Reigning Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires Champion Jared Thomas (No. 96 JTR Motorsports Engineering) was declared the round 12 race winner after an incident on the final lap led to a post-race penalty. He extended his points lead over teammate Aaron Jeansonne (No.
Reigning champion Jared Thomas was declared the winner of round 12 of the Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires after a post-race penalty. He extended his points lead over teammate Aaron Jeansonne, who finished second. The 45-minute race saw numerous lead changes among a pack of 11 cars. Gresham Wagner and Connor Zilisch traded the lead, with Max Opalski, Nate Cicero, and Jeansonne also taking turns at the front. In the final minutes, the pack dwindled to seven, and a collision on the last lap shuffled the positions. Thomas emerged as the victor after the penalty was issued to the instigator. Jeansonne, happy to be on the podium after several setback races, looks forward to the finale at Road Atlanta for a shot at the $250,000 prize. Additionally, MX-5 Cup rookies have the chance to win an $80,000 prize.