First Race of 2022, First Miata Race

We’re back at the race track and racing at Blackhawk Farms with the SCCA.   Jason has been on track much earlier this year, but has not actually raced yes.  The goal for the weekend wasn’t necessarily to win races, frankly, we didn’t have the car or the driver.  The goal was to get back in a race car and see what he can do and set him up better for the next race.

There was a day of testing and two days of racing.  Testing went very well, and Advanced Autosports provided great support.  Jason quickly adjusted to the car and then asked for some setup changes and improved his time.   Saturday’s race got of to a great start with him qualifying 9th in the rain.  Unfortunately, a few laps in he went off in turn 7 and broke the front passenger lower ball joint ending his race.  Sunday’s race went much better.  He started 17th of 18, because of the previous days DNF, but that means he could spend the race practicing passing and racing build his race craft.  He did just that he finished the race in 9th, completing a successful weekend of racing. 

Next weekend Jason will be racing at the historic Milwaukee Mile again in an Advance Autosports spec miata but this time in the number 39 car and with additional coaching. We are still working the car schedule and are looking forward to the first kart race at Mid-Ohio in mid June.