Mazda Road to 24 Shootout Candidates Announced

Mazda has announced eligible racers for the 12th annual Mazda Road to 24 Shootout, and several SCCA drivers have made the cut.  The grand prize is a $100,000 Mazda Motorsports scholarship to compete in the 2018 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

“The criteria for the shootout has been created to identify the aspiring professional racer who has the most complete set of skills required to succeed in motorsport,” said David Cook, business development manager for Mazda Motorsports. “These skills include speed, consistency, race craft, technical understanding, and off-track business and PR skills.”

Winning a club racing championship with Mazda power is the primary entry channel into the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout.  Racers competing with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), Teen Mazda Challenge, and iRacing are eligible. The list of eligible drivers can be viewed here.

The challenge begins with racers submitting a written and video proposal from which three to five finalists will be selected.  The shootout will then take place December 8, 2017 at the Bondurant Racing School in Chandler, Arizona.

Learn more at, and good luck to all the SCCA challengers.

Photo: Preston Pardus and Selin Rollan are two SCCA drivers invited to compete in the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout.
Photo Credit: Jay Bonvouloir