Over 22 regular season events, Spec MX-5 Challenge racers brought speed, tenacity and energy to some of the nation’s most iconic tracks. Over 20 racers competed making for one of the most thrilling seasons since the series beginnings in 2017. The culmination of eight months of work comes to fruition November 5-7 during the SCCA’s 2021 American Road Race of Champions event at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. With the regular season now done the championship goes down to the wire once more.
In the Southeast
With the highest average in the series, Justin Piscitell sits at the top of the Southeast with 100 points. After his championship win last season, Piscitell is a favorite for a subsequent championship. Piscitell’s effort will be met with pressure from fellow region racer Joey Atanasio, who sits four points behind with a strong 96. Atanasio has a variety of podiums, but faced heartbreak this season with near misses and mechanical troubles. Atanasio will bring his best to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, giving Piscitell and other Spec MX-5 Challenge racers a run-for-their championship winnings. Expect to see some great racing from both Piscitell and Atanasio.
In the West
Only 0.34 points separate region leader and Teen Mazda Challenge (TMC) racer, Wyatt Couch, from fellow TMC racer Alex Berg. Both drivers are rookies in the series, but their effort is anything but novice. Close behind, TMC racer Bryson Morris sits third with 96.50. Also a series rookie, Morris’ effort is made even more impressive as he runs double duty with a Spec MX-5 Challenge and F4 run.
Following the closest finish in Spec MX-5 Challenge history at the championship last season, expect the same energy at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Over $70,000 in prizes are on the line and all racers are hungry for a chance to show what they’ve got.