The inaugural MX-5 Cup race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca featured 40 starters.
Each cup car is delivered to its owner in white, allowing for custom paint jobs or wraps.
Turn 1 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is known as the Andretti Hairpin, for obvious reasons.
No way you're going to miss this guy on the race track.
Some teams racing in the Global MX-5 Cup run multiple cars, resulting in a crowded paddock.
Each MX-5 Cup car runs on BFGoodrich G-Force slicks or rain tires.
All in a row.
Each MX-5 Cup car has a differential and transmission cooler, in addition to an FIA-approved fire-suppression system.
The Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca features a sharp turn with a steep elevation change.
The engine of the MX-5 Cup car remains stock save for different headers. The race car also includes a stainless steel performance exhaust and a C&R Racing aluminum radiator.
Each car gets an ECU tuned specifically for the Global MX-5 Cup race series.
Come on, you know you want to drive one!
A digital dash and detachable steering wheel are part of the MX-5 Cup car , but it retains the windshield wiper stalk.
Long Road Racing in Statesville, North Carolina builds each MX-5 Cup car. The roll bar comes stock in gray, but they'll also do a custom paint color.
Each MX-5 Cup car keeps the same 2.0-liter SkyActiv engine as the production model.
The stock dash remains in the MX-5 Cup, including a USB port and a 12V outlet. You know, so you can plug in your phone and live-stream the fun.
Race shocks with adjustable rebound and compression rates and a larger front sway bar complement each other in front.
Hey...rubbin' is racin'!
Sam Smith in the number 53 car suffered a crash in day 2 of racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
40 cars turned up for the inaugural Global MX-5 Cup race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The second race at Watkins Glen International will have 42 starters.