MX-5 Cup car becomes a couple's new flame

MX-5 Cup car becomes a couple's new flame

Mazda Motorsports

MX-5 Cup car becomes a couple's new flame


What happens when a Global MX-5 Cup car is introduced into a marriage? Happiness

Mike Globe and Pam Fitzgerald have a new love. Oh, the couple from Brenham, Texas, are quite happy together, but the Global MX-5 Cup car has taken a place in their hearts as well. “When we went to look at it, I just fell in love with it,” Fitzgerald says. “I felt like it was made for me – it was so comfortable. Then when I started driving it on the track, the car handled so well. The car stays put and goes exactly where you want to go. It really responds to what you’re asking it to do.”

Fitzgerald enjoys the car for high performance driving events, while Globe races the car in NASA Performance Touring C, where he recently finished second in NASA’s Eastern States Championships at Sebring International Raceway. He plans on attending the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires spring training at Barber Motorsports Park and possibly doing a limited season next year in the series.

How the couple, who met at the track, got to this point, on the verge of competing in a professional series later in life – Globe is 62 – is an interesting one. It’s also a path that will sound familiar to many.

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