Toronto, Ontario – Mazda Canada has announced support for motorsports with cash prizes for Canadians racing Mazdas in the Canadian Touring Car Championship, including the all-new B-Spec class, and the Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship.

In addition to cash, Canadian racers are now eligible to compete in the Mazda North American Club Racer Shootout. The 2012 shootout prize is a full season in the 2013 SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup, valued at US$75,000.

For the Canadian Touring Car Championship and the Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship, Mazda Canada is paying contingency awards for first, second and third in each points-paying race in the Championship, as well as Year-End Championship awards for first, second and third overall, for those competitors racing eligible Mazda race cars.

“Mazda has a strong motorsports heritage,” said Don Romano, president of Mazda Canada. “On any given weekend, there are more Mazdas on the road-race tracks of America than any other brand of vehicle, and we’re committed to extending that legacy to Canada. To show our support, we have committed over $100,000 in contingency prize money in Canada for 2012.”

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