On any given weekend, there are more Mazdas on the road-race tracks of North America than any other brand of vehicle. At the track, you’ll see MX-5 Miata, RX-8, Mazda2, Mazda3, MAZDASPEED3, Mazda6, RX-7 along with other vintage Mazda models competing, because every Mazda has the Soul of a Sports Car. In fact, the largest road-racing class in the U.S. is the SCCA’s Spec Miata class, with nearly 1,500 first- and second-generation Miatas tearing up America’s racetracks, making it the most-raced production car in the world.
Mazda’s involvement in motorsports extends to its relationship with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, one of the world’s premier road-racing circuits, and the Skip Barber Schools for driving and racing. Mazda currently competes in more than a dozen professional series, ranging from the American Le Mans Series to the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup.