Ryan Pond Caps Season With Two Wins at Buttonwillow

Coming into the last race of the NASA SoCal season, the points race had come down to Ryan Pond, Hannah Grisham and Blake Minasian. Pond had the points lead, and he did take both wins at Buttonwillow, but after the points drops, Grisham emerged with a slim 10-point margin and the NASA SoCal Spec Miata championship.
The grid filled in with 20 competitors for the last race on the SoCal calendar. Pond had the fastest lap in qualifying, which netted him pole position, followed by Eric Slivkoff, Blake Minasian and Rob Burgoon. Grisham had some mechanical issues right before qualifying began, and she started from seventh.
Pond had a good start and was leading Slivkoff and Minasian, but four laps in Jerry Baxter had contact with tire wall on the front straight, which brought out the full-course caution for a couple of laps. At the restart, Burgoon used it to get around

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2020 SOCAL NASA SEASON SCHEDULE

2020 Season Schedule
February 15/16 – Chuckwalla (SoCal Points = AI, ST, SE46, SE30, 944, SM, TT)
February 29/March 1 – Willow Springs(WERC/TREC Only)
March 7/8
Buttonwillow (Comp School Only)
March 14/15
Auto Club Speedway(Season Awards Banquet)
April 18/19 –
Buttonwillow
May 16/17
Auto Club Speedway
June 13/14
Buttonwillow
Sept 10-13
Utah Motorsports Campus(National Championships)
Oct 10/11
Buttonwillow

Important Links and Information for the 2019 NASA SoCal “Track or Treat Halloween” Event at Buttonwillow

The schedule for the weekend can be found HERE.

For Live Timing go: https://racehero.io/orgs/nasa-socal

For Event Results go to: https://nasasocal.com/event-results/

Gates will stay open 24hrs starting Friday. Track will close Sunday at 7PM

Important(Please Read):

Tech Info, Track Specific Details, Parking, Camping, etc can be found HERE.

Supplemental Race and TT Regulations can be found HERE.

See you at the track!

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