Performance is a hallmark of the Mazda experience, and it's put to the test every weekend at racetracks and autocross tracks by racers and enthusiasts across the nation. Mazda involvement in professional motorsports has grown from a grassroots program in 1967 to a competition footprint that now includes the most complete driver development program in the country – the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Ladder stretches from sponsored go kart races to the prestigious Mazda Road to Indy program.
Mazda competes at the highest levels of motorsport competition in North America, including in the American LeMans and Grand American Rolex GT series. This competition, with some of the world's best teams and engineers, results in knowledge and experience that translate into exciting Mazda vehicles.
The MAZDASPEED Motorsports Ladder revolutionized the North American motorsports landscape for drivers aspiring for a professional career. Beginning with Mazda-sponsored youth karting events, Mazda helps drivers realize their potential by paving a clear cut path to success. From karting, the Ladder includes the Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge, the Mazda MX-5 Cup, the Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda, and the Star Mazda Championship – the latter two series are integral components of the 3-part Mazda Road to Indy. The Mazda Road to Indy program culminates in the Indy Lights Series, from which graduates have a chance to compete in the pinnacle of open wheel racing – IndyCar.
All Mazda-supported series and competition programs are powered by Mazda engineering, ingenuity, and the passion for a true driving experience.
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