quality, easy to install performance aftermarket parts. M7 Speed is located at the epicenter of North American motorsports in Mooresville, North Carolina which is also known as Race City USA. The Company’s products are distributed worldwide through an extensive dealer network and direct retail sales. Visit us at

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