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Any idea what happened in the MX-5 cup race at Mazda Raceway this weekend? I've only seen one video from the race, and it was of an incident at the start.

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Results are posted, but I'd like to hear what happened to Dean - looked like he was headed for number three before he went off track.

Presume this is the video you found, it is the only one I could find - . Ugly start.

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Any idea what happened in the MX-5 cup race at Mazda Raceway this weekend? I've only seen one video from the race, and it was of an incident at the start.



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Here is video from one of the cars that was hit at the beginning.



The driver(Muniz)from the first video was DQ'ed for contact.

Copeland and Cooper ran really tight for more than half the race(I was there watching). Cooper seemed to dominate under power but get caught under brakeing and cornering. Copeland went off in 5(according to the announcer)and dropped out...Cooper cruised from there.

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Heard a rumor that Munez was banned for 1.5 years.
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I had seen Randy's video, not Muniz's. Wow. Took out two cars in one shot?

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Wow. WTF was he thinking.
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Copeland dropped a wheel at the exit of 5 and spun himself into the gravel track left (saw it in Cooper's rear-view-mirror video). There were some good races between Hall and Malkhassian as well as the pack that included Hazelton, Fudge, and a couple others for most of the race.

Cooper and Copeland had a giant gap on the rest of the field. I think Saini was about 12s back when Copeland got beached and that was around the 30-min mark or so?

Former SM Nat Champ Rampelberg had a rough weekend in CTSCC - he had *two* wheels fail in two separate incidents. One around lap 2 and then again about 10 laps later after the car was towed in and given a replacement.
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Just realized this.....is it too soon to post a "Malcom in the Middle" joke about this incident?

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Here is video from one of the cars that was hit at the beginning.



The driver(Muniz)from the first video was DQ'ed for contact.

Copeland and Cooper ran really tight for more than half the race(I was there watching). Cooper seemed to dominate under power but get caught under brakeing and cornering. Copeland went off in 5(according to the announcer)and dropped out...Cooper cruised from there.


Is it just me or was Hale not really up with the pack on the start and got a poor start?
The white car pulled away. Not sure the car behind didn't get the same start as the white one and tried to shot the middle which didn't work out.
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