Thrilling battle for Global Mazda MX-5 Cup title

Thrilling battle for Global Mazda MX-5 Cup title

16. September 2019 -

The 2019 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup is entering its decisive stage. With only two races remaining, six drivers still have a chance of claiming the title in the hotly contested one-make series. Fans can look forward to a thrilling season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (20-22 September).

After the last two races at Portland International Raceway, Bryan Ortiz (#4 Copeland Motorsports) is leading the drivers’ standings at 221 points. With his victory in the second race at Portland, however, Selin Rollan (#87 Sick Sideways Racing) also underlined his title ambitions once again. With a total of 210 points, he is only eleven points down on the leader. Third-placed Robert Stout (#28 McCumbee McAleer Racing) is at 197 points going into the major season finale, followed by Robert Noaker (#13 Sick Sideways Racing, 190 points), rookie Michael Carter (#08 Copeland Motorsports, 184 points) and Drake Kemper (#99 Sick Sideways Racing, 173 points) in fourth, fifth and sixth place respectively.

Meanwhile, the champion in the ND1 classification has already been crowned: during the most recent round at Portland, John Dean II (#16 Sick Sideways Racing) already wrapped up the title in the category of Cup cars of the previous generation.

The final two races of the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup (Rounds 11 and 12) will be held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, 20-22 September.

THE DIFFERENCE IN BRAKING in the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup
The Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup is the signature spec series for the Mazda Road to 24. In what is already its fourth season, the one-make series again provides thrilling motorsport. All Cup cars are equipped with PAGID Racing brake products. Victory in the one-make series is sought-after: the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup champion earns a $200,000 scholarship.

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