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Mazda MX-5 one-make race series is finally happening

Backed by the Manila Sports Car Club

Mazda Philippines boss Steven Tan is happy to finally get the Miata Spec Series started. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Back in 2019, Mazda Philippines announced a one-make race series that would feature its iconic MX-5 sports car. The inaugural event was supposed to have been held the following year, but we all know what happened in 2020. Now that times are a lot better, the much-awaited Miata Spec Series will finally start this year.

The Rota wheels were specially made for the homologated Miatas. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

The Miata Spec Series is backed by no less than the Manila Sports Car Club. Select members will be piloting 20 specially prepared vehicles. While the 181hp engine and the transmission will remain untouched, each MX-5 will feature the following modifications for track use:

  • Cusco stabilizers and adjustable coilovers
  • Drift Xaust custom stainless-steel exhaust system
  • Sparco bucket seats, harnesses, steering wheel, and tow straps
  • Bespoke Rota 17-inch wheels with GT Radial Champiro SX2 tires
Even with a stock engine, horsepower is clearly not an issue. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Each of the four races this season will be held at Clark International Speedway. The dates are as follows:

  • June 11
  • August 27
  • October 22
  • November 26

Excited to watch the races?

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