Mazfest is just around the corner and itís making its return back to Fontana on August 14th. Miata Challenge will be sure to be one of the highlights for all Mazda fans and owners to watch driving around the infamous ROVAL road course. Enjoy the atmosphere among friends from around the country gather and join in the friendly competition.
Also, since Miata Challenge is back at Fontana, this means a special auto-x round is going to be held as well on August 15th. So if you want to get a leg-up on the competition with extra points or want a lot of open driving time on an auto-x course, please sign up.
Per usual, Speed Ventures credits on rewarded to the podium finishers of each class.
- 1st: $30
- 2nd: $20
- 3rd: $10
And remember, you guys are starting this year fighting for the season grand prizes, as per the 2009 season finale.
Round 7a ROVAL registration link: Sat, August 14th, ACS ROVAL
(Note: TRANSPONDERS ARE REQUIRED. Please order one during online registration.)
Round 7b auto-x registration link: Sun, August 15th, Auto-X Special Round
2010 Rules and Regulations link: PLEASE READ
It is the competitorís responsibility to read and understand these rules in their entirety.
Current Standings: As of Round 6
Round 5 Summary:
- 1st: $200 SV credit AND 1 set of 949Racing 6UL wheels (Gen 2)
- 2nd: $100 SV credit AND choice of either a $200 949Racing voucher towards $1000+ purchase or $100 gift certificate
- 3rd: $50 SV credit AND choice of either $100 949Racing voucher towards $700+ purchase or $50 gift certificate
Round 5 at Spring Mountain marked the first hot day of the 2010 season and a debut for Miata Challenge at that track. This made it tough on the drivers as the long and technical 3.1 mile course is challenging enough without the heat. Still 12 drivers trekked to this beautiful and exclusive track.
In Unlimited class, the big guns were shooting it out in the desert. Andrew Kidd finally edged out Gordon Jennings for his first win of the season with a time of 2:31.164, a close one against Gordonís 2:31.271.
In Modified class, there was another close battle for the classí top spot. Bryan Wood barely was able to beat Edward Krisher by a blink of an eye, with 2:43.078 and 2:43.122 lap times, respectively.
In Street class, Derek Dicker defends his 2-round winning streak against newcomer Tam To. Derek showing his prowess, he defeats Tam by nearly 4 seconds, with a 2:54.081 and 2:57.989 respectively.
Round 6 Summary:
A fitting battleground for Miata Challenge, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca finally host to the first official round held at this circuit. The event was apparently very popular for many non-Miata drivers, so the event was sold out a few days after the conclusion to Round 5, so only 9 Miata drivers got into the day of competition.
As usual, Unlimited class featured the classic duel of the titans between Andrew Kidd and Gordon Jennings. With his win in Spring Mountain, Andrew further established that he is a force to be reckoned with. Andrewís 1:36.458 lap is now possibly the fastest Miata lap ever at Laguna Seca. Thatís a 2-second gap to Gordonís 1:38.654.
Modified class saw the absence of class leader Brian Wood, which meant the other season podium hopefuls Edward Krisher and Grant Heathman to grab critical season points to catch Brian. Edward came out on top with a well-deserved win over Grant, making this victory Edwardís first in the season with a convincing 1.6 second gap against Grant. Lap times were 1:49.583 for Edward and 1:51.190 for Grant.
In Street class, Matt Jones, Ian Jennings and Sonny Watanasirisuk all made their debuts in street class for the 2010 season to battle for their first win in the class. Matt and Sonny are refugees from Modified and Unlimited classes, respectively, after finding no success against their respective class powerhouses for the first half the 2010 season. Between the three, Sonny came out on top with a 1:53.698. Ian followed with a 1:54.866 and Matt trailed behind with a 1:55.490.