2014 Mazda Contingency Awards Program

It is a requirement for all Mazda competitors at the Sigma Racing Time Attack series to read and fully understand this document.

1) Mazda Contingency Awards (MCA) are available for select categories and classes of racing. Eligible vehicles must fit within 1 of these 3 categories:

a. Mazda production vehicle using stock chassis with modified or stock bodywork.
b. Mazda-powered vehicle with tube-frame chassis using approved Mazda “silhouette” bodywork.
c. Mazda-powered, purpose-built race vehicles (sports racing car and formula/open wheel cars) using a Mazda production powerplant.

2) The following categories of vehicles do not qualify for the MCA:
a. Non-Mazda production vehicles using a Mazda powerplant.
b. Mazda production vehicles using a non-Mazda powerplant.

3)  All qualified Mazda vehicles competing in the 2014 Sigma Racing Time Attack (SRTA) series are automatically enrolled and eligible in the MCA.  No registration is required.

4) There are no minimum requirements for number of competitors in each class for the MCA

5) The MCA program is a race amongst qualified Mazda competitors only. The highest, 2nd highest and 3rd highest placing Mazda awards are given out accordingly regardless of actual SRTA standings in the Class. The MCA program is independent of any prizes or awards offered by SRTA.

6) The chart below summarizes the 2014 Mazda Contingency Awards program payout – Sigma Racing Time Attack series

A Class

Highest Placing Mazda $150.00
2nd Highest Placing Mazda $75.00
3rd Highest Placing Mazda $50.00

B Class

Highest Placing Mazda $150.00
2nd Highest Placing Mazda $75.00
3rd Highest Placing Mazda $50.00

MCA contingency payouts are accumulated and paid out at the end of the season in one lump sum payment to the competitor.

7) Due to the wide variety of vehicle modifications at the SRTA series, Mazda Canada and SRTA withhold the rights to disqualify any vehicle from enrolling in the MCA program at any time.

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 9, 2013 /CNW/ – Mazda Canada announced today that after a successful launch in 2012, it will increase its support for competitors who race Mazdas across the country by adding three additional motorsports properties for 2013.

Entering their second year of Mazda’s contingency support programs are the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC), and the Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship.

New for 2013, Mazda Canada is excited to announce the addition of three new grassroots properties whose Mazda racers will be eligible for cash contingencies in 2013. Those three properties are:

  • The VCMC Motorsport Club, which has been a cornerstone of the Vancouver, British Columbia area autocross scene since 1982 and has become one of the largest clubs in the region with 280+ members annually.
  • Sigma Racing Time Attack, which hosts motorsport events at various race tracks with personal lap timers, professional timing systems with live leaderboard standings, and Time Attack competitions. Off the track, SRTA continues driver development with its range of driving simulators and virtual racing events.
  • The Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC), which was founded as a non-profit society in 1951.  It is their mission to promote, encourage and support motorsport within the Province of British Columbia; organize competitive motor sport events; foster sportsmanship; and give mutual guidance and assistance within the membership.

In addition to cash, Canadian racers are also eligible to compete in the Mazda North American Club Racer Shootout. Bruce McNutt, who won the Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship in 2012, was awarded entry into the 2013 Shootout. The 2013 shootout prize will be a full season in the 2014 SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup valued at $75,000 USD.

For 2013, Mazda Canada is paying contingency awards, for those competitors who are racing eligible Mazda race cars, and who place well in events organized by these five series. Class structures, schedules and vehicle eligibility dictate that the contingency prizing has been customized for each organization.

“Mazda is committed to supporting grassroots motorsports in Canada,” said Sandra Lemaitre, National Manager of Public Relations, Mazda Canada. “The expansion of our Canadian contingency program is our way of thanking and supporting those amateur racers who choose to race Mazdas, and helping them pursue their passion.”

“Our inaugural year was a tremendous success as we added several Mazdas to our CTCC line-up.  We look forward to 2013 and are thrilled by the continued participation of Mazda Canada Inc.” – John Bondar, President, Canadian Touring Car Championship.

“Spec Miata Championship Drivers Association (SMCDA) is very excited that Mazda Canada is a part of the 2013 Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship. Moving into our second year with Mazda Canada contingency program is exciting for everyone. Thank you Mazda Canada, on behalf of all the competitors in the Toyo Tires Miata Championship. – Blu Vandaalen, President, Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship.

“VCMC Motorsport Club is extremely excited to be a partner in the Mazda Contingency Program for autocross. This program gives a clear and direct statement to drivers in the region that Mazda is serious about grassroots motorsports. We are grateful for this direct and significant support that Mazda Canada has contributed to grassroots motorsports and are confident that this will help grow grassroots motorsports in the region.  Thank you, Mazda!” – Zachary Wong, Vice-President, VCMC Motorsport Club.

“Mazda cars have always been a big part of Sigma Racing Time Attack events and have dominated our leaderboard. We are very excited to see Mazda Canada getting directly involved in grassroots racing.  For most of us, this passion has always been what Mazda is all about.” – Peter Sosinski, Sigma Racing Time Attack.

“The Sports Car Club of British Columbia is looking forward to the 2013 race season, and the excitement that the Mazda Canada contingency program will bring to motorsport in BC.  This program will support our commitment of growing grassroots motorsports, and continue to raise the level of competition.  We are pleased to see Mazda’s continued involvement in motorsports in Canada, and believe they are a leader in motorsport development.” – Steve Hocaluk, President, SCCBC.

Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165 dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada’s media website at www.media.mazda.ca

SOURCE: Mazda Canada Inc.

The official results for the May 13th event at TMP are out:



A big thank you to AMF for the great event coverage on SRTA #1.

” It was a cool early morning at Toronto Motorsports Park for round one of the 2012 Sigma Time Attack (SRTA) series. The day began as usual with registration confirmation and brief driver’s meeting around the SRTA mobile office. Despite the weather forecast calling for rain and mild temperature, nearly 50 drivers / teams were ready to go and hit the tarmac for some opening lapping…..