Will home lane advantage be a determining cause during a 2018 SCCA National Championship Runoffs?
Spec Miata frequency provides transparent favorites for a National Championship Runoffs race. Who would have likely final year’s outcome, where Preston Pardus, who hadn’t won a U.S. Majors Tour competition to that point, would come out on tip of a extreme race-long battle? This year, though, is an exception. When one of a strongest Spec Miata competitors in a nation calls Sonoma Raceway home, however, picking a favorite becomes most easier.
Mark Drennan is about as apparent of a collect to win a Runoffs in Spec Miata as there has ever been. Not usually is Sonoma his home track, he’s returned to SCCA Road Racing after a integrate of seasons in a Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup, with a Runoffs during Sonoma being his unaccompanied focus. Drennan wants this win bad, generally after blank out on a NASA Championship during Sonoma and removing held adult in a Spec Miata misunderstanding during a 2014 Runoffs during Laguna Seca.
“I’m going to do all in my energy to be prepared,” pronounced a racer from San Jose, Calif., early in a season. “My regulation has always been to get a best apparatus and get a best assistance and be a best prepared, and that puts we in a good position that’s kind of ‘no excuses.’ That’s how we prepared for 2014 … that same kind of credentials and integrity is going to see me through.”
Drennan done picking him as a tip choice generally easy when he dominated both races during a U.S. Majors Tour during a lane in June. That competition enclosed important SM racers such as Brad Rampelberg, Austin Newmark, Chris Haldeman, Matt Reynolds and Tristan Littlehale. At a finish of Sunday’s race, it was all California drivers on a podium, with Littlehale and Newmark fasten Drennan.