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SpeedSource RX-8 GT Races In Global Barter 250
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 5:27pm

05/16/2012 New Jersey - This weekend was the 4th race in the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Cars Series: Global Barter 250. The SpeedSource team was ready to bounce back from Homestead’s brief finish as the New Jersey weather greeted them with perfect driving conditions.

As the team arrived in the morning, they quickly began prepping the car for testing Thursday and practice Friday. SpeedSource had taken 1st place last year at New Jersey and the team was hoping to keep that a tradition. The #70 Castrol Edge Modspace Mazda RX-8 showed no signs of deviating from this, as they placed P1 on Friday’s practice session. Although the 3rd test session was delayed due to an accident on the track, the #70 car was running great and the team was eager to qualify the next day.

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Mazda Motorsport Australia Boss Allan Horsley Retires!
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Friday, May 11, 2012 - 3:31pm

Australia - May 10, 2012 - Mazda Motorsport and NSW PR manager Allan Horsley today announced his retirement after a hugely successful career with Mazda Australia spanning over 30 years.

Horsley's decision to retire comes after he delivered another motorsport win for Mazda with the Mazda3 MPS dominating the Showroom category, finishing an impressive sixth outright at this year's Targa Tasmania rally.

Successes such as this and an unwavering determination to succeed have defined Horsley's career with Mazda and made him one of Australian motor sports most respected team bosses.

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Excellent Pit Stops secures Team Sahlen RX-8 GT 2nd place at Rain Soaked Miami Grand Prix
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Friday, May 4, 2012 - 1:11pm

05/03/2012 Homestead, Florida - The Miami Grand Prix turned into a deluge of rainstorm that seemed to never stop. The rains started on Friday night, and didn’t cease until Sunday after the race.

Before the rains did come though, the skies were blue and the track was dry. Thursday was an official Track Day, and Team Sahlen took advantage of this time to get in some testing. For the #42, the “Wayne and Dane Show” had a chance to try some new set up. For #43, a malfunctioning oil coupling saw the father and son duo of Joe & Will Nonnamaker loose precious track time. The good news is that the problem was noticed before a major mechanical failure, such as motor evolved.

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SpeedSource RX-8 GT Battles the Rain at The Grand Prix of Miami
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Friday, May 4, 2012 - 1:00pm

05/03/2012 Homestead, Florida - This weekend marked the 3rd race of the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Cars Series: The Grand Prix of Miami. The race was hosted in SpeedSource’s backyard track, Homestead-Miami Speedway. Florida welcomed teams with sunshine as the crews unloaded on Wednesday but it also welcomed fans with rain by week’s end.

The SpeedSource team was no stranger to Florida thunderstorms. After practicing in rain off and on, the team strategically prepared the #70 Castrol Edge Modspace Mazda RX-8 for the rain that Homestead was expecting. On Saturday, qualifying was canceled due to inches of rain gathering on the track. GRAND-AM announced that teams would then start the race by point standings. This meant that SpeedSource would start on the front row in 2nd.

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Mazda Motorsport Australia confirmed two RX-8 SPs for Targa Tasmania
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:04pm

SOURCE: www.rallysportmag.com

Mazda Motorsport has today confirmed a three-pronged assault on next week’s Targa Tasmania rally, the final round of the Australian Targa Championship.

The team will field two RX-8 SPs and a Mazda3 MPS to attack the grueling tarmac event which covers 586 competitive kilometers over six action-packed days.

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The KMR RX-8 with Kyle Mohan Bank Solid Points in Formula Drift Opener at Long Beach
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 1:07pm

April 10, 2012 (Signal Hill, Calif.) – Wanting to put on a strong show in front of his hometown crowd, and get his championship off to a strong start, Kyle Mohan was looking for a strong qualifying run when he rolled the Nexen/ Mazdatrix Mazda RX-8 to the starting line for his first of two qualifying runs. What he didn’t have in mind, however, was nosing his car into the turn 10 tire wall after making contact with the wall in the first clipping zone of the track.

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SpeedSource MazdaSpeed RX-8 GT Wins @ Porsche 250 Grand-Am Race
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 4:12pm

March 31, 2012 - SpeedSource was back in black for Saturday’s race at Barber Motorsports Park. The weekend marked a return to the iconic matte black paint scheme for the #70 Castrol Edge Mazda RX-8 and the classic livery was warmly received through the paddock. On track, the return to racing since January’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona was equally welcomed and the #70 Castrol Edge Mazda RX-8 driven by Sylvain Tremblay and Jonathan Bomarito cruised to victory in GT. The result brings Mazda its first victory for the 2012 season in just the second race of the Championship.

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SpeedSource MazdaSpeed RX-8 GT Places Sixth @ Daytona 24 Hour
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 7:48pm

01/29/2012 - This year marked the 50th anniversary of the historic Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. This twice-around-the-clock spectacle attracts dozens of the finest teams and drivers in all of international motorsports. With a strong endurance racing pedigree, the SpeedSource team arrived in Daytona prepared and ready-to-race. Regular-season drivers Sylvain Tremblay and Jonathan Bomarito were joined by racing superstars Marino Franchitti and James Hinchcliffe in the #70 Mazdaspeed RX-8.

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Mazda RX-8 GT racers finish a clean Rolex Daytona 24 hour race
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 9:26pm

Sunday, January, 29 - At the checkered flag the top 3 Mazda RX-8 GT racers finish 6th, 11th, and 12th in what proved to be a mostly incident and mechanical free run for the top Rotary warriors. Unfortunately the RX-8 teams did not have the outright competitive pace of the top Porsche, Chevy, and Ferrari teams, but once again the RE proved its outstanding endurance pedigree.

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Mazda Motorsport Aus RX8 SP places 3rd @ TARGA WREST
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 8:57pm

SOURCE: www.rallysportmag.com
Written by Carolyn Schonafinger

Monday, 30 January 2012 - Twenty-three year old Victorian rally driver, Brendan Reeves, has finished a superb third outright in this year's Targa Wrest Point tarmac rally in Tasmania. Reeves, with his co-driving sister Rhianon Smyth alongside, drove an excellent race in his first ever outing in the Mazda Motorsport RX8 SP.

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