Spec Miatas to Race at IMSA’s Road America Event August 2, 2020

Spec Miata has been invited to compete during the IMSA race weekend at Road America July 30-August 2. The “Race to Save the Children Spec Miata Charity event” was a collaboration between the sanctioning body – the Midwestern Council, IMSA, and Road America.

While Spec Miata racers will compete in front of a large crowd on Sunday, the event schedule for the weekend is busy, resulting in limited track time. Spec Miata racers are able to enter the test day on Thursday, July 30 as well as participate in 30-minute qualifying and a 60-minute race on Sunday, August 2.

The Entry List:

Last Name First Name No. City/State Sponsor Fun Fact
Andersen Stephanie 138 Racine WI Black Armor Helmets / Nadine West / GLOC / Performance Climate Systems
Bender Daniel 118 Northbrook IL Bravo Trailers
Borden Michael 24 Greenfield WI Advanced Autosports / Coinigy I got started with iRacing before doing any real performance driving.
Bowman Scott 26 Downers Grove IL Advanced Autosports
Braatz Allan 88 Sun Prairie WI 007 Racing I race and wrestle; both sports make you weigh in.
Bratz Nico 14 Oconomowoc WI Speed Seat, Sneaky Moose Motorsports I don’t have a drivers license yet because I’m only 15 y/o.
Brown Tom 27 Muskego WI Sneaky Moose Motorsports / Custom Wireless Inc.
Brown Tyler 07 Muskego WI Sneaky Moose Motorsports / Custom Wireless Inc. Owner of Sneaky Moose Motorsports
Burdzy Voytek 75 Shiller Park IL Advanced Autosports
Casey Justin 185 Santa Clara CA X-Factor Racing/WrentchLLC/G-LOC Brakes/Mazda/Casey Family Road America was the first road course I ever visited when I was 10 years old.
Cefalo Marc 00 Swoyersville PA Planet-miata.com
Collins Brandon 1 River Forest IL Advanced Autosports
Craft Chris 74 Pillager MN
Cullis Jonathan 62 Mundelein IL Advanced Autosports Works at Meijer
Dahmer Julie 18 Sheboygan WI Brad Dahmer Motorsports Girl racer; married to a 30 yr veteran of all things RACING.
Drab Matthew 06 Arlington Heights IL Played on the varsity men’s volleyball team in college.
Dvorak James 39 Oakbrook Terrace IL Ronald McDonald House Charities/Advanced Autospotrs
Greenhill Kyle 42 Mundelein IL Blackhawk Motors/ Advanced Autosports
Greenhill Steven 142 Mundelein IL Blackhawk Motors/ Advanced Autosports
Haldeman Chris 28 McKinney TX Owner of X Factor Racing
Hansen Joshua 144 Burlington WI Papa Murphy’s Junior at Burlington High School and was on the Junior Olympic Ski Racing Team
Hines Rob 4 Arlington VA Meathead / G-LOC Brakes / Hoosier
Jarvis John 20 Lake Villa IL
Jenkins Andrew 21 Becker MN Buhler Group
Kendall John 124 Three Lakes WI Advanced Autosport ReinCarNation 7fifteen Motorworks
Kinsey Destinee 113 Parker CO Wine Country Motosports My Spec Miata is dedicated to my mom who is a Thyroid Cancer Survivor!
Kuhnley Gordon 8 Saint Paul MN Strait Design Impulse Performance MiataSource This is my first time at Road America
Lanzer Steve 78 Roscoe IL Advanced Autosports
Lefferdink Chris 10 Northfield IL Moxie, Advanced Autosports
Martin Jason 81 River Grove IL I’m 33 years old and this will be my 34th year going to the racetrack.
Montgomery Todd 125 Monroe WI I know a ton of useless trivia
Mooney Richard 155 Dane WI Louisburg Junction, Milio’s Sandwiches,Apex Branding Services, Advanced Autosports
Nogosek Sam 47 St. Anthony MN
O’Hara Pat 44 Wauwatosa WI Dad raced at RA in the 50s and 60s in an MG and Alfa Romeo.
Pogorzelski Roger 121 Mount Prospect IL Niles Dental Center Dentist in Niles, IL. Nickname POGO.
Radmann Rob 181 Cedarburg WI
Randall Jamey 89 Watertown MN Randall Racing / TheAlignmentGuy When I am not racing cars, I race sailboats.
Schiller Ryan 04 Glenview IL
Schultz Nicholas 67 Verona WI This will be my second wheel-to-wheel race ever for me!
Schwiesow Tyson 192 Green Bay WI Tower Clock Eye Center Advanced Autosports
Smith Senter 55 Greenville SC Sneaky Moose Motorsports / RS Capital / Thin Blue Line I am a bitcoin miner
Stagl Michael 99 Waukesha WI Advanced AutoSports Loves Racing Spec Miata with Midwestern Council!!
Stevens James 114 Swansea IL Ruthi Dooley Photograpy
Szczech Bruce 141 Madison WI Started wheel-to-wheel racing with a friend racing a Pinto with team name Explosive Racing
Talbot Karim 5 Carpentersville IL PetFinder.com Interconex – Global Moving Specialists Been on fire on Road America 3x
Thomae Michael 93 Wauwatosa WI Advanced Autosports / Wikk Industries
Thomas Matthew 76 Cedarburg WI I’m 17.
Tingle Adam 2 ANDOVER MN BG Products of Minnesota, Wisconsin I race Miatas and enjoy it
Varwig Sean 65 Lake Zurich IL I’ve been racing since I was 13.
Werner Leland 09 Fox River Grove IL Werner Motorsports Winner of last year’s Race to Save the Children Spec Miata Charity Event
Weyer Ryan 12 Hubertus WI Styled Aesthetics Baird Consiglio osmanski heinz group Carrier I raced go karts, Inex Legends cars and now Miatas! I’ve been given the Nickname RyChip!
Winebrenner Earl 85 Sarasota FL Winebrenner Capital Management LLC I just came back to road racing last month after a 23 year hiatus


The Details:

  • Race License Requirement:
    •  The test day is open to anyone that has a racing license and race car
    • Sunday qualifying and race day – most competition licenses are accepted (e.g., MCSCC, SCCA, NASA, any pro license, etc.)
  • Registration:
  • The Entry Deadline: Tuesday, July 28 at 8PM CT
  • Entry Fees:

    • Thursday only: $295 (Does not include weekend pass)
    • Sunday only: $295 (Saturday and Sunday passes Only)
    • Combined weekend: $550 (Includes weekend pass)
  • Event Schedule:
    • Thursday, we will be on track 8:45 to about 4:30. There will be three groups that will get four 30-minute sessions (2 morning, 2 afternoon)
    • Sunday will have a 30-minute qualifying in the morning starting at 8:05am, then a 60-minute race starting at approximately 2:30pm
    • Full details on each day will be released Thursday, with registration/tech times
  • COVID-related Details:
    • All trailers will be spaced out as much as possible
    • Spec Miata will be using the north side of pit lane, separate from the IMSA teams
    • Our paddock will likely be open, but all entries will receive face masks to wear, and highly encourage social distancing and face coverings
    • Face masks will be required to go through registration and tech
  • Save the Children Charity Donation
    • Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs is hosting a charity drive this year with Save the Children to raise money for COVID-19 relief. It will have special face masks available and will be accepting donations with registration and throughout the weekend
    • $10 from every entry will be going to Save the Children
  • Team Passes: 
    • Racers are limited to three (3) crew members,
    • There will be an opportunity to purchase daily or weekend passes
  • Paddock Times as Spectators Options:
    • Thursday Test Day entry: Thursday only. Will need to buy tickets to stay the weekend.
    • Sunday Race Entry: Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday
    • Two day entry: All weekend
  • Rules:
    • Will be governed under the Midwestern Council GCR.
    • Any car that is legal to run in the SCCA Spec Miata class will qualify as legal for this event. (The Midwestern Council rules are very similar; contact the Midwestern Council for questions, and refer to the supplemental regulations for the event.)
  • Contingency Awards:
    • Mazda Motorsports is offering contingency awards for the Sunday race: $1,000 to 1st; $550 to 2nd – 5th.
    • Please see Mazda Motorsports’ contingency awards guide for requirements.
  • Load-in Times (All CT):
    • Wednesday July 29th: Noon to 8PM
    • Thursday July 30th: 7am to 8:30am
    • Friday July 31st: None
    • Saturday August 1st: 7PM to 9PM, or whenever we get the last car in
    • Sunday August 2nd: None
    • Please note that this does not reflect all registration times. There will be additional time most days for registration, but the track has limited the load in times due to spectators and IMSA load-in times.
  •  Other Event Details
    • Commemorative T-shirts will be given to all those who race on Sunday
    • Trophies will be handed out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
    • Advanced Autosports is a sponsor of the event, and will be supporting many Spec Miata customers