Cummings, Ga. (April 17, 2018) – A compelling turn of events has left a single seat open for the remainder of the 2018 Spec MX-5 Challenge East Series, with enough time to qualify and win the season-ending prize of a $100,000 scholarship for the 2019 season of the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup.
Personal issues by one driver have opened up a seat for the next two races, at Virginia International Raceway (May 11-13) and Summit Point (June 15-17). The schedule’s remainder has availability as races one and two podium finisher Zack Month needs to step away from driver duties following college graduation and the start of his professional work career – leaving eight regular season rounds and the championship to be won by one aspiring driver.
Though the opening two rounds of the calendar are already in the books, the season-long scoring gives a driver picking up the season a chance at the title. One dropped race, along with the top seven point scorers guaranteed a spot in the season finale, provide an excellent chance at the $100,000 scholarship.
About Spec MX-5 Challenge
Spec MX-5 Challenge is an affordable pro road racing series with a focus on driver development and a top prize of $100,000. In 2018, its ten-race regular season in the East will run at Virginia International Raceway, Summit Point Raceway, Road Atlanta and Monticello Motor Club. The ten-race Central season will run at NCM Motorsports Park, Circuit of The Americas, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit and NOLA Raceway Park. The top seven drivers from each region will compete at a championship-deciding event at Road Atlanta in November. The twenty drivers selected for the series pay $45,000 and receive full arrive-and-drive services, including transport, entry fees, tires, fuel, mechanical work, engineering and the use of a race car. For more information on Spec MX-5 Challenge, visit: