For years, people have wondered about sibling rivalry. At International AllStars, a set of triplets compete for the number one spot. Like most triplets, these Miatas are built identically, but each one has it’s own unique personality. Here with us is number 3. The show car. I bet the track 1 and drift 2 are a little jealous right about now, but they all look uniquely similar. Just pretend #s 1 and 2 are here.
Salt Lake City, Utah – SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup competitors, staff, family and friends gathered at the Pierpont Place in Salt Lake City to celebrate the season following the doubleheader finale at nearby Miller Motorsports Park.
Mosing, Playboy’s Deanna Brooks, Piscitell, Rampelberg, Playboy’s Pilar Lastra, and Evans (L-R) pose with their banquet hardware.
Rick Benjamin, the television voice of the MX-5 Cup, hosted the celebration on Sunday evening. The guest of honor was Brad Rampelberg, of San Jose, Calif., who claimed the Championship on the strength of five wins in his No. 4 AMG Racing/Mazda/Cobalt Brakes Mazda MX-5. Rampelberg scored 559 championship points, regaining the lead following a win at Mosport International Raceway that had slipped away through the middle of the season. Rampelberg entered the doubleheader finale leading Justin Piscitell, of Weston, Conn., and brought home the crown with a pair of fourth-place finishes.
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TOOELE, Utah – After a hard fought for the majority of the race, Lyonel Kent, of Knoxville, Tenn., was able to storm to his third-career SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup victory. Jesse Combs, of Houston, Texas, and Justin Piscitell, of Weston, Conn., completed the podium at Miller Motorsports Park. Finishing fourth, Brad Rampelberg, of San Jose, Calif., claimed the 2010 SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup Championship.
Lyonel Kent earned an MX-5 Cup win at the season finale.
Starting second in the No. 13 ALARA Racing/Bulldog Productions MX-5, Kent immediately took the lead from polesitter Nick Evans, of Powell, Ohio, going to the inside of Evans in Turn One. The pair continued to exchange the lead in spectacular fashion throughout the 20-lap, 60.96-mile race, but only made contact once.
“Clean doesn’t even begin to describe it,” Kent said. “The only contact that happened was when in Turn One, we were side-by-side and bumped mirrors. So I just reached out, pushed the mirror back and that was it. That was the only contact we had even though we must have swapped the lead at least a dozen times.”
The 2010 SCCA National Championship Runoffs capped off a quality E Production season for Sydney Davis in the #46/JAWS Racing/Mazda Miata.
The week started off with a practice day that was spent getting a feel for the car on the track. This was Sydney’s second trip to the Runoffs at Road America, but much of last year was spent underneath the car.
“Our goal this year was to get through the week without having to work on the car,” Sydney said. “The main thing I wanted was to keep the same motor the entire week. Last year was heartbreaking going through two motors in two days.”
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