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October 02, 2018

REGER WINS MX-5 CUP CHAMPIONSHIP AT MMC

Courtesy of AutoWeek: Nikko Reger won the opening Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup race of the day and then backed that victory up with a run to fourth place at Monticello Motor Club to seal the 2018 championship and the $200,000 in racing support from Mazda that comes with it. The double race-day championship showdown Saturday marked the debut of the series at the natural terrain New York circuit, and it featured two highly competitive events. After the dust settled

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September 29, 2018

Reger clinches Mazda MX-5 championship at MMC

Courtesy of Racer.com: Nikko Reger won the opening Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup race of the day and then backed that victory up with a run to fourth place at Monticello Motor Club to seal the 2018 championship and the $200,000 in racing support from Mazda that comes with it. The double race-day championship showdown Saturday marked the debut of the series at the natural terrain New York circuit, and featured two highly competitive events. Read

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September 28, 2018

MX FAST FIVE: MMC WITH 2017 MX-5 CHAMP GALLAGHER

Courtesy of MazdaMotorsport: 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Champion Patrick Gallagher has had a busy 2018 season, putting his $200,000 in Mazda support towards competing in the IMSA SportsCar Challenge top GS class. When he’s not racing, he’s teaching others how to do so, usually at Monticello Motor Club. Gallagher spends so much time up at MMC, he has some quick suggestions on what the drivers and teams should keep an eye out for

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September 25, 2018

Video: Onboard Patrick Long’s Record Lap At MMC

Courtesy of Turnology: Smooth but assertive, technically masterful, patient, and bold; Patrick Long is one of today’s best sports car racers. Watching him at work is something to behold, as his car control is second-to-none. The way he methodically coaxes speed out of the car and the tires is something any aspiring driver can appreciate and learn from. He’s quite handy in Porsche 911s — as the only American factory driver for the marque, he has to

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September 21, 2018

TEST DRIVE: BMW M5 AT MMC

Courtesy of Sportscar365: The BMW M5 was a revelation when it was first introduced in the late 1980s, combining a smooth and powerful inline-six engine and sports car performance with four doors and a usable back seat. BMW print ads at the time invited prospective buyers to “Be One of The 1,200 Fastest Families in America” and the M5 was the first car that truly blurred the lines between family sedan and sports car. That concept has

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September 20, 2018

Z4 M ROADSTER AT MMC

Courtesy of 3002 Tii:  Z4 M Roadster at Monticello Motor Club – North Configuration      

September 19, 2018

The World’s Wealthiest At MMC This Fall

Courtesy of Luxury Travel Magazine: This season, the world’s wealthiest can be found socializing at events across the globe – from the French Riviera to Lexington, Kentucky. Looking to rub shoulders with the international elite? Here’s what to do and where to stay this fall: September Monaco Yacht Show: The Monaco Yacht Show  (September 26-29) features 126 exceptional yachts (worth an estimated $4 billion) on display for superyacht owners and prospective buyers. With more than 150 events

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September 10, 2018

Rollan hangs on for Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup win in Portland

Courtesy of Sports Car Illustrated: Rollan’s path to victory began with an incredible start that saw his No.87 Sick Sideways Mazda go from seventh to second on the first lap. He settled in behind teammate Sparks (No.8 Sick Sideways) and the pair tried their best to pull away from the field, but Saturday’s race winner Luke Oxner (No.77 White Racing) and Reger (No.01 Slipstream Performance) were on the attack. Also making big moves forward was

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September 07, 2018

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Review: McQueen Fan or Not, This ‘Stang Is Worth the Upcharge

Courtesy of The Drive:  As the Matchbox toys of the automotive world, American muscle cars are ripe for experimentation—or exploitation—in the form of special editions. Get it right, and you end up with a Plymouth Superbird, a future collectible and classic. Get it wrong, and you end up with a 1998 Corvette Indy Pace Car, a purple-and-yellow poseur with as much class as a Franklin Mint collector plate. The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is no

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September 02, 2018

Rollan wins Global MX-5 Cup Race 2 at PIR

Courtesy of Racer: Mazda Road to 24 Scholarship winner Selin Rollan earned his second Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich victory at Portland International Raceway on Sunday. It was a hard-fought win over his Sick Sideways teammate Nathanial Sparks, with Bryan Ortiz rounding out the podium. Championship point leader Nikko Reger finished fourth, less than one second behind the winner following 45 minutes of all-green flag racing. Rollan’s path to victory began

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September 01, 2018

Portland debut for Mazda MX-5 Cup

Courtesy of Sports Car Illustrated: There are four races left in the 2018 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup season, which will see the drivers in the ultra-competitive field doing battle for a total of $290,000 in support from Mazda. The overall champion will receive a hefty $200,000 prize from Mazda to put towards the next level of their Mazda Road to 24 career, while the top Rookie will earn themselves a $75,000 check. A third category

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September 01, 2018

Oxner wins Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Race 1 in Portland

Courtesy of Mazda Motorsports: Survival was the name of the game for Round Nine of the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich at Portland International Raceway on Saturday. Luke Oxner (No. 77 White Racing), driving for the two-car White Racing team, wisely navigated through two incidents in Turn One to take his first Mazda MX-5 Cup win ahead of leading rookie racer Selin Rollan, who finished second as Robert Stout crossed the

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August 30, 2018

Portland debut for Mazda MX-5 Cup

Courtesy of Sports Car Illustrated: The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich championship will make its first-ever appearance at Portland International Raceway this weekend as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series event weekend. There are four races left in the 2018 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup season, which will see the drivers in the ultra-competitive field doing battle for a total of $290,000 in support from Mazda. The overall champion will receive a

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August 30, 2018

BMW M Track Days: Laying Down Rubber at Monticello Motor Club

Courtesy of The Drive: Since 2016, BMW has given general car enthusiasts and even more BMW M aficionados the chance to get behind the wheel of the newest BMW M vehicles at a track-day experience called BMW M Track Days. The high-performance event visits top-notch racing circuits around the country ranging from the FIA-approved Circuit of the Americas in Texas to the swanky Thermal Club in California. As the owner of a BMW E92 M3

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July 29, 2018

Ortiz wins Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Sunday on last-lap pass

Courtesy of Racer: Bryan Ortiz didn’t let an early exit in Saturday’s Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich race get him down, instead he made it his mission to get the win on Sunday, which he did with a last-lap pass. For the second time in as many races, the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup race came down to a last lap pass for victory, with polesitter Nathanial Sparks finishing second and Joey

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July 24, 2018

Glickenhaus’s 003S Is an Absurd Road-Legal Racecar

Courtesy of Road and Track: Glickenhaus might not roll off the tongue like Pagani. It might not sound as exotic as Koenigsegg. But Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, or SCG for short, Jim Glickenhaus’s plucky, New York-based race team and supercar company, is easily in the same league as these boutique hypercar makers. “You go to Koenigsegg for wild engineering, Pagani for works of art,” Glickenhaus tells me. “You come to us for race cars you can

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July 19, 2018

Championship battle rages as MX-5 Cup heads to Mid-Ohio

Courtesy of Racer: With three race weekends down and three to go, it’s getting down to the wire as the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires championship battles heat up all across the field. With three different titles on the line and a grand total of $290,000 in support up for grabs, the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup has plenty of racing left before the champions emerge at the end of the

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July 12, 2018

Pirelli Challenge heading to Portland Raceway

Courtesy of Sportscar 365: Pirelli World Challenge is making its return to Portland International Raceway this weekend, marking the series’ first trip to the venue since 2005 Dino Crescentini won the GT event that year in a Corvette C6, leading a podium of Leighton Reese and Wolf Henzler. Randy Pobst was the winner in the Touring Car race in a Mazda 6, while Eric Curran and Matt Richmond joined him on the podium. Epic Motorsports

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July 05, 2018

Getting Muddy in the Chevy Colorado ZR2

Courtesy of The Drive: Back in April, Ford announced it was essentially giving up on everything in its lineup that wasn’t a truck or SUV. Amurica, am I right? General Motors may still be sticking with sedans, but it’s massively invested in the truck market as well. Just four years ago, GM started rolling out a refreshed offering in a segment that had been all but abandoned in the states—the midsize pickup truck—in the form

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June 30, 2018

MX-5 Cup: Why Racing on a Budget Matters

Courtesy of The Drive: The world is full of frustrated racers, myself included. Racing is an expensive sport, and until tires, fuel, and handmade chassis cost as much as a basketball or a golf club, motorsports will be for the wealthy and a lucky few. The barriers to getting into racing are significant as most aspiring racing drivers have to self-fund their careers with the hopes of making it big someday. Unfortunately for most, that

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