For 3rd Year, Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development joins 12 Hours at the Point Program
October 9, 2003: The Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America and Mazdaspeed Motorsports announced today that Mazdaspeed Motorsports would be participating in the 6th Annual Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point as a contingency sponsor. The 6th Annual Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point will be held June 4-5, 2004 at Summit Point Raceway. The Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point, an endurance race for sports cars and sedans, is the longest perennial amateur endurance race sanctioned by SCCA and attracts competitors from across the U.S.
"Mazdaspeed Motorsports is proud to be part of the 12 Hours at the Point," said Steve Sanders of Mazdaspeed Motorsports. This will be the third consecutive year that Mazdaspeed Motorsports has participated in the 12 Hours at the Point. Sanders added, "Mazdaspeed Motorsports has a long history of supporting grassroots racing and this is just another way we do that. We recognize that performance and reliability demonstrated on the track showcases these qualities in out street cars."
"The Region is very happy to have Mazdaspeed Motorsports return as a contingency sponsor," said Chuck Allard, DC Regional Executive. Last year's field for the Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point was heavily weighted towards Mazdas. According to Allard, "Endurance racers recognize that Mazdas make fast and reliable long-distance race cars."
Mazdaspeed Motorsports' prize will be $400 for highest placing eligible car, $200 for second highest, $100 for third highest and $50 for the highest placing car that is not a Mazda Miata. The event, like all SCCA races at Summit Point is open to spectators and will take place rain or shine. More event information can be found at www.12hoursatthepoint.org