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Mar 17, 2014
Mazda Freedom Motorsports at Sebring 2014
March 16, 2014 (SEBRING, Fla.) — When it was all said and done, and the numbers were added up, Mazda had more cars, in more races, than any other car company at Sebring – 68 cars in four classes for 28.6% of all race cars competing. The weekend highlights included a 1-2 finish in the Friday afternoon Continental Tire Challenge ST race, a record field in the Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, and the first finish for the new SKYACTIV Technology Prototype.
“Sebring often sets the tone for the season, and we had a great weekend at Sebring this year," noted John Doonan, Director of Motorsports for Mazda North American Operations. “It was a fantastic Mazda 1-2 finish in the Continental Tire Challenge ST race, a record grid in the MX-5 Cup, good racing in the IMSA Lites, and we continued to make progress with our Mazda SKYACTIV Technology Prototype which scored an 11th place finish in only our second race with the car. And to top it off, we had more cars than any of the 15 brands competing this weekend.”
The next race for the TUDOR Championship will be on the streets of Long Beach on Saturday, April 12th.
About Mazda, Mazda Motorsports, and MAZDASPEED
Mazda is the number-one brand for road-racers across North America among both club racers and professionals. Thousands of Mazda powered grassroots racers compete in various classes with the SCCA and NASA highlighted by Spec Miata, the world’s largest spec class with over 3,000 cars built. The pinnacle of Mazda Motorsports is the SKYACTIV Technology Prototype competing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Mazda supports young up and coming racers with the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy and the Mazda Road to Indy. Key to Mazda’s success is strategic partnerships with the Skip Barber Racing School and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Mazda Motorsports is managed by Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). MNAO is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
Consumer information can be found at www.mazdausa.com, with press information at www.mazdausamedia.com. Racers and fans can follow the action on Facebook (Mazda Motorsport), Twitter (@mazdaracing), and www.mazdamotorsports.com
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