2017

Spec Miata competitors at the 2018 NASA Nationals have a shot at $130,000 in prize money The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced a new Spec Miata competition at the 2018 NASA Championship at Circuit of the Americas that will award what they say is the largest purse in amateur racing history. The inaugural Toyo […]

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You’ve participated in SCCA’s Track Night in America program, and now you’re beginning to itch for some competition. Mazda racers Joel Miller and Tom Long talk about your options If you’ve participated in Track Night in America and are now beginning to think about competition – luckily, there are several options available to you. While […]

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Mazda supports drivers who get on track through SCCA’s track day program For those looking to get on track in a low stress environment or improve their existing track driving skills, there’s SCCA’s Track Night in America. Since its launch in 2015, thousands of enthusiasts have taken advantage of the program that allows anyone to […]

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The Wisconsin prep shop is a powerhouse in the Spec Miata world You’ve likely seen Advanced Autosports Spec Miatas if you’ve raced anywhere in the Midwest. Dave Wheeler and his crew support a fleet of rentals and many more customer cars. They prepared a car for Julian Garfield, the Mazda Solo Advancement Scholarship winner, supplying […]

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Mazda racers looking for a SCCA national points championship will need to race several Super Tour events Mazda racers seeking to follow in the footsteps of Matthew Reynolds (E Production), Ken Kannard (F Production), Michael Kamalian (GT-Lite), Elliot Finlayson (Formula Enterprises), Spencer Brockman (Formula Atlantic), Brad Yake (Formula Mazda), Jim Drago (Spec Miata), Luis Rivera […]

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In his second attempt, Goertz wins the SCCA RallyCross National Championship Prepared Rear-Wheel Drive Title in a Miata In terms of sheer number of events, Myles Goertz was practically a rookie when he went to Topeka, Kan., for the 2017 SCCA DirtFish RallyCross National Championship on the Heartland Park Topeka grounds. Although he had placed […]

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Spec Miata frontrunner walks away with a scholarship to compete in MX-5 Cup in 2018 Selin Rollan has been a frontrunner in Spec Miata for the last several years. This year, Rollan finished second in both the SCCA National Championship Runoffs and the NASA Eastern States Championships, earning an invitation to the 2017 Mazda Road […]

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At age 69, Kemper won the SCCA Formula Mazda national championship, stepping onto the Runoffs podium for the first time Melvin David Kemper Jr. has been racing for nearly half a century, but it wasn’t until this year, at the young age of 69 that this year’s Formula Mazda Champion scored his first podium at […]

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Wilcox drove Eric Anderson’s Miata to the Super Street Modified SCCA autocross title in 2017, claiming his first national championship Randall Wilcox has it pretty good. He gets to drive someone else’s car, and it’s a car capable of winning an SCCA national championship. But he still has to do the work behind the wheel, […]

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Those looking to get on track for wheel-to-wheel competition have many options to obtain a racing license If you’ve been autocrossing or participating in SCCA’s Track Night in America or NASA HPDEs and are looking to move to wheel-to-wheel competition, there are several options for obtaining a racing license. While both organizations have their own […]

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The Grueling NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill featured victories for two generations of Miatas Race teams have once again taken on the challenge of racing twice around the clock plus an hour in the chill of Northern California December. Just finishing the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill is an accomplishment, let alone winning. Two Mazda […]

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SCCA Solo National Championship winner in C Street had to overcome major hurdles to win his second title in a row Winning an SCCA Solo National Championship is never easy – winning a title in one of the biggest, most competitive classes in autocross history is even tougher. But to do that, for the second […]

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Epic SCCA National Championship race will join three other classes to be broadcast in December For the first time in several years, households across the United States will be able to see the thrilling Spec Miata race from the SCCA National Championship Runoffs as it joins three other races from Indianapolis Motor Speedway airing on […]

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Longtime racer finds success in Touring 4 in a 12-year-old RX-8 Don Knowles has a long and storied history in production-based sports car racing. A six-time SCCA national champion, he also has a number of wins in professional racing, mostly in the Escort Endurance Series. Knowles holds the world record for 24-hour race victories; he’s […]

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A host of Mazda competitors seek to stand on top of their respective classes after 25 hours of NASA racing What started as a simple idea to have the longest endurance race in the U.S. has taken on a life of its own and, 15 years later, has blossomed into a significant U.S. racing event. […]

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Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car A winner was the first one to win a race and championship in a Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car outside of MX-5 Cup “I was a man possessed at VIR,” says Matt Fassnacht of the opening rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car season, where he won both races […]

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12th Year For the Biggest Prize in Grassroots Road Racing Mazda has confirmed four finalists for the 12th annual Mazda Road to 24 Shootout. This one-of-a-kind, post-season shootout, will award a $100,000 Mazda Motorsports scholarship to compete in the 2018 Battery Tender® Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires. The one-day, winner-take-all, shootout will […]

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Touring 4 MX-5 racer took advantage of a new rule to get double the track time at the 2017 SCCA Runoffs Racing is all about spotting potential advantages and using them to your benefit. When it came to the 2017 SCCA Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past September, a circuit few had run at, […]

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Spec Miata racer and prep shop owner isn’t just fast, he also works hard to keep everyone happy Chris Haldeman’s racing chops aren’t in question – he scored the pole in the largest Spec Miata field in history at the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis and finished fourth in the race. But being […]

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