MAZDA CONFIRMS THAT MAZDA2 SUBCOMPACT CAR WILL BE SOLD IN U.S. AND CANADA

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Mazda2Mazda North American Operations’ president and CEO, Jim O’Sullivan, confirmed today during a meeting of the company’s top dealers that the MAZDA2 subcompact, or B-Car classification, car will be sold in the U.S. beginning in late 2010.  It was previously announced that the car also will be sold in Canada, beginning at about the same time.

“You’ve asked us for it for a while now, and we’ve been studying the market to make sure we can make a business case for it across North America,” O’Sullivan told the assembled dealers.  “As consumers’ tastes and attitudes toward small vehicles have changed, we now believe strongly there is a place in our lineup for a car below our current least-expensive car, the MAZDA3.  MAZDA2 will be true to everything that makes our cars stand apart from the competition: it will be stylish, fun-to-drive and a heck of a value.  In short, it will be Zoom-Zoom.” Continue reading “MAZDA CONFIRMS THAT MAZDA2 SUBCOMPACT CAR WILL BE SOLD IN U.S. AND CANADA”

ROBERT DAVIS RACING SCORES TWO NASA CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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rdrracingSAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., September 14, 2009 –Robert Davis Racing (RDR) scored two championship wins at the 2009 NASA National Championships at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.  If not for a mechanical failure the team would have scored a 1-2 in the PTD class.

Jim Holloway scored a championship win in the Performance Touring B (PTB) class, the fastest class where RDR competes.  Jim won the pole and set the fastest race lap as well. Continue reading “ROBERT DAVIS RACING SCORES TWO NASA CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS”

Dates for 2010 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Set

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Attached image: The Spec Racer Ford field heads into Turn Five at Road America. Credit: Mark Weber
Attached image: The Spec Racer Ford field heads into Turn Five at Road America. Credit: Mark Weber

TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 2, 2009) – Sports Car Club of America has announced that the 2010 SCCA National Championship Runoffs will take place Sept. 20 – 26 at Road America.

In its second year at Road America, the Runoffs will again take place in late September, with qualifying leading up to Friday, Saturday and Sunday race days. Official track sessions will follow a week of Road America hosted test days, Sept. 13 – 19.

More details will be posted at www.scca.com/club as they become available.