Allan Uy wins in inaugural MSCC Miata Spec Series

MSCC Mazda Miata Spec Serie

Allan Uy was hailed as the overall winner in the inaugural season of the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC) Miata Spec Series.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Who are the overall category winners in the 2022 Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC) Miata Spec Series?

    The overall category winners in the competition are Windy Imperial for Rota Masters Class, Jamal Almario for the GT Radial Novice Class and Allan Uy for the Shell Pro Class.
  • How many Mazda MX-5 units were used in the race series?

    A total of 20 Mazda MX-5 units were used in the competition.
  • Mazda Philippines shared that the race car driver swept both races in the final round of the country’s premier one-make sportscar racing series.

    Uy sat out Round 3 of the four-round racing competition, forcing a winner-takes-all title showdown with Angie King in Round 4 last November 26, 2022 at the Clark International Speedway. 

    Steven Tan with Allan Uy

    Despite a strong charge from King, who had to win both races to have a shot at the overall championship, Uy drove a calculated 12-lap race in the morning to seal the victory.

    Uy, who won Race 7, was trailed by King in second spot and Paul Perez in third place. While he is already guaranteed of the overall title, Uy still finished the season by ending Race 8 at the lead with Tyson Sy in second and King in third.

    Meanwhile, Joey Almeda won the Rota Masters Class’ Race 7 with Toti Turalba in second and Lito Ignacio in third. However, Ignacio took the Race 8 victory after being the only one running in its division.

    Further, Kirk Baltazar took the top spot in Race 7 of GT Radial Novice Class with Javier Toledo and Enzo Celestino in second and third respectively. However, Toledo crossed the checkered flag at the third spot in Race 8, trailing Aaron Guevara and Diego Dela Cruz.

    2022 Season Overall Winners

    In terms of the class championship, Uy Shell Pro Class claimed the victory Windy Imperial for the Rota Masters Class, and Jamal Almario for the GT Radial Novice Class.

    Here are the overall winners of the MSCC Miata Spec Series 2022

    Rota Masters Class

    • First: Windy Imperial
    • Second: Lito Ignacio
    • Third: Joey Almeda

    GT Radial Novice Class

    • First: Jamal Almario
    • Second: Kirk Baltazar
    • Third: Diego Dela Cruz

    Shell Pro Class

    • First: Allan Uy
    • Second: Angie King
    • Third: Paul Perez

    Aside from the heart-pounding action, the final round also had a heart-warming moment as MSCC members and Mazda Philippines gave 10 children from Duyan Ni Maria Children’s Home in Mabalacat, Pampanga taxi rides around the track.

    Children from Duyan ni Maria

    Mazda Japan executives Hidetoshi Kudo and Hironori Tanaka, who flew in from Hiroshima, Japan to watch the final round, also drove around the Clark International Speedway with a child passenger, making it a memorable and touching experience for both driver and the children.

    Further, Pilipinas Shell donated school supplies and toys to the 40-year-old foundation.

    Duyan ni Maria Taxi Ride

    “The MSCC Miata Spec Series isn’t just Mazda Philippines’ success. It is everyone’s success. This includes the drivers, mechanics, marshalls, race directors, team members, and everyone involved.  We could not have done it without your support and passion. We can’t wait for yet another season of racing,” Mazda Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Tan was quoted as saying.

    As the Philippines’ first one-make sportscar racing series, all MSCC Miata Spec Series cars have been created the same, highlighting driving skill in the process.

    2022 MSCC Miata Spec Series Round 2

    All the 20  Mazda MX-5 units used in the competition are equipped with a showroom stock 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine mated to a six-speed Skyactiv manual transmission; Cusco sports coil overs, chassis braces and roll cage; stainless steel exhaust system from Drift Xaust; Sparco competition steering wheel, racing seat, harness and safety net; and GT Radial Champiro SX2 tires mounted on custom 17 x 8.0 J Rota Strike wheels.

    Photos from Mazda Philippines

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