Mazda Canada


Press Release

— Adds Skip Barber Racing School MAZDASPEED Challenge Class —

December 01, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.)  MAZDASPEED announced a prejudiced 2012 SCCA Pro Racing Playboy MX-5 Cup Schedule during a annual Performance racing Industry Trade Show in Orlando, Florida.  It was also announced that a grids would be flourishing extremely with a further of a category for Skip Barber Racing School MX-5 Cup competitors

“The 2012 MX-5 Cup will enhance with a further of a new partner, a Skip Barber Racing School.  The Skip Barber cars will supplement substantial abyss to a fields.  While we are not prepared to announce a finish schedule, we are happy to announce that we have sealed in a deteriorate kick-off and culmination during dual of a biggest road-racing weekends in a works – Sebring and a Petit Le Mans.  We’ll also be creation a stop during a home track, Mazda Raceway, and are in active discussions with another half-dozen tracks.  The final 2012 report will be one that will accommodate a needs of a fans, partners, and racers”, remarkable John Doonan, Director of Motorsports, Mazda North American Operations.

Skip Barber Racing School has run a MAZDASPEED Challenge competition series, given 2007 for Mazda MX-5 Cup competition cars.  In 2011, SBRS ran a swift of cars during a Homestead and Road Atlanta MX-5 Cup races during Petit Le Mans with auspicious feedback.  For 2012, SBRS will yield an arrive-and-drive competition programs with coaching to business who wish to competition during a aloft turn with a professionals but a compulsory investment in collateral and other resources to settle their possess team.

The MX-5 Cup array champion is promoted to a array above around a MAZDASPEED Motorsports Ladder.  2011 MX-5 Cup Champion Mike Cooper will be racing a MAZDASPEED3 in a 2012 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Championship.  Mazda also promotes a tip bar racer to a MX-5 Cup.  2011 NASA Western Region Spec Miata Teen Challenge Champion Elliott Skeer will be fasten a MX-5 Cup Championship in 2012.

Additional array announcements will be done in early 2012.

On any given weekend, there are some-more Mazdas on a road-race marks of America than any other code of vehicle.  At a track, you’ll see MX-5 Miata, RX-8, Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, RX-7 and other selected Mazda models competing, since each Mazda has a Soul of a Sports Car.  In fact, a largest road-racing category in a universe is Spec Miata, with some-more than 2,500 first- and second-generation Miatas ripping adult America’s racetracks, creation it a most-raced prolongation automobile in a world.  Mazda’s impasse in motorsports extends to a attribute with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, one of a world’s premier road-racing circuits, a Skip Barber Racing School for pushing and racing, and a Mazda Road to Indy.

North American Operations 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 by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.

For 36 years, Skip Barber Racing School LLC, has been a personality in training motorsport legends of a destiny by entry-level, equal automobile championships. The athletes are given media exposure, consultant coaching, on-track arrive-and-drive experience, financial awards and motorsport scholarships. Skip Barber Racing School launched a automobile racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, Jeff Gordon, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, Conor Daly, Spencer Pigot and many more.



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