Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge Races Six and Seven Preview "Mazdas Everywhere You Look" Teams from all over the West Coast are preparing for rounds six and seven of the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge. The races, which are run inside of the...
Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge Races Six and Seven Preview
"Mazdas Everywhere You Look"
Teams from all over the West Coast are preparing for rounds six and seven of the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge. The races, which are run inside of the SCCA Double Regional weekend June 27th-29th, will have the largest number of Mazda powered Formula Cars that the series has seen this year. As of today, 33 Mazda powered open wheel racecars are entered in the race at Mazda Raceway in Monterey.
"The Formula Mazda Challenge SoPac/AZ region has made this one of their points paying events and this really helped boost car count. We are looking forward to working with some of the same guys we ran with during the Star Mazda Winter Series," stated Ben Hettema Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge Official.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has been in operation since 1957 and is world famous for 'The Corkscrew' a section of the track that is a mix between a chicane and a cliff. The tracks primary sponsor is Mazda USA, and the Skip Barber racing school which is headquartered there is also sponsored by Mazda.
"Everywhere you look this weekend I expect you will see Mazdas," said World Speed Operations Manager Mark Milazzo. "Not only will we have 33 cars here this weekend, but there are 149 Mazda racing sedans signed up to participate in the other race groups this weekend!"
The event opens on Friday the 27th with a 30 minute practice session. The San Francisco Region SCCA has been working hard on solving traffic issues during qualifying and has decided to go with a split qualifying for Group 2 which all the formula Mazdas fall under. "This should make for some better opportunities in qualifying," noted series official Eric McCombs.