Jim Daniels becomes the first person in Spec Miata class history to repeat as National champion. In a controversial race, Jim finishing second on track but would later be declared the winner when the first place car Driven By Professional Driver, Bob Stretch, would be deemed out of compliance and disqualified. Jim, being the first car to pass technical inspections, earned the right to be champion. In doing so, Jim becomes the only driver to repeat as National champion in the Spec Miata class.
Jim was quoted saying; “Based on the qualifying results and drawing on my experience in this class, I knew the real race would be for second on track”. “As it turned out, I was right”. “The battle for second on was the customary race the fans have come to enjoy”. “I wish we could have given them the proper show with the first place car also being the legal one”.