SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup
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SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup

Round One

Classic Motorsports Mitty and GRM Speedfest

Road Atlanta

Braselton, Ga.



Media Contact: Erin Cechal, SCCA PR Manager, (785)608-9522, ecechal@scca.com



Event/Circuit Classic Motorsports Mitty

Road Atlanta

12-turn, 2.54-mile road course



Qualifying: Friday, May 2 at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)



Green Flag: Saturday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT)



Race Length: 45-minute timed race.



Television: All races to be aired on cable syndication. Schedule TBA.



Media Notes: Results are available on the AP SportsWire, via e-mail and on the Internet at www.mx-5cup.com .



Timing/Scoring: Live Timing & Scoring and lap notes via the SCCA® Pit Board are available for all sessions through www.mx-5cup.com .



Records: Qualifying Lap: 1:41.461 (90.123 mph), Eric Foss, 2007

Race Lap: 1:41.648 (89.957 mph), Ara Malkhassian, 2007

Average Speed: 88.887 mph, Ara Malkhassian, 2007

Closest Margin of Victory: 0.292-second, Ara Malkhassian over Jason Saini, 2007



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Welcome to the 2008 SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup

The beauty of running a spec-series is that driver talent really has a chance to shine through. In MX-5 Cup, however, the additional alluring aspect is the car; the nimble, dependable and undeniably fun Mazda MX-5.



Mechanically, all MX-5 Cup cars will remain essentially stock, as delivered from the dealer, with only bolt-on modifications to the intake and exhaust systems. While the stock MX-5 Miata produces 170 hp, an MX-5 Cup car will produce in excess of 200 hp. All MX-5 Cup vehicles will be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and may be run with the optionally available limited-slip rear differential.



Suspension will incorporate a fully-adjustable coil-over kit with double-adjustable shock absorbers and specified spring rates, as well as adjustable anti-roll bars front and rear. All cars will run a 17x8 wheel of a specified weight - again, to level the field and minimize costs. Additionally, brake pads, fluid and lines will be upgraded to racing components.
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