Mazda Motorsports and SCCA Enterprises jointly announced at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show that the two organizations will work together to increase entries, contingencies and future opportunities for racers in Formula Enterprises (FE) cars. Currently, there are more than 100 FE cars throughout the nation, all of which run the Mazda 2.3L MZR motors.
The recent announcement confirmed that Mazda Motorsports will support FE in three ways:
1. The 2017 FE SCCA National Runoffs Champion will be eligible for nomination to the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout in 2017;
2. With contingency support from Mazda Motorsports, SCCA Enterprises will increase its contingency offering in 2017 to provide both a parts credit and a cash contingency to the top 10 FE finishers participating in the SCCA Super Tour races;
3. Due to the competitiveness of the national class, Mazda Motorsports will provide PR and marketing support to many of its drivers, as they climb the Mazda Road to Indy ladder.
Robey Clark, President of SCCA Enterprises: “SCCA Enterprises is very excited to announce that our ‘FE’ cars will have increased support from Mazda in 2017. Our renewed relationship with Mazda Motorsports will allow SCCA Enterprises and Mazda to work together to update the powertrains in the future.”
David Cook, Business Development Manager of Mazda Motorsports: “We’re thrilled to enhance our existing relationship with SCCA Enterprises and SCCA Club Racers. By partnering with SCCA Enterprises, we are able to provide additional support to more than 100 Mazda competitors, get a front row seat to some of the best grassroots racing, and better identify top talent for our Mazda Road to Indy ladder. We’re looking forward to a great 2017 season culminating with what we anticipate will be a record number of Mazda racers at the 2017 SCCA Runoffs.”
Mazda Motorsports boasts the most comprehensive auto racing development ladder system of any auto manufacturer in the world. The Mazda Road to 24 program offers a number of scholarships to advance drivers up the sports car racing ladder, beginning with the Global MX-5 Cup series and culminating with the Mazda Prototype team. The Mazda Road to Indy is a similar program that includes Mazda-powered categories of USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights. In grassroots road racing, more Mazdas race on any given weekend in North America than any other manufacturer. Mazda is also the title sponsor of the renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. Follow all of the latest news at MazdaMotorsports.com, @MazdaRacing on Twitter, and MazdaMotorsports on Instagram and Facebook.