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2021 Champion Announcement!

2021 Champion Announcement!

Hello Everyone, I am very happy and excited to announce that Mazda Motorsports has nominated Bryson Morris and I to be part of the Idemitsu MX-5 Cup Scholarship Shootout presented by BFGoodrichTires! Thank you to everyone involved in this. I am very grateful and flattered that I would be considered for the shootout! Here is…
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Mazda Factory Team

Thunderhill Raceway

Spec MX-5 Challenge 2021 Rounds 9 & 10 July 31st – August 1st Post-Event Recap Hello Everyone, I wanted to start this newsletter off by saying that this season has been one of the toughest seasons that my racing career has brought me. I have improved so much as a driver, learned from many different…
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Thunderhill Raceway

Thunderhill Raceway

Spec MX-5 Challenge 2021 Round 9 & 10 July 31st – August 1st Pre-Event Info Hello Everyone, This past weekend (July 24-25), I was racing in a Spec Miata SCCA San Francisco Region race at the infamous Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. I was joined by Aaron Jeansonne on my team. The 2020 $110k Mazda MX-5…
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The Mazda Factory Team from Left to Right: Chris Nunes/Coach, Kirk Haag/Crew Chief, Rob Gibbons/Mechanic, Alex Berg/Driver, Mike Haag/Team Owner, Milus Mills/Mechanic.

Sonoma Raceway

Spec MX-5 Challenge 2021 Round 7&8 Post-Event Recap Hello everyone, Sometimes things just don’t go your way. In racing, and in regular life. This weekend, unfortunately, was one of those moments. Rounds 6 & 7 of the Spec MX-5 Challenge were challenging but offered great learning opportunities. We had some car setup bugs that we…
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Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma Raceway

Spec MX-5 Challenge 2021 Round 7&8 Pre-Event Info Event Information The Track: Rounds 7&8 of the Spec MX-5 Challenge West Region Championship will be held at the challenging & flowing, Sonoma Raceway, in Sonoma County, CA. The track is made up of 12 fast & flowing turns with 120+ gearshifts in a full race distance.…
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Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca 2

Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca

Spec MX-5 Challenge 2021 Round 5&6 Post-Event Recap Race Recap Qualifying: On Saturday, Qualifying was the only session of the day. Unfortunately, I had some car trouble, which only allowed me to complete 1 flying lap, (I also got held up on that 1 lap by a slower car in a different class). Fortunately, though,…
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Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca

Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca

Spec MX-5 Challenge 2021 Round 3&4 Pre-Event Info Pre-Event Info What does this weekend hold? Rounds 3&4 of the Spec MX-5 Challenge will be at the famous Weathertech Raceway, Laguna Seca. The 2.2-mile track is home to 11 fast, and challenging corners, with 10+ gearshifts and a top speed of 100+ MPH, this round will…
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Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Spec MX-5 Challenge 2021 Round #1&2 Post-Event Recap   Top Left Image: Alex with the Mazda Motorsports USA Factory Team, Haag Performance, after winning Saturday’s race. From Right to left: Rob Gibbons/Crew, Bob Herr/Car Transportation/Crew, Justin Ross/Engineer, Mike Haag/Team Owner, Scott Smith/Mazda Motorsports USA, Kirk Haag/Crew, Milas Mills/Crew, Donna Haag/Team Owner, Alex Berg/Racecar Driver. The…
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Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Spec MX-5 Challenge 2021 Round #1&2 Pre-Event Info Alex with the Mazda Motorsports USA Spec MX-5 Factory Team, Haag Performance at their shop located in Sacramento, California. The First Race The first Spec MX-5 Challenge race for Alex will be at Buttonwillow Raceway Park utilizing Track #13CW on Saturday, and Track #14CW on Sunday. All…
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spec mx-5 club debuts buttonwillow opener

Spec MX-5 Club Racing Factory Team Debuts at Buttonwillow Opener

If you wanted to catch a glimpse of the Spec MX-5 field in the paddock at Buttonwillow Raceway in April, all you had to do was look for the newest, shiniest, prettiest cars in the paddock. The grid consisted mostly of newly constructed cars, including two supported by Mazda Motorsports, so they were fairly easy…
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