Hat Tip to Susan K.
However, the Boston Mini club is not impressed with the story. According to the club's course designer Scruffy, "That's nothing new. We work these backflip elements into our autocross courses at each event." Autocross competitor and Mini owner Audra T. was more than a little ticked off: "Dude, I invented that *bleeping* backflip!"
The two are determined to design and execute a "MINI corkscrew" at one of this season's events. Check this space regularly as the news develops.