Reviving a Mazda Protegé5 race car | Your Projects

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Nov 26, 2021 | Mazda, Your Projects, Protoge5, Grand-Am

What's better than buying a track car that was built from new as a race car? How about buying a former race car that competed in a professional racing series?

Last Place Motorsports recently picked up a Mazda Protegé5 wagon for track duty. This wagon’s provenance? During the 2003 and 2004 seasons, it ran with the Grand-Am Cup, the predecessor to today’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. It’s been a race car since new, with turbocharged power coming from the Mazdaspeed Protegé.

Read more about it in the Mazdaspeed Protege5 thread over on the Builds and Project Cars forum.

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BMWGeoff GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/24/21 3:24 p.m.

Does this mean I'm famous now? hahahaha

And can I get some GRM stickers to put on it?

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