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Mazda Racers Take Home Five Championships at 54th Annual Event.
IRVINE, Calif. (October 1, 2017) – The 2017 SCCA Runoffs will be remembered for years to come as the time when the world’s largest club racing event went to one of the most famous racetracks in the world.  Mazda racers were once again in the thick of the battle, and earned five championships.  The...
300 Racers Chasing Championships and the Mazda Road to 24.
IRVINE, Calif. (September 28, 2017) – The 2017 SCCA Runoffs will be one for the ages. With almost 1,000 entries across 28 classes, many records will be eclipsed.  Among the entries are approximately 300 Mazda-powered race cars, more than any other brand competing.  Since 1977, Mazda racers have won...
Tundra driver CJ Greaves captured his third TORC: The Off-Road Championship Pro 4 title on Sunday, while Kyle Busch and Christopher Bell won in their respective NASCAR series to advance to the second round of the Playoffs.
NASCAR Two Toyota Camry drivers are now locked into the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Playoffs as Kyle Busch captured the victory on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He joins Chicago-winner Martin Truex Jr. as two-of-12 drivers who will advance to the...
J.R. Bishop of Federated Auto Parts (left) presents the trophy to Federated 400 winner Kyle Larson (center) and car owner Chip Ganassi (right) in the winner's circle.
STAUNTON, Virginia, Sept. 18, 2017 – With NASCAR playoff berths on the line for many drivers, the Federated Auto Parts 400 had the undivided attention of the racing world last Saturday night. Race fans packed the grandstands and, along with a nationwide television audience, watched Kyle Larson...
Tire maker will highlight its rugged GEOLANDAR®  tire line at the ‘Happiest Race on Earth’
SANTA ANA, CA – (Sept. 12, 2017) – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is Baja bound. YTC announced it has fortified its off-road racing ties as the title sponsor of the 2018 Yokohama National Off-Road Racing Association’s (NORRA) Mexican 1000. Dubbed “The happiest race on Earth,” the Mexican 1000 is a...
Long Beach, Calif. – September 8, 2017 – The Formula DRIFT PRO 2 season came to a dramatic conclusion at Texas Motor Speedway.  Florida native Kevin Lawrence in the Enjuku Racing / BC Racing / Hankook Tire Nissan 240 defies the odds and wins the event and the PRO 2 Championship. PRO 2 returned to...
SONOMA, Calif. (Sept. 7, 2017) – Chart-topping Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville recording artist RaeLynn will perform the national anthem for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar Series season finale at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 17. Hailed by People Magazine as a “...
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – September 6, 2017 – With a powertrain consisting of MAHLE Motorsports Monotherm steel pistons, Clevite bearings and MAHLE Original gaskets, non-profit organization Greenspeed Research (GsR) broke the landspeed record for diesel trucks. It reached a speed of 219.411mph at...
Second Annual Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Post-Season Event Offers $75,000 to Win, $110,000 Total Prize Pool
IRVINE, Calif. (August 9, 2017) – Mazda Motorsports today announced open registration for the 2017 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge featuring a $110,000 prize pool, with $75,000 going to the overall winner. The two-race, total points event will be hosted at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on October 12-15...
On Wednesday, August 2, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, and Craig Stephens, Director of Collision Services at AutoNation, appeared on QVC® during the “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Appreci88ion Tour” broadcast, live from the Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:...

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