Yan Dia and Pat Smith Finish on Top in Spec Miata at Carolina Motorsports Park

Yan Dia and Pat Smith Finish on Top in Spec Miata at Carolina Motorsports Park

On Saturday, a short qualifying session, red flagged after one lap, scrambled rather than sorted the 20-car field. Jason Ball claimed pole position with a 2:01.430, followed by Matt Gieseke, Rod Walker, Ann Morey and Bob Manker.
At the start, as the field charged down to Turn 1, Yan Dia went down the center briefly making it four-wide entering the turn. Everyone kept it clean and made it through as some of the faster cars moved up through the field. At the end of the first lap, Dia had moved up from P15 to P5 with the rest of the order: Ball P1, Gieseke, P2, Griffith Hawk P3 and Kyle Kimball P4.
Aiden Crouse and Brad Miller also were rapidly moving up from the back. By the end of lap two, Dia had moved up to P2, but went off in Turn 5 and fell back to P8 behind Pat Smith and

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