Flatout alums in NASCAR, MX-5 Cup rolls on, prepping for Runoffs …

Lots to cover, as usual. So let’s hit the throttle!

The cool photo is of our buddy and former client Max Tullman, who recently made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway. We are bursting with pride, because another alumnus, Dylan Murcott, will start his first Xfinity race August 11 at Mid-Ohio. NASCAR is a regular Flatout Motorsports reunion tour these days! Max and Dylan were both insanely fast the moment they climbed in our Miatas, and we’re not the least surprised by their bigtime success.

Speaking of Mid-Ohio, the Global MX-5 Cup series held there in late July featured a trio of Flatout cars. Jesse Schmidt and Charlie Belluardo were joined by the boss, Nick Leverone, making his Cup debut. All the guys showed good pace, but typical midpack shenanigans prevented them from seeing the results they would have chosen. Before you know it we’ll be in Portland, Oregon, where Jesse and Charlie will have a go at Rounds 9 and 10 of the series.

Finally, here’s a nice writeup of some tight Hoosier Super Tour points battles heading into the SCCA Runoffs at Sonoma Raceway. Flatout friend Danny Steyn is in the thick of two classes (SM and STL). Tyler Kicera is ready to pounce in SM. Leverone and Amy Mills are going toe to toe with Steyn in STL. There’s a whole bunch of California dreamin’ (of podiums, that is) going on!