Salinas, California (17 October 2017) – Throughout a weekend packed with headlines and incredible talent, Patrick Gallagher, in his ModSpace / Howard Concrete Pumping / CJ Wilson Mazda automobile, rose to the top for the final time in 2017 and took home the $75,000 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge grand prize. The victory was also accompanied by some outstanding performances by his teammates Robert Stout, Bart Wubben, and Kyle Kaiser who turned more than a few heads before the sun set on the 2017 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup season. Throughout the double header weekend with over $100,000 on the line, naturally, the champagne wasn’t sprayed without the hurdles of hard racing, controversy, and chaos in the way.
Supply, North Carolina (11 October 2017) – With an incredible season in the rear view mirror, McCumbee McAleer Racing (MMR) heads back to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the second annual 2017 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge (formerly the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Invitational). Piloting MMR’s pole, race, and championship winning Miata’s this weekend will be the 2017 champion, Patrick Gallagher, Rookie of the Year victor, Robert Stout, 2017 Indy Lights champ, Kyle Kaiser, and Bart Wubben, Europe’s sole entry for the event. With the anticipation high and plenty of notes already accrued from the final rounds held just weeks ago, MMR team owners Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer know the first place $75,000 prize is not far from reach. “The upcoming Global Challenge event will surely be a heck of a show,” said McCumbee. “The talent entered and particularly what MMR is bringing in as a driver lineup, is second to none. I want to thank Mazda and the whole Global MX-5 Cup Series for putting on this event and giving the competitors a chance to race for the $75,000. Hopefully we can put our MMR/ModSpace team in victory lane yet again this season!”
Monterey, California (25 September 2017) – Coming off a euphoric weekend on the east coast after Patrick Gallagher clinched the 2017 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires championship, McCumbee McAleer Racing (MMR) still had plenty to prove. With Gallagher able to score two more victories at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to tie a series record, Robert Stout on the verge of capturing the Rookie of the Year title, and Max Faulkner knocking on the door with momentum, the team knew that this weekend would be approached just like any other; maximum output.
Watkins Glen, New York (4 September 2017) – Rounds 9 & 10 at Watkins Glen International hosted a championship clinching scenario for McCumbee McAleer Racing (MMR) driver, Patrick Gallagher. Although the penultimate rounds of the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season had everything on the line, Gallagher and the MMR team proved how they got to the championship clinching scenario in the first place. Faced with evolving weather conditions and fierce competitors looking to spoil a season of dominance, Gallagher never flinched and delivered MMR its first Global Mazda MX-5 Cup championship trophy.
Toronto, Canada (17 July 2017) – Rounds 7 & 8 of the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series presented by BFGoodrich Tires featured a familiar trip north to Canada, however, this time the MX-5 Cup cars were tasked with tackling the city streets of Toronto. In tandem with the Verizon IndyCar Series for the weekend, McCumbee McAleer Racing (MMR) team co-owner, Stevan McAleer, knew a traditional circuit setup wouldn’t work if they were going to visit victory lane for the sixth and seventh times this season. With his eyes on qualifying the team cars up front, Stevan commented, “The biggest thing is the track is so bumpy; we’re simply trying to get a neutral setup. Even between sessions one and two, the track changed a lot. We want our team to qualify as high as possible especially at a place like this.
Elkhart Lake, Wisc. (25 June 2017) – Coming off a weekend sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, McCumbee McAleer Racing’s (MMR) momentum propelled the team north to Wisconsin with high hopes and optimism. Patrick Gallagher, who came to Road America with a healthy points lead and three first place trophies out of four races so far this season, looked to further prove his resilience in an ever challenging season schedule. Robert Stout, who found the famous victory lane in Indianapolis, came to Elkhart Lake with a well-deserved win under his belt along with the Rookie standings lead. Max Faulkner joined his teammates at the 14 turn circuit coming off a fantastic showing at Indy acquiring his best finish throughout his career in the series. Continue reading Another Strong Showing at Road America
Indianapolis, Ind. (18 June 2017) – Coming off a McCumbee McAleer Racing (MMR) and Patrick Gallagher weekend sweep in Birmingham, Alabama, the team headed north to the world-renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway to decide the Rounds 3 and 4 victors of the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup. With two wins and an overall strong performance by the team, MMR looked to carry that momentum straight into an arena where legends are made.
Birmingham, Ala. (23 April 2017) – McCumbee McAleer Racing’s (MMR) expectations heading into Rounds 1 & 2 at Barber Motorsports Park were undeniably high. The coalescence of the team’s talented driver lineup, preparedness, and momentum proved to be lethal to the competition throughout the series’ first race weekend with Patrick Gallagher bringing home a weekend sweep. Partaking in Gallagher’s success were Robert Stout and Max Faulkner who earned their best-ever results in the series which displayed their ability to join their teammate at the top step of the podium.
Supply, NC (10 April 2017) – The 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires marks the dawn of a new chapter in sports car racing. New this year, the series will be partnering with the sanctioning body, INDYCAR, which is sure to bring added excitement and challenges to McCumbee McAleer Racing’s (MMR) fleet of talent. The team will be competing in 12 races held within six race weekends across the country; four of which will be integrated into the Verizon INDYCAR’s race weekends. As the 2016 season marked the beginning of the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup series, the 2017 season continues the evolution and progress of a series poised to reveal the top sports car talent in the world.
SUPPLY, NC, April 25, 2016 — McCumbee McAleer Racing, LLC, is pleased to announce a new and expanded car and driver lineup for the 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series presented by BF Goodrich Tires. Buoyed by the return of ModSpace and Premier Building Systems as primary support, MMR will add two new sponsors and three new drivers.
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