|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 MOTORSPORTS READY FOR FIRST HOME WEEKEND OF 2015|
| ||– Over Four Dozen Mazda Racers Coming to Monterey –
MONTEREY, Calif. (April 29, 2015) – While every race counts, races close to home are special. For Mazda Motorsports, the home track is Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The May 1-3 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda weekend kicks off the 2015 season at Camp Zoom-Zoom.
The weekend includes three series with significant Mazda content. The Sunday headliner is for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, while Satur...[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 MOTORSPORTS WRAPS UP FOUR MORE SEASONS|
| ||Road Atlanta Weekend Sees Finales in TUDOR, CTSCC, MX-5 Cup and IMSA Lites
October 4, 2014 (BRASELTON, Georgia) – The Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta wrapped up the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship on Saturday night. While the headliner was the 10-Hour TUDOR race, the weekend also featured the season finale for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, and season ending double-headers for both the Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires and the Coo...[Read more...]|
|MAZDA MOTORSPORTS: WATKINS GLEN PREVIEW|
| ||Team Ready to Shine in Six Hour Race
June 27, 2014 (WATKINS GLEN, New York) – At this stage last year, Mazda had scored three of their nine wins with the SKYACTIV-D Mazda6 in the Grand-Am GX class on their way to the manufacturers' championship. This year has been a massive step up to the highest level. Mazda is now racing in the top prototype class of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. While the team is still chasing their first win of the season, the progress has...[Read more...]|
|MAZDA MOTORSPORTS SEBRING RECAP|
|• Six Races in Four Series Including a Record MX-5 Cup Field for Mazda |
March 16, 2014 (SEBRING, Fla.) — When it was all said and done, and the numbers were added up, Mazda had more cars, in more races, than any other car company at Sebring – 68 cars in four classes for 28.6% of all race cars competing. The weekend highlights included a 1-2 finish in the Friday afternoon Continental Tire Challenge ST race, a record field in the Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, and ...[Read more...]