Mazda Motorsports will give race fans and online racers the chance to get behind the wheel and on track with the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge. Kicking off this weekend at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge will provide the winner a test in a Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car.
Two paths can be taken to the grand prize of the test in a Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car. At select Mazda Motorsports events throughout 2018, Mazda’s consumer display will feature a racing simulator that utilizes a Mazda Global MX-5 Cup car at Daytona International Speedway. The race fan who records the fastest lap time throughout 2018 on that simulator will earn an all-expense paid VIP trip to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona as a guest of Mazda Team Joest.
For those who are not at the track, the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge will be mirrored on iRacing. Following the same schedule and same circuits as the at-track portion of the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge, the iRacing members who record the top-five fastest lap times will be entered in an end-of-year race where 35 racers will compete in Global MX-5 Cup cars at Daytona International Speedway. The winner of that race, which will be broadcast live on iRacing, will receive an all-expense paid VIP trip to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona as a guest of Mazda Team Joest.
At the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona, the two winners of the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge will face off in a head-to-head battle on the simulators at Mazda’s Activation with the winner earning a test in a Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car.
The Mazda Hot Lap Challenge is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age. iRacing membership is required for participation in online qualifying. For complete rules and regulations, as well as to register for the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge, visit iRacing.com/MazdaHotLapChallenge.
|April 13-15||Grand Prix of Long Beach||IMSA|
|May 26-27||Lime Rock Park||Pirelli World Challenge|
|June 29-July 1||Watkins Glen International||IMSA|
|August 3-5||Road America||IMSA|
|August 24-25||Gateway Motorsports Park||Mazda Road to Indy|
|September 7-9||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||IMSA|
|October 11-13||Road Atlanta||IMSA|