Thomas Fastest in Mazda MX-5 Cup Practice at Watkins Glen
 June 23, 2022| 
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Thomas Fastest in Mazda MX-5 Cup Practice at Watkins Glen

 

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 23, 2022) - The Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich® Tires is back at Watkins Glen International after a four-year absence. Though inexperienced at the historic road course, Jared Thomas (No. 96 JTR Motorsports Engineering) was able to turn the fastest lap of the day.

 

Thomas set his fast lap of 2:09.417 in the morning practice session.

 

In the afternoon it was reigning Mazda MX-5 Cup Champion Gresham Wagner (No. 5 Spark Performance) who went quickest. His lap of 2:09.521 wasn’t quite fast enough to better Thomas.

 

“Our practice day went pretty well,” Thomas said. “We had the quick time today, but we’re still adjusting because we aren’t super experienced here. The toughest thing in the race will be managing the draft. You’ve got to figure out; who’s the best to work with, when’s the best time to pass, things like that. It should be an interesting race.”

 

Following qualifying at 8:00am ET on Friday, June 24, Race One will go green at 12:20pm ET. On Saturday, June 24, Race Two will commence at 10:00am ET. Both races will be streamed live on RACER.com and IMSA.com/tvlive.

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