Season Finale Races – Mazda MX-5 Cup and Spec MX-5 Challenge

Exciting Season Finale at the Art in Motion Fall Festival!

The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires is the signature spec series for the Mazda Road to 24 (#MRT24), the sports car counterpart to the Mazda Road to Indy (#MRTI). On both paths, Mazda-powered champions earn a Mazda scholarship to advance their career. The MX-5 Cup champion earns a $200,000 scholarship.

The MX-5 Cup race cars start as complete MX-5 road cars from the Mazda Hiroshima, Japan factory before being transported to engineering development partner Long Road Racing in Statesville, North Carolina where they are produced into a race car. The process includes disassembly of the production car, welding and paint of a full roll cage and interior, and assembly of the race car, adding more than 250 motorsports-specific parts. Other components of the car, including the Mazda SKYACTIV 2.0 liter engine are sealed to ensure even competition and a cost-effective platform. Practice and Qualifying  Friday September 28th. Races #1 and #2 on Saturday September 29th

Teams and Drivers

Current Standings


Spec MX-5 Challenge

Spec MX-5 Challenge offers a new rung on the pro ladder system, positioned between Spec Miata and Global MX-5 Cup, with $100k in winnings going to the champion. Practice, Qualifying and Race #1 on Friday September 28th. Race #2 on Saturday September 29th

Collector Car Display and Show

Enjoy this rare opportunity to visit the exclusive Monticello Motor Club, display your car and drive it on the race track. Open to collector cars, supercars and race cars! Class awards and people’s choice voting. Track laps will be paced appropriately to the car and driver. Pre-registration is required and opens May 15th. The Fall Festival is a casual event, not a concours.