Saturday, March 24, 2018

Need More Racing This Weekend?

NMS Does Miatas

Besides the usual races that everyone else watches (NASCAR, Formula 1, etc), all the cool kids will be checking out some Miata racing this weekend, since there are TWO race series going on today.   Sure, a pack of Miatas racing wheel to wheel on a track aren't going to be as fast as those other guys, but holy smokes, we'll guarantee you that they are very evenly matched and that the racing is a ton of fun to watch!

While the names are familiar, the two Miata series of races are both chock full of competitive drivers going full on to take the win. Here's a brief look at these two sets of races:

First up,  the Spec MX-5 Challenge - Central will be at the $40 million NCM Motorsports Park, across from the National Corvette Museum and Corvette manufacturing in Bowling Green, this weekend (March 24 and 25). We will again have streams from selected cars. You can find these on the Facebook Spec MX-5 page:
Race 1 on Saturday, March 24 should be at 1:05 pm CDT (2:05 pm Eastern, 12:05 pm Mountain, 11:05 am Pacific). Note: rain is expected on Saturday, so the start may be delayed.
Race 2 on Sunday, March 25 should be at 10:20 am CDT (11:20 am Eastern, 9:20 am Mountain, 8:20 am Pacific). Again, times are approximate.
Secondly, the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup will be racing from the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin Texas this afternoon at 3:25pm Eastern time too. Here's what Mazda has to say about this race:

     "Fans who tune in to the livestream will be treated to some of the closest sports car racing in North America. The Global MX-5 Cup cars are built identically and place a premium on driving ability, which was borne out by the 12-race 2017 season having a total margin of victory of just under four seconds.

     This weekend, thirty-two of those Global MX-5 Cup cars will take on COTA and battle for            championship prizes that include the $200,000 Mazda Road to 24 scholarship awarded to the season  champion and $75,000 awarded to the Global MX-5 Cup Rookie of the Year."

You can watch the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup race at this link YOUTUBE

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