Sports Car Club of America and Mazda North American Operations have announced a multi-year partnership that names Mazda the Official Car of SCCA through 2015.
Mazda Director of Motorsports John Doonan and SCCA Vice President, Marketing and Communications Eric Prill made the announcement on April 16 during the Mazda Motorsports pre-season media day at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, California.
PRI Managing Editor Meredith Kaplan Burns, Associate Editor Christen D’Alessandro and Senior Sales & Marketing Manager Reed Morales were on hand for the announcement.
Mazda will be utilized as the official pace car at key SCCA events, including the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, through the 2015 season. The annual SCCA Hall of Fame Hall of Fame Banquet will now be “presented by Mazda.”
“In the minds of many, Mazda and the SCCA were already partners,” Doonan said. “At the SCCA Runoffs, the Mazda contingent has been the largest of any car company. We love that our small organization is more popular on the race track than the combined efforts of many of our much larger competitors. We look forward to working with the SCCA to grow the sport for the next generation.”
The day's activities at Mazda’s Irvine facility also included a behind-the-scenes look inside the SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel racing engine, meetings with Mazda drivers, and more.