March 29, 2018
Courtesy of Racer: The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires staged two thrilling races to open the 2018 season at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend, and now race fans have the chance to watch them both.
With over 30 entries, the double-header event featured the launch of the Challenger Class presented by Monticello Motor Club as well as the first race weekend of the season for the large field of rookie runners who look to claim the $75,000 prize offered by Mazda for the highest finishing rookie. The season-opener was also the first round of battle for the overall championship, which will see the winner emerge with $200,000 in support from Mazda for the series champion.
Race 1 featured a first time winner scoring victory after a late race restart staged a final lap sprint to the checkered flag.