Super Tight Racing at Spec MX-5 Challenge Races

The second event of the Spec MX-5 Challenge 2020 season took place July 24-26 at Road Atlanta. This was the first time East Regional Series, National Series and Invitational competitors have been on track together. With 18 cars entered, there was plenty of competition as it turned out.

Race 1 pole was secured by East Regional competitor Grant West, winner of one of the prior races at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. He was followed on the grid by fellow East driver Charles Mactutus and National Series drivers Aidan Fassnacht and Thomas Martin. The top six drivers qualified within less than a second.

In Race 1, West and Mactutus had a mostly nose-tail battle, with Mactutus leading at first but West ultimately prevailing. They were closely followed for much of the race by Martin, who slipped by Fassnacht at the start. When West re-passed Mactutus for the lead, Martin tried to go with him, but Mactutus slammed the door and Fassnacht capitalized.

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