NASA SoCal Spec Miata Kicks Off 2020 at Arizona Crossover Event

NASA SoCal Spec Miata kicked off 2020 with drivers from the Arizona Region. No. 16 Team Just Send It Racing took the win on Saturday, and No. 787 Hannah Grisham won on Sunday.

A field of 25 Spec Miata competitors kicked off 2020 at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in February. Setting fast lap, Team Just Send it posted the fast lap in qualifying and started from pole, followed by Hannah Grisham.

Team Just Send it got the jump from pole and defended from start to finish, taking the win, with Grisham in second, SoCal’s Eric Slivkoff in third, Blake Minasian in fourth and Chase Gilhart in fifth.

For qualifying on Sunday, Grisham posted the fast lap, but stayed out and kept in touch with her crew in the event she was outpaced. The strategy worked and Grisham started from pole with SoCal’s Ryan Pond in second.

When Sunday’s green flag flew, Grisham and Pond ran side by side for several turns until Pond finally gained the advantage and took the lead. The two worked to build a small gap over Austin Edwards.

About halfway through the race, Grisham passed Pond at the end to the front straightaway, and built a small gap that was only threatened by the occasional lapped traffic. Pond finished second and Edwards finished third.


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