Spec Miata frontrunner walks away with a scholarship to compete in MX-5 Cup in 2018
Selin Rollan has been a frontrunner in Spec Miata for the last several years. This year, Rollan finished second in both the SCCA National Championship Runoffs and the NASA Eastern States Championships, earning an invitation to the 2017 Mazda Road to 24 Shootout. On Dec. 8, Rollan, SCCA Spec Miata champ Preston Pardus, Tyler Kicera and iRacing champ John Allen gathered with a pair of Mazda Global MX-5 Cup cars at the Bondurant Racing School facility in Chandler, Ariz., to see who would earn a $100,000 scholarship to compete in the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires – Rollan walked away with the prize.
“I’m a little teary eyed, honestly,” said Rollan not long after the announcement that he had won the shootout. “I was in shock. It’s a very big honor to win this Mazda Road to 24 Shootout. I don’t think it’s sunk in yet. I was just talking to my parents on the phone, I definitely shed some tears of excitement, and they shed some tears as well – I could hear it in their voices. I’ll be excited to move forward with this.”