Mazda Motorsports has long offered the staples of its manufacturer support at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, such as parts support, technical expertise, contingency awards, pro coaching and an annual dinner for its racers.
While there will not be the annual dinner at this year’s SCCA Runoffs held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway due to COVID-19, Mazda Motorsports will be on hand for the entire event, starting with the Saturday practice (Sept 25). Whether the racers desire technical support, parts, Mazda patches or decals, pro coaching, or even Mazda Motorsports’ branded T-shirts, Mazda has them. Head to the Mazda trackside support trailer within the Mazda paddock area at Indy.
Coaching will be held within the RV at the Mazda trackside support trailer. To sign up for pro racer Tom Long on Monday or Tuesday, or Aaron Jeansonne (MX-5 Cup Scholarship driver and Team USA recipient) on Wednesday, fill in your name in the open time slot you prefer – posted on the Mazda trailer. Drivers should be prepared with onboard video queued up to the lap they’d like to have analyzed. Data can be reviewed as well, but onboard video is recommended.
“We strive to help our racers at every event we can,” commented David Cook, Mazda Motorsports business development manager. “And since we can help them have success at a high-profile race such as the SCCA Runoffs, we do,” continued Cook. “The pro coaching is another way to leverage our resources to better support the Mazda racers – support that no other manufacturer provides.”
Mazda offers contingency awards to all classes Mazda’s compete in, paying the production-based racers who win the Runoffs $4,000; second place finishers earns $2,000, while third receives $1,500; fourth takes home $1,250, with fifth at $1,000. Formula Mazda, Formula Enterprise (FE2 only), Formula Atlantic, and Sports Racers earn $3,500 for the win, $1,750 for second, and $1,000 for third. Non-Formula Mazda drivers in the FX class are eligible for $3,500 for the winning the FX championship. Also, there is a $1,000 bonus for winning the Super Sweep as well – that’s winning an SCCA Conference championship, the Super Tour championship and the Runoffs.
In addition, those who finish in the top three in their SCCA Divisional points championship, U.S. Majors Tour Conference or Super Tour points are eligible for tow fund money. Based on the distance from Indy, that amount can be up to $500.
For more information on Mazda’s contingency awards for the Runoffs, click here.