As Mazda announces details of the development of the 2016 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car, ALARA Racing is already looking at preparations for the series’ new car. Please contact us if you have interest in the earliest possible cars for this series. Details of the launch are in the following article from Mazda Motorsports:
2016 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Car and Series
FAQS – 2016 GLOBAL MAZDA MX-5 CUP CAR AND SERIES
What is the 2016 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup series?
Houston, TX- April 20, 2015 – ALARA Racing is pleased to announce that Justin Piscitell will be paired up with Christian Szymczak for the Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway in their Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge entry. This is the second event in a row that Piscitell will be paired with Szymczak in the #34 ALARA Racing Mazda MX-5. Piscitell put the #34 on the pole at Sebring in his first outing in it and led a significant portion of the race. Earning his nickname “super sub”, Piscitell also previously put the Murillo Racing #56 on pole at Daytona and led a significant portion of the season opener and finished second.
Lafayette, LA- Coming from the heart of Cajun Country, 20 year old Lafayette native and University of Louisiana Marketing student Sarah Montgomery will be making her pro racing debut as she joins the reigning champion ALARA Racing team for the SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich Tires. She will be sponsored by The Lemons of Love cancer patient support organization and Lafayette Travel, her home city’s Visitors Commission.
After years in Spec Miata, Sarah spent 2014 learning the tracks and cars in the Skip Barber MX-5 Pro Series and capped off the year winning 3 pole positions and 3 podium finishes in the Barber Pro Winter Challenge. “I’m really a grass roots racer, raising money from the ground up”, says Sarah,” the hard work and support I have received from people to get this opportunity is nothing short of amazing. And then to drive for ALARA Racing, a team I’ve been hanging around with for years is really a dream come true”.
“ALARA Racing is a team that is used to winning championships”, Sarah continues. “They win because the people are fantastic and you just know the equipment, engineers, and mechanics, basically everything will be the best in the business. I can’t wait to get on the track and keep the tradition going.”
The MX-5 Cup races are all double-headers and start in March at Sebring with stops at Mazda Raceway, Road America, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and Road Atlanta. But Sarah is circling her calendar in April for the race that travels to her home track, NOLA Motorsports Park and the Inaugural Indy Car Grand Prix of Louisiana. “It’s only a hundred or so miles from the house,” says the red haired Ragin Cajun, “I have a feeling I’ll have a few “Sarah” supporters there!”
“We’re really pleased to have Sarah join the team this year. She has always shown raw talent behind the wheel in testing. With the hard work she puts in every time she is in the car, she is maturing into an excellent racer.” Team principal, Ara Malkhassian stated. “She brings positive energy and enthusiasm to the team.”
Mazda’s three-time “Team of the Year” and series reigning champions, ALARA Racing is the Mazda MX-5 Cup series’ longest standing team, having been preparing cars and winning since series inception in 2006. As back-to-back champions, ALARA Racing’s technical team has been responsible for countless poles, track records, race fast laps, and victories. Houston, TX-based ALARA Racing can be reached at www.alararacing.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 398-3314.
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A year after Christian Szymczak secured the 2013 Championship for ALARA Racing, Kenton Koch was crowned the 2014 MX-5 Cup champion at the end of the Petit leMans weekend at Road Atlanta. Unlike Christian, whose championship wasn’t sealed until the last checkered flag fell, Kenton had already put his stamp on the season before arriving at Road Atlanta. He only needed to take the start of one of the races to secure the championship.