It only took a few laps for regular season champion and points leader Brandon Hawkin’s race to go from good to bad. Qualifying in P2, he almost immediately slipped to P3 at the start as Saxon pushed DelCampo towards T1. Then on lap 2, an overly ambitious dive by P7 clipped Hawkin’s rear bumper, sending him back to P14. Hawkins would eventually finish P9, netting him only 12 points and dropping him to 3rd in the Championship.
Tonight’s event at COTA wraps up the virtual racing competition for the Spec MX-5 SimRacing Challenge series. After almost 5 months of competition, the top-25 drivers from the 8-round regular season will compete for the awesome opportunity to drive an actual NC Spec MX-5 racecar!
Last night, after over 4 months of bi-weekly events, Canadian Brandon Hawkin clinched the 8-round regular season championship with a win and a 2nd place finish beating Rhode Island’s Nathan Saxon by only 4 points! Despite a win in Race 1, the hard-charging Nick DelCampo finished a solid 3rd for the season.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is the host for Round 8, and the final regular season event of the 2021 Spec MX-5 SimRacing Challenge competition.
This week the SpecMX-5 SimRacing Challenge competition takes on Watkins Glen for Round 7 of the 2021 season. With only 2 rounds left in the regular season, a good result in NY could be the substantial boost any one of the top-5 driver’s needs going into the Grand Finale at COTA on 05.05.21.
Tune in tonight at 8:30 PM EST for the delayed broadcast of last week’s event from Road Atlanta – https://youtu.be/qQUmltU35-Y