Continuing to cement its involvement in motorsports, Mazda has announced it will be the official car of the Sports Car Club of America through 2015.
The multi-year agreement between the SCCA and Mazda North America will see Mazda cars used as official pace cars at events including the SCCA National Championship Runoffs.
“In the minds of many, Mazda and the SCCA were already partners,” said Mazda Director of Motorsports John Doonan speaking at a media open-house event at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, CA. “At the SCCA Runoffs, the Mazda contingent has been the largest of any car company. We love that our small organization is more popular on the race track than the combined efforts of many of our much larger competitors. We look forward to working with the SCCA to grow the sport for the next generation.”
The Japanese automaker claims that on any weekend more Mazdas are being raced than any other marque, due in part to the SCCA’s Spec Miata series, the worlds largest one-make motorsports championship. In addition to that effort and SCCA series like World Challenge, Mazda also now backs a factory effort in the Grand-Am series with its new diesel Mazda6 race cars (above).