Tight racing, multiple lead changes, and a drag race at the line for the victory are only some of the highlights which dropped the jaws of spectators and had the announcer remarking over the speakerphone “I’ve never seen racing as good as this”!
Laguna Seca didn’t disappoint, seeing our National Option and West Region attack the famous circuit for an exciting crossover event. Clayton Ketcher continued a remarkable season-long podium finishing streak; winning Saturday’s race & finishing 2nd in Sunday’s race. Ketcher was on pole for both races, and was dominating Sunday’s race with a lead of over 8 seconds, but had technical problems on the last lap, causing him to lose out on the win by an incredible .061 seconds to fast charger Wyatt Couch.
Saturday’s race saw Jon Davies claim 2nd place, with Steve Borlik having a great drive to finish 3rd, his second consecutive podium of the season. Sunday’s other podium finisher was AJ Zarcone – his 5th time jumping on the podium.
– Thomas Annunziata made the trip across the country to tick racing at Laguna Seca off his bucket list. He qualified 3rd and was leading the first race when he was involved in an incident and was taken out of the race. In Sunday’s race he battled with his car after losing his power-steering, but still managed to finish 4th.
– Wyatt Couch started Sunday’s race from last position, and powered through the field in a remarkable & jaw-dropping drive to snatch the victory from Ketcher at the line.
– Michael Travers & Andy Chittum returned to racing their Spec MX-5s, both of them last racing at Willow Springs for Round 1 of the season
– Sophia Storey made her debut in the Series, earning a respectable 26 points.
– Over 225 cars were racing, with 12 Spec MX-5s in attendance.
– A special thank you to SCCA – San Francisco Region for their hospitality.
Spec MX-5 Challenge returns to the track in just over two weeks, seeing our National Option and South Region head to Daytona International Speedway next month, from August 5 – 7.