Mazda champion: Patrick Gallagher

Mazda champion: Patrick Gallagher

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Mazda champion: Patrick Gallagher

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After winning the 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup title, Gallagher then won the Global MX-5 Cup Challenge to back it up

When Patrick Gallagher returned to the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, he had to be viewed as one of the favorites to win the title. Not only had he proven himself in his years competing in the NC chassis, he took the first victory of the new formula in 2016 in a one-off appearance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. On top of that, he was coming off a great season in Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car where he nearly took the Touring Car title.

Yet no one could have predicted the kind of season he would have. Not only did he bookend the season with sweeps at Barber Motorsports Park and Mazda Raceway, he won a race every single weekend, at every track. Then, to top it off, he claimed the $75,000 first-place prize at the Global MX-5 Cup Challenge in October at Mazda Raceway. A storybook season and championship.

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