Spec MX-5 Challenge held a driver-to-car assignment session today for its upcoming Central Division race at Circuit of The Americas (May 4-6). Per Spec MX-5 Challenge rules, cars are randomly drawn for drivers before each event of the season. The objective is to ensure that series results are based on driver talent, not on differences between cars. Spec MX-5 is also a full spec series, with Mazda Spec MX-5 race cars owned by the series, built to common specifications and prepped identically.
For the upcoming event at Circuit of The Americas cars have been drawn as follows:
Car 06 Black is assigned to points leader and Race 1 winner Matt Million
Car 10 Red is assigned to Race 2 winner Tom Martin
Car 12 Green is assigned to Noah Grey
Car 41 Gray is assigned to Clayton Cavell
Car 48 Blue is assigned to Harry Voigt
“We are really looking forward to racing at Circuit of The Americas. COTA is the home track for series partner WindingRoadRacing.com and we did the tire testing there that led to the selection of the Yokohama Advan racing slicks as the series tire. Circuit of The Americas is a great facility for drivers to demonstrate their race craft, and we hope we’ll see more of the race-long battles that we saw in the first four races at VIR and NCM Motorsports Park,” said Tom Martin, series director for Spec MX-5 Challenge – Central.
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. Seats are still available for the regular season in the Central region which will has run at NCM Motorsports Park, and will then go to Circuit of The Americas, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit and NOLA Raceway Park. The ten-race East season will run at Virginia International Raceway, Summit Point Raceway, Road Atlanta and Monticello Motor Club and also has a seat open. 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 a race car. For more information on Spec MX-5 Challenge, visit:
Circuit of The Americas is the premier destination for world-class motorsports and entertainment in the United States. Set on 1,500 acres in the rolling hills just outside downtown Austin, Circuit of The Americas has hosted the biggest names in racing, action sports and music since 2012. At its heart is a 3.41-mile racetrack that was designed to challenge the world’s most exacting competitors while providing a thrilling spectacle for audiences.
The 20-turn, counterclockwise circuit takes advantage of the naturally undulating landscape, including an intimidating 133-foot hill at Turn 1 that must be seen in person to be believed. It is home to the only Formula 1 and MotoGP races in the country — the UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX and Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas — and has played host to ESPN’s X Games, the FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge and more.