SUMMER HEAT EQUALS SUMMER SWEEP FOR RDR’S HANNAH GRISHAM AT BUTTONWILLOW

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., June 18, 2019 –Spec Miata driver and Mazda Teen Challenge member Hannah Grisham earned two more wins for Robert Davis Racing (RDR), making it three out of four race wins at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Grisham lead from the pole Saturday, and started second on Sunday, and secured the win on a last-lap pass. With this finish, she has all-but wrapped up the NASA Southern California Spec Miata Championship.

The weekend saw RDR debut a new Spec Miata, as the #63 Mazda Miata hit the track in its retro paint job, recalling the famed 1991 IMSA Mazda RX-7. Nicknamed “Whitty”, our new 1990 Miata hit the track sporting a low 107,000 miles! With team boss Robert Davis behind the wheel, the new car finished 12th Saturday in Davis’ second start in a Spec Miata ever. Sunday was rough with a DNF due to a driver error, causing flat spotted tires. Davis reported the car ran great, and credit to Mazda and NASA that a car with so many miles and limited race preparation can be competitive in a large field.

RDR was well represented with seven team Spec Miatas in the nineteen-car field, 37% of all entrants. Charlie Jimenez also ran his last HPDE4 event before he departs to High Point University later this summer.

Saturday June 15, 2019

Name: Class: Qualify: Finish:

Hannah Grisham SM 1st 1st

Chase Gilhart SM 7th 7th

Austin Edwards SM 19th 13th

Dennis Holloway SM 10th 10th

Mark Stenzel SM 14th 14th

Chis Allen SM 16th 19th

Robert Davis SM 13th 12th

Sunday June 16, 2019

Name: Class: Qualify: Finish:

Hannah Grisham SM 2nd 1st

Chase Gilhart SM 15th 12th

Austin Edwards SM 9th 8th

Dennis Holloway SM 11th 9th

Mark Stenzel SM 14th 13th

Chis Allen SM 19th XX

Robert Davis SM 12th DNF

Next Race is the NASA Championships at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

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About RDR: RDR has been a dominant force on the west coast in Club Racing, winning multiple regional, divisional and national titles. For 2019, RDR will continue to concentrate on endurance races in its Mazda RX-8 in the E2 class, first- and second-generation Mazda Miatas in Spec Miata competition, and a 1972 Mazda RX-3 and 1979 Mazda RX-7 in vintage racing.

Photo credits Antony Hart of Cornbread Photography

RDR appreciates the support of Mother’s Polishes Waxes Cleaners, Morning Star Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Mazda Motorsports, Hawk Performance, Classy Car Auto Detailing, Sparco, and Toyo Tires.