TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 28, 2006) – As 2006 comes to a close, so does SPEED programming for the inaugural SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by Hankook season.-30-
Watch SPEED Saturday, Dec. 30 to see who will take home the first MX-5 Cup crown. First, at 4:00 p.m. (EST) watch Round Seven from Miller Motorsports Park to see if Jim Daniels, of Germantown, Tenn., can clinch the championship before the series finale. Daniels has a perfect record when he’s the polesitter, but if anyone knows of a weakness in Daniels’ amour, it’s his MER teammates Jason Saini, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Anders Hainer, of Hidden Hills, Calif. You’ll be glued to the screen as the trio puts together one of the most thrilling MX-5 Cup races of the year.
The 2006 season wraps up at 4:30 p.m. with Round Eight from Road America. The finale is a case of déjà vu, with Daniels and Saini exchanging the lead just about every other corner. Behind them, more MER teammates play the passing game. Ara Malkhassian, of Houston, Texas and Drew Staveley, of Walnut, Calif., battle to see who else will be on the final podium of the year. Tune into SPEED on Saturday to see if Daniels can cap off the season with a win or if Saini will capture his first.
For more information on the SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by Hankook, visit www.mx-5cup.com.