September 2017

Keith Grant and Eric Prill make it three Mazda victories on the first day of races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Keith Grant became the first Mazda-powered winner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, taking the Formula Atlantic title in his Mazda/Hoosier/Polestar Swift 016a Mazda. Polesitter Sedat Yelkin, also in a […]

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Final round of the SVRA series at VIRginia attracts a strong collection of NA Miatas The fifth and final round of the inaugural season of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Mazda Miata Heritage Cup took place at VIRginia International Raceway on Sept. 24-25. The races for first-generation NA Miatas continue to attract attention from […]

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Miatas take the front rows of E and F Production at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs Four days of qualifying have concluded at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the SCCA National Championship Runoffs and the polesitters are determined for 28 classes of racing. Among those are six Mazda drivers, including Spec Miata fast qualifier Chris Haldeman. […]

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Champion autocrosser travels the country to compete, always seeking to improve her craft There are those who seem to hit that right combination of having fun and taking motorsports seriously. Yes, it’s supposed to be fun – why do it if it’s not? But winning is also nice. Deana Kelley seems to have found the […]

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Stout takes key podium in Rookie battle to move closer to $50,000 Mazda prize – After falling back in the pack at the start of the race, 2017 Battery Tender® Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires champion Patrick Gallagher (No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing) edged his friend and former roommate Robby Foley (No. 54 Hooverspeed) for the victory by all of .510-seconds on Friday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Mazdas abound in the two Super Touring classes at the 2017 SCCA Runoffs, and drivers in both have a good shot at the podium or the win At the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs set to take place Sept. 25- Oct. 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Street Touring category continues to grow, and the […]

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Mazda powers two spec formula classes at the SCCA Runoffs, and several of the top drivers in Formula Atlantic and Prototype also choose Mazda power The SCCA National Championship Runoffs features two classes where Mazdas are a given to win – Formula Mazda and Formula Enterprises. But being spec classes, they are especially hard to […]

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Mazda racers seek glory at the SCCA Runoffs, with good shots at winning in GT-3, GT-Lite and B-Spec When it comes to Mazda racers hoping to do well in the GT categories and B-Spec at this year’s SCCA National Championship Runoffs later this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one likely winner pops to mind: Michael […]

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Mazda brings more fun and games to the SCCA Solo National Championships Mazda drivers brought home plenty of hardware from the Sept. 5-8, 2017, SCCA Tire Rack Solo National Championships in Lincoln, Neb., but it wasn’t just fun and games on the autocross courses – there was also fun and games off course as well, […]

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We turned to some pro drivers who have raced on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course for tips and tricks to help SCCA club racers at the Runoffs The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is new to most of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs participants, but pro series have been racing there for years. And while […]

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Contingency and other benefits await Mazda racers at the NASA Western and Eastern States Championships Fall is fast approaching, and that means championship events are upon us – like the National Auto Sport Association’s Eastern and Western Championships. The Western States Championships will be held at Thunderhill Raceway on Oct. 5-8, with the Eastern Championships […]

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Canadian USF2000 Championship racer is eyeing Pro Mazda for 2018 Parker Thompson just completed his third year of competing in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, and it’s do or die time. After finishing fifth and second in the championship in his first two years, he finished third in the 2017 standings. He […]

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Joel Miller, Tom Long and Jonathan Bomarito will be on hand at Indy to review video and data and offer tips to Mazda racers As it has done in years past, Mazda Motorsports is doing something extra special for its Mazda racers at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. At prior events, that has involved guided […]

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Seven Mazda drivers in each SCCA conference claim titles The final two conferences to wrap up their SCCA U.S. Majors Tour season have tabulated the points, and 14 Mazda drivers were at the top of their respective classes. The Northern Conference concluded with a race at Grattan Raceway, although most titles had been wrapped up […]

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MX-5s take top 12 positions in C Street as five more Mazda-powered champions are crowned Mazda MX-5 dominance in the C Street class at the SCCA Tire Rack Solo National Championships in Lincoln, Neb., wasn’t a given. But with the ND Miata being the overwhelming choice of the top drivers in the class, it seemed […]

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Spec Miata racer has his sights set on a Runoffs win – and MX-5 Cup Tyler Kicera already has a NASA National Championship to his name, having won the East title in Spec Miata at Watkins Glen International last year. Now he has his eye on the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, […]

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Seven Mazda drivers among the winners in the first half of the event With more than 1,300 drivers descending on Lincoln, Neb., to contest the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships, the event has to be divided into two halves to get it all in. The first half took place Tuesday and Wednesday of this […]

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Eric Prill, Matt Reynolds lead a contingent of Mazda Production drivers looking for Runoffs glory at Indy In the last few years, F Production has become one of SCCA Club Racing’s more interesting classes. A mix of classic British roadsters and newer Japanese machinery, it has produced some of the best racing at the SCCA […]

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The ProSolo Finale in Lincoln, Neb., is the prelude to the SCCA Solo National Championships The Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Finale kicks off Solo Nationals week at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Neb. Between the large contingent of autocrossers heading to Lincoln for the Solo Nationals and the fact that the ProSolo Finale gives double points […]

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