South Boston Speedway & Long Road Racing Present Spec Miata Oval Racing Series

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South Boston Speedway & Long Road Racing Present Spec Miata Oval Racing Series

South Boston Speedway and Long Road Racing are proud to introduce the new Spec Miata Oval Racing Series at the historic 4/10-mile South Boston Speedway. For the first time, Spec Miata racers will be able to race under the lights in a unique short track format.

The inaugural Spec Miata Oval Racing Series event will be a 25-lap exhibition race on the night of Saturday, May 5, 2012. The race is open to all NASA and SCCA Spec Miata cars, and both Hoosier SM6 and Toyo RA1 spec tires will be allowed. The top racers will take home trophies and bragging rights after a night of close racing on a NASCAR-sanctioned track.

Long Road Racing will be on hand to offer trackside race day support and setup. “It’s short track, and it’s a unique experience for road racers,” says Long Road Racing owner Glenn Long. “It’s a fun way to maximize your investment. Racers who have bought a Spec Miata can now get more use out of their car and enjoy it in a unique new way.”

South Boston Speedway COO/Executive Vice President Nick Igdalsky is a veteran Mazda road racer, and he understands the allure of a new series. “Spec Miata owners are road racers, but they live for competition,” Igdalsky says. “This is a new kind of competition they can do with the same car, the same tires, and virtually the same setup.”

A new kind of competition isn’t the only appeal of the Spec Miata Oval Racing Series. It is also an affordable way for racers to get on track. Saturday’s events cost just $40 per car and driver, which includes race entry and all on-track sessions. Crew and spectator passes are just $10. The race day schedule includes two to three practice sessions, qualifying, and the 25-lap race.

An additional practice day will be held on Friday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for $150 per car. There is also an optional night practice on Friday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. for $40. Racers participating in the daytime practice can participate in night practice for free.

Spec Miata racers can register in advance at  www.longroadracing.com/sobo.aspx. The schedule for the Spec Miata Oval Racing Series inaugural race, as well as other South Boston Speedway activities, can be found at www.southbostonspeedway.com/schedule/index.htm.

ABOUT SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY

Over the past 50 years, South Boston Speedway has earned a reputation for the best NASCAR-sanctioned short track racing in the country. The 4/10-mile oval is home to racing and testing by the most legendary names in both short track racing and all levels of NASCAR. Following a recent renovation, fans—who simply call the track “SoBo”—can enjoy premiere short track racing in a modern setting. South Boston Speedway is online at www.SouthBostonSpeedway.com.

ABOUT LONG ROAD RACING

Long Road Racing specializes in Spec Miata rentals, race car service and preparation of all brands, trackside support, race team management services, and transportation and logistic services. In addition, they also offer maintenance, repair and performance tuning for all sports cars. Long Road Racing’s 12,500-square-foot shop in Raleigh, North Carolina, includes the city’s only four-wheel-drive Dyno. Learn more online at www.LongRoadRacing.com.

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