The Pirelli World Challenge Championship has added a B-Spec class for three of their race weekends, beginning at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. The B-Spec cars will be racing with the Touring Car class. The weekend will consist of three sprint races. Shaun Bailey will be competing in the lone Mazda2 in Utah.
Cars eligible for B-Spec racing include the Mazda2, Honda Fit, Kia Rio, Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, and Mini Cooper.
The Mazda2 B-Spec kit is $2,575. The kit can be ordered directly fromMAZDASPEED Motorsports by calling 800-435-2508 Toll Free (U.S. only) or 949-222-2652. Online racer information can be found at www.mazdamotorsports.com
John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports, Mazda North American Operations, noted that, “The reaction to our B-Spec program has been fantastic from racers, media, and multiple sanctioning bodies. We can’t wait to see the grids grow this year on both the professional and club racing level. We feel that we have helped create the next generation of affordable showroom stock racing.”
Steve Sanders, Competition Manager, MAZDAPEED Motorsports added, “We believe that we have given the aspiring racer a great new option, the most affordable showroom stock class in North America. A racer can buy a brand-new completed racecar from a variety of shops for about $25,000, or do it themselves with a used car for as little as $15,000. They need three things; a new or used Mazda2 street car, the B-Spec parts kit, and a roll-cage and safety equipment.”
About Mazda & MAZDASPEED
Mazda is the number-one choice for road-racers across North America. Thousands of Mazda-powered grassroots racers compete in various classes with the SCCA and NASA highlighted by Spec Miata, the world’s largest spec class with over 3,000 cars built. In 2006 Mazda established the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Ladder to assist racers in moving up through the ranks. In 2010 this was expanded to include the Mazda Road to Indy. Key to Mazda’s success is strategic partnerships with the Skip Barber Racing School and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
MAZDASPEED Motorsports is managed by Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). MNAO is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 750 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
Consumer information can be found at www.mazdausa.com with press information atwww.mazdausamedia.com Racers and fans can the action on facebook (Mazdaspeed Motorsports).