October 2017

Indy Lights champion decided to give MX-5 Cup a go with the Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Challenge at Mazda Raceway Shortly before announcing that he was parlaying his Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship and the resulting Mazda scholarship into some IndyCar Series races with Juncos Racing – including the Indianapolis 500 – Kyle […]

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Spec Miata and STL racer enjoys racing as a family activity When Amy Mills met her husband, Whitfield Gregg, she knew nothing about racing. But an interest that began with watching Formula 1 together eventually blossomed into an on-track educational outing, something she liked much more than she thought she would. Racing was the next […]

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Race clutches for your Mazda can offer better shifts and longer life. Whether your ultimate goal is quicker shifting, greater durability or something in between, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development has an Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) package that’s right for you, from high performance street clutches suitable for racing and autocross to pure race models. ACT clutches […]”

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The second of a trio of STL MX-5s built by Nick Leverone that MazdaMotorsports.com will explore Most of the SCCA Super Touring Lite-class Miatas in competition are NA or NB MX-5s. But there are a few NC-based cars that are doing quite well. Craig McHaffie’s car is one of those. Built in 2008 by Nick […]

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Six Hoosier Super Tour events plus the Runoffs decided the SCCA points champions, with eight Mazda drivers earning titles With the SCCA National Championship Runoffs being the last opportunity to earn points toward the Hoosier Super Tour point championships, those champions have now been determined, and among them are eight Mazda drivers. Drivers earned points […]

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Young Runoffs champion is well liked by everyone in the paddock Not many outside of the Southeast had heard of Spec Miata racer Preston Pardus, but the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway certainly changed that when he walked away the champ after a thrilling battle that involved, among others, Selin Rollan, […]

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For Brakke, racing an EP-class Miata is only the beginning of his involvement in SCCA racing Few drivers are as deeply committed to SCCA racing as Jon Brakke of Fargo, N.D. Brakke has collected three SCCA national championships driving a Miata in the E Production class, winning in 2003, 2010 and 2012. But he gives […]

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Mazda racers scored five wins on a hot, humid, and occasionally rainy Sunday in Florida, as the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) concluded its season-ending championship weekends with the Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires at historic Sebring International Raceway

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Mazda Motorsports gave its club racers at the SCCA Runoffs the opportunity to have video and data reviewed by its pros at Indy. Did it help? MazdaMotorsports.com has featured a lot of articles on coaching – the benefits, how to get the most out of a coaching session, how to find a coach. At the […]

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Nick Leverone’s Super Touring Lite Miata is prepped to the limit Super Touring Lite is becoming one of SCCA’s most popular classes, and was the third largest at the 2017 SCCA Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is also one of the most varied, with a tremendous number of different models serving as bases for […]

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Large Spec Miata field includes some of the best racers from the Southeast The NASA Western States Championships are done, and now focus turns to the East and Sebring International Raceway, hosting a NASA championship event for the first time. The NASA Eastern States Championships will be held at the historic circuit this weekend, with […]

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Kenny Murillo claimed his fourth Pirelli World Challenge TCA win of the season as Mazda claims the Manufacturers Championship Matthew Fassnacht claimed the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car A championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca over defending champion and S.A.C. Racing teammate Elivan Goulart. Both were in Global MX-5 Cup cars for most of the […]

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Reinhold Joest is a soft-spoken man who shuns the spotlight and rarely grants interviews. But there’s no avoiding the spotlight that has shone on the race team he founded, Joest Racing. The team will do battle as Mazda Team Joest in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018 with the Mazda RT24-P prototype under Daytona Prototype international (DPi) rules.

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Already having collected a $200,000 Mazda Road to 24 scholarship  for his 2017 Battery Tender® Mazda Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires Championship, Patrick Gallagher (No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing) added a cool $75,000 bonus to his year by winning the Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday.

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Mark Brakke was looking for a change from his E Production Miata; he found it in an H Prod Mazda2 In a class once filled with tiny-engined British roadsters, the newer sedans are taking over SCCA’s H Production – they generally have more power and are sometimes easier to build thanks to Limited Prep rules. […]

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His teams have won at Indy before, but the SCCA Runoffs provided Juncos the opportunity to race on the famous track himself Juncos Racing’s Mazda Road to Indy drivers have won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Both Victor Franzoni (Pro Mazda Championship) and Kyle Kaiser (Indy Lights) won on the IMS road course in their way […]

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For one fortunate racer, it will take just 90 minutes to earn $75,000, or more, this Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as Mazda stages the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge.  Both 45-minute races will be live streamed on Saturday, October 14.  Race one will be at 12:40 pm, while the second race will start at 5:00 pm.  Both are Pacific time zone. 

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Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car A racer has found success with the Global MX-5 Cup car and is running second in the driver standings Elivan Goulart took an NC MX-5 to the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car A championship. He started his title defense with that same car, but he and team S.A.C. Racing […]

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The 2017 NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires will be remembered as the year of the fire.  A multi-acre grassfire delayed the Sunday morning schedule by almost three hours.  When the smoke cleared, it was a hot battle between 29 Spec Miata racers chasing an opportunity for the $100,000 Mazda Road to 24 (MRT24) Shootout.

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NASA racers from the western half of the country vie for championships at Thunderhill Raceway on Oct. 6-8 The fourth annual NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires is attracting a strong contingent of competitors that will head to Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California on Oct. 6-8. Among the Mazda drivers, that includes not […]

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A newcomer to the series, Stout has made quite an impression with two wins in 2017 Patrick Gallagher may have clinched the 2017 Battery Tender® Global MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires championship and the $200,000 scholarship that goes with it before the end of the season, but Rookie of the Year was still raging […]

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The Mazda Motorsports-supported Women’s Initiative Luncheon at the SCCA Solo National Championships inspired attendees to generate and spread ideas about attracting women to autocross The Women’s Initiative Luncheon, supported by Mazda Motorsports, at the 2017 SCCA Tire Rack Solo National Championships was a big deal. As the number of entrants in the Ladies classes in […]

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Elliot Finlayson dominated Formula Enterprises to win his first national championship As most predicted, Elliot Finlayson became the fifth Mazda SCCA national champion in the first race on Sunday morning, Oct. 1, to kick off the third race day of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Runoffs rookie Finlayson, of Yorkville, Ill., […]

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