The all-new global MX- 5 Cup racecar
will be available at the special
introductory price of $53,000. Mazda
Motorsports’ first ready-to-race MX- 5
Miata builds on the legacy of the model
as the most road-raced production car
in the world by virtue of its great
performance at an affordable price.
Having a turnkey, ready-to-race car
removes the effort of engineering and
costs of fabrication. All cars are
identically-built, so that driving talent
will be the number one determining
factor for on-track performance, rather
than budget, engineering capability or
The MX- 5 Cup is an entry-level
professional series, and is a part of the
Mazda Road to 24, which helps promote
racers up the ladder to the top levels of
sports car racing.
“With the launch of the fourth-generation MX- 5, we are raising the bar
by making it even easier for aspiring
professional road racers to get
involved,” said John Doonan, director of
motorsports, Mazda North America.
The MX- 5 Cup series champion earns
a $200,000 scholarship to move to a
higher-level series with Mazda the
following year. Additionally, the 2016
Global MX- 5 Cup series will culminate
with a global finale at Mazda Raceway
Laguna Seca, where entrants from
around the world will compete to be the
global champ and earn a one-day test in
Mazda’s SKYACTIV prototype racecar.
New Mazda racer offers big performance at a small price
Mx- 5 Cup goes global
“we are making it even easier
for aspiring professional road
racers to get involved”
The SCCA Runoffs is heading to Indianapolis
Motor Speedway for the first time in 2017.
SCCA Club Racing’s national championships
will be settled on the 2.439-mile infield road
course, with race days set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
solo heroes on
The new MX- 5 looks
set to make a big
impression on the
solo scene, too.
Mazda Motorsports-prepped cars for
C Street and Street
Touring R were on
hand at the recent
Tire Rack SCCA
Solo Nationals, and
wowed racers with
More froM four
Formula 4 is rapidly gaining a
prominent place among open-wheel
training formulae around the world.
And starting next year, America
gets in on the action with its own
five-venue, 15-race series
sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing in
partnership with Honda and Pirelli.
“Along with the FIA, SCCA
Pro Racing sees the cost of racing
equipment and operations as
significant limiting factors in
open-wheel racing participation,”
said SCCA Pro Racing president
Robert Clarke. “The model for
F4, based on a simple, yet
contemporary vehicle, with strict
price controls, is designed to entice
young drivers from karting into cars.
We are excited about bringing this
opportunity to the United States.”
The Crawford F4 spec chassis will
be sold at the FIA price cap of
$45,000, including paddle shifters,
data acquisition and camera. The
Honda engine will carry a one-year
lease price of $6,600.
new world order
U.S. series joins F4 championships in
Australia, China, Germany, Italy,
Japan, Northern Europe and the UK,
with other regional series in the works
for Mexico, Southeast Asia and Spain.
Here at home and the world
over, the fourth-gen MX- 5’s
fun-to-funds ratio rings loud.