FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, January 4, 2021 – Today, Spec MX-5 Challenge announce the 2022 Point System. The system, reminiscent of the Hoosier SCCA Super Tour point payout, will go into effect starting the first race of 2022 set for March 12, at Willow Springs International Raceway.
“The goal is to encourage transparency, making race wins more trackable for competitors than in previous seasons. This system adds the best seven races without averaging.” Series Manager Anna Osburn. “In the past averaging allowed for an exciting finish, so to continue that spirit we will double points for the final event weekend of the season.”
2022 Point System:
“The decision to change the point system came from conversations with our racers and partners. As we look to the future of our series we want to make sure we continue to be for the drivers,” Osburn continued. “We are looking forward to everything new in 2022.”
Spec MX-5 Challenge competitors will compete country-wide, bringing their best seven races within their respective regions to determine the regular season champions for each of the four regions. The national series champion will earn a $15,000 scholarship from Mazda, and the North, South and West region champions each will earn a $10,000 scholarship from Mazda. Along the way, the racers will earn the largest per-race payouts available for a series in club racing. And for those who participate in the championship event, which is TBA, after the regular season concludes, an additional $65,000 is on offer from the partners with a $30,000 scholarship going to the overall champion, $20,000 scholarship to second place, $10,000 to third place, and $5,000 to the Master’s champion (45 years or older).
Spec MX-5 Challenge: Is THE Driver Development Series for amateur racing. The third generation MX-5., coming just after the Spec Miata and prior to the MX-5 Cup cars, Spec MX-5 Challenge offers a variety of competitions to appeal to diverse needs and to support driver development from karters to novices to masters to pros. Spec MX-5 Challenge also offers a National Championship with $65,000 in prize money.