Mazda and Honda have been working with the SCCA spearheading a new B-Spec racing category for equally prepared cars, and their efforts are about to hit dirt as wheels will turn in anger in 2012. “While we are competitors on the track,” says Dean Case, communications officer for MAZDASPEED Motorsports, “Mazda and Honda are cooperating to promote the launch of this new generation of showroom stock racing.” Dean also relayed that at least four other automakers are also coming on board with B-Spec kits and contingency programs. The SCCA has its rules being finalized and Dean expects to see a class for B-Spec in Canada as well. Prospective racers need a Mazda2 and the Mazdaspeed B-Spec kit to meet the regulations in the SCCA’s 14-page rulebook. The kit, well priced at about $2,600, addresses performance mods and racers will have other modifications (mostly for safety) to make before being eligible for competition.
Mazda2 B-Spec Kit|
|Bilstein Coilover Shocks||Braided Stainless Brake Line Set|
|Proprietary Race Springs||Pad Set, Front (Hawk DTC-60)|
|Rear Sway Bar Plate||Performance Air Filter|
|Strut Bearing||Oil Cooler Kit|
|Cat-Back Exhaust System||A/C Delete|