SCCA Majors

Sunshine and rain mess with racers at Blackhawk Farms as the Northern Conference Majors Tour begins its season in Illinois. On a weekend where the  Southeast Conference was crowing its champions, the Northern Conference season was just starting at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in Illinois. Not starting until May ensures no snow, and in this case […]”

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Three Mazda racers double up with wins on two days while Spec Miata features two winners.

Day one of the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour at VIRginia International Raceway ran  under sunny skies, but halfway through Sunday, the skies opened up. The races served as Rounds Nine and 10 for the Southeastern Conference and was the season-opening race for the Northeastern Conference.

Drivers in each of the eight race groups, made up of 28 Runoffs-eligible classes, took to the 3.27-mile, 17-turn circuit for 25-minute sprit races on Saturday and 16-lap races on Sunday.

Spec Miata led Saturday off in a big way. With oil-dry on the course near the finish line, the opening moments saw six cars make contact just after taking the green flag. Three of those cars were able to continue the race, while three were not. The rest of the race, restarted on lap five, proved to be just as intense with a multi-car battle for the lead that included eventual race winner Dillon Machavern. Jonathan Goring won Spec Miata on Sunday.

Three drivers doubled up with a pair of victories, scoring in both the sprint races and the features on Sunday. Ken Kannard (Miata) won F Production both days, as did Ray Stephensen in GT-3 (RX-7) and Robert Noell in Formula Mazda.
SCCA Northeastern/Southeastern Conferences Majors
VIRginia International Raceway
Alton, Va., April 18-19, 2015

Saturday Mazda Winners

Class,Driver,Hometown,Car Formula Mazda,Robert Noell,”Cary, N.C.”,Formula Mazda F Production,Ken Kannard,”East Troy, Wis.”,Mazda Miata GT-3,Ray Stephenson,”Miami, Fla.”,Mazda RX-7 Spec Miata,Dillon Machavern,”Charlotte, Vt.”,Mazda Miata

Sunday Mazda Winners

Class Driver Hometown Car
Formula Mazda Robert Noell Cary, N.C. Formula Mazda
F Production Ken Kannard East Troy, Wis. Mazda Miata
GT-3 Ray Stephenson Miami, Fla. Mazda RX-7
GT-Lite Michael Kamalian Marietta, Ga. Mazda Miata
Spec Miata Jonathan Goring Norfolk, Va. Mazda Miata

Several Mid-States Majors titles wrapped up in Kansas. The final Majors race of the 2014 season is in the books. The culmination of the Mid-States Conference season wrapped up those championships that were still undecided and let others complete qualifications for the National Championship Runoffs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Competitors were met by hot, […]”

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SCCA Majors Racing Tackles Summit Point Seven race groups of 27 Runoffs-eligible classes put on quite an opening act during the Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, SCCA Eastern Conference U.S. Majors Tour at Summit Point Motorsports Park, part of the SafeRacer SCCA National Racing program. While watching the on-track action, one could tell many of these […]”

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  The SCCA Southwest Division has long run a race called the “Sunburn Grand Prix,” usually held in June. As it turned out, having the event in March meant it was ironically named. Eagles Canyon Raceway was the site for Rounds 3 and 4 of the SCCA Mid-States Majors Tour, and it included rain on […]”

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Scholarship up for Grabs Mazda Motorsports is once again supporting Project Yellow Light, a scholarship competition designed to encourage teens to embrace safe driving habits and bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. College and high school students can produce videos designed to persuade their peers not to drive distracted. The videos can be […]”

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