August 28, 2019 – For the sixth race of the season, the CMS-TXL MX-5 Cup Series took to the historic streets of Circuit de la Sarthe, and pushed the Mazda Miatas to their limits over the 8-mile circuit.
Qualifying ended with 16 cars on the grid, led by Miguel Antonio Alcrudo, who was joined on the front row by Greg Mac, and points leader JT Tami right behind them. The start was fast and frenzied, but clean as the front six fell in line and tried to break away from the rest of the pack. With only 8 laps to race, the push to the front eventually separated the front three from the rest of the field.
A final lap battle, with side by side racing in the Porsche Curves, ended with Alcrudo taking the win by a mere 0.379 seconds over Scott, with Tami right on his bumper. The finished as they started, and was the first win of the season for Alcrudo who pushes himself into the points battle with only four races to go.
After a week off, this series will meet for Race #7 on September 18th, with an announcement for the remaining schedule coming soon.