Once again, a Mazda-powered series is handing out a significant prize to boost a pro racing career – further cementing their legacy as a make that cares about racers.
This weekend, a $100,000 prize is on the line for the Spec MX-5 Challenge, going to the championship winner at the American Road Race of Champions at Road Atlanta.
The regular season rounds from both the East Series (run predominantly with SCCA) and the Central Series (run with NASA) counted for one third of the championship, with each of the doubleheader races making up an additional one third of the final tally.
The series is an arrive and drive, fully prepped. For $45,000, drivers have spent the season with a brand new set of Yokohama Tires each weekend, Pagid brake pads, fuel, maintenance and prep on the NC generation Mazda MX-5 from top-level shops Atlanta Speedwerks and Winding Road Racing. Prize money, contingency offerings and more augment the regular season in the buildup to the grand prize.