2012 Playboy MX-5 Cup Schedule Covers 11 Races, Eight Weekends

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 by in Mazda Canada

TOPEKA, Kan. (January 17, 2012) – SCCA Pro Racing, in and with Mazda, announced currently a finish 2012 SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup calendar. The report is an 11-race deteriorate widespread out over 8 competition weekends.

 The Series, that formerly announced 3 events in and with a American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron during Sebring International Raceway (March 14-16), Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (May 10-12), and a deteriorate culmination during Road Atlanta (October 17-19), combined some-more tip North American highway courses to a schedule.

The MX-5 Cup will share dual weekends with a Grand-Am Rolex Series in June, visiting Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Jun 8-10, followed by a revisit to Road America for a NASCAR Nationwide Series and Rolex Series weekend, Jun 22-23.

July sends a racing movement north of a limit to Mosport International Raceway, Jul 20-22, again with a American Le Mans Series.

September is a bustling month for a series, visiting both coasts during a month. The Series earnings to Virginia International Raceway, Sep 14-15 with a American Le Mans Series, to a lane that has hosted some of a closest races in array history.

A week later, for a initial time, a Playboy MX-5 Cup will revisit a Coronado Festival of Speed in San Diego, an airfield circuit that traditionally hosts a selected eventuality during a San Diego Fleet Week on Naval Base Coronado. Fleet Week San Diego 2012 will take place Sep 21-23.

“We listened to a racers and a fans as we grown a 2012 schedule,” John Doonan, Motorsports Director, Mazda North American Operations, said. “We adore a normal marks like Mazda Raceway, Road America, and Road Atlanta, and we wanted to find another approach to get a new west seashore competition into a schedule. And what improved place to flog off a deteriorate than Sebring? We consider this will be a best deteriorate nonetheless with new venues and new faces in a paddock. We are actively operative on a new TV package for a year so even those fans who can’t get to a competition can follow a action.”

 

The 2012 competition report is as follows:

*March 14-16, Sebring International Raceway, with American Le Mans Series

*May 10-12, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, with American Le Mans Series

June 8-10, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with Grand-Am

June 22-23, Road America, with NASCAR Nationwide Series and Grand-Am

July 20-22, Mosport International Raceway, with American Le Mans Series

September 14-15, Virginia International Raceway, with American Le Mans Series

September 21-23, Naval Base Coronado, with Coronado Festival of Speed Historic Races

*October 17-19 Road Atlanta, with American Le Mans Series

*doubleheader weekends

The Champion of a Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup Series annually is rewarded with a saved float adult a MAZDASPEED ladder system. Mike Cooper, a 2011 MX-5 Cup Champion, will spend 2012 competing for a Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car pretension behind a circle of a MAZDASPEED3.

 

About Mazda:

Mazda is a number-one code for road-racers opposite North America. Thousands of Mazda powered grassroots racers contest in several classes with a SCCA and NASA highlighted by Spec Miata, a world’s largest spec category with over 2,500 cars built. In 2006 Mazda determined a MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Ladder to support racers in relocating adult by a ranks. In 2010 this was stretched to embody a Mazda Road to Indy. Key to Mazda success is vital partnerships with a Skip Barber Racing School and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

 

Image: The Playboy MX-5 Cup will once again interpretation during Road Atlanta.

Credit: Mark Weber/SCCA

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