Global MX-5 Cup

Cancer Charity and Mazda Constructor Launches Car Wrap Contest

Artists, racers, and car enthusiasts have the opportunity to support Lemons of Love while designing this one-of-a-kind race car.

By Jason Methfessel | April 09, 2021
Leading Racing Parts Companies Support Lemons of Love

21 companies have joined Lemons of Love to provide support for cancer patients.

By Winding Road Staff | March 12, 2021
Mazda MX-5 Cup To Be Sanctioned By IMSA Starting In 2021

After careful evaluation, Mazda Motorsports has selected the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) as the sanctioning body partner for the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series. The championship is set to celebrate its 15th season in 2021.

By Winding Road Staff | October 22, 2020
Win A $68,000 Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car

​​​​​​​Like most of you, we are not big fans, or fans at all, of cancer. A good friend and racing industry veteran was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer, and, as you probably have experienced, it has been a rough trip. It is tough for the victim and tough for friends and family. Lemons of Love is a charity that aims to make the road a little less bumpy for victims of cancer.

By Luciana D'Andretta | November 27, 2018
Video: Epic Racing In Global MX-5 Cup Sebring Challenge

Global MX-5 Cup offers some of the tightest, most exciting road racing in the country during the regular season. Put $50,000 in cash on the line for the winner of two races, and host the races at Sebring, and what do you get? More epic-ness, naturally.

By Winding Road Staff | November 13, 2018
Summer Savings: Get $8000+ In Benefits With Global MX-5 Cup Car

Mazda and Long Road Racing are sweetening the pot for drivers interested in running Global MX-5 Cup in 2019. If you buy a car now, you get some useful equipment and cost reductions. We would add that if you buy now you can do some serious practice in the car, and the current generation MX-5 Cup car really demands extensive practice. Get details here.

By Winding Road Staff | July 10, 2018
Video: Should Vettel Run MX-5 Cup In 2019?

We recently watched a bevy of races in F1, IndyCar, Pirelli World Challenge and Global MX-5 Cup. We were reminded that different classes and rules (and tracks) lead to different levels of competition. That creates value that even someone like Seb could use.

By Winding Road Staff | June 27, 2018
Video: Global MX-5 Cup At Barber Offers Hundreds Of Passes

Here we see Race 2 of the recent Global MX-5 Cup weekend and watch several impressive drives, including one from Winding Road Racing partner Todd Lamb.

By Winding Road Staff | April 25, 2018
Video: Mazda Global MX-5 Cup vs. MX-5 RF On Track

We joined up with Mazda pro driver Jonathan Bomarito to check out the Global MX-5 Cup race can and the MX-5 RF street car at thenM1 Concourse track.

By Chris Amos | April 18, 2018
Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Adds New Class-Within-Class

The Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Series presented by BF Goodrich has added a new class of competition to its already updated and expanded system of competition.

By Winding Road Staff | February 07, 2018
Tenacity Pays Off With 3-Wide Battle For Win In Final Corner

Pirelli World Challenge TCA is a balance of performance series where science is applied to make the cars as equal as possible over the course of many races. WRR customer racing driver Jeff Sexton shows what BOP battles look like as he races Elivan Goulart (Mazda)

By Winding Road Staff | November 27, 2017
Video: Mini-Documentary Of MX-5 Cup Challenge 2017

Winding Road Team TFB supported two Japanese drivers in the recent MX-5 Cup Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. We worked with Tetsuya Yamano, the Japanese MX-5 Cup champion and Takashi Oi, a journalist from Best Car magazine, as well as crew members from Mazda Japan.

By Winding Road Staff | November 01, 2017
Testing Opportunities For Pirelli World Challenge And MX-5 Cup

This off-season Winding Road Racing will be offering test days in Global MX-5 Cup cars for 2018 Pirelli World Challenge TCA and 2018 Global MX-5 Cup pro racing. Generally we run these in concert with a track day or an open lapping day.

By Winding Road Staff | October 27, 2017
Video: When “Spectacular” Is A Bad Thing

As racers, we tend to feel a small sense of panic when we go off track, not just because we want to avoid hitting a wall or tire barrier, but because a trip through the dirt or the grass is bound to lose us a few positions. Grass and dirt have lower coefficients of friction than asphalt, after all.

By Winding Road Staff | October 18, 2017
Stream: Top MX-5 Cup Drivers Fight For $75k

MX-5 Cup offers pretty much the closest road racing in North America, race beginning to race end. Now you can see what happens when you put 20 or so of the best MX-5 Cup drivers from around the world on track for two races that yield a prize of $75k for finishing first. Watch…

By Winding Road Staff | October 11, 2017
How To Get What You Asked For: 189 Passes Per Race

We were recently at the end-of-season banquet celebrating Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup drivers, crew and officials. At the banquet, one of the IndyCar sanctioning body executives pointed out that MX-5 Cup had 2267 pass this season. As he said, tongue in cheek, “I think that’s more passes than F1 has had since 1950”.

By Tom Martin | September 27, 2017
When Competitors Clash: Seize The Day…Then Defend

Winding Road Racing driver Jeff Sexton (#89, Mission Hill Advisors) shows a bevy of intelligent race craft in this Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car race at Circuit of the Americas.

By Winding Road Staff | September 20, 2017
Thinking Ahead: Want To Drive Global MX-5 Cup In 2018?

The 2017 season isn’t yet over, but it is still wise to begin planning 2018 now. In fact, if you don’t…

By Jeff Sexton | September 06, 2017
Mazda Announces “$75k To Win Challenge” Race For October

Our friends at Mazda Motorsports have just announced an encore performance of the 2017 Global MX-5 Cup series. They will host a 2 race event on the weekend of October 12-15 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

By Winding Road Staff | August 09, 2017
Tight Race For Podium In MX-5 Cup Toronto

In this in-car video, we see Winding Road Team TFB driver Tom Martin III running in a group (Max Faulkner, Luke Oxner, Nathanial Sparks and Keith Jensen) fighting hard for third place on the Streets of Toronto.

By Winding Road Staff | August 01, 2017
Watch: Dramatic Global MX-5 Cup Race On Streets Of Toronto

Winding Road Team TFB was in Toronto for the Verizon IndyCar weekend, where we participated in the classic MX-5 Cup drama…

By Winding Road Staff | July 19, 2017


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