Watch a Mazda2 Transform into a B-Spec Racer in Two Minutes – Video

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At the 2012 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando, Florida, Mazda took a stock Mazda2 and transformed it into a B-Spec race car in just three days, on the show floor. Continue Reading...

Honda PR Boss Tops Podium During Inaugural SCCA B-Spec Race Weekend

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Honda PR Boss Tops Podium During Inaugural SCCA B-Spec Race Weekend
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Honda has been criticized plenty for having lost its passion, building cars that lack the “fun to drive” experience of their predecessors. After the 2012 Civic Si was generally panned it seemed as though Honda got the message, announcing it would revamp the car ahead of schedule. Another positive sign came when Honda unveiled a… Continue Reading...

Fiat 500 Claims Victory in Inaugural B-Spec Race

Fiat 500 Claims Victory in Inaugural B-Spec Race
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During the offseason, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) announced its new B-Spec class to give automakers and racers a relatively affordable platform to go racing. The season has finally kicked off with Carbotech’s Fiat 500 claiming the first victory. The ‘showroom stock’ racing series includes race cars like the Honda Fit and Mazda… Continue Reading...

Honda Expands Touring Car Racing Program for 2012 Season

Honda Expands Touring Car Racing Program for 2012 Season
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Honda is increasing its commitment to racing in 2012 by officially sponsoring teams entering the Pirelli World Challenge thanks to growing interest in both the U.S. and Canada. Honda Performance Development (HPD) provides components and support to teams ranging from amateur to professional levels. In the past the company supported teams in the Grand-Am Continental Tire… Continue Reading...

Honda Fit B-Spec Racing Suspension Kit Available February

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Honda Fit B-Spec Racing Suspension Kit Available February
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The Sports Car Club of America’s B-Spec class is growing in popularity as enthusiasts enjoy a relatively inexpensive entry into amateur racing while automakers are discovering B-Spec to be a great platform for grassroots motorsport marketing.  Honda, one of the early adopters to B-Spec racing, is committed to the series and hopes to gain even… Continue Reading...

MINI To Join B-Spec Racing

MINI To Join B-Spec Racing
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MINI has announced that they will be entering the B-Spec racing class in 2012, with MINI of Charleston, a franchise owned by Hendrick Automotive Group. The B-Spec car will be a base Mini Cooper Hardtop with a 1.6L 121-horsepower engine. The car will weigh 2,535 lbs and KW Variant 1 coilovers, upgraded brake pads and… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Polo On SCCA B-Spec Entry List, 2012 Debut Possible

Volkswagen Polo On SCCA B-Spec Entry List, 2012 Debut Possible
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While reviewing the SCCA B-Spec rules, we came across a list of entries for the upcoming class and stumbled upon a few interesting candidates – namely the Volkswagen Polo, which the rule sheet claims may be imported for 2012. Other entries, like the Hyundai Accent, Scion iQ and xD and Fiat 500 are interesting in… Continue Reading...

Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta B-Spec Race Cars Undergo Testing

Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta B-Spec Race Cars Undergo Testing
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The Sports Car Club of America’s B-Spec class is meant to give automakers and racers alike a relatively affordable platform to go racing with machines similar to those available from the factory. While safety and chassis modifications are allowed, engine power is restricted to keep the playing field even. Honda and Mazda were among the… Continue Reading...