The SEMA show went over well for Mazda, thanks in large part to its new sponsor relationship with Battery Tender. Mazda announced that their new racing series will be named the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.
The 2015 racing series will go on for six weekends, all of them being doubleheader weekends, supporting TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Verizon IndyCar Series, and the NASCAR XFINITY. This past year saw Kenton Koch as the champion, receiving the Mazda Scholarship that allows him to go up in the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy.
The new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its racing debut during a new Global Cup racing series, which will run in three continents: North America, Europe and Asia. This new series will feature multiple races worldwide that will have identical MX-5 Miata models racing against each other. The grand prize will be a test run in Mazda’s new prototype racing car.
Wantagh Mazda will be ready and waiting for the new racing series to start. When everything kicks off, we’ll keep you posted on the new Miata series and the racing series, too. Be sure to check back for more!