The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires had an Exciting Season to say the least! Over 2,000 passes were made throughout the season for position! Patrick Gallagher took home not only 8 victories this season but a $200,000 Mazda Scholarship! He didn’t stop there. Gallagher clinched the Global Challenge three weeks after the season concluded with a $75,000 Overall prize. Congratulations Patrick Gallagher on an absolutely stellar Season!
The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires is the signature spec series for the Mazda Road to 24 (#MRT24); the sports car counterpart to the Mazda Road to Indy (#MRTI). On both paths, Mazda-powered champions earn a Mazda scholarship to advance their career. The MX-5 Cup champion earns a $200,000 scholarship.
The MX-5 Cup race cars start as complete MX-5 road cars from the Mazda Hiroshima, Japan factory before being transported to engineering development partner Long Road Racing in Statesville, North Carolina where they are produced into a race car. The process includes disassembly of the production car, welding, paint, a full roll cage, and assembly of the race car, adding more than 250 motorsports-specific parts. Other components of the car, including the Mazda SKYACTIV 2.0 liter engine are sealed to ensure even competition and a cost-effective platform.