NASA Rocky Mountain Teen Mazda Challenge driver Matthew Dirks kicked off the 2018 season at Pueblo Motorsports Park with three wins over Mario Jacobellis and Loni Unser.
In the second round on the Rocky Mountain calendar, Unser got the better of Dirks in race one at La Junta Raceway, though Dirks posted the fastest lap of the race at a 1:00.237. In race two, it was Dirks posting the TMC win and the fastest lap of the race, faster than the overall winner, NASA Rocky Mountain Regional Director Dan Williams. In race three, Dirks again took the checkers first with Unser 7 seconds back.
In the Northern California Region, Roy Fulmer IV took the TMC and the overall win at Thunderhill in April, trailed by Tomas Mejia and Cole Ciraulo in third. On Sunday, Fulmer took second overall, but first in TMC, with Ciraulo in second and Mejia in third.
At Sonoma in May, Tomas Mejia took the TMC win at Sonoma in May, trailed by Cole Ciraulo in second. Roy Fulmer IV was DQ’d from Saturday’s race. On Sunday, Mejia again finished up front in race one, followed by Ciraulo and Gino Gigliotti. In race two on Sunday, Ciraulo found the fast way around Sonoma and took the TMC win followed by Mejia and Gigliotti in third.
In the Mid-Atlantic Region, Peter Ensor took the overall and TMC win, with Andrew Balgoyen in second and Zach Rubin in third on Saturday at Summit Point Motorsports Park. On Sunday, it was Ensor again in first overall and TMC with Balgoyen in second and Rubin with a DQ.
At VIR in May during HyperFest, Ensor took second overall, but first in TMC with Balgoyen in second and Zach Rubin in third. On Sunday, with the full crowd at HyperFest looking on, Ensor took first overall, with Rubin in second in TMC, but 13th overall and Balgoyen in third in TMC and 17th overall.
In June, Ensor won TMC on Saturday and second overall and won overall on Sunday at Summit Point. Rubin and Balgoyen did not race.