KC Cook and Chris Nunes on Top in Spec Miata at Auto Club Speedway

KC Cook and Chris Nunes on Top in Spec Miata at Auto Club Speedway

When NASA SoCal headed to Auto Club Speedway in advance of the midsummer break in the region’s schedule, Blake Minasian was firmly in the lead of the points chase.
Lap times at Auto Club Speedway typically cluster tighter than other tracks in the region, so the racing tends to be more competitive. Add in the importance of the draft and the stakes escalate.
On Saturday, Spec MX-5 Cup driver Chris Nunes grabbed pole position, with KC Cook in second, Anthony Zarcone in third and Blake Minasian in fourth.
At the start, Cook and Minasian made the most of the draft and pushed each other into the top two spots by the time they reached Turn 3, the entrance to the infield portion of the track. Nunes shoe-horned his way into third past Anthony Santos and the front three broke away.
Later in the race, as Nunes headed into the braking zone for Turn 11,

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