Series continues with six doubleheader race weekends in conjunction with Indycar Series
IRVINE, Calif. (October 1, 2019) – Mazda Motorsports today revealed the schedule for the 2020 Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich®.
The schedule will see the series return to the same six venues it visited in the 2019 season, but also reintroduces Spring Training. Held at Barber Motorsports Park on March 2, Spring Training is an opportunity for MX-5 Cup drivers and teams to not only test but experience the series procedures before the first race of the season.
The series will begin its season at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama on April 3-4 before moving to Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on April 24-26.
The third round of the season, the Alana Long 100 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin will be June 18-20. John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports announced at the series’ season-ending banquet that all future rounds of the MX-5 Cup at Road America will be named in honor of Alana Long.
The series will return to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on August 14-16, before heading west to Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon on September 4-6. The season will then finish September 18-19 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.
“We are proud to continue with a consistent schedule that travels to some of the best circuits for our Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich racers,” said Doonan. “A real highlight will be that the series will continue to honor Alana Long in perpetuity at Road America. We are not only proud of the level of competition in the series, but also the sense of camraderie and family that exists in the paddock. We only just finished the season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca but we are already anxious to kick the season off at Barber Motorsports Park.”
2020 Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich
March 2 – Spring Training at Barber Motorsports Park
April 3-4 Barber Motorsports Park
April 24-26 – Circuit of The Americas
June 18-20 – Alana Long 100 at Road America
August 14-16 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
September 4-6 – Portland International Raceway
September 18-19 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca