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Ara Verified Driver Series Champ
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



MAZDAPSEED Partners with HDNet to Broadcast Live MX-5 Cup Races



IRVINE, Calif. (June 8, 2009) - The optimistic cliché is that tough times produce new opportunities. The current economic situation is indeed a rough one for all segments of industry, especially the automotive world. The MAZDASPEED team has taken that as a challenge, and is pleased to announce a new TV partnership that will kick off with two big weekends of live high-definition coverage on HDNet in June and July.



The broadcasts will focus on a pair of weekends, Mazda Formula X at New Jersey Motorsports Park, June 13 – 14, and the Autobahn Grand Prix Presented by Mazda at Autobahn Country Club, July 25 – 26. Each weekend features multiple classes of the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development ladder, including Rounds Three, Four and Five of the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup.



Each of the four MAZDASPEED broadcasts will be live for three hours (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT). The broadcast team will be led by veteran commentator Rick Benjamin and legendary race driver Elliott Forbes-Robinson.



“By focusing on two of our biggest Mazda-centric race weekends, we can offer a unique viewing opportunity,” Mazda North American Operations Director of Marketing Mike Nakashima said. “Frequently, support races are broadcast at a different day and time, and often on different networks. We know that the road racing fan who follows the Atlantic Championship also will enjoy the Star Mazda and MX-5 Cup races. Our partnership with HDNet will allow us to more closely share the on-track experience with fans around the country by giving them a three-race afternoon, and the quality of the programming and high-definition transmission means it’s nearly as good as being trackside. A big thank you to our series partners at Cooper Tires (Atlantic) and BFGoodrich Tires (MX-5 Cup) for helping to make this happen.”



Round One of the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup from Road Atlanta is currently airing on syndicated cable and satellite networks across the country. Round Two of the Championship, which took place at Mazda Raceway, will begin to air in syndication on June 12.



For a full TV schedule and more information on MX-5 cup visit the series Web site at http://www.mx-5cup.com.



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About Mazda

Mazda is the brand of choice for road-racers across North America. More than 9,000 grassroots racers compete in various classes with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA). Racers who are years away from earning a driver’s license can now begin their professional motorsports careers in the Mazda family. A driver can begin in karts and progress through the Skip Barber series, Club Racing Formula Mazda, professional Star Mazda and finally to the Atlantic Championship, all with Mazda. No other car company has ever connected the dots this way.



On any given weekend, there are more Mazdas on the road-race tracks of America than any other brand of vehicle. At the track, you’ll see MX-5 Miata, RX-8, MAZDA3, MAZDA6, RX-7 and other vintage Mazda models competing, because every Mazda has the Soul of a Sports Car. In fact, the largest road-racing class in the world is Spec Miata, with 2,500 first- and second-generation Miatas tearing up America’s racetracks, making it the most-raced production car in the world. Mazda’s involvement in motorsports extends to its relationship with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, one of the world’s premier road-racing circuits, and the Skip Barber Schools for driving and racing.



Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mazda North American Operations oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through more than 850 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario, Canada, and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.



About HDNet



HDNet (www.hd.net, twitter.com/hdnet) is a network that is original,hinks independently and delivers unique content and provocative, authentic programming that appeals to men of all ages, delivered in true high definition.



HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," and the Emmy Award winning "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather.



HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts through HDNet Fights (www.hdnetfights.com, twitter.com/hdnetfights). HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet’s “Inside MMA” is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving MMA fans their weekly fix for everything MMA.



HDNet also delivers the world’s largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, John Mayer and more. “NASA on HDNet” presents all live shuttle launches through 2010.



Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Verizon and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. To receive HDNet information via email simply go to http://www.hd.net/listpage.

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Kim Ouye Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Is this exclusive? Will the delayed broadcast still be shown on CSNCA?

Mark Cuban...ugh...

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Kim

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Muda Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Anyone paying to televise the likes of Star Mazda and MX-5 can't be all bad.

Given his interest in Mixed Martial Arts maybe he would be interested in the MARRS series. [Roll Eyes]

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Todd Lamb Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
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Still not available in my area... [Frown]

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G. Davis Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Been watching in SD on his other network, MAVtv. I'll have to catch this one too.

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Kim Ouye Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Unfortunately for me it would mean replacing my satellite system to one that handles HD and then paying for this service...oh well...live timing and scoring it is...

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Kim

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06 MX-5 Cup

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Ara Verified Driver Series Champ
MX-5 CUP and SM Peddler

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Come up to Sonoma and watch it with Alison!

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RYGAR Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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I searched and could not find it. Anyone in SFR know if this is available on Comcast in the Bay Area/North Bay, if so, what channel? Thanks

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Not available on Comcast in Marin [Frown]

It's such a good channel, too!!! Freakin' Comcast.

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I just watched the Road Atlanta MX-5 cup race.

What a fantastic race. Everyone was nose to tail the whole race.

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RYGAR Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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quote:
Originally posted by dtfastbear:
Not available on Comcast in Marin [Frown]

It's such a good channel, too!!! Freakin' Comcast.

[banghead]
boooo. Thanks Dean. and they took away NFL Network...Why am I paying these morons?

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