MX-5 Cup Changes Road America Date

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Justin Piscitell leads a pack of MX-5 Cup cars at Road America (Weber photo).

TOPEKA, Kan. – Following the announcement that the NASCAR Nationwide Series will race at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wis., for the first time in the legendary track’s history, Mazda has revealed that the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup will now participate in the June 18 – 20 weekend, in place of the previously announced Road America date. Continue reading “MX-5 Cup Changes Road America Date”

MAZDASPEED GOES BIG FOR THUNDERHILL

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One Car, 25 Drivers, One Hour Each

November 30, 2009 (Irvine, Calif.). Rick Weldon has options for the longest endurance race in America. More than he wants to count. Actually, Rick crunched the numbers to realize that he has over a trillion driver combinations… in just the first nine hours!

Rick Weldon will be managing the driver rotation for the Mazda “25 in 25” team. Mazda, which has the largest pool of road racers in the country, and quite likely the largest percentage of OEM employees with competition licenses, has assembled a very special team to cap off the 2009 season. 25 drivers will take a turn at the wheel of the same car, the largest driving team ever assembled for the annual NASA season ender.

25 in 25

The “25 in 25” team will be racing a Mazda MX-5 Miata that has competed in the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup series with a few modifications for the endurance race. The car and team was assembled with help from Mazda partners at BP, BFGoodrich Tires, and Mothers. This was an “after-hours” project where many of the employee drivers also contributed elbow grease to the car preparation. Continue reading “MAZDASPEED GOES BIG FOR THUNDERHILL”