Mazda MX-5 Cup has had a long summer break in its schedule, with the last race having been at Mid-Ohio in May. It might be a break in racing, but it’s not a break in development. As the builder for the series cars, Flis Performance has been staying busy getting ready for the second half of the year as well as the 2022 season.
We tested at Roebling Road in Savannah, Georgia, this week to close the loop on some development decisions we still had to finalize. Ultimately, there is more work to do for the 2022 season, but the test this week really gives us a great start. It’s always a lot of fun to work with series partners like Bosch Motorsports and Pagid Racing Brakes, who were both on hand at the test. When you see everyone striving together toward shared goals, it’s such a great feeling of success and an example of teamwork at its finest.
Not only were these partners on site at Roebling, but we also had a special guest appearance by Ross Bentley, who is writing an article for Road & Track about the MX-5 Cup car and the racing series. This was Ross’s first time driving the car, and I was personally excited for that because he’s both a friend and mentor to me. I got to see him experience something new, which was such a joy. We had a great time sharing feedback about the car and even getting a chance to overlay some data to understand the process of learning the car.
It was a terrific couple of days that were not only very productive, but also a lot of fun. It’s such a rewarding environment to be in when you’re surrounded by a great team and group of partners to work with.