Mazda Motorsports boasts the most comprehensive auto racing development ladder system of any auto manufacturer, culminating with the two-car Mazda Prototype team at the top level of IMSA sports car racing. For 2017, the Mazda RT24-P was introduced to race under Daytona Prototype international rules in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. It was created in a collaborative effort between Mazda designers in the U.S. and Japan with Riley Technologies and Multimatic.
The Mazda Road to 24 driver development program offers scholarships to help drivers move up the racing ladder from grassroots to the top of North American sports car racing. The Mazda Road to Indy is a similar system in open-wheel racing, which includes three Mazda-powered categories. In IMSA competition, Mazda powers the sleek machines in the Mazda Prototype Challenge category in addition to the third-generation Mazda MX-5s that compete in the Street Tuner (ST) class in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
In grassroots racing, more Mazdas road race on any given weekend in North America than any other manufacturer.
Since 2014, more than 30,000 high school students across North America have seen the Mazda Prototype cars up-close as a part of Mazda’s extensive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) national-touring educational program called Racing Accelerates Creative Education (R.A.C.E).
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