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1986- Who would have thought a Go Kart Competition would lead to the future direction of a racing company? Owner of AWR RACING, Anthony Woodford met Lance Stewart and brothers Jim and Joe Jordan while racing at Malibu Grand Prix Go Kart Track. It wasn’t long before a new friendship was created! Jim Jordan introduced Anthony, (Tony) to John and Sandy Overton, team owners of Overton Autosport. Tony was hired to help run their Mazda IMSA GTU RX-7’s that were driven by John Overton, Lance Stewart, Jeff Alkazian and Ron Cortez. While working for Overton Autosport many new friendships were created in the Mazda community which inspired us to start our own racing company. We took a short hiatus from Mazda Racing in order Inc.

1995- AWR Racing officially opened. We started to produce race products directly for Mazda Competition and worked together with Tim Buck, Steve Sanders and many others. This led to other relationships in the racing community and we started to build and campaign various Rotary powered Formula Atlantic Cars which made a huge impact in the development of our company.

1998- Tony was awarded the Sports Car Club of America Mechanic of the year for his role in the Formula Atlantic Program.

1999- Our company teamed up with Protomotive to campaign the Mazda Protégé in the SCCA World Challenge Touring Car Series with Charles Espenlaub as our premier driver. We built the first Mazda Protégé touring car during this time. Along with campaigning this car we were developing our Motor Mount line for the Mazda and Ford Compact Vehicles.

2000- The Spec Miata Class was created in 1999 with the first race in 2000. We are so proud to have been a part of the largest grassroots racing series.

2002- We were given a Protégé 5 from Mazda Competition to create a Pace Car for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This led to building a handful of other various Pace Cars for Mazda!

2005- AWR met with Mazda to discuss retrofitting a new MX-5 with a roll cage and Race Trim. This MX-5 was introduced to the world and promoted the new MX-5 Cup Series. We were designated to participate as an active vendor and supplier in the series for several years. Racing Cages, Inc. was our sister company and Tony along with his wife Sheree started this company. We specifically built roll cages for Spec Miatas, MX-5 Cup Series and a large amount of cages for Skip Barber Racing School.

2010 – CURRENT

We continue to focus on Mazda as our primary product line. To this day we continue innovating high performance products and we are proud to say all our products are manufactured in the USA and handcrafted in house with our family!



Mazda has been an enormous influence to AWR Racing and has kept our family safe and on the go throughout many years. We are so thankful to all who helped us get to this point!
We owe special thanks to all the brilliant people we’ve met, our loyal vendors and amazing customers who have all helped make so many wonderful memories over the years and have impacted our AWR Family so much. Thank you for continuing to support our family at AWR Racing, it absolutely means the world to us!


We are so excited to announce this is our 25th year in business and we are honored to be celebrating it alongside Mazda for the celebration of 100 years!
Congratulations to Mazda and everyone impacted by a truly awesome grassroots company that is seriously tied to the Motorsports community!

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– AWR Racing


2016-2019 MX-5 ND and ND2 Mount Kit

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AWR Racing is happy to introduce our new 2016-2019 MX-5 ND and ND2 mount kit. This is a complete kit with optional bushing durometer or hardness available.

  • 70 Durometer- Daily driving
  • 88 Durometer- Aggressive driving
  • 95 Durometer- Track use only

Replaces the fragile factory unit which include NA5F – 39 – 021 / 031 / 040 and 050. Comes with new hardware. Tig welded steel unit with Energy Suspension Urethane replaceable bushings. Powder coated for that durable finish.

More information for the complete kit can be found here: https://store.awrracing.com/2016-2019-mx5-motor-mount-set/

Upper brackets and lower mounts are also sold separately which will adapt to the OEM upper or lower aluminum brackets.

Upper Brackets: https://store.awrracing.com/2016-2019-mx5-upper-motor-mount-bracket-set/ (sold in pairs)

Upper brackets can be purchased nickle plated or powder coated in Orange, Silver, and Black!

Lower Mounts: https://store.awrracing.com/2016-2019-mx5-motor-mount-lower-set/ (sold in pairs)

AWR believes so strongly in our engine mounts we are now backing them with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

All of our products are made in the USA!

Thank you for continuing to support AWR Racing, it means the world to us!


Meet our team!

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“When you buy from a family owned business, You are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family paying a mortgage, or a student pay for college.”


Meet our team- support our team!

Tony Woodford- CEO

Sheree Woodford- CFO

Jessie Woodford Lamb- Office Manager

Colin Woodford- Production Manager

Ali Woodford- Marketing Director

Lilah- Shop Dog

All our products are made in the USA.

Thank you for continuing to support AWR Racing, It means the world to us!

The best mounts just got better!

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We have updated our motor mounts to a larger bushing size to HELP REDUCE NVH or specifically reduce cabin vibration over previous units sold with 70 durometer bushings. All soft bushing sets will now be offered with the new Large Black Energy Suspension bushings. The aggressive kit [88] and road race kit [95] will still be offered with the standard red bushings.

AWR Racing store is offering free shipping, a free t-shirt and decals on all miata motor mounts listed now through Memorial day- May 27th, 2019!

*add t-shirt size in notes box. *free shipping US only

Fabricated steel replacement motor mount with Energy Suspension polyurethane bushing that mounts in the factory location giving more secure engine support. These mounts are TIG welded and powder coated silver. Available in 3 durometers. 70 soft [daily driving], 88 medium [aggressive] and 95 hard [for track use only]. Kit comes with new metric mounting hardware.

Thank you for continuing to support AWR Racing, It means the world to us!

Best Mounts Around. #AWRRACING #TEAMAWR #madeintheUSA

Team AWR

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July 09, 2018


How do you become part of #TEAMAWR?

  • Do you have AWR mounts?
  • Do you like our Facebook page? @awrracing
  • Do you follow us on Instagram? @awrracing

If so, we want you to be part of the AWR Family!

We are so grateful for our customers, without all of you we wouldn’t be the company we are today! We love to see what you are doing with your car, and want to feature you on our social media!

If you’re interested, shoot us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and we’ll make it happen!


Canada Post issues delivery deadlines

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Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers are warning about a possible delivery service disruption within days as negotiations for a new collective agreement drag on.

If an agreement between the Crown corporation and the union isn’t reached by July 2, employees could be locked out or go on strike.

“No legal work disruption can occur until July 2,” Canada Post says in a release.

The Crown corporation has suggested these deadlines for premium mail-delivery options for customers wanting guaranteed delivery by June 30:

  • Xpresspost (national and regional): June 28
  • Expedited Parcel (local): June 29
  • Priority (national, regional and local): June 29
  • Xpresspost (local): June 29

There is no mail delivery this Friday, July 1, which is Canada Day.

Canada Post said if there is a disruption in service, any mail or parcels caught up in the system would be secured and held until operations resume.

Mike Palecek, national president of CUPW, told CBC on Monday that negotiations are breaking down over “major cuts to benefits and job security.”

The union says Canada Post is a profitable Crown corporation.


Helping others is what we like to do!

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Joe Jordan Pic

Thank you Joe Jordan for posting this picture! It’s been a long month! From bare chassis to TeenMazdaChallenge challenge victory in its 3rd session on track. Very proud of all of the family that helped build this car. @AWRRACING @jimjordan,@jahnajordan,@joeyjordan. XFACTOR ENGINES made it easier than it should have been. One more to go this weekend! Still lots of work and changes to be made

All-New Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUV World Premiere at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

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The first of Mazda’s new-generation vehicles to fully adopt breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme –

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation will hold the world premiere of the all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (September 13 through 25, 2011). The CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda products that will adopt the full range of Mazda’s breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’.

The Mazda CX-5 evolves Mazda’s hallmark fun-to-drive character and will be progressively introduced to global markets from early 2012. Developed around the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY – including all-new Mazda gasoline and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, body and chassis – the CX-5 delivers precise response and a high-quality ride matched with outstanding environmental and safety performance.


The engine lineup for the European specification CX-5 will include Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine available in Standard Power and High Power versions. Mazda focused on achieving exceptional environmental performance for a compact SUV and targeted CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km* for the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 engine model.


The CX-5 is also the first production model to showcase Mazda’s new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’, which was previewed with the Mazda SHINARI and Mazda MINAGI concept cars. Unique themes of KODO design include a prominent new front view with a bolder family face and dynamic styling that conveys a strong sense of vitality and agility.


Joining the CX-5 on Mazda’s stand at the Frankfurt show will be the facelifted Mazda3. It delivers lower CO2 emissions, more sporty and stable driving dynamics, updated interior and exterior design, and higher quality levels.


Officially titled the 64th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), the Frankfurt Motor Show will open to the press on September 13 and 14, and to the public from September 15 through 25, 2011. Mazda will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 13 from 14:15 to 14:30 local time.


* Standard Power SKYACTIV-D 2.2 model with front-wheel-drive, SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission and i-stop


Main Exhibits at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

Reference exhibits Mazda CX-5 (World premiere)
Mazda3 facelift (European premiere)
Technology exhibits New Mazda SKYACTIV-G direct injection gasoline engine
New Mazda SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine
New Mazda SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission
New Mazda SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission
Vehicles currently on sale Mazda2, Mazda5, Mazda6, Mazda MX-5, Mazda CX-7


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For more information on KODO – The Soul of Motion design, please visit: