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Old 03-31-2012, 11:08 AM
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MazdaSpeed sponsorship and discounts

I have a friend who races for MazdaSpeed or is sponsored by MS not really sure how it works. He races a miata but has an rx8 as well. I was at his house the other day working on my car with him and he ordered a gasket for me that costs $51 at the dealership but only $27 through the MazdaSpeed prices he gets.

Ive been condsidering starting to learn to race and take lessons with him and all that fun stuff. So how would i get sponsored by mazdaspeed in the first place once i start racing? He is an extremely good driver so im not sure if it is just because he is so good or if everybody that races a Mazda gets the membership racing discounts with MS?

Also, what are the discounts you get? He said he can get any stock part of aftermarket MS part for any Mazda cars a lot cheaper. He told me if i needed any parts to let him know and he would buy them for me but I feel a little uncomfortable about asking him to order me some MS springs and shocks.

Thanks for the info guys.
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www.mazdamotorsports.com

If he is your friend why don't you just ask him...
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thanks. well he is an old friend and i actually hadnt seen him in a long time till the other day when i went over and i was doing the work on my car with his dad and i didnt feel to comfortable asking him.

is that your 8 in the right pic in your sig?
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damn hella fresh. just wondering lol cause i had that as the background on my phone. badass car.
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Lol now its mad mike :/ but I have like 5 pics of yours on my phone.
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FYI,

You can't use your mazda account for use on your own street vehicles let alone your friends. They will close your account if they suspect that you are.

Pricing is Mazda Dealer cost. Not Retail price or even wholesale price. The Mazda support in the US is awesome!

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hmm well i guess he is registered for his miata and his rx8 cause he buys parts for his rx8 off there. he does race them both but i think he only tracks his 8 for fun and not competitions.

once you meet the 2 race criteria and become a member how many races do you have to compete in yearly to stay a member?
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Not to be a ***** but what exactly is the purpose of this thread? A prerequisite to racing (which you state you want to do) is having the ability to figure out basic stuff like your what class you want to race in, budget, comp school - race license, the series rules, etc.

If you do your research and then still have questions I am sure most people on here will help you out.
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Kinda as Chris said... the link above directed you to the following copy/paste below. Use your resources and don't be afraid to ask questions after you have honestly taken a little time to look. I don't mind helping at all but you need to try a little

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************************************************** ************************************************** **********************
Membership Information


MAZDASPEED MOTORSPORTS DEVELOPMENT's Team Support program provides parts and technical support for Mazda racers competing in all forms of racing, from the professional and amateur level, including autocross, in the United States and Canada.
It is your pipeline to stock (Genuine Mazda Parts) and competition parts at steeply discounted prices. The Team Support Program also offers a comprehensive contingency awards program for certain types and levels of motorsports.
The parts program supports all types of automotive racing as long as the organization publishes acceptable race results.
Disclaimer

Mazda competition and stock parts are sold "as is" and without warranty of any kind. All implied warranties, including all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby disclaimed. Purchaser acknowledges that no representations have been made to him regarding these parts, including but not limited to any representations as to their quality or performance, and that he (or she) shall be responsible for and bear all costs of repair or replacement of any defect in or failure of these parts. Purchaser acknowledges that installation of these parts may cause his (or her) vehicle be unable to be lawfully used on public highways, and assumes all risks and expenses thereof.
All suggested modifications and recommendations are intended solely for use on vehicles participating in off-highway competition events. Purchaser acknowledges that all Mazda vehicle warranties are voided if the vehicle is used in any Competition events. The purchaser accepts all responsibility for modifications to said vehicle(s) and all potential risks
Requirements and Limitations

Eligibility Requirements

TTo be eligible for the purchase of any parts through the MAZDASPEED MOTORSPORTS DEVELOPMENT team support program, including stock and competition parts, you must be registered in our program with current race results, or building a new car and be able to prove membership in a racing organization.
If you have results.


You must provide copies of official race results from 2 events you participated in within the past twelve months. The race results must include the following information: (MyLaps results are NOT acceptable)
  • Event name and date held
  • Sanctioning organization/club holding the event
  • Racing Class
  • Your Name
  • Model of Mazda raced
  • Finishing position
If you are building your car.


If your race car is currently under construction, the race results requirement will be temporarily waived if you can provide a copy of your racing club membership card (SCCA, NASA, etc.). You will be required to provide a completion date for the first race you plan to compete in. You will need to provide race results from your first event within 30 days after the competition.

You will not be able to purchase parts if you cannot provide all information as in one of the cases above.

The Team Support Program allows members to purchase stock parts for their race vehicle(s) under following conditions:
  • Each race vehicle must be pre-registered with copies of official race results from 2 events on file from the past or current season, (or a current photo and copy of racing club membership card) sent in.
  • If you change racing classes or the model of Mazda being raced you should advise us immediately by fax, letter, phone or e-mail.
  • If you reside outside the 50 United States or Canada, to be eligible to purchase parts, you must compete in a minimum of 2 events held within the United States or Canada each year.
  • You are responsible for keeping us informed of any change in model/body work, engine size, and year of race vehicle or parts thereof.
  • Race results must be submitted regardless of whether you are participating in the Mazda Contingency Awards Program.
  • If you have multiple drivers for one or more cars, a separate application and results will be needed for each driver.
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Thanks for all the help and info and sorry for being a bit nooby with this thread here.
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