NASA Southeast Spec Miata had a great field at Roebling Road in September, with 22 cars on grid. Jake Bailey won pole position with a 1:23.191, working with Aiden Crouse in P2, and Keith Williamson P3 working with Tyler Harrell in fourth and Yan Dia fifth.

Bailey rolled on throttle as the pace car pulled off for a fast start. Williamson moved right to make it three-wide after the starter stand and got a great bump from Dia to send him past Bailey, but Crouse got to Turn 1 on the outside first to slide into the lead. Bailey got freight-trained on the start, leaving him back in P7 by Turn 2 with Bradley Miller P6, Grant West P5, Dia P4, Harrell P3, Williamson P2 and Crouse P1. Dia got past Harrell at Turn 4 and Bailey got the inside line on T6 to pass Miller, leaving the order Crouse, Williamson, Dia, Harrell, West and Bailey.

On lap two, West and Bailey got around Harrell on the outside of Turn 4 to move up to P4 and P5. On lap four, West got around Harrell as the two split a 944 entering Turn 6, and as the group got to the starter stand, the track went double-yellow for four laps. On the restart, Dia got to Williamson’s bumper for the push as Harrell got on West for the push. West made the big pass for P1 on the outside of Turn 1 as Williamson got around Crouse on the inside to keep P2. Two laps later Crouse got to the inside of Williamson entering Turn 1 for the pass to take P2, and on the last lap, put two in the grass on the inside of Turn 2, but he couldn’t get by West. Grant West won the race with Crouse P2, Williamson P3, Dia P4 and Bailey P5.

No. 28 Aiden Baker Crouse took the win on Sunday at Roebling Road Race after starting from third on grid.

On Sunday, Williamson and West worked together to win pole, with Williamson at 1:23.834 and West 1:23.868 followed by Crouse, Bailey, Dia and Miller. On the start, Williamson and West entered turns 1 and 2 side by side, but West carried more speed out of Turn 2, with Crouse dropping in behind West. The pair passed Williamson entering Turn 3. On lap two, Bailey and Dia went through Turn 3 side by side, but Bailey had the inside for Turn 4 and got by Dia. On the next lap, Bailey got to the inside of Turn 1 for the pass on Williamson and one lap later Crouse made the inside pass entering Turn 1, leaving the order Crouse, West, Bailey, Williamson, Dia and Bradley Miller.

Williamson continued his slide toward the back as Dia and Miller picked him off in later laps. Crouse, West and Bailey started to gap the field and on lap nine, West and Bailey got around Crouse, but Crouse took back the position on the next lap. West and Bailey swapped positions a couple of more times and continued to threaten Crouse, but the race ended with Aiden Crouse taking the win, West P2, Bailey P3, Dia P4 and Brad Miller P5.


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