In Creating a Spec National Class: NC Miata – Vision, Mazda shared its vision of creating a spec national class in club racing for the NC Miata (third generation; 2006-2015 Miata). An opportunity for the masses to purchase an affordable, reliable, tech-able, and fun to drive race car where racers and teams will be able to compete against each other – undoubtedly creating some of the best racing around.
In Creating a Spec National Class: NC Miata – Execution, the focus turns to the plan to get it done – to realize the vision; the focus is:
- Working with the sanctioning bodies to create the racing opportunity
- Selecting the right partners for the build kit and continued support
- Offering very affordable build kits – Rewarding early adopters to create momentum
- Offering very affordable pricing on ongoing parts orders – Rewarding early adopters to create momentum
- Rewarding on-track results through a robust contingency awards program
Working with the sanctioning bodies to create the racing opportunity
For many, Mazda is synonymous with SCCA and NASA. Mazda has more participation in the two sanctioning bodies combined than all other manufacturers combined. Rooted in SCCA and NASA racing for many years, this consistency and working relationship provides all parties with confidence that a spec National class will happen in both organizations.
Both the SCCA and NASA have been working with Mazda on a step-by-step plan to build the car count to critical mass, ultimately achieving a club racing national class. The plan starts with ensuring the NC Miatas running in their respective sanctioning bodies continue to thrive and are not difficult, in terms of time and money, to convert to the spec class.
“Everyone knowing where we want to go will be important to getting there,” commented David Cook, business development manager for Mazda Motorsports.
“The MX-5 Miata has been a critical part of sports car racing and SCCA over the last 30 years, with the success of the Spec Miata class playing the lead role,” said Eric Prill, Vice President & Chief Operations Officer of the SCCA. “We commend and support Mazda’s efforts to develop a consistent, affordable platform for the next evolution with the NC. We look forward to working together during this exciting time, helping develop the next generation of motorsports experiences.”