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.
 
Week 1 Qualifiers:
1. Matt Bussa 2:10.410
2. Logan Clampitt 2:10.423
3. Bobby Zalenski 2:10.696
4. Brian Lockwood 2:10.771
5. Travis Schwenke 2:10.946

Online Time Attack Schedule

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

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

*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 in October or November of 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. For complete rules and regulations click here.