On the weekend of September 16th-18th, The Ohio Valley Region held an IT-Spec Miata Challenge race as a support race to the Grand-Am weekend at Mid-Ohio. The event was open to all IT classes and Spec Miata with 48 entries.
It was a great weekend for long-time road racers and King Motorsports customers Bob and Joe Moser. Both of the Moser’s ITA CRXs chassis were fabricated and set up at King Motorsports – and both cars run King Motorsports built and tuned engines.
On Sunday the group ran two qualifying races and one trophy race, all on the pro course. In the first photo Joe is leading the field to the start through the carrousel for the first qualifying race. In the second photo Joe has pulled out a substantial lead at the end of the first lap while Bob races for position with two of the ITS cars. In the third photo Joe is forced out of the first qualifying race with a grill blocked up with debris and starting to overheat.
In the second qualifying race Joe had to start at the back of the field. He passed 44 cars in 12 laps to finish second overall behind Tim Selby in the ITS Miata and Bob Moser in the other King Motorsports ITA CRX.
The podium photos are after the feature race. Tim Selby won first overall in the ITS Miata, Joe Moser second overall and first in ITA and Bob Moser third overall and second in ITA.
Joe Moser kept whittling down the ITA pro course lap record through the weekend, ending up dropping it by almost a half second to 1:40.35!
Check out Joe’s lead over the entire field on this rear-facing in-car video.
Congratulations to Bob and Joe on a great weekend.