Car #: 71 Posts: 7
Just got back from the shootout. The program was amazing and really does analyze everything that a racer needs to be and needs to know. The day was a lot of fun and definitely got stressful at times with such a great prize on the line. I want to thank Mazda for putting together such a great program and giving all of us grassroot motorsport racers a chance to go pro. The winner will be announced officially tomorrow. -Ryan Ellis
Thanks to everyone from the SM community who supported Ryan in this great opportunity that Mazda puts out there for us all. You guys should all know that he did you proud - he gave Nick a real run for the grand prize, but came up short by the closest of margins.
It doesn't end there though. We are trying to put a program together to run the full 2010 MX-5 series, and I've all but promised Mazda we will somehow make the grid in Atlanta. Anyone wanting to jump on board, we can use any help folks are willing to offer.
Thanks for the nice words guys, and thank you Mazda for an awesome shootout! It was definitely a unique experience, and very challenging. It was nice to meet all of you at buttonwillow, and I look forward to meeting the rest of the SM community in 2010. See ya at the track.