Auto racing is an expensive sport; fortunately, Mazda is helping lower the cost of with their $53,000 race-ready Mazda MX-5 Miata race car. The Mazda MX-5 Miata Race Car is specifically prepped for the Global MX-5 Cup racing series. Considering a factory-based Mazda MX-5 Miata is taken to Long Road Racing’s Statesville, North Carolina, stripped, re-equipped with racing hardware to be fully race-prepped for only (about) $30,000 over what a new Miata costs, it’s a bargain.
Mazda says to expect to pay about $7,000 per race weekend: “If you are the do-it-yourself type that has the talent, time and what it takes to campaign your own effort, this may be the route for you. Expect to spend about $7,000 per weekend (based on interviewing current MX-5 Cup competitors). This estimate assumes you already have a tow vehicle, trailer and the race car. Estimate includes entry fees, race tires and fuel, food, hotels, tow vehicle fuel and promoter test day fees. Sleeping at the track and a mac-and-cheese approach will lower your expenses.” – – MAZDASPEED Motorsports
“With the launch of the fourth-generation MX-5, we are raising the bar by making it even easier for aspiring professional road racers to get involved. We expect to sell out the first batch of cars rapidly.” – – John Doonan, director of motorsports, Mazda North American Operations
For more information about the MAZDASPEED racing series, click (Mazdaspeed racing).
Emme recently provided this video featuring the Mazda MX-5 Miata Race Car:
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