The 2019 racing season has come to a close across the nation, and the Teen Mazda Challenge enjoys its first season after a national rollout. Northern California, the region in which the TMC began had the biggest field of TMC drivers in the country. Ten drivers vied for the championship in 2019.
In NASA NorCal, driver Roy Fulmer IV staged a dominant performance, beating every TMC competitor in every race he entered. Fulmer bested second place Wyatt Couch and third place David Tooker. Fulmer also was the Spec Miata regional champion in NorCal.
In the second largest TMC region, the NASA SoCal, Teen Mazda driver Hannah Grisham also took the Teen Mazda Challenge and the SoCal regional championship. Grisham won six of 12 races and maintained a healthy lead over second place Chase Gilhart and third place Eric Slivkoff.
In NASA Southeast, a region of two TMC drivers, Aiden Baker Crouse topped Grant West. For there to be a championship in a given region, Mazda requires at least four competitors, and there’s only two in the Southeast Region. However, Crouse and West were the first- and second-place finishers in the Southeast Regional Championship, with series leader Keith Williamson in third.
NASA Mid-Atlantic attracted three TMC competitors for the 2019 season. Driver Zach Rubin took first in the regional championship over Andrew Balgoyen in second and William Cox in third. Rubin also captured the regional championship outright.
In the NASA Rocky Mountain Region Matthew Dirks was the standout, finishing first in TMC, but second in the regional championship. Dirks finished second in the region behind regional director Dan Williams.