SCCA’s Western Conference has wrapped up its U.S. Majors Tour with a June 30-July 1 finale at Sonoma Raceway, and 13 Mazda drivers have walked away with a conference title to their name. And while it is a given that Mazdas are going to win certain classes – Spec Miata, Formula Enterprises, FE2, and Formula Mazda – other classes can come down to the wire. That said, in the Western Conference, Mazda drivers impressively took the points win in every category of SCCA racing – from GT to Production to formula cars, prototype, Touring and B-Spec, Mazda claimed victories in all.
The B-Spec conference championship went to Cherie Storms, edging out fellow Mazda2 racer Jake Pipal, who won every race he entered. Storms, who hails from British Columbia, is looking forward to a West Coast Runoffs this year as the event heads to Sonoma Raceway in October.
Taz Harvey began the season moving back and forth between his GT-Lite Miata and his GT-3 RX-7. The GTL car didn’t see the end of the season, but his early-race dominance still allowed Harvey to add the GTL title to his GT-3 title. Harvey had five wins in six races in GTL, and one win plus six other podium finishes in GT-3.