TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 24, 2006) – SCCA Pro Racing announced today that the inaugural season of the Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by Hankook will include rounds at Portland International Raceway and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. The two new races bring the total season schedule to eight events for 2006.
“We’re very excited to announce these two very different, yet equally historic, venues to the inaugural season of MX-5 Cup racing,” SCCA Pro Racing President Earl Knoper said. “Adding a race in conjunction with the popular American Le Mans Series at Portland and an event with the atmosphere of Trois-Rivieres are wonderful additions to the schedule.”
The series, which features identically outfitted, convertible 2006 Mazda MX-5 sports cars racing on Hankook Tires, joins American Le Mans July 20-22 for the Portland Grand Prix weekend for Round Five of its eight-race Championship. Two weeks later, Aug. 4-6, it will join the STAR Mazda and Grand American Cup series on the streets of Trois-Rivieres for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres for Round Six.
“These two races fit nicely into the cadence of the schedule and fill a mid-summer void from our initially-announced six races,” Knoper said.
The 2006 SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by Hankook begins its season May 5-7 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in conjunction with the Grand American Rolex series. It will run an eight-race schedule in conjunction with American Le Mans, CASCAR, Champ Car, Grand American and Mazda’s open-wheel developmental series, STAR Mazda.
For more information, please visit www.MX-5Cup.com.
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