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KERSHAW, SC (Nov. 17, 2023) – The fourth annual Spec MX-5 Shootout (SMX) took place at Carolina Motorsports Park, November 15 – 16. The event saw 12 candidates narrowed down to three, who will become Mazda Factory Team drivers in 2024.   Created in 2020, the Spec MX-5 Challenge (SMX) Shootout was added alongside the […]

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Spec MX-5 Shootout Finalists Named   30 October 2023–After much deliberation, the list of finalists chosen to participate in this year’s Spec MX-5 Shootout have been unveiled. The 12 drivers selected now have the opportunity to be named to the Spec MX-5 Mazda Factory Team.   Run in parallel with Mazda’s MX-5 Cup Shootout since […]

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Names of the 12 finalists set to compete in the 16th running of the Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout have been revealed. The list features a number of familiar faces along with some promising bright new stars.   After being selected as a nominee, drivers were asked to submit a racing resume with career highlights, a […]

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Mazda Motorsports and Mazda of Milford partner with Lime Rock Park for unique season finale   LAKEVILLE, CONN. (24 October 2023)-MiataCon (Oct. 27-28) will now feature a major collaboration as Lime Rock Park, in partnership with Sports Car Driving Association (SCDA), announces manufacturer support from Mazda Motorsports North America and Mazda of Milford (CT).    […]

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Mazda Motorsports is pleased to unveil its list of nominees for the 2023 Spec MX-5 Shootout. Those chosen as finalists from the list will move on to the Shootout where two drivers will be selected as Mazda Club Racing factory drivers. Now in its fourth year, the Spec MX-5 Shootout was created to help young […]

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Working with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Mazda Motorsports is pleased to announce that Spec MX-5 (SMX) will grow from a stand-alone series to a National Class within SCCA’s Road Racing program. Founded in 2018, Spec MX-5 Challenge was created as a step between SCCA’s Spec Miata (SM) class and the IMSA-sanctioned Mazda […]

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Mazda Motorsports is committed to providing support for Spec Miata racers. Recognizing the challenges that come with aging vehicles and the increasing difficulty of sourcing parts, Mazda Motorsports has commissioned a motorsports version of the 5-speed gear set for 1990-2005 Miatas. This initiative ensures that owners of Spec Miatas can continue to keep their beloved […]

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The pinnacle of amateur motorsports held at the best racetracks across America, the SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® is an annual gathering of the nation’s top Club racers to determine who is that year’s best of the best. For 60 years, the Runoffs has drawn talented racers from all walks of life to lay it on […]

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While Mazda Motorsports’ parts support program may be the most valuable part of being a Mazda Team Support Program member for most Mazda racers, Mazda’s contingency awards program has paid tens of millions of dollars across thousands of racers over the years. Whether it’s grassroots or pro racing, sprint or endurance, sports car or open […]

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Thomas Annunziata and Heather Hadley earn additional Mazda scholarships;  Reid Sweeney and Chase Jones named to Mazda Spec MX-5 team KERSHAW, S.C. (Nov. 28, 2022) – After two days of driving, several meetings and multiple sessions spent reviewing data at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, three drivers earned scholarships in the 15th edition […]

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October 12, 2021 – Mazda Motorsports has revealed which 12 young drivers will compete for three scholarships worth a combined $260,000 to start their Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich® Tires career. The top prize in the MX-5 Cup Shootout is a scholarship valued at $110,000. Last year’s big winner, Connor Zilisch, went on […]

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Photo Album  With every opportunity possible, Mazda Motorsports celebrates the FD- RX-7 (1993-2002). Mazda Motorsports has collaborated with Rays CO. in Japan to get the ultimate FD RX-7 track-focused-wheel fitment to be available without having to order custom wheels. With the ZE-40 wheel, you can fit up to a 295/30/18 tire on all 4 corners […]

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  Photo credit: Tom and Rocco Pasquarella I arrived at the track feeling optimistic. That’s not often the case; it usually doesn’t take much to unnerve me when I’m trying a new car or a new track. Once I learn it, I’m pretty stable emotionally, but this was an unusual feeling of familiarity that carried […]

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Mazda Motorsports is excited to announce the karters nominated to compete in this year’s Spec MX-5 Shootout, two of whom will comprise Mazda’s factory club racing team drivers next year in the Spec MX-5 Challenge presented by Toyo Tires race series

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