Lightning Strikes at the 2021 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

Lightning Strikes at the 2021 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

Winning a NASA Championship is a little like trying to get lightning to strike in a spot you designate. So much of it is out of your hands. You have to drive to your utmost ability, make good decisions, stay out of trouble and keep the car intact until the big race on Sunday. The rest is out of your control.
Lightning struck at least 22 times in NASA’s racing classes at Daytona International Speedway and, given the track-mandated delays due to lightning in the area, probably even more than that.
We published quick, abbreviated coverage of the event Sept. 19 when the event was over, but we have more complete coverage available now that dust has settled and the champagne has flowed.
Spec Miata
Preston Pardus had the lead for much of the race, which is never a guarantee of victory in Spec Miata and especially not at Daytona. Drafting paid off in

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