Teen Mazda Challenge Driver Aiden Crouse and Veteran Pat Smith Split Spec Miata Wins at Carolina Motorsports Park

Teen Mazda Challenge Driver Aiden Crouse and Veteran Pat Smith Split Spec Miata Wins at Carolina Motorsports Park

Cold weather for Saturday’s qualifying made for some fast times as Grant West claimed pole position with a below-track-record time of 1:50.331, followed by Aiden Crouse, Keith Williamson, Pat Smith and Yan Dia. At the start, the front of the field got through Turn 1 cleanly, with Crouse picking off West with an inside pass at Turn 2 and then beat him to Turn 3 to seal the deal. Tyler Harrell also picked off Dia in Turn 2 leaving the order, Crouse, West, Williamson, Smith, Harrell.
Crouse and West started gapping the field on the back straight as they showed who would be on the top two spots of the podium. While Harrell got to the inside of Smith at Turn 13 to take P4. On lap three, Harrell had a run on Williamson going through Turn 13 to make the inside pass at Turn 14 to finalize the podium with

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