August 2017

Mazda drivers have a good shot at Touring 4, and one even has a chance in Touring 1 at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs Among the Touring classes at this year’s SCCA National Championship Runoffs, taking place Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Touring 4 is where a Mazda driver has the best shot […]

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Retired teacher continues to mentor others, from ensuring teens are safe drivers to getting more women involved in SCCA autocross “She went directly from retirement to the Street Survival program, so it’s a matter of that whole mentorship mentality. Whether it’s fourth graders or junior high kids to teaching teenagers to drive better to now […]

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Since Mazda announced the MX-5 Cup Global Challenge, there has been great interest within many road racing paddocks and internet discussions around the world.  We caught up with David Cook, the Motorsports Business Development Manager for Mazda North American Operations and asked him a few questions about the event.

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Contingencies, paddock space and the annual banquet are some of the benefits Mazda racers at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs can expect The 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is on track to be the biggest yet, with the entry list hitting the 1,000 mark more than a month and a half […]

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Mazda competitors are picked in C Street, C Street Prepared and E Mod The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Neb., is set to break entry records once again, making predicting the winners ever more difficult. Nevertheless, SportsCar, SCCA’s official member magazine, keeps attempting to pick the likely victors. In […]

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Danny Bender, Jim Drago, Justin Hille, Tyler Kicera, Chris Haldeman and Alex Bolanos lead in the hunt for Spec Miata glory at the SCCA Runoffs Not only is the 2017 edition of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs (set for Sept. 25-Oct. 1) breaking records for entries, Spec Miata alone stands at nearly 100 cars. It’s […]

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Mark Shrivivasta continues his run in C Street; Whiteners prevail in STS and L1 The last Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo on the schedule before next month’s ProSolo Finale took place in Oscoda, Mich., in early August. While Oscoda has hosted many ProSolo events, this was the first time the series visited Oscoda in six years. […]

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Before the 787B – John Morton Wins at Le Mans with a 13B Lola in 1984 When you take a detailed look at his career, John Morton has to be counted as one of the most versatile drivers in racing history. With rides ranging from 427 Cobras to Can-Am, Formula 5000, Indy cars and IMSA […]

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An emphasis on setup keeps Scott Rettich running up front in SCCA Formula Enterprises By any standard, Scott Rettich is one of the leading drivers in SCCA Road Racing. He has claimed numerous SCCA national championships, all behind the wheel of a Mazda-powered Formula Enterprises racecar, plus he has a professional racing championship in the […]

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With nearly 100 Spec Miatas entered in the 2017 SCCA Runoffs, things are about to get very interesting Spec Miata holds the all-time record for the largest number of cars to start a race at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. In 2013, 67 Miatas made the Runoffs grid at Road America. The second-place record is […]

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Formula Enterprise racer is one of only 10 nominated for the TeamUSA Scholarship “I’m a super-competitive person, so I love the close competition,” says Sabré Cook of why she loves racing. “I love when you get to that point when everything feels right – with you, with the car, and everything is second nature and […]

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TeamUSA and Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Scholarship winner is having an impressive first season in the USF2000 Championship There are great rookie performances, then there is Oliver Askew’s season so far in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. The winner of seven races and leader of the championship heading into the final […]

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The finale for the Northern Conference U.S. Majors Tour features several championships on the line The Northern Conference of the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour wraps up this weekend at Grattan Raceway in Michigan. Like with some of the other final Majors races, those who are already qualified for the SCCA Runoffs and are not attacking […]

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Second-generation racer Kenny Murillo Jr. will contest TCA for the final three weekends with a Global MX-5 Cup car The Murillo name is not unfamiliar to hardcore race fans. Making his name first as a driver and in recent years as an engineer for a variety of cars, including MX-5s in the IMSA Continental Tire […]

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Texas Spec Miata racer is getting the job done both on and off track Deriann Taylor is looking for a way to get to the NASA National Championships or perhaps into pro racing, and she’s pulling out all the stops to do it. The 21-year-old Spec Miata racer from New Braunfels, Texas, has displayed her […]

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Mazda Racers score championships in five classes in SCCA’s Northeast Conference U.S. Majors Tour It shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone that Tyler Kicera won the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour Northeast Conference title in Spec Miata – after all, he’d won it twice already. “I don’t know that anything in racing is expected, to […]

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Touring 4 racer Derrick Ambrose develops race craft through Spec Miata Race craft is key to winning, and to develop race craft, there’s no replacement for seat time in real racing situations. But for racer and CorkSport Performance co-owner Derrick Ambrose, opportunities to develop that race craft were limited with his Touring 4 SCCA race […]

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