Alara Racing: Winning Since 2006

We are the longest standing MX-5 Cup team in the series, having been participating and winning in the series since it's inception in 2006. ALARA Racing has cars available for funded drivers who wish to step into a full-on professional arrive, drive, and win experience.


ALARA Racing Driver Tim Probert finds balance between racing and business

From Mazda Motorsports


The MX-5 Cup boasts a diverse paddock of professional racers and business professionals who spend their weekends racing as a hobby. Tim Probert is one of only two racers who has competed in every season of the MX-5 Cup.

Prior to 2015, Tim had a very busy work schedule as a Fortune 500 executive, racing as often as his schedule would allow. Now retired, Tim has turned even more of his time and attention to his favorite sport and series.

ALARA Racing announces two-car 2016 Continental Tire Street Tuner Mazda MX-5 effort

Houston, TX – January 25, 2016 – ALARA Racing is excited to announce an expanded, two car effort in the 2016 Continental Tire Street Touring class. Building on its inaugural 2015 season that showcased the potential of the ALARA Racing Mazda MX-5 with five poles, two additional front row starts, and three podiums, 2016 will be a year to challenge for the championship.

Leading the charge in the #34 will be ALARA Racing’s own MX-5 Cup champion and Mazda Road to 24 driver, Christian Szymczak. With a year of experience running up front in the Continental Series in 2015, ALARA Racing and Christian are prepared to contend for victories in the competitive class.

Piscitell in for rest of season with Szymczak in the Continental Tire ALARA Racing Mazda MX-5

ALARA Racing is excited to announce that Justin Piscitell will be returning to team up with Mazda SportsCar Academy driver Christian Szymczak for the balance of the 2015 Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge Series. The #34 ALARA Racing Mazda MX-5 has scored 4 poles in five outings this year and Justin currently sits third in the championship standings.

Justin Piscitell celebrates his fourth pole of the season. Photo by Alison Merion Padron Photography

“I’m delighted that we were able to put together a package for this dream team to continue for the season. This formidable pairing has already scored two podiums in three attempts.” Said ALARA Racing Team Principal, Ara Malkhassian “The amount of quality feedback from these two drivers has helped the team set the #34 ALARA Racing Mazda MX-5 up to perfection. We want to thank Twister Trailers and Mazda for helping this effort come together for these two drivers” He added.

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I am extremely happy to be a part of the ALARA "family". I am a bit of a worry wart when it comes to my cars, but I have to admit that I have not worried about my vehicles for a single second while they are at the facility. Ara is a super nice and trustworthy guy that is always happy to help and easily reached when it is time to swap cars. I am also extremely happy to have met Mark… he is clearly the master of all things mechanical!!

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