MAZDA OFFERING HOT LAP RIDES IN GLOBAL MX-5 CUP CAR

Mazda will offer hot lap rides on The Streets of Willow during MPG Track Days on October 5, courtesy of Mazda Motorsports.

Mazda is bringing the official Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca pace car, built to Global MX-5 Cup Car specs, to Willow Springs, offering MPG members a glimpse of the racing dynamics of The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

Global MX-5 Cup Cars are custom built, starting as complete MX-5 road cars from the Mazda Hiroshima, Japan factory, before being transported to engineering development partner Long Road Racing, in Statesville, North Carolina, where they are produced into a race car. The process includes disassembly of the production car, welding and paint of a full roll cage and interior, and assembly of the race car, adding more than 250 motorsports-specific parts. Other components of the car, including the Mazda SKYACTIV 2.0 liter engine are sealed to ensure even competition and a cost-effective platform. The car is eligible for MX-5 Cup competition, SCCA and NASA Club Racing, and perhaps the fastest growing market for race cars, track day cars. A complete, ready-to-race, MX-5 Cup car sells for $58,900 and 118 cars have been sold in the first 11 months.

Please email Carley Hummel at carley.hummel@hkstrategies.com if you are interested in taking a ride at the track. A signup sheet will also be available on-site and timing will be dependent on interest and availability.

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