The 2019 pro racing season in North America is about to get underway, with the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend, and World Challenge TC America and Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich following in March. The offseason has seen some big changes for Mazda, many series and Mazda teams.
“Everyone has seen us have a very wide footprint, including open wheel and closed wheel – the Mazda Road to Indy and the Mazda Road to 24 – over the last dozen years,” says John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports. “We made a strategic shift last fall and put the sole focus on Mazda Road to 24 and the sports car side, starting with grassroots racing, where we always have a firm commitment to provide the best service, technical support, parts support and contingency support to our 11,000 grassroots racers. Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup continues to be some of the best racing on the planet, which we’re really proud of. We just sold chassis number 200. The field sizes for the 2019 season look to be quite strong. We have the new, higher-revving, higher-horsepower 2019 road car, and that will carry over to the Global MX-5 Cup.”