The Clark International Speedway provided the ideal venue as seventeen race-prepped Mazda MX-5 roadsters raced to the finish line for Round 2 of the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC) Miata Spec Series. Changes to the rules starting Round 2 of the four-round series saw the formation of three different classes—the GT Radial Novice Class, the, the Rota Masters Class and the Shell Pro Class. Not only does this reflect the diversity of the racing talent present, but it also aims to nurture and develop up-and-coming racing talents to hone their talents in succeeding years. Despite the tweaks to the classifications, Allan Uy in Car No. 99 continued to dominate the MSCC Spec Series taking the overall win in both Race 3 and Race 4.
Driving in the Shell Pro Class, Uy won Race 3 with a 1.192-second margin over the competitive Tyson Sy in Car No. 05 who is also racing in the Shell Pro Class. Angie King in Car No. 12 completed the podium. In Race 4, Uy once again won with a 4.317-second gap to King. Paul Henderson Perez, driving in the Shell Pro Class ended up in third.
In the GT Radial Novice Class, Jaime Miguel Almario took victory in Race 3 with Dino Imperial in second and Kirk Baltazar in third. In Race 4, it was Javier Toledo who took the top spot, followed by Jaime Miguel Almario and Paul Perez. In the Rota Masters Class, Windy Imperial took home the first-place trophy in Race 3 and 4, while Lito Ignacio took home the second-place in Race 4.
Providing excitement at Round 2, Pilipinas Shell VIPs and guests were treated to a taxi ride in the MSCC Miata Spec Series cars by the racers.
The MSCC Miata Spec Series MX-5 uses a showroom stock 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine mated to a 6-speed Skyactiv manual transmission. In order to extract even more grip, the suspension components have been upgraded and reinforced with CUSCO sports coil overs and chassis braces. A custom stainless steel exhaust system, developed by local company Drift Xaust, maximizes air flow and enhances the aggressive racing note emanating from the MX-5’s 181-horsepower mill. A Sparco competition steering wheel, racing seat, harness and safety net, along with a new CUSCO racing roll cage, are all installed in each car to secure the drivers’ control and safety. All Miata Spec Series cars come fitted with GT Radial Champiro SX2 tires mounted on custom 17 x 8.0 J Rota Strike wheels.
The MSCC Miata Spec Series is sponsored by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, GT Radial tires, and Rota Wheels. Round 3 is scheduled on October 29th (Race 5 and 6) and November 26th (Race 7 and 8). All races will be held at the Clark International Speedway.
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