Mazda Motorsports is proud of the fact that more Mazdas are raced on any given weekend than vehicles from any other manufacturer – and a visit to any SCCA event confirms just how many Mazdas are out there. From Regional SCCA road races through the National Championship Runoffs, the Spec Miata class offers the largest field at almost any SCCA event. Meanwhile, C Street competition has become the de facto “spec” Miata SCCA Autocross class, with the newest generation of the iconic roadster packing the grid in that discipline.
And it doesn’t end there.
Runoffs home viewers via SCCA’s streamed race coverage have surely noticed that Mazda is a constant for all classes, even those Mazda doesn’t compete in. The scoreboard feed on the video broadcast prominently features the Mazda logo, while each commercial break touts Mazda’s legacy and vehicle lineup. Competitors at the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships will be familiar with Mazda’s participant dinner in the big tent, as well as a host of awards and gift bags. Further afield, so to speak, who hasn’t watched an MX-5 or Miata make a pass at a RallyCross, or even just drive down a twisty road, and thought: That would be fun!
None of this even touches on some of the legendary sports cars of the non-MX-5 ilk, like the rotary powered RX-7 or RX-8 brapping those high-pitched braps.
Add in the discounts and contingency programs Mazda offers all SCCA members, and it becomes clear that Mazda’s involvement in amateur motorsports is largely unparalleled.
The things that Mazda – and specifically Mazda Motorsports – does for SCCA is all-around cool. But SCCA isn’t Mazda’s only focus. What else did the company do in 2022? The Mazda-produced videos below showcase the breadth of motorsports the brand is involved in, both in SCCA and beyond.
And if you watch closely, you’ll undoubtedly see some familiar faces in the mix.