USERA: Contingency programs announced

MAZDASPEED Motorsports Announces USERA Contingency Programs DANVILLE, VA. (April 14, 2006) - MAZDASPEED Motorsports announced today that USERA Spec Miata Endurance Championship teams will be recognized in the Mazda Team Support Program for 2006.

MAZDASPEED Motorsports Announces USERA Contingency Programs

DANVILLE, VA. (April 14, 2006) - MAZDASPEED Motorsports announced today that USERA Spec Miata Endurance Championship teams will be recognized in the Mazda Team Support Program for 2006. Mazda also announced they will be offering an additional $12,000 to enhance the USERA race and Championship prize awards.

"We are very pleased with today's announcement," said USERA President, Ken Grammer. "MAZDASPEED has been providing great support to Miata racers through their Team Support Program and we are excited to add MAZDASPEED's name to the growing list of companies supporting the USERA Championship."

USERA Teams who join MAZDASPEED's Team Support Program will be eligible for benefits that include special pricing on Miata competition parts.

The separate $12,000 contingency funding will be divided in to a per-race award and a season Team Championship award. $3,000 of the fund will be awarded as two $250 special prize drawings for each race. The remaining $9,000 will be allocated to the year-end Team Championship award fund.

"The formation of the new USERA endurance series for Spec Miata is another strong indication of the immense popularity of the class. The Miata has a proven record as a very fun, durable and reliable race car and has been very successful in endurance competition," said Steve Sanders, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Manager. "I am confident the USERA series will be very popular with current Spec Miata competitors and that it will attract new drivers and teams interested in the challenges of endurance competition."

In addition to the USERA event and year-end points championship contingency funds, MAZDASPEED provides competitors with access to its grass-roots level support program. The MAZDASPEED Team Support Program enables competitors discount parts and technical support. USERA Teams can learn more about the MAZDASPEED Team Support Program by visiting the MAZDASPEED Motorsports web site: www.mazdaspeedmotorsports.com or calling 800-435-2508.

Round 3 of the 2006 USERA Spec Miata Endurance Championship will be held of the famous Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada on May 21, 2006.

About USERA
Founded in 2005, USERA manages the Spec Miata Endurance Championship. The Spec Miata Endurance Championship, designed specifically for the Mazda Miata sports car, consists of three hour or longer endurance races culminating with a season ending Driver and Team Champions. For more information on USERA, visit: www.usenduro.com

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