Mazda racers earn nation-wide points championships in SCCA SafeRacer Club Racing program.
Following the conclusion of the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour season, 27 nation-wide points champions have been crowned in in the SafeRacer Club Racing program. Eight of those were Mazda racers – six in open classes and two in spec classes.
The SafeRacer nation-wide standings are used to measure drivers from different parts of the country against one another. Each driver’s seven best finishes at a U.S. Majors Tour race, regardless of the conference in which the points were earned, are tallied and added together.
Just like the season-long points for each Majors Conference title, points are awarded for finishes down to 20th place. Wins are worth 25 points, with a second-place finish worth 21 points and 18 are awarded for third. Finishes from fourth, on down, are worth 17 points and decrease by one for each finishing position.
Eight Mazda racers won championships, including six in open-competition categories, plus Spec Miata champion Voytek Burdzy of Algonquin, Ill., and Formula Mazda titlist Darryl Wills, of Corpus Christi, Texas, who is also the defending SCCA National Championship Runoffs winner.
Jim Drago of Memphis, Tenn., is also a defending Runoffs champ, but not in the class in which he just won a points title. Drago collected the most points in his Super Touring Lite Miata, but he’s the defending Spec Miata National champ. He will be attempting both classes at the 2014 National Championship Runoffs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Many of the other points champions will also be competing for the Runoffs title, including E Production points winner Matt Reynolds, of Boerne, Texas, who will be competing in his EP Miata and also in Spec Miata.
Each driver who won the Nation-wide points chase in their respective class will be presented with a unique trophy to mark the occasion, compliments of SafeRacer. In addition, each winner also receives a $500 gift certificate for SafeRacer products.
Mazda SCCA Nation-Wide Points Champions
|E Production||Matt Reynolds||Boerne Texas||Mazda Miata|
|F Production||Ken Kannard||East Troy Wis.||Mazda Miata|
|Formula Atlantic||Conner Kearby||Corpus Christi Texas||Swift 016/Mazda|
|Formula Mazda||Darryl Wills||Houston Texas||Formula Mazda|
|GT-Lite||Jonathan Goodale||Conifer Colo.||Mazda Miata|
|Prototype 1||Jacek Mucha||Laval Que. Can.||JMS 016CP/Mazda|
|Spec Miata||Voytek Burdzy||Algonquin Ill.||Mazda Miata|
|Super Touring Lite||Jim Drago||Memphis Tenn.||Mazda Miata|