|NATHANIAL SPARKS WINS 2016 BATTERY TENDER GLOBAL MAZDA MX-5 CUP PRESENTED BY BFGOODRICH TIRES|
|• John Dean II and Ara Malkhassian score the Road Atlanta race wins. Mark Drennan named Rookie-Of-The-Year|
BRASELTON, Georgia (September 29, 2016) – The 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires today wrapped up its inaugural season of competition with the new-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 racecar. The series champion is Nathanial 'Sparky' Sparks (No. 8 Sick Sideways), who earned the $200,000 Mazda Road to 24 (MRT24) scholarship with the ideal combinat...[Read more...]
|'SPARKY' WINS INAUGURAL MAZDA MX-5 CUP GLOBAL INVITATIONAL|
|MONTEREY, Calif. (September 11, 2016) – The final race of the inaugural Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational was nothing short of thrilling. Nathanial Sparks, aka 'Sparky', aka 'Mr. Consistency', added the biggest win to his growing racing resume. After winning the pole and finishing second in the first race of the weekend, Sparks was looking for the win today to secure the championship. Sparks executed his strategy flawlessly after taking the lead early in the race. The combined finishe...[Read more...]|
|100TH GLOBAL MAZDA MX-5 CUP RACE CAR SOLD|
|• 100th Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires Race Car Destined for the Monticello Motor Club|
IRVINE, Calif. (June 22, 2016) – While production street cars are produced in the hundreds per day, race cars are typically handcrafted one-at-a-time, over many months. The new Mazda MX-5 Cup race car hit a significant milestone this week with the 100th car ordered. More than 70 have been delivered in less than seven months.
More than 40 Cup cars are compet...[Read more...]
|MAZDA MX-5 CUP: ROAD AMERICA PREVIEW|
|- Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires to Highlight the Chicago Region June Sprints Father's Day Weekend -
IRVINE, Calif. (June 13, 2016) – The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires kicked off a new era for the series with an all new car this year. The first two doubleheader race weekends have seen close competition with four different winners. This weekend, teams will head to an iconic and fan-favorite track, Road America, in ...[Read more...]|
|CHAMPIONSHIP LEADING MX-5 RACERS HEAD TO EUROPEAN SELECTION WITH CHANCE TO WIN A DRIVE IN THE 2016 MAZDA MX-5 GLOBAL CUP|
|◾European run-off event takes place in Barcelona over the first weekend of July.
◾The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Global Cup race takes place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in September.
◾Based on the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5, the Global Cup car makes its debut this season.
With the support of Mazda UK, the current championship leaders of the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) MX-5 Championship, the 750 Motor Club 5Club MX-5 Cup and the BRSCC MX-5 Supercup have secured fully funded trips to B...[Read more...]|
|MAZDA WAVES GREEN FLAG ON 2016 GLOBAL MX-5 CUP RACING SERIES|
|November 4, 2014 (LAS VEGAS) – The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the best-selling roadster in history, and the most road-raced car in the world. With the recent unveiling of the fourth generation MX-5, the most frequently asked question is 'Where will it race?' Mazda gave the first part of that answer at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow in Las Vegas today, as the company announced that the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be raced in a new Global Cup series, in North Amer...[Read more...]|
|MAZDA ANNOUNCES 2014 CLUB RACER SHOOTOUT|
| ||• Racers Chasing a $75,000 Prize, the Biggest in All of Club Racing|
October 23, 2014 (IRVINE, Calif.) The Mazda Club Racer Shootout is the single largest prize in club racing. Since 2007 Mazda has annually promoted one talented club racer to the professional ranks. The $75,000 prize funds a drive in the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.
The heart and soul of Mazda Motorsports is club racing, and supporting those racers who have invested in...[Read more...]
|MAZDA MOTORSPORTS: MONTEREY RECAP|
|• MX-5 Podium Sweep Highlights Weekend|
May 4, 2014 (MONTEREY, Calif.) – The only thing better than racing at Mazda Raceway, is winning at Mazda Raceway. Thanks to outstanding performances by Freedom Autosport and CJ Wilson Racing, it was a Mazda MX-5 Miata 1-2-3 podium sweep in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner race this weekend. The win moves Mazda into the lead in the manufacturers' championship points chase.
For Freedom Autosport, it was their fourth ...[Read more...]
|MAZDA MOTORSPORTS & BFGOODRICH® TIRES: CELEBRATING DECADES OF SUCCESS|
| ||May 1, 2014 (IRVINE, Calif.) — In 1984, Mazda, BFGoodrich®Tires and Jim Busby Racing teamed up to score an historic class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car, a Lola T-616, was powered by a Mazda 13B rotary engine and shod with experimental BFGoodrich T/A™ Radial street tires. The drivers were John Morton, John O'Steen and Yoshami Katayama, and between them, they brought home a real David vs Goliath win in the C-2 class. It was also just one of many great collaborations between Maz...[Read more...]|
|MAZDA MOTORSPORTS AT SEBRING: MORE THAN JUST ‘ONE RACE'|
| ||• Six Races in Four Series Including a Record MX-5 Cup Field for Mazda |
March 13, 2014 (SEBRING, Fla.) — The annual Mobil-1 12Hours of Sebring race is recognized by sportscar fans around the world. For more than 60 years it has attracted the greatest sportscars and racers from around the world. What is sometimes overlooked is the fact that the Sebring 'week' includes a busy schedule of support races. Prior to the Saturday endurance classic a wide variety of races will take pl...[Read more...]