March 2014

A few days before the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring weekend, in which not only did the two SpeedSource Mazda SKYACTIV-D Prototypes compete, but also featured the opening rounds of the Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich and the Cooper Tires IMSA Lites Powered by Mazda, more than 300 students at nearby Tampa’s Middleton […]”

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Brazilian rookie Victor Franzoni started the “regular season” Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in exactly the same way as he began the recent Cooper Tires Winterfest preseason mini-series – with a victory. The 18-year-old from Sao Paulo started Afterburner Autosport’s No. 17 Vhero/Aflex/E-QUAL/Novac Sports Van Diemen-Mazda from the pole position but was made […]”

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Spencer Pigot seems to have hit his stride in his sophomore year of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Despite facing a rash of talented newcomers, Pigot took both rounds of the series as the Mazda Road to Indy opened its season with the Verizon IndyCar Series at the Grand Prix of St. […]”

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At Sebring International Raceway, with a full complement of Mazda racers on hand, Mazda announced the latest addition to its driver development program, a partnership with iRacing. This newly formed partnership enables the best of iRacing’s 50,000 online racers in North America, most of who have raced a virtual MX-5 Cup car, a chance to […]”

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Andersen Promotions, in conjunction with IMS Productions, announced its 2014 television broadcast schedule and on-air talent for the Mazda Road to Indy, which will feature coverage of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda on the NBC Sports Network. All […]”

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Well, here I am on yet another plane and another adventure, heading down to Florida from Indianapolis. Only a few days are left before the pre-season is over and we get into race mode at St Pete. It has been great to relax over this off-season. It’s always nice to have everything lined up thanks […]”

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While once automotive technicians turned to the trusty shop manual for information on how to fix a particular car, as cars have become more and more sophisticated, so has the information needed to repair them. Expensive and not updateable, the shop manual has become virtually extinct.

Fortunately for those needing that information while building or maintaining production-based racecars, Mazda Motorsports makes that information available through access to its Service Information Web site.

“The purpose of that Web site is to supply the aftermarket, so an aftermarket repair shop can buy a subscription, as little as 24 hours all the way up to a year unlimited, and they can access the same information as a dealer,” says Mike Allen, MAZDASPEED specialist. “All the online repair information, calibrations, service bulletins, recalls… everything service related.”

The site includes the same service information available to dealers, including the shop manuals, wiring diagrams and service bulletins. While Steve Sanders, MAZDASPEED Motorsport Development Manager for Mazda North American Operations, notes that many earlier models still have service manuals available, as of about five years ago, the company stopped publishing them, and the Service Information Web site is the only way to get the information.

Subscriptions start at $19.95 for 24-hour access. The site can be accessed at http://mazdaserviceinfo.com/Default.aspx.

Call 800.435.2508 for more information.

With more than 300 cars on the entry list for the Sports Car Club of America’s BFGoodrich Tires Atlanta Super Tour at the scenic Road Atlanta, close races were a lock. It happened, and what transpired on Saturday at Road Atlanta for Round Five of the Eastern Conference Majors Tour, in many classes, was the […]”

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The first National Solo event of the year, the Tire Rack SCCA Solo Dixie Championship Tour at South Georgia Motorsports Park on March 15-16, boasted a full entry list of 285 participants. While the weather was good for most of the weekend, it played havoc with the end of Sunday’s competition. With severe weather rolling […]”

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  Hello friends! My name is Scott Hargrove. Last year I ran in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda with Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing and had an amazing year, ultimately leading the championship through the final round and securing the coveted MAZDASPEED Scholarship. As a team we have decided to move […]”

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Andris Laivins, crew chief for CJ Wilson Racing and owner of Laivins Race Cars in Austin, Texas, has turned more than a few road cars into racing machines. There are obvious goals in such an undertaking, primarily speed and reliability. But there are some objectives to which car builders should pay attention that are often […]”

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  The SCCA Southwest Division has long run a race called the “Sunburn Grand Prix,” usually held in June. As it turned out, having the event in March meant it was ironically named. Eagles Canyon Raceway was the site for Rounds 3 and 4 of the SCCA Mid-States Majors Tour, and it included rain on […]”

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  Six Races in Four Series Including a Record MX-5 Cup Field for Mazda   March 16, 2014 (SEBRING, Fla.) When it was all said and done, and the numbers were added up, Mazda had more cars, in more races, than any other car company at Sebring 68 cars in four classes for 28.6% of […]”

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Six Races in Four Series Including a Record MX-5 Cup Field for Mazda March 16, 2014 (SEBRING, Fla.) When it was all said and done, and the numbers were added up, Mazda had more cars, in more races, than any other car company at Sebring 68 cars in four classes for 28.6% of all race […]”

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John Dean, of Sebring, Fla., scored an emotional victory in front of family, friends and supporters in Round Two of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires as part of the 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Thursday’s winner, Kenton Koch, of Glendora, Calif., […]”

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Rookie Kenton Koch, of Glendora, Calif., started his bid for the 2014 SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires Championship on the right foot, winning Round 1 at Sebring International Raceway as part of the 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Hometown favorite John Dean […]”

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New Entry Point for the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy March 13, 2014 (SEBRING, Fla.) Mazda announced the latest addition to its driver development program with a partnership with iRacing. Mazda Motorsports has more than 9,000 club racers in the U.S., most of who race MX-5 Miatas. iRacing has more than 50,000 members worldwide, many who […]”

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Company Invests Millions of Dollars to Accelerate Young Drivers’ Racing Careers March 13, 2014 (SEBRING, Fla.) When Mazda created the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Ladder in 2007, the company set out to help drivers manage one of the most difficult hurdles in racing moving up to the series above. Since 2007, Mazda has directly invested millions […]”

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Six Races in Four Series Including a Record MX-5 Cup Field for Mazda March 13, 2014 (SEBRING, Fla.) The annual Mobil-1 12Hours of Sebring race is recognized by sportscar fans around the world. For more than 60 years it has attracted the greatest sportscars and racers from around the world. What is sometimes overlooked is […]”

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Each new season of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires brings new contenders for the championship and the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy scholarship that goes with it. As the series prepares for its season opener this week at Sebring International Raceway, there are several new faces that have their eyes […]”

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Last season in the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge was one to remember for me; I learned more than I ever expected to that season. The part that was most beneficial, in my eyes, last season was that I had to set my own car up. Prior to 2013, I had spent some time on […]”

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The definition of success always depends on the goal one starts with. A first down is usually the first step toward a touchdown in football. A touchdown is the first step toward winning the game. Each is a small success on the way to a bigger success. So each TUDOR United Sports Car Championship race […]”

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  Matthew Brabham, seeking to become the first person to win championships on the three steps on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder in succession, got off to a good start in testing for the 2014 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. As part of the Cooper Tires Winterfest, a mini-series for the Cooper Tires […]”

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