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German RSC Ready to Sell 4Rotor Super Car
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 12:20pm

Rotary Super Cars Germany is a young company with the goal of offering symbiosis of high performance vehicles and active environment to create new benchmarks in the areas, power efficiency, value for money or the use of high-tech materials.

Since there is no vehicle that meets all these requirements, the construction of the RSC Raptor GT™ started in 2009. Systems such as the VAS (variable aerodynamic system) were developed and brought to small series production. This vehicle meets all requirements or exceed them. With enthusiasm and passion of our team involved in the development and production of the Raptor GT™. We guarantee the best workmanship and highest individuality. The selective use of proven components increases the active/passive safety while reducing production costs, which ultimately benefits every buyer.

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SpeedSource Scores Grand Am Rolex Driver's and Team Championship at Miller Motorsports Park.
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 5:09pm

Nestled just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, Miller Motorsports Park played host to the 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series season-finale. For SpeedSource the race marked an important step in the company’s 15 year history through the claiming of the GT Team and Driver’s championships. Additionally, SpeedSource’s direct involvement in constructing the Mazda RX-8 helped bring Mazda its first Grand Touring Manufacturer Championship since 1991.

The crowning of the 2010 GT Drivers Champion came down to the final checkered flag of the season. Entering the weekend SpeedSource teammates Emil Assentato and Jeff Segal, driving the #69 FXDD Mazda RX-8, held a solid lead over Sylvain Tremblay, in the #70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8. In order to maintain the points spread and capture the title the two had to drive a faultless race and finish within 4 positions of their teammates.

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Sevenstock XIII
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 6:35am

All things Mazda rotary-powered are celebrated this weekend at the 13th annual SevenStock in Irvine, Ca.

The event will take place from 5 a.m. to about 5 p.m. Saturday at Mazda's North American headquarters in Irvine, at 7755 Irvine Center Drive.
SevenStock is the epicenter for owners and enthusiasts of vehicles with rotary engines, and is the biggest such show in the world.

This year's event will have hundreds of beautiful RX-7s, RX-8s and tons of old school rotaries. This year's show will feature owners' cars, vendors, and RX-8 racecars on display... Including the famous 3 and 4 rotor firings, the music of the event.

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MAZDA WINS 2010 ROLEX GRAND-AM GT MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:07am

- Eight Mazda RX-8 Teams Deliver Rolex Grand-Am GT Championship -

August 29, 2010 (IRVINE, Calif.).
Mazda, along with its MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development racing partners, clinched the 2010 Rolex Grand-Am GT championship this weekend during the Montreal 200 race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Despite the Mazda brand being one of the most successful racing nameplates in the world, this is the first GT championship for the company since its 1991 win in the IMSA GTO championship.

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SpeedSource GT RX-8s Score First Ever Podium Sweep @ NJMP
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 2:19pm

New Jersey Motorsports Park (07/19/2010) - The SpeedSource team claimed the first-ever Rolex Sports Car Series podium sweep during this weekend’s New Jersey Motorsports Park 250 presented by Crown Royal. Leading the pack and earning the GT-Class win were co-drivers Jonathan Bomarito and Sylvain Tremblay in the #70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8. Following close behind and securing second and third was the #68 Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development Mazda RX-8 and the #69 FXDD Mazda RX-8, respectively.

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Latest RX-7 News - Debunking Dates, Nagare Design, Flex Fuel Rumors
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 11:59am

It seems every week there is a new article out there from some website or magazine that claims to have the inside line on the next RX-Series car. Most of the recent rumors are laughable to those in the know, yet there isn't a good source to debunk these rumors, such as the recent AutoCar.co.uk article about the RX-7/RX-9. The problem with the rumors is they raise enthusiast's expectations, but also pacifies them just enough to keep them from contacting the manufacturer or dealers about their desire for a new car. When the manufacturer sees they are no longer being contacted by enthusiasts, other projects are then put ahead of the halo cars like the RX-7. There are other consequences, such as the research and market testing departments conducting surveys about what the features next cars should have. The responses can be tainted by the un-true circulating rumors. ... Well... there are a ton of these rumors going around. We'll give our take on some them.

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Snap-on to Sponsor Formula Drift Team BMI Racing
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Friday, July 9, 2010 - 9:05am

Snap-on will sponsor BMI Racing and driver Brian Wilkerson in Formula Drift. Snap-on will serve as the primary sponsor for driver Brian Wilkerson and the BMI Racing Formula Drift Snap-on RX8 4 Rotor car at the Formula Drift "Throwdown" event in Evergreen, Wash., on July 9-10 and the "After Dark" race Aug. 20-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.

"After attending the recent Skills USA competition and seeing how well received the BMI Racing Formula Drift team was there, we felt that it would be a great opportunity for Snap-on to get involved even more with Formula Drift by sponsoring BMI Racing and Brian," said Alicia Smales, vice president of marketing for Snap-on Tools. "Snap-on's association with Formula Drift gives us a great vehicle to interact with a different segment of our customer base. In addition, the Formula Drift events also give us a chance to entertain customers and show them the latest and greatest technology and products that Snap-on has to offer."

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SpeedSource RX-8s Secure 4th through 6th Positions at Brumos Porsche 250
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 3:03pm

July 05, 2010 - The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 returned to Daytona International Speedway for the Brumos Porsche 250. In front of over 50,000 fans attending that night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the SpeedSource crew rolled out their fleet of three purpose-built Mazda RX-8’s ready to race. Enduring the Florida summer heat, the three SpeedSource cars finished 4th, 5th, and 6th with GT point’s leaders Emil Assentato and Jeff Segal leading the pack.

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SpeedSource RX-8 Scores Second Place at Sahlen’s "Six Hours @ The Glen"
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Monday, June 7, 2010 - 7:07pm

June 6, 2010 - The SpeedSource team had to regroup quickly after the Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park. Just five days later the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 headed to the historic Watkins Glen International circuit for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. SpeedSource continued their streak of podium appearances capturing 2nd in the #70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8. Closing out the remainder of the Top 5 was the #69 FXDD Mazda RX-8 and the #68 Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development Mazda RX-8 in fourth and fifth.

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SpeedSource RX-8 GT Scores Victory at Lime Rock
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 10:50pm

June 1, 2009 - The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 returned to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut after a one year hiatus. This year’s Memorial Day Classic marked the first time that the race was to be run with both classes. Continuing their three-car effort in the GT Class, the SpeedSource team unveiled a completely new Mazda RX-8 GT car. In the car’s first ever appearance on-track, Mazda ladder drivers Adam Christodoulou and John Edwards scored their first GRAND-AM victory in the #68 MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Mazda RX-8. Adding to the team’s success and closing out the third and fourth spots were the #69 FXDD Mazda RX-8 and the #70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8, respectively.

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