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Mazda Announces 2021 Schedule for "Mazda" MX-5 Cup Presented by BfGoodrich® Tires

IRVINE, CA (November 4, 2020) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) is pleased to announce the 2021 Schedule for its “Mazda” MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich® Tires. The 2021 season marks the first year of a new alignment with the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) as the sanctioning partner. With seven event weekends, each featuring two MX-5 Cup races for a total of 14 rounds, next year’s calendar will be the longest in series history.

“The 2021 schedule for MX-5 Cup has been developed with our new partners at IMSA,” Director of Mazda Motorsports Nelson Cosgrove said. “The IMSA weekends offer a lot of flexibility in terms of where we can race, and they are some really amazing tracks to race on at that! We are starting off the year at what will be a really interesting Rolex 24, and being part of that event is going to be really cool. It doesn’t leave much for an offseason, but everyone is super excited about it.”

“Mazda” MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich ® Tires Schedule

 January 28 – 31
Rounds 1 & 2
 Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
 w/ IMSA
 March 5 – 7
Rounds 3 & 4
 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Florida
 w/ IndyCar
 April 23 – 25
Rounds 5 & 6
 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, California
 w/ IMSA
 May 14 – 16
Rounds 7 & 8
 Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course
Lexington, Ohio
 w/ IMSA
 July 2 – 4
Rounds 9 & 10
 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Bowmanville, Ontario
 w/ IMSA
 August 6 – 8
Rounds 11 & 12
 Road America
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
 w/ IMSA
 October 6 – 9
Rounds 13 & 14
 Road Atlanta
Braselton, Georgia
 w/ IMSA


Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through approximately 620 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at

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Tamara Mlynarczyk, Mazda North American Operations, 202-431-6325
Emily Taylor, Mazda North American Operations, 949-727-6182