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Mazda MX-5 Cup

Mazda Global MX-5 Cup logoThe Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires is the signature spec series for the Mazda Road to 24 (#MRT24), the sports car counterpart to the Mazda Road to Indy (#MRTI). On both paths, Mazda-powered champions earn a Mazda scholarship to advance their career. The MX-5 Cup champion earns a $200,000 scholarship.

The MX-5 Cup race cars start as complete MX-5 road cars from the Mazda Hiroshima, Japan factory before being transported to engineering development partner Long Road Racing in Statesville, North Carolina where they are produced into a race car. The process includes disassembly of the production car, welding and paint of a full roll cage and interior, and assembly of the race car, adding more than 250 motorsports-specific parts. Other components of the car, including the Mazda SKYACTIV 2.0 liter engine are sealed to ensure even competition and a cost-effective platform.

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Series Schedule

Track layout for Circuit of the Americas

Circuit of the Americas

Austin, TX
MAR 22-24
Track layout for Barber Motorsports Park

Barber Motorsports Park

Birmingham, AL
APR 05-07
Track layout for Road America

Road America

Elkhart Lake, WI
JUN 21-23
Track layout for Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Lexington, OH
JUL 26-28
Track layout for Portland International Raceway

Portland International Raceway

Portland, OR
AUG 30 - SEP 01
Track layout for Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge

Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge