First pairing up for the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Cup championship, Gresham Wagner and Spark Performance have remained a formidable duo in the series. In their second year together, as a one-car team, Wagner earned the 2021 Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup Drivers’ Championship, and also brought Spark Performance the Teams’ Championship. Coming up short in their title defense in 2022, the driver-team pairing will remain together and contest another season of MX-5 Cup in 2023.
After a championship that came down to the final race of the season, Gresham Wagner and the TechSport Racing team, racing their new Subaru BRZ TCA, came away from Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a pair of Drivers’ and Teams’ titles.
Entering the season finale at Road Atlanta with a shot at defending his 2021 MX-5 Cup championship, a mechanical DNF in Race 1 relegated Wagner to 3rd in the standings. In Race 2, Wagner rebounded to finish 2nd to end the season, narrowly missing out on the win.
An engine failure in qualifying left Gresham Wagner starting at the back, but a charge through the field in Race 1 and a strong drive in Race 2 earned him and the TechSport Racing team two wins and a weekend sweep at Sebring International Raceway.
The penultimate event of the 2022 MX-5 Cup series was held at VIRginia International Raceway, and yielded a pair of podium finishes (2nd and 3rd) for Gresham Wagner and the Spark Performance team.
Entering Road America adrift in the MX-5 Cup points standings after a tough event at Watkins Glen, a pair of 3rd and 4th place finishes, with trouble for some rivals, helped bolster Wagner’s efforts to defend his 2021 championship.