Mazda's Karts-to-Spec MX-5 Opportunity

Thanks to David Cook and Mazda Motorsports, I got a chance to go to Carolina Motorsports Park and test their Spec MX-5 car. Our group of thirty or so karters were instructed not only on how to drive the car, but how to move up into racing full-sized cars. Here’s a link to the article I wrote for NASA.

For those unfamiliar with it, the Spec MX-5 is supposed to sit somewhere between the Spec Miata (NA/NB) and the MX-5 Cup (ND). This is a ~$40,000 car with about 180 whp and weighs around 2,400 pounds. It’s a lively machine and requires a slightly different driving style than a Spec Miata.