Hooverspeed Announces Six Car Effort for 2007 Mazda MX-5 Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2006) - Hooverspeed, the leading west coast builder of Spec Miata race cars, is proud to announce a six car effort for the 2007 SCCA SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by Hankook. Led by team principal Jason Hoover and managed by 17-year racing veteran Tony Silva, Hooverspeed has partnered with a championship winning team of drivers to create what is sure to be a strong force in the series.

Hooverspeed boasts a consistent foundation of success in the SCCA club racing arena, having worked with some of the best drivers in the country to prepare dominating race machines. In the San Francisco Region SCCA Spec Miata series, widely regarded as some of the most competitive racing in the nation, Hooverspeed's drivers accounted for more than half of the top 10, including the overall points champion. At the 2006 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, two of the three podium spots were occupied by Hooverspeed machines. Looking to expand on that success, Hooverspeed is poised to bring the same level of domination to SCCA Pro Racing.

Any successful racing team starts with a great car builder, but finishes with excellent drivers. To that end, Hooverspeed has put together a stellar team lineup of successful race pilots for the MX-5 Cup effort. 2006 National Spec Miata Champion Andrew Caddell, San Francisco's SCCA National Driver of the Year and third place finisher at the 2006 Runoffs Matt Cross, professional driver and Mazda racer Johnny Kanavas as well as regional stand-out and entertainment industry veteran Kevin Baillie will form the set of team drivers.

-credit: scca pro racing