Mazda Motorsports is giving race fans and online racers the chance to get behind the wheel and on track with the Mazda Hot Lap Challenge. The competition runs from April through October with seven qualifying events. The Mazda Hot Lap Challenge will provide the winner a test in a Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car.

Two ways to win – online or at-track!

The online portion of the competition takes place on iRacing and utilizes the Time Attack competitions. Seven unique and limited time Time Attacks will provide multiple opportunities for iRacing members to qualify for the season-ending race – where the winner will earn a VIP trip to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The at-track qualifying will take place in the Mazda consumer display area of the fan zones where Mazda incorporates two iRacing simulators. The fastest laps from each weekend will be compared and the fastest overall will win a VIP trip to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Rolex 24 at Daytona Finale

The at-track and online qualifiers will compete at the track to see who will earn the grand prize of a test in a Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car later in 2019.
 

Round 1 (Daytona) Online Qualifiers:

Matt Bussa 2:10.410
 
Logan Clampitt 2:10.423
 
Bobby Zalenski 2:10.696
 
Brian Lockwood 2:10.771
 
Travis Schwenke 2:10.946

Round 2 (Lime Rock) Online Qualifiers:

Gresham Wagner 56.363

Giuseppe Iannucci 56.414

Giovanni Shadd 56.439

Steven Diem 56.471

Cody A. Harris 56.472

Round 3 (Watkins Glen) Online Qualifiers:

Christopher Henn 2:09.034

Robert Hartley 2:09.246

David Alessandrini 2:09.632

Tom Rathje 2:09.636

Travis Petrie 2:09.868

Round 4 (Road America) Online Qualifiers:

Jeremy Robles  2:34.270

Logan Sheets  2:34.400

Brian Zurek  2:34.437

Round 5 (Gateway) Online Qualifiers:

Jonathan White 1:06.157

Michael Borden 1:06.199

Richard Hollyday 1:06.332

Michael Hensley  1:06.662

John Cook 1:06.697

Matt Bontempi 1:06.753

Round 6 (Laguna Seca) Online Qualifiers:

Eric Garcia 1:36.818

Carl Modoff  1:36.879

Matt Malone 1:37.088

Nick Furst 1:37.140

Jake Feinerman 1:37.179

Round 7 (Road Atlanta) Online Qualifiers:

Wyatt Gooden  1:36.001

Joshua Chin  1:36.636

Jeff Lovell  1:36.682

Joe Cole  1:36.719

Luke Pfeiffer  1:36.820

Online Time Attack Schedule

Week 1: 4/13 – 4/15 – Daytona Road Course 

Week 2: 5/25 – 5/28 – Lime Rock Park

Week 3: 6/29 – 7/1 – Watkins Glen

Week 4: 8/3 – 8/5 – Road America

Week 5: 8/24 – 8/25 – Gateway Motorsports Park

Week 6  9/7 – 9/9 – Laguna Seca

Week 7: 10/11 – 10/13 – Road Atlanta

 *TA sessions will be available the entire day(s) based on GMT

At-Track Schedule

Week 1: 4/13 – 4/15 – Long Beach

Week 2: 5/25 – 5/26 – Lime Rock Park

Week 3: 6/29 – 7/1 – Watkins Glen

Week 4: 8/3 – 8/5 – Road America

Week 5: 8/24 – 8/25 – Gateway Motorsports Park

Week 6  9/7 – 9/9 – Laguna Seca

Week 7: 10/11 – 10/13 – Road Atlanta

To compete online log into your iRacing member accounts and select “Beta UI” at the top of the screen. Then choose Time Attacks and select the corresponding Time Attack competition. iRacing will automatically keep track of your time and the top five each week will earn invitations to the final race to be held on October 30, 2018. Only the times from iRacing members who meet the qualifications for the contest will be considered for the prize(s).
 
Contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are least 18 years of age. iRacing membership is required for participation in the online qualifying. All qualifiers are subject to eligibility verification. For complete rules and regulations click here.