Mazda Motorsports Update | April 2016

 

Not sure what is happening in the Mazda Motorsports world? Here are a few major headlines from earlier this year. >>


January


Mazda Prototypes to Race With New MZ-2.0T Engine: The Mazda Prototype race team consists of two cars powered by new gasoline-fueled Mazda 2.0L turbocharged engines. Raceway rules against diesel engines forced engineers at Mazda and Advanced Engine Research Ltd. to create an engine purpose-built for racing. The result was a fast, reliable, smooth engine with impressive torque.


February

Mazda Welcomes 2016 Global MX-5 Cup Partners: BFGoodrich tires, RAYS wheels and Battery Tinder partnered with Mazda for the 2016 racing season. This strategic partnership promoted performance for Mazda race cars and great looks.


2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented By BFGoodrich Tire Schedule Announced: (See table below.) This schedule continues Mazda Motorsports reputation of racing at iconic race tracks on major racing weekends. Each weekend has two races, meaning this championship will consist of 12 races. This seasons will feature Mazda’s all-new fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata.


SCRAMP/Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Earns Business of The Year Star Award from Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce: The Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce awarded the Raceway staff for volunteerism and contributing to the community. This raceway also helps local business by bringing visitors to Monterey.


March

2016 Pirelli World Challenge Season Preview: Get ready for an exciting racing season with the 2016 Pirelli Challenge opening in Austin, Texas. With 24 race cars, Mazda outnumbers major competitors. Several Mazda race cars carried artwork in support of the Austin Humane Society.

A Successful Pirelli World Challenge Season Opener: Mazda walked away from the race with three class wins, eight podium finishes and three pole positions.


April

Robert Foley Takes His $100,00 Mazda Scholarship to Atlanta: Winner of the 2015 championship, Robert Foley, is taking his winning status and driving skills to the Atlanta Motorsports Group and will compete in the 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup.


Glenn McGee Gets Sideways With His $100,000 Mazda Scholarship: Winner and legendary driver, Glenn McGee, will also be competing in the 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda Cup Series.


Mazda MX-5 Cup: The Global Era Begins at Mazda Raceway: Forty brand-new, award winning 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup race cars will be racing at Mazda Raceway for the first race of the 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup.


MX-5 Cup season includes the following races.

Rounds

Date

Venue

Racing With

1-2

April 28 - May 1

Mazda Raceway Laguna

IMSA

3-4

May 13 - 15

Watkins Glen International Raceway

Trans Am

5-6

June 17 - 19

Road America

SCCA

7-8

July 8 - 10

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

IMSA

9-10

August 26 - 28

Virginia International Raceway

IMSA

11-12

September 28 - 30

Road Atlanta

IMSA



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