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Mazda Powers Indy Lights in 2015

Mazda announced the addition of Mazda-power in the all-new 2015 Dallara Indy Lights chassis at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show. This was the latest development in its ongoing commitment to motorsports, which includes the Mazda Road to Indy, the most comprehensive driver development system in the world.   While most noted for success in sports cars, Mazda...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Field Narrowed to Eight Racers for the Mazda Shootout

The Mazda Club Racer Shootout is the single largest prize in club racing.  Since 2007 Mazda has annually promoted one talented club racer to the professional ranks.  The $75,000 prize will help fund one driver on his quest to the 2015 Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.  A record 22 racers were semi-finalists, having met the eligibility criteria for 2014...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mazda Racing Announces $75,000 Prize, the Biggest in All of Club Racing

The Mazda Club Racer Shootout is the single largest prize in club racing.  Since 2007 Mazda has annually promoted one talented club racer to the professional ranks.  The $75,000 prize funds a drive in the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.     The heart and soul of Mazda Motorsports is club racing, and supporting those racers who have invested...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Koch Takes Home 2014 Mazda MX-5 Cup Crown

The SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires 2014 season came the a formal end Friday night as Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, received the Champion’s trophy and other top drivers were honored at the season-ending banquet, at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast in Norcross, Georgia.  Koch sewed up the Championship, and the Mazda Motorsports Scholarship, with...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Road Atlanta Weekend Sees Finales in TUDOR, CTSCC, MX-5 Cup and IMSA Lites

The Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta wrapped up the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship on Saturday night.  While the headliner was the 10-Hour TUDOR race, the weekend also featured the season finale for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, and season ending double-headers for both the Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires and the Cooper Tires IMSA...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Thompson Wins Title After Capturing Wet Final Showdown At Road Atlanta

 Colin Thompson kept his cool and his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car on track in treacherous, rainy conditions to win the season-ending Round 16 and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama championship on Oct. 3 at Road Atlanta.  Thompson, from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, beat Angel Benitez Jr. to the finish by .685 of a second after starting from the pole in the No. 14 Kelly...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Landy Goes Two-for-Two in Mazda MX-5 Cup at Road Atlanta

Sebastian Landy, of Great Falls, Virginia, completed the weekend sweep at Road Atlanta after winning Round 12 of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires. Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, and Joey Bickers, of Moorpark, California, completed the podium.  Landy notched his second career win, and first weekend sweep, in Mazda MX-5 Cup competition in the...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Landy Takes First Career Mazda MX-5 Cup Win at Road Atlanta

Sebastian Landy, of Great Falls, Virginia, captured the top spot in Round 11 of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, notching his first series win. Dean Copeland, of Bowie, Maryland, and John Dean, of Sebring, Florida, completed the top three positions.  Landy did not lead the most laps of the race in his No. 49 Excitations.com/Atlanta Motorsports...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Koch Captures Double Pole in Mazda MX-5 Cup at Road Atlanta

Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, will start the last two races of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires 2014 season from the top position. Dean Copeland, of Bowie, Maryland, and Ara Malkhassian, of Houston, will complete the top three starting positions for Thursday’s race.  Koch, driving his No. 12 ALARA Racing/Mazda Motorsports/BFGoodrich Tires...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

First 2014 Mazda Motorsports Champions Crowned

With involvement in over a dozen series, late summer and fall are a busy time for races and award dinners for Mazda Motorsports.  This past weekend saw the 2014 season finales for the three Mazda Road to Indy Championships in Sonoma, California, and the clinching of the Cooper Tires IMSA Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda title at VIRginia International Raceway.  “When Mazda established...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Copeland Notches a Clean Sweep at Road America

Dean Copeland, of Bowie, Maryland, doubled down at Road America by winning Round 10 of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, part of the Road Race Showcase. Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, and Nathanial Sparks, of Spanish Fort, Alabama, completed the podium.   Copeland followed his win from Saturday with another, in his No. 7 Copeland Motorsports...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Copeland Takes His Second Career Win at Road America

Dean Copeland, of Bowie, Maryland, finished in the top position for Round Nine of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich tires at Road America, part of the Road Race Showcase. Nathanial Sparks, of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and Sebastian Landy, of Great Falls, Virginia, completed the podium. For the second time in his career, Copeland scored a series win at Road...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dean Notches Top Spot in Mazda MX-5 Cup Opening Practice at Road America

John Dean, of Sebring, Florida, was the fastest driver during the opening Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires practice at Road America, in preparation for Rounds Nine and 10, part of the Road Race Showcase. Ara Malkhassian, of Houston, and Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, completed the top three spots. Driving the No. 16 Projections Research/PPG MX-5, Dean logged a...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Koch Completes Mazda MX-5 Cup Weekend Sweep at CTMP

 Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, did the race-weekend double by winning Round Eight of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, part of the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented by Hawk Performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Sebastian Landy, of Great Falls, Virginia, finished second, just off the rear bumper of Koch. Ara Malkhassian, of Houston...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Koch Scores Fifth Mazda MX-5 Cup Win of Season at CTMP

Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, led Saturday’s Round Seven SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires race from start to finish, as part of the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Nathanial Sparks, of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and Patrick Gallagher, of Thornville, Ohio, completed the podium, in that order.  In his No. 12 ALARA Racing...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Koch Captures Mazda MX-5 Cup Pole at CTMP

Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, will start from the No.1 position for Saturday’s Round Seven race of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, part of the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented by Hawk Performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Koch wasted little time in setting a high bar to beat by turning his pole-winning time on only his second...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires heads north for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented by Hawk Performance

The SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Series Presented by BFGoodrich Tires makes the trek across the border to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the famed circuit just an hour northeast of Toronto, to contest Championship Round Seven and Eight. Last year’s doubleheader event resulted in some extremely close finishes with the winner from both races being decided by less than one second...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenton Koch sweeps Grand Prix of Houston

Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, two-stepped into back-to-back wins, after finishing Sunday’s race in the top position, in the SCCA Pro Racing MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, in support of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Nathanial Sparks, of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and Sebastian Landy, of Great Falls, Virginia, completed the podium. The 25-lap race, which...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Koch wins in flag-to-flag victory at the Grand Prix of Houston

After starting from the pole of  Saturday’s Round Five of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, part of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston at NRG Park Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California dominated the race and finished  finished the race with a 23-second lead.    His domination started during Friday's qualifying session, where his No...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Szymczak and Koch split fast times in practice for Round Five of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires

 Christian Szymczak, of Palos Verdes, California, stopped the clock with the quickest time in the first practice for Round Five of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, part of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston at NRG Park, while  Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California set the fastest time in practice two   While Szymczak will not compete...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking up on the Mazda MX-5 Cup Rookie Class of 2014

For any athlete, their rookie season is usually difficult. However, the fresh crop of new drivers who joined the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires have been up to the task as they approach the mid-way point of 2014. For many of the drivers, this is their first experience in the ranks of professional racing.   As the series takes part in some of the largest...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Stefan Rzadzinski to run Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for Tagliani

Tagliani Autosport announced last month that Stefan Rzadzinski will drive the No. 18 Team EpiPen/Dicom Express entry in the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) season opener on May 18th at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Alex Tagliani was originally scheduled to run the full NCATS schedule in 2014, however, he will miss the season opener as it falls on the same day as Indianapolis...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tagliani Autosport Selects Edmonton Driver for NCATS Opener!

Tagliani Autosport and popular Canadian IndyCar/NASCAR and SportsCar racer, race winner and Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Alex Tagliani, are very pleased to announce one of the fastest-rising racing star drivers in Canada has been chosen to drive the Team EpiPen/Dicom Express entry in The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series ( NCATS ) season opener May 18th at Canadian Tire Motorsports...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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