August 21, 2019 (IRVINE, Calif.) – Building upon the success of the Mazda Miata MX-5 in club racing throughout North America, Mazda Motorsports today unveiled the Spec MX-5.
Designed as an affordable, reliable, tech-able and fun-to-drive option for club racers, Spec MX-5 will establish a nationwide ruleset and spec parts list for the 2006-2015 chassis Mazda Miata MX-5. While the car will be classified into NASA (ST5) and SCCA club racing, Mazda and Winding Road Racing are creating a spec series to compete at select, marquee events in 2020, culminating with what is expected to be the largest prize pool a club racing series will offer in 2020. Spec MX-5 has already been classified in other series including American Endurance Racing, ChampCar, and the World Racing League.
MPI is once again a proud partner with the Mazda program, and MPI’s own Max Papis had this to say:
“I’m very excited to see this long lasting partnership with Mazda Motorsport continue. Having started in 2015 with the Global MX5, followed by the Mazda GT3 class, we are beyond proud to have MPI named as the recommended steering wheel and seat provider for the new Mazda Spec MX5 v2. We will have a new and exciting custom made steering wheel that will be, for the first time, matched up with an FIA approved MPI Halo Seat. Details to follow.”