AWR Racing would like to congratulate Team MER on their fine effort at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
It’s an MX-5 Cup car that’s been upgraded a bit with a Koni-Challenge fuel cell, RX8 Brakes, Differential, Axles, Hubs and Uprights, and Hoosier racing slicks on 18″ wheels. It ran a completely stock MX-5 engine and transmission!
AWR is making some big changes to it’s website. You may notice some oddities with some of the pages while we work to add new features first, then update our look.
The first new thing is this fancy news blog. You can subscribe to our RSS feed to find out the latest racing news and AWR New Parts News. You can always see the latest info by clicking the NEWS BLOG link at the top or right of the page your on.
Please bear with us while we make our updates. On the to do list is a full new look and a new store.
AWR would like to congratulate Christian Franck, who earned his first-ever race win in the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup race at Mazda Raceway Laguna and also Eric Foss who earned the MX-5 Cup Championship.
MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2008) – Christian Franck, of Simi Valley, Calif., survived a thrilling SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to earn his first-ever race win. Todd Buras, of Melbourne, Fla., and Robert Huffmaster, of Clarkston, Mich., completed the podium. Finishing fourth, Eric Foss, of Fort Worth, Texas, claimed the 2008 Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup Championship.
Franck’s wild ride began on the start, as he immediately shot past Huffmaster for fourth and found himself at the tail end of a four-car battle for the lead. Ahead of Franck, polesitter Foss was doing his best to hold off Brad Rampelberg and Buras. The constant side-by-side action in front of him allowed Franck to pick his spots, motoring past Buras on lap five and stealing second from Rampelberg a lap later. Continue reading “Franck Wins Wild Monterey Race; Foss Earns MX-5 Cup Championship”
AWR believes so strongly in our engine mounts and sway bars that as of May, 2008 we are now backing them with a limited Lifetime Warranty.
What’s more, this warranty, excluding bushings, is retroactive to all mounts and sway bars built previously by AWR.
Basically, if it breaks or fails, we’ll fix or replace it at our discretion. The warranty is ‘limited’ in that bushings are considered a normal wear item, so the urethane or rubber bushings are not covered, but if the metal cracks, breaks or otherwise fails, we’ll replace or repair it.
SEBRING, Fla. – The Skip Barber Racing School is excited to announce an all-new iteration of its famous three-day competition course. The Skip Barber Mazda MX-5 Cup Three Day Racing School will use Mazda MX-5 race cars built by Skip Barber Racing to the exact same specifications as those raced in the popular SCCA Pro Racing SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mazda MX-5 Cup series.
That makes this the only three day racing school in North America where students drive the exact same cars as used in a professional racing series.
— Racers rejoice: Mazda and SCRAMP relationship to continue through 2011 —
IRVINE, Calif. – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced it has extended its existing contract with the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) and will remain the title sponsor of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for at least five more years. The just-signed contract extends the two organizations’ current relationship through March 2011. The world-famous Monterey, Calif. facility is home to one of the finest natural road-racing courses in the country and has been a mainstay of professional auto and motorcycle racing since 1957. Continue reading “MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA: RACING AHEAD FOR FIVE MORE YEARS”