Mazda Motorsports has long offered the staples of manufacturer support at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, such as parts support, technical expertise, contingency and an annual dinner for its racers. Last year, Mazda Motorsports upped the ante by bringing in some of its pro drivers to offer coaching to racers. For 2018, the support continues to improve with a hospitality tent on site where racers, teams and families can relax and grab a snack or a cold drink.
“It’s intended to provide a comfortable atmosphere not only for the racers, but the racers’ team and family,” says David Cook, Mazda Motorsports Manager of Business Development. “Mazda owners and race fans that come by – we’ll have a Mazda corral on Saturday during the races – they’ll be able to enjoy the comfortable atmosphere as well. There’s going to be couches and chairs and drinks and snacks all day. Lunch will be served Tuesday through Sunday when the track is cold for lunch. We’ll have other giveaways and more activities, some swag, and I think we’ll even have a couple of cornhole boards set up if people want to take a break and play a game.”