Posted on 15. May, 2012 by in Mazda Canada

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Mazda High School Racers- Koch-Skeer-Nunez

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2012 Season Opener during Mazda Raceway = Fast Times At Mazda High

 May 14, 2012 (IRVINE, Calif.)  While there are competition automobile drivers trimming in age from underneath ten-years-old – consider karts, to those good into their AARP years, girl was served during Mazda Raceway this weekend. 

Three of a competition winners had a common trait – all would be behind in high propagandize classes on Monday morning. 17-year aged high propagandize youth Elliott Skeer won one of a dual Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup races.  17-year aged high propagandize youth Kenton Koch won both of a Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge races.  16-year aged high propagandize sophomore Tristan Nunez won both of a Cooper Tire IMSA Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda races.  All 3 have shown knowledge over their years both on and off a lane and all 3 are intensity 2012 array champions.   

 A far-reaching accumulation of Mazda teams were separate between a 2012 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca deteriorate opener, and a New Jersey Motorsports Park, 3000 miles to a east.  This weekend was also turn array dual for Formula D and a opening days of use for a Indy 500.


American Le Mans Monterey presented by Tequila Patrón @ Mazda Raceway:

·      American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (Round 3 of 10) – The Dyson Lola Mazda MZR-R started second, finished second, and left a weekend second in points.   

·      SCCA Pro-Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup (Rounds 3 4 of 11)  Elliott Skeer, from CJ Wilson Racing, won a Friday competition with John Dean II, from Sick Sideways Racing, winning on Saturday.  Kenton Koch won a Skip Barber category on both days

·      Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered By Mazda (Rounds 5 6 of 12).  Tristan Nunez scored his fourth and fifth wins of a season.

·      Pirelli World Challenge – Touring Cars (Round 6 of 14)  Michael Cooper was seeking his fourth win of a season, though was strike on a initial lap, ensuing in a damaged circle and an unscheduled pit-stop.  Cooper recovered to finish fifth.  Cooper is second in drivers points with Mazda second to Honda among manufacturers.


GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Cars @ New Jersey:

·      GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Championship (Round 4 of 13) – The SpeedSource RX-8 group of Sylvain Tremblay and Jonathan Bomarito hold a 20 second lead before an electrical brief caused mislaid time on their final pitstop, dropping them to a seventh place finish.  Mazda is only one indicate behind Ferrari and Porsche in third place among a 7 manufacturers in a GT class.  Mazda has scored one competition win among a 4 races.

·      Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (Round 4 of 10).  Mazda is in third place behind BMW and Kia among a 9 competing brands in a Street Tuner (ST) class.  Mazda has scored one competition win among a 4 races.

·      The second competition for GRAND-AM chronicle of B-Spec, a TOTAL Performance Showcase, resulted in a fourth place for Frank Hart in his Mazda2.


Mazda News Notes

·      Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced it has extended a fixing rights agreement for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with a Sports Car Racing Association of a Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) for another 5 years. The agreement was validated by a Monterey County Board of Supervisors and extends a dual organizations’ relationship, that began in 2001, by 2016. The world-famous Monterey, Calif., trickery is home to one of a excellent healthy road-racing courses in a world, and has been a buttress of veteran automobile and motorcycle racing given 1957.

·      Mazda continued a fun and bushy partnership with a SPCA for Monterey County, located opposite a travel from Mazda Raceway.  Adoptable animals were named for a accumulation of Mazda racers and an designation event with racers and Playboy Playmates was hold during a shelter.  This program, hold given 2007 has generated donations, lifted awareness, and helped adopt many animals.

·      MAZDASPEED Ladder Alumni successes this weekend enclosed former Skip Barber Star Mazda Champion Conor Daly scoring his initial GP3 win, and former Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup Champion Todd Lamb winning a Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car competition during Mazda Raceway to take over a array points lead.

·      Mazda Road to Indy graduates Josef Newgarden and JR Hildebrand surfaced a timing piece for a opening day of use for a Indy 500.

·      Formula D RX-8 racer Kyle Mohan done a Final 16 in Road Atlanta while Joon Maeng gathering his RX-8 into a tip 8.



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 3,000 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’s success is vital partnerships with a Skip Barber Racing School and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

 MAZDASPEED Motorsports is managed by Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).  MNAO is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees a sales, marketing, tools and patron use support of Mazda vehicles in a United States and Mexico by scarcely 700 dealers.  Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.


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