Mazda Hotlap Challenge

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From Kevin Bobbitt, iRacing Staff member:

"Mazda Motorsports will give race fans and online racers the chance to get behind the wheel and on track with the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge. Kicking off this weekend at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge will provide the winner a test in a Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car.

Two paths can be taken to the grand prize of the test in a Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car. At select Mazda Motorsports events throughout 2018, Mazda’s consumer display will feature a racing simulator that utilizes a Mazda Global MX-5 Cup car at Daytona International Speedway. The race fan who records the fastest lap time throughout 2018 on that simulator will earn an all-expense paid VIP trip to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona as a guest of Mazda Team Joest.

For those who are not at the track, the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge will be mirrored on iRacing, utilizing Time Attack sessions. Following the same schedule as the at-track portion of the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge, the iRacing members who record the top-five fastest lap times will be entered in an end-of-year online race where 35 racers will compete in Global MX-5 Cup cars at Daytona International Speedway. The winner of that race, which will be broadcast live on iRacing, will receive an all-expense paid VIP trip to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona as a guest of Mazda Team Joest.

At the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona, the two winners of the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge will face off in a head-to-head battle on the simulators at Mazda’s Activation with the winner earning a test in a Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car.

The Mazda Hot Lap Challenge is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age. iRacing membership is required for participation in online qualifying. For complete rules and regulations, as well as to register for the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge, visit www.iRacing.com/MazdaHotLapChallenge."

Schedule

Round Track Dates Winner
1 Daytona Road Course 4/13 - 4/15 Matt Bussa
2 Lime Rock Park 5/25 - 5/27 Matt Bussa
3 Watkins Glen 6/29 - 7/1 Christopher Henn
4 Road America 8/3 - 8/5
5 Gateway Motorsports Park 8/24 - 8/25
6 Laguna Seca 9/7 - 9/9
7 Road Atlanta 10/11 - 10/13

Results

Round 1: Daytona Road Course

Pos Name Lap Time Interval
1 Matt Bussa 2:10.410 0.000
2 Logan Clampitt 2:10.423 -0.013
3 Aday Coba Lopez 2:10.532 -0.122
4 Ludwig Ghidi 2:10.611 -0.201
5 Adria Perez 2:10.654 -0.244
6 Bobby Zalenski 2:10.696 -0.286
7 Brian Lockwood 2:10.771 -0.361
8 Zac Campbell 2:10.853 -0.443
9 Travis Schwenke 2:10.946 -0.536
10 Gianni Quintelier 2:10.962 -0.552

Round 2: Lime Rock Park

Pos Name Lap Time Interval
1 Matt Bussa 56.175 0.000
2 Gresham Wagner 56.363 -0.188
3 Giuseppe Iannucci 56.414 -0.239
4 Logan Clampitt 56.420 -0.245
5 Giovanni Shedd 56.439 -0.264
6 Steven Diem 56.471 -0.296
7 Cody A. Harris 56.472 -0.297
8 Jacob Loomis 56.479 -0.304
9 Robert R Hartley 56.485 -0.310
10 Christopher Henn 56.519 -0.344

Round 3: Watkins Glen Boot

Pos Name Lap Time Interval
1 Christopher Henn 2:09.034 0.000
2 Robert R Hartley 2:09.095 -0.061
3 Travis Schwenke 2:09.559 -0.525
4 DJ Alessandrini 2:09.632 -0.598
5 Tom Rathje 2:09.636 -0.602
6 Lionel Colin 2:09.751 -0.717
7 Travis Petrie 2:09.868 -0.834
8 Jeremy Robles 2:10.045 -1.010
9 Matthew Pilus 2:10.436 -1.401
10 Richard Losper 2:10.653 -1.619

Round 2: Lime Rock Park

Pos Name Lap Time Interval
1 Matt Bussa 56.175 0.000
2 Gresham Wagner 56.363 -0.188
3 Giuseppe Iannucci 56.414 -0.239
4 Logan Clampitt 56.420 -0.245
5 Giovanni Shedd 56.439 -0.264
6 Steven Diem 56.471 -0.296
7 Cody A. Harris 56.472 -0.297
8 Jacob Loomis 56.479 -0.304
9 Robert R Hartley 56.485 -0.310
10 Christopher Henn 56.519 -0.344