Mazdaspeed Motorsports Supports the 2017 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear with Cash Awards, And An Invitation to the Mazda Road to Indy $200k Scholarship Shootout
February 28th, 2017
It was announced today that Mazdaspeed will be offering Formula Car Challenge competitors a total of $11,250 in cash contingency awards, along with an opportunity to vie for the Mazda Road to Indy scholarship valued at $200,000.The MAZDASPEED ladder has been a critical part of the success of up-and-coming racers including Raphael Matos, John Edwards, Conor Daly, Joel Miller, Connor De Phillippi, Dane Cameron, Jason Saini, Todd Lamb, Eric Foss, Michael Cooper, Trent Hindman, Danilo Estrella, Adam Christodoulou, Sage Karam, Spencer Pigot, Felix Serralles, Tristan Vautier, Petri Suvanto, Scott Anderson and Elliot Skeer.
"Our series and drivers really appreciate that Mazda recognizes the FCC presented by Goodyear as being worthy of MAZDASPEED Motorsports support," stated Series Official Mark Milazzo. "We are always impressed with the amount of investment that Mazda makes in the sport we all love. Many of our racers, mechanics, and officials drive Mazdas as their everyday vehicles. It's been really great to watch some of our alumni making it to the top levels of motorsports with assistance from Mazda." These are the Mazdaspeed awards being offered to 2017 FCC racers this season:
2017 West Coast Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear
$11,250 in Mazdaspeed Cash Contingency Awards
One 2017 FCC competitor will be invited to the shootout for a $200,000 MRTI scholarship
The Mazda Road to Indy program offers scholarships for drivers to climb from grassroots racing to IndyCar in open-wheel racing. In the 2015 Indianapolis 500, 23 of the 33 starters came from the MRTI ladder. The three-step professional ladder program - Cooper Tires USF2000, Pro Mazda, and Indy Lights - all powered by Mazda engines, provide each series champion with a scholarship to climb to the next rung. To prepare the drivers for IndyCar, the top rung, each series competes on road courses, street courses, and ovals.
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