RACE: Spec Miata Class update 2005-02-22

SCCA Board Approves Late Model Miatas for Spec Miata Class TOPEKA, Kan. (February 22, 2005) -- Sports Car Club of America announced today that its Club Racing Board approved the inclusion of 1999 and newer Mazda Miatas into its SCCA Club...

SCCA Board Approves Late Model Miatas for Spec Miata Class

TOPEKA, Kan. (February 22, 2005) -- Sports Car Club of America announced today that its Club Racing Board approved the inclusion of 1999 and newer Mazda Miatas into its SCCA Club Racing Spec Miata class, effective March 1, 2005.

The approval adds the newer body-style Mazda Miatas into the class that previously included only the original body style (1990-1997) Miata, but with two different engine displacements (1.6L and 1.8L).

Like the first-generation car, Mazdaspeed has developed a suspension kit for the newer cars, including shocks, springs and sway bars. As with the two different engines in the first-generation Miata, air restriction and weight will be utilized to achieve parity between the cars. Miatas of years 1999-2005 must weight 2500 lbs with a 41 mm air restrictor installed.

The inclusion follows the move by SCCA's Mazdaspeed Miata Cup Presented by Hankook pro series, which allowed the cars in for its 2005 season.

The Club Racing Spec Miata class will begin National competition in 2006, with the top drivers competing at the SCCA Runoffs® for the category's first-ever National Championship.

Note: The Technical Bulletin regarding the newer Miatas' introduction can be found at www.scca.com in the "SCCA Garage" section. The bulletin will also appear in the April edition of FasTrack.

-scca-

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