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Nur Ali Teams up with Rally Ready Driving School

Nur Ali understands the value of education and for good reason. Throughout his life it has shaped him into a successful racer and businessman. Prior to embarking on any new challenge, Ali seeks out knowledge and wisdom to ensure success. First, it was American University. Next, it was Skip Barber School of Racing. Today, as the Trophy Club, TX resident takes on possibly his biggest...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texan Nur Ali Enters Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) Lites Series Championship; Partners with Tweaker Energy Shot

Nur Ali has never shied away from a new challenge. Whether it was earning the distinction of becoming the first professional Pakistani-born race car driver, competing internationally in A1 Grand Prix - World Cup of Motorsports, NASCAR or the ARCA Racing Series, Ali has taken it all on. In 2015, the Trophy Club, TX native will take on perhaps the biggest challenge of his 17-year career...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Husain Pursues Personal Growth In Rookie IMSA Season

Husain relishes solving problems and tackling difficult challenges. He brings this passion to everything, be it running an innovative technology company or racing in his Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda machine.   Husain is CEO of Cloudistics, a next-generation virtualization software company with ambitions to revolutionize IT infrastructure and application management...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamin Wins Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Thriller at Indianapolis

Come wet conditions or dry, Frenchman Nico Jamin has his rivals in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda covered just now. Two weeks after putting on a driving clinic in atrocious conditions at Barber Motorsports Park, the 19-year-old Frenchman showed he's just as adept in the dry, qualifying his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Van Diemen-Mazda on the pole...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Americans Pigot, Alberico and Eidson Lead the Way to Indianapolis

No fewer than 16 different nationalities will be represented when all three levels of the acclaimed Mazda Road to Indy development ladder continue their campaigns this week in support of the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Perhaps it is appropriate as they head for the premier open-wheel auto racing venue in North America that home-grown drivers currently hold the points...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mazda Prototype Matches Best-Ever Finish at Mazda Raceway

The No. 70 Mazda Prototype with drivers Tristan Nunez and Jonathan Bomarito recorded a finish of sixth in class and seventh overall in today’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda. Both numbers match the best-ever results for the diesel-powered Mazda Prototypes, which began an aggressive development program in 2014. Tristan Nunez, who started the race in the No...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Gateway Motorsports Park Brings the Opportunity of a Lifetime to St. Louis Motorsports Fans with the Skip Barber School of Racing

Who hasn’t dreamed at one point in their lives of becoming a race car driver? Experiencing the insane g-forces of sharp turns and the adrenaline rush of whipping the pants of your competitors. The closest most of us get in our lifetime is smoking the person next to use at a red light as we approach a single-lane merge. Today, the officials from Gateway Motorsports Park are about...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallagher Takes Maiden Battery Tender MX-5 Cup Win at Mazda Raceway

Patrick Gallagher, of Thornville, Ohio, cashed at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by taking his first career SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires win in Championship Round Six as part of the Monterey Grand Prix. Peter Portante, of Plainville, Connecticut, was second with Drake Kemper, of Toluca Lake, California, bringing his car home third.   ...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

DeltaWing Looks for Solid Finish in Monterey

The Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team heads to the picturesque rolling hills of Monterey, California this week looking for a solid finish in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda, race four of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.   Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of a handful of sports car race tracks that has hosted both iterations of the...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Steenbakkers Preparing For Learning Experience With Mark Motors Racing

Speed has surrounded Harry Steenbakkers almost since he was born in 1998.   His grandfather was a road racer. His father also competes as a driver in races and is one of the founders and owners of Calabogie Motorsports Park in Calabogie, Ontario.   Steenbakkers, who turns 17 on May 5, started riding a motorcycle when he was 4. Three years later, his father gave him a snowmobile...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kuhlman Shows Hard-Charging Charisma On, Off Track

Reigning Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Platinum Masters champion Kasey Kuhlman is a hard-charger in and out of his race car.   Kuhlman, 48, drove from the ninth starting spot to finish third overall April 11 in wet conditions at NOLA Motorsports Park in the No. 15 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, earning him the Yokohama Hard Charger Award. It was a fitting...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Copeland Seals his Second Victory of the Weekend at NOLA

Dean Copeland, of Bowie, Maryland, wrapped up the weekend sweep in the SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires by winning Round Four of the season, held at NOLA Motorsports Park as part of the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. John Dean, of Sebring, Florida, finished second with Ara Malkhassian, of Houston, in third.   The result was the same for...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans be 'Jamin' as Frenchman Romps to Debut Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Victory

Frenchman Nico Jamin scored an emphatic maiden victory this afternoon when the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda made its first visit to NOLA Motorsports Park for the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Louisiana.   The 19-year-old Frenchman qualified his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Van Diemen-Mazda on pole this morning and took full advantage as he romped...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

82 Mazda-Powered Entries Scheduled to Compete During Grand Prix of Louisiana

Mazda will have its racecars in a total of four series on the schedule this weekend at the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana, including two each from the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy and the Mazda Road to Indy. Mazda engines will power more than 60 percent of all of the racecars in the New Orleans paddock.   The Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy will feature 27 entries in the Battery...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Local Driver to Compete in First Professional Race in Front of Hometown Crowd

Lafayette, Louisiana, would not be considered by many a well-known city in the motorsports world, but Sarah Montgomery is looking to put her hometown on the motorsports map. As part of the SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, Montgomery will be racing at her home track, NOLA Motorsports Park, in support of the venue's first professional-level...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Native Ducote Continues To Defy Time While Keeping Racing A Family Affair

His team owner has called him a rock star. His son has called him a cyborg.   And this force of nature is racing at home in his chosen series for the first time this month on the heels of his best career finish. Oh, he's also celebrating his 70th birthday during the race weekend.   New Orleans native and resident Wayne Ducote is ready to let the good times keep rolling in Rounds...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Eidson Sweeps Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Weekend in St. Pete

Jake Eidson and his Pabst Racing team continued their fine form this morning by leading throughout the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Two and completing a sweep of the opening weekend of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.   Just as was the case yesterday, 19-year-old Eidson took full advantage of his pole starting position to lead into the...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Dean puts Sick Sideways on Top Winning Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Round Two at Sebring

John Dean, of Sebring, Florida, took home the win in Round Two of the SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires at Sebring International Raceway, part of the 63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Patrick Gallagher, of Thornville, Ohio, finished in second, followed by Nathanial Sparks, of Spanish Fort, Alabama....
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemper Nabs Round One of Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup at Sebring

Drake Kemper, of Toluca Lake, California, drove his way to the front of the SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires field to take the Round One win at Sebring International Raceway, as part of the 63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. John Dean, of Sebring, Florida, finished second with Patrick Gallagher, of...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Loustanou, Peter Portante, and Patrick Gallagher Will Be Team Triple Threat in Mazda MX-5 Cup

Atlanta Motorsports Group announced today their driver lineup for the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires series.  The team announced that they are launching a trio of Mazda Scholarship Winners to contend for the championship this year.    Topping the lineup is Kyle Loustanou from Vacaville,California. Kyle won a $100,000 Mazda Scholarship...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Gallagher Grabs Pole Position for Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Round One at Sebring

Patrick Gallagher, of Thornville, Ohio, snatched the first starting position for Thursday's Round One of the SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires. Timothy Paul, of Mahopac, New York, and Nathanial Sparks, of Spanish Fort, Alabama, completed the podium starting positions.   Gallagher took the pole in convincing fashion, clearing the rest...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake Kemper Joins Sick Sideways Racing in the 2015 Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup

In a bid to win the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires Championship, Sick Sideways Racing strengthened their driver line-up by signing Drake Kemper from Toluca Lake, California. After winning the 2014 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge Championship, Kemper now looks to continue his climb up the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy in the...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gateway Motorsports Park Releases 2015 Road Course and Oval Track Schedule

Officials from Gateway Motorsports Park (MSP) have released the preliminary schedule of events for the venue’s 1.25 mile NASCAR speedway and the 1.6 mile road course.   The 2015 schedule is highlighted by the return of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 presented by Ameren on June 13 and the debut of the Champ Truck World Series for big rigs July...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Father's Safety Plan For Teenage Son Leads Both On Fun Path To Porsche GT3 Cup Competition

Like any concerned father of a teenager, Joe Catania looked at the Porsche in his garage and saw a beautiful car but also a potential problem.   He imagined his 16-year-old son, Lucas, grabbing the keys, sneaking out in the high-performance sports car and driving too fast on the picturesque, winding country roads around their lakeside home in the upstate New York village of Cazenovia...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mazda Road to Indy Contenders Begin 2015 Season at Cooper Tires Winterfest

The international nature of this year's Mazda Road to Indy will be featured prominently this week as drivers from no fewer than 15 nations take part in the annual preseason Cooper Tires Winterfest at NOLA Motorsports Park, near New Orleans, La., and Barber Motorsports Park, near Birmingham, Ala. The Winterfest will hold special significance, since both venues also will host rounds...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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