Another big car count for the Great Lakes Spec Miata last weekend, with 18 cars Saturday and 19 on Sunday. The field was nearly 20 in all three races, but engine issues forced two retirements early in the weekend.
Adam Roberts returned to Great Lakes Spec Miata after a couple of years off and stepped in right where he left off. Adam held pole all three races, winning race one and two, and no doubt would have been in the mix for the race three top step had he not broken a differential housing early in the race. Brian Silvestri overcame a leaky clutch line after Saturday qualifying to push his NA up through the field for a race 3 win and notch his first podium of the year. Ryan Roberson made his 1st two podium appearances of the year, and Will Dodd repeated his NCM performance with a 3rd place finish in race 3.
Race 1 had some great competition up and down the grid.
- Bruce Myrehn, Wyatt Wood, Randy Summerville, and Brian Silvestri were separated by ~1 second total for several laps.
- Andy Sellers and Chase McIntyre (TMC) were separated by <1 second for most of the race.
- Jeff Wood, Jon Wilson, Jordan Fimple, Dan Fargo, and Ryan Waldo(R) were separated by <2.5 seconds at several points during the race.
Unfortunately, race 2 and 3 were shortened by caution flags, limiting the action.
Three of our Teen Mazda Challenge drivers from NCM joined us again at Mid Ohio. Camden Gruber earned podium finishes in all 3 races (repeating his NCM results) as well as Pro Course fast lap of the weekend. Wyatt Wood grabbed a 4th, and Chase McIntyre a 7th, both improving over their best finishes at NCM.
- Race 1 Saturday: 1st Adam Roberts, 2nd Ryan Roberson, 3rd Camden Gruber (TMC)
- Race 2 Sunday: 1st Adam Roberts, 2nd Camden Gruber (TMC), 3rd Ryan Roberson
- Race 3 Sunday: 1st Brian Silvestri, 2nd Camden Gruber (TMC), 3rd Will Dodd
Fast Race Laps of the weekend
- Club course: Adam Roberts with a 1:46.12. Track record is 1:44.949. Adam unofficially set a new track record by 0.02 seconds during qualifying, but the conditions weren’t right for a repeat performance during the race.
- Pro course: Camden Gruber (TMC) with a 1:44.56. Track record is 1:41.614, set back in 2007.