The Spec MX-5 Challenge’s trip to the historic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca did not disappoint. Built in the late 1950s this track has become synonymous with speed and rhythm. Located between Salina and Monterey, California the paved track has 180 feet of elevation with 11-turns. Arguably the most iconic part of this speedway is the “Corkscrew,” at turns 8 and 8A where drivers are challenged to react fast and maintain control.
With 12 Spec MX-5 drivers in attendance, the weekend was full-of competition. In two races, Spec MX-5 Challenge driver, Bryson Morris, found victory with Alexander Berg following close behind. In the Morris race 1 victory, the driver set a new Spec MX-5 lap record completing the 2.2 MI course with a 1:42.380.
Although driver Wes Mollno found technical difficulties through the weekend, the Spec MX-5 Challenge community came together to help, having members of opposing teams try to fix the issues. Ultimately, the issue persisted, but the comradery speaks to the culture of the series.
Off-track the Spec MX-5 Challenge community connected with a Friday night dinner where perspective drivers were able to learn about the series and veterans of the series could connect.
In the following weeks the Spec MX-5 Challenge will make its mark another iconic track at Sonoma Raceway. Like, Laguna Seca, the rhythm of the track will create close racing, where drivers are challenged to test the limits.