January 2018

There are a variety of hearing protection products on the market, but the custom-molded solution provides the best combination of comfort and protection You know the dangers of not protecting your hearing. You also know the benefits to your job at the racetrack of doing so. The question remaining to be answered is, “What is […]

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Reworked RT24-Ps show good pace at the 24-hour race, building a solid foundation for success The Mazda RT24-Ps demonstrated a major leap forward in competitiveness at Daytona International Speedway, but unfortunately both cars retired before the finish of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the first round of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The heavily […]

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New England prep shop specializes in Spec Miatas, but also rents and takes care of customer cars Mendon, Mass.-based Flatout Motorsport was founded by Nick Leverone, Andy Bettencourt and Steve Ufelder in 1993 to be a service provider for autocrossers, but a decade later retooled itself as a Spec Miata rental company. After taking on […]

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New dog box transmission replaces the much-loved PBS, with many parts compatible. Transmission works with rotaries and, with some modifications, Miatas as well Part No. 0000-02-9001-EM Price: $9,980 The PBS transmission was loved by GT and Production racers, with many still using it today. However, parts are scarce and new units are nearly impossible to […]

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First race for Mazda Team Joest is this weekend in IMSA’s longest race of the season The Mazdas at the Rolex 24 at Daytona will look familiar, but nearly everything is new. Mazda is racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a new team, and much under the skin of the Mazda RT-24P Daytona […]

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One of the country’s top Spec Miata racers looks toward something even bigger Tyler Kicera made his MX-5 Cup debut and came into the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs as one of the favorites to walk away with the championship. While he looks back on a year full of successes and disappointments, he hopes that […]

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Atlanta-area Spec Miata prep shop helps serve Southeast racers Fresh off a successful weekend at the first SCCA U.S. Majors Tour race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, we caught up with OPM Autosports principal, Tom Fowler, just as he pulled into Sebring when MazdaMotorsports.com to get the lowdown on his operation. “Spec Miata is […]

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MX-5 Cup champion attends the Mazda Fan Festa, Japan’s largest Mazda celebration. After winning the 2017 Battery Tender® Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires championship and the Global MX-5 Cup Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Patrick Gallagher received a cryptic invitation via Facebook to come to Japan. After discerning that it was […]

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A licensed audiologist on the basics of hearing protection We probably don’t need to explain that race cars are loud. While the volume and intensity may vary, most race cars – even Touring and Spec Miata class cars – are loud enough to hurt your ears. And you may not even know it’s happening. “Hearing […]

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First SCCA Super Tour event of the year concludes with 16 Mazda victories over two days While other series wait until later in the year to get things cranking, the 2018 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour couldn’t wait and got going at Sebring International Raceway races this past weekend at an event hosted by […]

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Young Irish racer earned a ride in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda Keith Donegan didn’t think he really stood a chance. Fresh off his first year of racing after a three-year hiatus to concentrate on his university studies, he was facing a tough field of young racers from all over the world. […]

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SCCA’s Spec formula class begins the transition to 2.0-liter Mazda MZR engine in 2018 SCCA Formula Enterprises cars will be transitioning from their current 2.3-liter engine to a 2.0-liter Mazda MZR engine. As a result, a new class for cars fitted with the new engine will be created for 2018, FE2. Both FE and FE2 […]

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Mazda has taken another step to further support grassroots racing by reducing the price of the second generation (NB), 5-speed Miata transmission. “Mazda’s focus is to provide an unparalleled customer experience,” said David Cook, business development manager, Mazda Motorsports. While at Homestead-Miami Speedway last week, we received feedback from Blake Clements, an elite Spec Miata […]

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First event of the 10-race series this weekend at Sebring features full support from Mazda Motorsports The SCCA Hoosier Super Tour gets underway this weekend at Sebring International Raceway. The 10-race series that spans from Florida to California to Portland to Watkins Glen and points in between determines the SCCA nationwide points champions and also […]

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New Southeast Conference initiative from Mazda Motorsports gets into full swing at the first event of the season The first SCCA U.S. Majors Tour event of the year took place in Florida this past weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Aside from being a successful weekend for many Mazda racers, it was also a successful debut for […]

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New programs, better service and more contingency payouts on tap for the coming racing season The 2018 racing season is already underway and Mazda Motorsports has put in place a number of improvements to better serve its customers and reward their loyalty. A big part of that will be the gift of time. “By the […]

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To support your entire racing season, Mazda Motorsports is offering free UPS ground shipping on orders of $1,000 or more through December 31, 2018, and has discounted more than 200 competition parts indefinitely. * Several parts that have been reduced in price are featured below. To see more, click here. Bilstein Shock (front) / Part […]

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Many Adjustments for the 2018 Season Based on Customer Feedback In an effort to continuously improve, we surveyed and spoke with our customers to learn what adjustments we can make to provide more value to them as a whole. The overwhelming feedback was to pay deeper into the field and to better reward those who […]

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New position for Mazda Motorsports will help support grassroots Mazda racers Mazda Motorsports is happy to announce a new member to the team who will be supporting the entire Motorsports program, with a focus on grassroots racing. Josh Smith will help build Mazda Motorsports’ competition parts selection, be available to competitors on the phone for […]

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