TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 27, 2008) – Check your local cable and satellite listings this week, as Round Seven of the 2008 SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup from Thunderbolt Raceway begins airing this week.
For the penultimate round of 2008, the series heads to the newly constructed New Jersey Motorsports Park to race on the 2.17-mile Thunderbolt Raceway. A new course brings a first-time polesitter: Robert Huffmaster in the No. 27 Team MER/Huffmaster Companies MX-5. As the field takes the course for its 45-minute race, the course conditions, damp with a dry racing line, seem to favor Huffmaster who won in the rain at Mosport and earned his 2007 SCCA Touring 3 Championship on a wet, but drying track.
Sure enough, when the green flag waves, Huffmaster holds the lead with his teammate and point leader Eric Foss in tow, driving the No. 28 Team MER/Autobarn Mazda MX-5. The pair attempt to hold off a charging Brad Rampelberg in the No. 14 Hooverspeed/Patron Tequila MX-5, but to no avail, as the two-time race winner takes over the lead on lap six.
As time ticks away, Huffmaster continually presses Rampelberg for the lead, hungry for his second MX-5 Cup victory, but Rampelberg is thinking about the Championship and needs a win in order to challenge Foss for the MX-5 Title. Will Huffmaster be able to make the pass in time or can Rampelberg hold him off for win number three? Check your local listings or click the TV schedule link found here to find out when to tune in and find out.
Following their initial TV runs, all MX-5 Cup races are available on demand at www.youtube.com/mazdamx5cup