Pat Smith and Aiden Crouse Split Spec Miata Wins at Carolina Motorsports Park

Pat Smith and Aiden Crouse Split Spec Miata Wins at Carolina Motorsports Park

Late winter in North Carolina meant qualifying took place on a damp track at Carolina Motorsports Park in February, and Aiden Crouse claimed Pole with a 2:04.383, followed by Pat Smith, Grant West, Brad Miller and Keith Williamson.
At the start, the front of the field got through Turn 1 clean, but at the back one of the racers had a big lock-up, thumped the car ahead, and the resulting chain reaction culminated with Yan Dia having his differential housing broken and limping off the track. Crouse got out to about a two- to three-car lead by the Kink followed by Smith, West, Miller and Williamson. West tried an outside pass on Smith at Turn 13, but scrubbed off too much speed and ended losing his position to Miller. Crouse, in P1, was trying to deal with a transmission that was difficult to get in third gear and by the end

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