Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca
Spec MX-5 Challenge 2021 Round 5&6
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, my one lap was enough to place me in P4 on the grid for Sunday’s Race #1.
The Mazda Motorsports USA Factory Team, Haag Performance, was able to fix the car issue quickly and correctly!
I started P4 in Race #1, and I made my way up through the field, with help from my Fast, Piston Pumping Mazda MX-5 2.0L DOHC In-Line 4 Engine, built by Haag Performance. Before lap 10 was complete, I was leading the race, with my teammate, Bryson Morris, in P2 having a great battle with me.
With only a handful of laps remaining, I was running closely behind the sister Mazda Spec MX-5 of Bryson Morris, when another quicker car (from a different class) came up to pass me and unfortunately made me lose a few seconds and 2 spots.
I ended the race in P2.
In Race #2, I started P2 and worked together with my teammate (P1) to break away from the field. Unfortunately, the same car that caused me trouble in Race #1 was not done with passing in bad spots. As I lost about 2 seconds to the leader with halfway to go.
On the second last lap, the leader made a mistake which allowed me to re-pass him.
Out battle was right down to the finish line, as we were side-by-side in the last corner, and the gaps were only separated by 0.150 seconds!
Congratulations to my teammate, Bryson Morris, who came out on top, at the end of a great battle!
I will be posting all my in-car videos from this weekend on my YouTube Channel, Alex Berg Racing (Click on the blue text!)
As always, I would not be able to go racing without the help of my partners.
I would like to thank Mazda Motorsports USA, Max Papis Innovations, Haag Performance, Penn Elcom, Spec MX-5 Challenge, Polo America Racing & Polo America Magazine, and Foxxr Digital Marketing, the success of this weekend wouldn’t happen without the help of all my partners.
Our wins this weekend are the start of an encouraging championship to come!
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