Last December, NASA Pro Racing and Toyo Tires announced the biggest prize package for a Spec Miata championship race in history – and this September at the NASA Championships at Circuit of the Americas, one Spec Miata racer has the opportunity to walk away with as much as $80,000.
“This was sort of the brainchild of Marc Sanzenbacher, the motorsports manager for Toyo Tires,” says NASA Communications Director Brett Becker. “We got to 80 entries very quickly, and we’re in the 90s now. The number of cars we have registered will play a role in how we structure the race itself.
“The limit for the number of cars on track at COTA is 85, so ideally we’d get 135 cars and you would have 85 in one group and then you would have this terrific second group because Toyo is offering prizes for the hard charger in each group as well as random prizes in each group,” Becker explains.