Mazda Support: 2020 SCCA National Championship Runoffs

Mazda Motorsports is excited once again to be able to support the racers and teams at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. Whether it’s parts, technical or coaching support, or apparel and some snacks and drinks, Mazda Motorsports will be in person to support and root you on. The Mazda trackside support trailer will set up this Friday, October 2, and be on hand through the races on Sunday, October 11.

Due to the need for social distancing, the annual raffle will be held via Facebook Live during qualifying days on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:30 pm. Winners will be drawn from the entrants/racers list, but will be provided multiple items that can be shared with crew members, for example. Given the current environment, it is very unfortunate that there will not be the Mazda-provided meals nor the annual dinner banquet.

Trackside Support Trailer:

  • Location: The highlighted space below (N-1033). After entering the track, driving towards the upper paddock, look driver’s left (towards the straight after exiting the final turn – T14). Turn 5 is just past Mazda’s paddock location, on the driver’s right
  • Hours: May vary. Test days: 8am – 5 pm; qualifying and race days: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Mazda specialists: Josh Smith (Oct 3-8) & Dan Sumner (Oct 9-11)
  • Additional Mazda Motorsports team members: David Cook (Oct 6-9), Nelson Cosgrove (Oct 6), Tom Long & Andrew Carbonell (Oct 5-7)
  • Drinks & snacks: Will be available
  • Apparel offerings: 100 year anniversary Mazda t-shirts & Mazda Motorsports’ branded masks
  • Additional items: Raffle items for pick-up, parts and more


: Pro drivers and coaches Tom Long and Andrew Carbonell will once again be on hand to provide complimentary coaching to Mazda racers as well as lead a track walk for Mazda racers Monday evening. The sessions:

  • Monday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (lunch break from 12-1)
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • 25-minute sessions start at the top and bottom of the hour
  • Coaches recommend that the racers bring onboard footage with the lap desired to be discussed ready on a thumb drive or their own laptop (Data review is an option)
  • To sign-up, go to the Mazda trackside support truck
  • Sessions will be held in the Road America (RA) Center pictured below Turn 13


On Display: Beautiful Aluminum Dye Sublimation Prints from the 2019 SCCA Runoffs at VIR

  • Photos taken of the 2019 Mazda podium finishers will be on display at the Mazda trackside support trailer (3-6 prints will be on display each day)
  • Prints may be picked up by the racer as early as 5 pm that day
  • Mazda will ship prints to the racers who were not on hand to pick up their respective photos