Four MX-5s for Continental Series

by Devin Jones Racing
on 21 January, 2015

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Freedom Autosport and CJ Wilson Racing are joined by Alara Racing in Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge Street Touring.

The 2015 IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge season gets under way on Friday as a prelude to the Rolex 24 at Daytona TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race. Mazda is looking to improve on last year’s strong results, which saw it finish third in the Street Tuner Manufacturer’s Championship and score three victories, including two podium sweeps.

Two teams, CJ Wilson Racing and Freedom Autosport return in similar form as last year, both running  MX-5s for the season. In addition, Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires stalwart team Alara Racing comes in with a single car for 2013 MX-5 Cup champion Christian Szymczak. Fellow MX-5 Cup alum Devin Jones will join Szymczak for Daytona, with his partner for the rest of the season to be determined.

“We have launched our Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge effort as a natural extension of our MX-5 cup effort,” says Alara principal Ara Malkhassian. “With our technical team orchestrating not just back-to-back MX-5 cup championships, but also the 2014 CTSC championship for our sister team, Murillo racing, our confidence level is high that we will be a factor in the 2015 ST championship.”

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