Mazda Announces $5000 Scholarship for Spec MX-5 Pentathlon Proposal

 

Mazda Motorsports has announced that it will award a $5000 scholarship to the driver who presents the best proposal to run a new 2020 Spec MX-5 race car in multiple motorsports events. Mazda Motorsports is calling this the Spec MX-5 Pentathlon because it is looking for proposals that will showcase the new car in the variety of motorsports settings where the car excels.

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In the Olympics, the Pentathlon showcases the ability of competitors to perform well across different events such as fencing and cross-country running. “Mazda designed the new Spec MX-5 to perform in a variety of settings as well, including sprint racing in different classes, endurance racing and time trials,” explained David Cook, Mazda Motorsports Manager of Business Development. “We are looking for a winning proposal for a driver to run the new Spec MX-5 in ways that show off its capability during the 2020 season, and we will support that effort with a $5000 scholarship.”

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Guidelines for proposals are:

  • To be a maximum of three pages
  • To be submitted in written electronic form (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • To cover the events or types of competitive events planned
  • To detail the social media capabilities and plans of the participants
  • To cover the participants’ sponsorship and funding plans
  • To outline the participants racing or competitive resume
  • To submitted by January 19, 2020 at midnight to: dcook13@mazdausa.com

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The Mazda Motorsports Spec MX-5 Pentathlon Scholarship winner will be selected by the end of January, with funding to follow soon thereafter.

 

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