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MAZDA RACE TEAM DONATES PRIZE MONEY TO AMERICAN RED CROSS
Donation Helps the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund
Washington, DC - July 6, 2011 - Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced that Sylvain Tremblay, SpeedSource Inc. team owner and driver of the #70 Castrol Edge Mazda RX-8, presented a check for $6,000.00 to the American Red Cross for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.
The donation was generated from SpeedSource's 3rd place finish at the April 9th Grand-Am race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. Prior to this race, Tremblay announced that he would donate all of his prize money from the Grand-Am race to the American Red Cross.
"The American Red Cross is very grateful to Sylvain Tremblay and the entire SpeedSource team for their generosity and willingness to help the people of Japan," said Gloria Danovitz, chief development officer, American Red Cross, South Florida Region. "It is only through contributions such as this, that the Red Cross can always be ready to respond in a time of disaster and ensure that help and hope will be available for our neighbors in need."
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SpeedSource is strategically located in the city of Sunrise in South Florida between Palm Beach International Raceway and the Miami-Homestead Speedway; just hours from Daytona and Sebring. Excluding paint and body work, each SpeedSource car is built entirely in-house in a state-of-the-art stand-alone, 12,000-square foot facility on 1.6 acres. Because all necessary fabrication and development equipment is on-site, SpeedSource has the depth of expertise to strictly control both the development and production processes. Featuring a full machine shop with two Mazak CNC machines, SpeedSource has the ability to produce custom parts on demand. Start-to-finish in-house capacity also provides the needed flexibility to respond quickly to rule changes, and ensure sufficient testing, and optimize the performance of the cars and equipment throughout the season.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.