Mazda has long supported club racers and autocrossers in SCCA and NASA through technical and parts support, including discounts, contingency awards and more. But as the motorsports landscape expands and as people race more Mazda models in more venues, Mazda Motorsports is looking to grow its services to those participants. Mazda wants to support those driving Mazdas whether the drivers compete in traditional motorsports with long-running organizations or if they eschew competition completely and opt for a more relaxed form of track driving. Through it all, though, Mazda Motorsports can support everyone thanks to the team it has put in place over the past few years.
“As the technical lead for the motorsports department, Josh Smith continues to work on new product development, the trackside support program – slated in 2019 for six SCCA Majors or Super Tour events (Homestead, Sebring, Road Atlanta, VIR, Watkins Glen and Road America) – to work closer with the customers and provide a better value than any other manufacturer,” explains David Cook, Manager, Business Development at Mazda Motorsports. “James Painter is leading the charge for our team to develop and source new rotary parts, while also helping to manage the contingency awards program and assisting many customers with any tech questions.