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TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Laguna Seca

Race Report by Tim Collier April 8, 2020 - As the TCR/MX-5 Club Series hits his stride, the teams headed to sunny California and Weathertech Raceway at Laguna Seca for the fifth race of the season marking the halfway point to the title. Another large field for both classes provided some great action on the track, and for some in the sand. In qualifying, Brian Szabelski would grab his second pole of the season in the TCR class to lead the entire field at the start. In the MX-5's it was Justin Hess grabbing yet another pole, this time by four-tenths over second place. It was a clean start for both classes, and up front Szabelski would hold the lead for the first 5 laps of the race, with constant pressure from behind by Miguel Antonio Alcrudo and JT Tami. Hard racing all while negotiating class traffic would make [...]

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TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Barber

Race Report by Tim Collier March 25, 2020 - This week the TCR/MX-5 Club Series took a trip to Alabama, but not that big oval everyone knows, but the twisty Barber Motorsports Park circuit with its multiple elevation changes, corkscrews up and down, and few passing zones. As the mid-season stretch starts, the points battles and on-track duels are heating up, and there's a lot of racing left to do! In qualifying, it was Mario Teixeira snatching the TCR class pole by less than two-tenths to lead the entire field at the start. In the MX-5 class, it was Samuel Scott on top with a qualifying lap of 1:39.844 edging out second by 0.17 seconds! The rest of the field in both classes had many drivers almost setting identical times, foreshadowing the battles ahead. As the green dropped, Teixeira would take the lead but an off-track on Lap 2 [...]

TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Road Atlanta

Race Report by Tim Collier February 26, 2020 - This week, the TCR/MX-5 Club Series took to the famed Road Atlanta circuit for the second race of the season. The heat and marbles made for a thin line to turn a fast lap, and everyone in attendance was up to the task. In qualifying, Samuel Scott started on the pole in the MX-5 Class while Liam Park would grab his first CMS pole to lead the entire field to the green. The start of the 30-minute race was tight racing, and after a few laps both classes would stretch out into several battles that lasted the entire race. At the end it was Miguel Alcrudo taking the win with Brian Szabelski edging out Douglas Ritter for second place, the two of them only 7.7 seconds behind Alcrudo at the end. In the MX-5's, Samuel Scott and Kurt Polter pulled [...]

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TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Interlagos

Race Report by Tim Collier February 12, 2020 - Kicking off a new season of racing, the TCR/MX-5 Club Series went south to Brazil to the historic Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, otherwise known as Interlagos. With two classes of cars racing simultaneously, there were many overtakes between and within classes all the way to the checkered flag. In the TCR Class, Miguel Alcrudo would qualify on the pole and take an early lead, with his son Miguel Antonio Alcrudo hot on his tail. It was a father/son duel that wasn't decided until the last lap, when Antonio Alcrudo would make the pass and hold on for the win! Not far behind them, Brian Szabelski would finish in third place, completing podium with a great run of his own. The battles in the MX-5 class were from second place back, as Kurt Polter would take the pole position in qualifying, [...]

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CMS-TXL MX-5 Series at Sarthe

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. [...]

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