OX4Racing

MINI Plant Oxford's Race Team

About OX4Racing

OX4Racing are based right at the home of MINI production at Plant Oxford. With over 1000 cars produced every day… where better to position a race team.​

As a team, we know a thing or two about MINI’s. From production to racing, with our principles and work ethic shaped by one of the world's best automotive brands, we know how to perform in a high-pressure environment.​

OX4Racing are MINI’s special branch when it comes to bespoke motorsport projects, from the creation of the JCW Challenge Edition, or the FIA Formula E Safety Car to the next generation of MINI Challenge race car, OX4Racing are shaping the future when it comes to everything MINI.

Upcoming Races - Provisional 2022 Calendar

OX4 Mini in pit stop

21 - 24 April

Donington Park

Mini's racing on track

13 - 15 May

Brands Hatch Indy

People and Mini's on grid

10 -12 June

Oulton Park Island

Minis on the race track

29 - 31 July

Knockhill

Mini Open Door 2

12 - 14 August

Snetterton 300

Front of Mini

23 - 25 September

Silverstone National

three mini's on track

7 - 9 October

Brands Hatch GP

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Meet the Team

Jim Loukes

Team Principal & Driver

Jim has been part of OX4Racing since 1997, before some of our team members were even born. Jim has been racing in the JCW class regularly since 2015 and always makes sure the car is at the sharp end of the grid whenever possible.   

As Team Principal, Jim has a lot of responsibility to ensure that the car and team are always presented to an exceptionally high standard, and that OX4Racing and MINI Plant Oxford are working together to always achieve their goals.  

Jon Light

Team Manager

Jon has been part of OX4Racing coming up for 5 years now and has become the Team Manager. Jon looks after the day to day running of the team, controls budgets, ensures race weekends run smoothly and is a main contact point for the team. A regular at race weekends and late evenings in the workshop, and on Instagram… Jon’s knowledge of the JCW, and how to take it apart, has been key whilst working on the car.

Sam Drew

Technician

Sam joined the OX4 team at the end of the 2017 season and bought with him a wealth of general mechanical knowledge. Sam is a regular in the workshop and always goes Full Throttle into the “heavy” mechanical jobs on the car with the ability to make sure everything is achieved on time, his discipline to workshop cleanliness is second to none.  

Harry Adaway

Technician

Harry is dedicated to the workshop, and at race weekends, helping the team in anyway possible. Complex tasks such as removing the engine & gearbox always involve Harry. Working in launch and series production his contacts have proved useful, and he can source anything the team needs. To top things off, he's one of the best tyre scrapers the team has seen. 

James Bailey

Technician

After joining the team at the end of the 2017 season, James has become the go to guy when it comes to the cars set-up. At race weekends you’ll see him really taking his time to perfect the cars set-up, re-wrapping parts of the car quickly to keep it looking its best. 

Simon Reed

Technician

Simon spent the last couple of years racing his R53 in the Track Day Championship but has since switched his focus to the F56 JCW. Simon’s the Russ Swift of the team and handles everything to do with transportation and logistics, for example, preparations are already underway for when OX4Racing visits Knockhill later this year.   

Dylan Rodway

Technician

Dylan first started with OX4Racing 5 years ago and is key to prepping the car at race weekends ensuring that the necessities such as tyres and cameras are all set up correctly. Another member of the team that doesn’t mind staying late and has recently proven himself to be handy behind the wheel.  

Courteney Stone

Technician

Joining the team at the end of the 2017 season, Courteney spends her time at race weekends ensuring the car looks its best and can often be found helping other members of the team with their responsibilities and asking all the important questions.  

Chris Fryer

Reserve Driver

“Little” Chris joined OX4Racing in 2009 and was very successful in the R56 alongside Big Chris before moving up into the F56 JCW. Since moving to MINI UK in Farnborough, Chris has maintained his relationship with the team and is always on hand to jump into the driver’s seat when required.  

Chris Oakman

Reserve Driver

“Little” Chris joined OX4Racing in 2009 and was very successful in the R56 alongside Big Chris before moving up into the F56 JCW. Since moving to MINI UK in Farnborough, Chris has maintained his relationship with the team and is always on hand to jump into the driver’s seat when required.  

OX4 Mini Front view

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