Posted on 11. Jul, 2011 by in Mazda Canada

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— Two Wins, Six Podium Finishes, Highlight Mazda Raceway and Lime Rock Weekend —

July 11, 2011 (Irvine, Calif.) Mazda has been observant for several years that on any-given weekend, there are some-more Mazdas road-raced than any other brand. This past weekend both a strength and abyss of margin was really apparent. On Saturday, Mazda raced during dual of a premier racetracks in 3 opposite array with 4 really opposite cars, ensuing in dual wins, and a half-dozen lectern finishes.

On Saturday morning, Mazda kicked off a weekend with a one-two finish in a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge ST category during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It was a Freedom AutoSport Mazda MX-5 of Andrew Carbonell and Rhett O’Doski holding a win over their teammates Tom Long and Derek Whitis. The win changed Mazda into a six-point lead in a manufacturers’ championship battle, with dual races remaining.

A few hours later, opposite a country, during Lime Rock Park, Chris Dyson and Guy Smith gathering their Dyson Racing Lola-Mazda MZR-R to their initial win of a 2011 season. After 3 races of a nine-round ALMS season, Dyson and Smith lead a drivers’ championship, Dyson leads a team, and Mazda leads a manufacturers’ championships.

The afternoon resolved behind during Mazda Raceway with a GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 competition and a span of Mazda RX-8’s on a GT podium. Defending GT array champions Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato gathering their SpeedSource FXDD Mazda RX-8 to a tighten second-place finish, only 2.93 seconds bashful of their initial win of a season. SpeedSource teammates Sylvain Tremblay and Jonathan Bomarito finished a lectern in third. Bomarito led a many competition laps.

Between a 3 series, Mazda has competed opposite Acura, Aston Martin, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, KIA, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche, and VW.

“Our success as a business and on a lane is a outcome of a sum group effort. We can’t contend adequate about all of a teams who raced this weekend. It’s always special to win during Mazda Raceway, and interjection to Freedom Autosport it was a one-two finish during a corporate home lane while a Dyson boys scored a good win during their group home track,” remarkable John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports.

Also this past weekend:

SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup @ Mazda Raceway

Michael Cooper scored his third win of a MX-5 Cup deteriorate to extend his points lead over Jason Saini.

Alumni Update:

MAZDASPEED alums achieved strongly during a Honda Indy Toronto weekend. Peter Dempsey and Anders Krohn finishing in a top-five in a Firestone Indy Lights competition while Marco Andretti finished fourth in a IZOD IndyCar race. All 3 are Star Mazda graduates.

What’s Next for any series:

  • Skip Barber Nationals – Jul 21-23 during Road Atlanta
  • Formula D – Jul 22-23 during Evergreen Speedway
  • Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge – Jul 22-24 during New Jersey Motorsports Park
  • Grand-Am ROLEX Series – Jul 22-24 during New Jersey Motorsports Park
  • ALMS – Jul 22-24 during Mosport International Raceway
  • Star Mazda – Jul 22-24 during Mosport International Raceway
  • USF2000 – Aug 5-6 during a Mid Ohio Sports Car Course
  • World Challenge — Aug 5-7 during a Mid Ohio Sports Car Course
  • MX-5 Cup – Sep 2-4 during Brainerd International Raceway


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.

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, Canada and Mexico by scarcely 900 dealers.Operations in Canada are managed byMazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico byMazdaMotor de Mexico in MexicoCity.

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