July 2014

Normally, news of sub-compact cars is of little interest to motorsports enthusiasts. However, with the growth of the B-Spec racing segment in SCCA Club Racing, Pirelli World Challenge and other places – even stage rally – a new version of a popular model becomes a matter of more curiosity. Known as the Demio in Japan, […]”

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Compared to blasting through narrow gaps in trees on a motocross bike, shoving an MX-5 in between a competitor and the apex of a corner is a piece of cake. Jason Cherry has done both. The young racer started out in motocross and enduro racing/hare scrambles. He thought the next step was going to be […]”

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Hi everyone. So with almost half the season gone I’m writing to let you know a bit about myself and how my season has turned out so far. I’m Luke Gabin, one of the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development-supported drivers for 2014, racing in the Skip Barber Formula Summer Series and I’m the 2013 Skip Barber Karts […]”

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The Milwaukee Region of the Sports Car Club of America has long hosted the Cat National, named after the legend of Brian Redman’s Cat, a feline fan of the legendary British racer’s that lived at Road America. With the transition from Nationals to Majors, the Cat remained, along with Chicago Region’s June Sprints, making the […]”

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The number of racers who have raced, and won, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is small. While America’s most famous track has expanded its races and thus provided the opportunity for many more than a single individual per year to add their names to that roster, it’s still a bit of an exclusive club. Sylvain Tremblay […]”

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A lot has happened since the beginning of the season. We are halfway through the season which consists of 12 races and I am currently in the championship lead with a 55-point gap to second with six wins and two seconds. Heading into the season I was optimistic about where I would stand relative to […]”

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Registration for the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the first West Coast visit for the event in 46 years, opens today, Wednesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. Eastern. The registration process for the Runoffs, running Oct. 7-12 at the classic Monterey, California circuit, includes the ability for a driver to […]”

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Eidson and Latorre Swap USF2000 Wins Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing enjoyed a banner day on the streets of Toronto as teenage teammates Jake Eidson and Florian Latorre each earned their first Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda victories during the Allied Building Products Grand Prix of Toronto. Both drivers also scooped a […]”

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After a long break for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda and a two-week break for the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, both Mazda Road to Indy championships will resume on the streets of Toronto this weekend. The last outing for the F2000 drivers was all the way back in May, at […]”

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Sweeping both SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires races on the streets of Houston wasn’t enough for Kenton Koch. He put the exclamation point on the statement he made in Texas with a double victory at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ont., over the weekend. Koch, of Glendora, Calif., led […]”

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Is it possible to start with a $5000, flood-damaged car and win a Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Championship race? Adam Poland says yes, and backed it up by winning Round 8 at Road America in his Eastex Motorsports/Poland Construction Mazda MX-5. “We stumbled across that car for a really good price,” Poland said at […]”

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A combination of clouds and rain for Saturday’s 30-minute races, followed by sunshine for the 21-lap contests on Sunday mixed things up at GingerMan Raceway for Rounds 7 and 8 ofthe  SCCA Northern Conference Majors Tour. Michael Sturm’s F Production win came following a battle with the Walker family. Joe Walker’s No. 5 Walker Racing […]”

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As a development series attracting young racers who have their eyes on the faster ranks of sports car racing, the Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich has a lot of turnover. That means a large crop of fresh rookies each season. Sometimes those rookies are getting their first taste of professional racing. Whether they are […]”

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Thirty years ago, A Mazda-powered car won at Le Mans. This wasn’t the famous 787B overall victory that came eight years later; this was a C2 category victory in which a 13B rotary-powered Lola finished 10th overall. That car, sponsored by BFGoodrich and run by Jim Busby, featured John Morton, John O’Steen and Yoshimi Katayama […]”

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The last nine months have been full of highs and lows for Adam Poland. He won the Texas Mazda Teen Challenge Championship, which made him eligible for the Mazda Club Racer Shootout – a high. However, he missed making it to the finals of the Shootout, and any chance at the $75,000 scholarship to compete in […]”

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  Fireworks over Seneca Lake on Friday night gave way to fireworks on the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International Raceway circuit in upstate New York as the SCCA BFGoodrich Tires Watkins Glen Super Tour, Rounds 11 and 12 of the Eastern Conference Majors Tour, got underway. With the season-long championship winding down, points are at a […]”

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The final round of the 2014 SCCA Western Conference Majors Tour is in the books and all championships are decided. Many of those championships were determined in the final races of the series on Sunday, and several Mazda drivers were among them. One of the closest fights, as might be expected, was in Spec Miata. […]”

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Spencer Pigot lost, then recovered the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires points lead in a wild weekend at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Scott Hargove claimed the first win of the doubleheader and, briefly, the points lead, but Pigot came back strong on Sunday to win and retake the point […]”

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Hello everyone, I’m Aaron Telitz, the MAZDASPEED driver in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, driving for ArmsUp Motorsports. I’ll be getting y’all up to speed on how my season has been going so far as we are halfway through. I try not to write lame and boring blogs so strap-in … this […]”

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