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Ed Jones at Long Beach with Carlin
Palmetto, Fla. – Even though all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy are currently engaged in championship battles which are unlikely to be settled until the final rounds at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, near Monterey, Calif., in September, Andersen Promotions already is planning toward the 2016 season. Confirmed today are a series of off-season testing dates, starting with the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Test at the renowned Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas, on November 21-22. The fifth annual test, held in honor ofRead More

Posted On May 6, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Spotlight On

In Search of the Perfect 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Car

There are more than 392 options to find the optimal setup for 2016 MX-5 Cup racecar. Mazda rolled out a pair of engineering development models of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup racecar for testing at Mazda Raceway on Thursday. As a part of the development process, the cars will be tested in public on the first test day of all remaining race weekends during the 2015 MX-5 Cup season. Mazda SKYACTIV prototype racer Tom Long, who has raced in, and won with, all three previous generation MX-5 Miatas, will leadRead More

Posted On April 29, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Spotlight On

FAQs – 2016 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Car and Series

What is the 2016 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup series?     The next generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be raced in a new Global Cup series slated to be held in North America, Europe, and Asia; full details of the Global MX-5 Cup will be announced as they are confirmed. The series will culminate at the end of 2016 with a Global Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, to crown the Global MX-5 Cup overall series champion. A one-day test in Mazda’s top-level TUDOR United SportsCar Championship SKYACTIV prototypeRead More

Posted On April 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap Episode XXIII 04/15

The usual crew of Adam Tate of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorport Monday are joined by Drafting the Circuits’ Frank Santoroski. The guys will talk about IndyCar’s forray into monsoon racing at Nola Motorsports park and look ahead to the historic Long Beach Grand Prix. They will also discuss F1’s Chinese Grand Prix, with a look ahead to Bahrain. The 6 Hours of Silverstone in WEC and all the latest news with the Mazda Road to Indy series and NASCAR. Hit the link toRead More
New Orleans, La. – Heavy thunderstorms forced a condensed schedule and then caused the second race to be canceled altogether when the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires paid its first-ever “regular” season visit to NOLA Motorsports Park for the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Louisiana. Through it all, Uruguayan rookie Santiago Urrutia displayed an astonishing turn of pace as he took the lead at the start in the lone 20-minute race and held on to win in just his third Pro Mazda start.   The race, which wasRead More
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The usual gang of Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorsport Monday are joined by Frank Santoroski of Drafting the Circuits to break down all the latest and greatest in racing. This week’s topics include a look ahead to IndyCar and the Mazda Road to Indy series making their debut at Nola Motorsports Park, Formula One at the Chinese Grand Prix, Nascar at Texas Motor Speedway and WEC kicking off their season with the 6 hours of Silverstone. Hit theRead More
Brad Keselowski celebrates with a traditional burnout after winning the Auto Club 400.

Posted On March 27, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap Episode XX 03/26

Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing are joined by Christopher DeHarde of motorsport.com, Josh Farmer of motorsport monday and Matt Weaver of popularspeed.com. The gang will talk Kevin Harvick’s record streak of finishes, the recent caution filled chaos in California and a look ahead to Martinsville where Chase Elliot will be making his first Spring Cup series start. They also look ahead to the IndyCar season and the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series kicking off at St. Pete. F1 in the Malaysian Grand Prix and MotoGP in Qatar. Click the link below to tune in for all this and more as we takeRead More
PALMETTO, Fla. – The future stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series will display their talents this weekend on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., as all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder will commence their 2015 seasons. The race weekend also will mark the debut of the exciting new Dallara IL-15, powered by a 450 HP, 2.0-liter turbocharged Mazda MZR-R engine, heralding the dawn of a new era for Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.   The Mazda Road to Indy is unique in the worldRead More
Two youngsters who have honed their skills in Europe in recent years staged a fine battle for the lead in this afternoon’s opening round of the Cooper Tires Winterfest, with Briton Jack Aitken (Team Pelfrey) narrowly holding off Andretti Autosport’s Weiron Tan at NOLA Motorsports Park. Aitken, 19, from London, England, returned to the Pro Mazda ranks following an impressive debut performance in last year’s season finale at Sonoma Raceway, where he finished fourth. His focus this year will be on a return to the Formula Renault Eurocup, but heRead More

Posted On January 26, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Rolex 24 Recap 01/26

Adam Tate of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorsport Monday discuss all the latest in racing news. In this episode they take a look back to this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Josh was there and will give his impressions of the event. The boys then look ahead to F1 car unveilings and the all important first test of the season next weekend. Hit to the jump to hear it all and more. Enjoy. In the Gravel Trap: Rolex 24 Recap 01/26 by Tribute RacingRead More