2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

We're borrowing a new MX-5 from Mazda and working with our friends from The Tire Rack to build it for competition in the new STR class of SCCA Solo competition. While many folks consider the Honda S2000 or Toyota MR-S to be the car to beat in this new class, we wanted to see if the MX-5 can be competitive. The MX-5 slots right between the two class favorites, offering lower weight than the S2000 (but more than the MR-S) and more power than the MR-S (though less peak horsepower than the S2000).

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2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Sep
21
Sep 21, 2011 | Mazda
Project STR Scores Wood at Solo Nats

Our team trophies in the event's largest, toughest class.

Sep
09
Sep 9, 2011 | Mazda
Project STR Samples CSP at Solo Nats

GRM’s Alan Cesar and SCCA’s Howard Duncan compete in variable weather conditions in the CSP class.

Aug
17
Aug 17, 2011 | Mazda
Hoosier A6 vs. Goodyear Eagle RS AC

Now we’ve done it. We crack open Pandora’s box by testing super-sticky R-compound tires on our MX-5.

Aug
10
Aug 10, 2011 | Mazda
Victory at Great Lakes

We use the Great Lakes Divisional Championship as our final shakedown before the national showdown.

Aug
03
Aug 3, 2011 | Mazda
Diff'rent Strokes

We install an OS Giken limited-slip differential to help solve our wheelspin issues.

Jul
13
Jul 13, 2011 | Mazda
Project STR Faces Tough Competition

We head to Toledo, Ohio, for the Northern States Championship event.

Jul
08
Jul 8, 2011 | Mazda
STR Tire Smackdown

We test ALL of the Street Touring class contenders in the dry and the wet.

Jun
10
Jun 10, 2011 | Mazda
Project STR Hits Four Events

Our car and drivers stay busy for three weekends in a row.

May
27
May 27, 2011 | Mazda
MX-5 Revs Up for Solo Spring Nats

We bolt on a few upgrades to help put us on the podium.

May
06
May 6, 2011 | Mazda
Arkansas Pro Solo Results

Project STR launches into the 2011 SCCA Pro Solo season.

Mar
31
Mar 31, 2011 | Mazda
Project STR Goes Head to Head

A side-by-side video comparison of our two project drivers, Chris Harvey and John Rogers.

Mar
14
Mar 14, 2011 | Mazda
Project STR Roars Back to Life

We get the party started at the 2011 Tire Rack SCCA Dixie National Tour.

Dec
09
Dec 9, 2010 | Mazda
Project STR Flies South for the Winter

Our Mazda MX-5 heads to Orlando for the PRI Trade Show.

Oct
08
Oct 8, 2010 | Mazda
Project STR to Be Continued

Our MX-5 project enjoyed a successful 2010 season in the Street Touring R category, and we plan to build on that momentum with further development and product testing in 2011.

Sep
11
Sep 11, 2010 | Mazda
Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals Results

Our Project STR effort scores big!

Sep
07
Sep 7, 2010 | Mazda
Pro Solo Finale Results

Project STR takes home trophies at the ProSolo Finale. carries our drivers to second and third at the Finale event, and scores a second place year-end overall in the Pro …

Sep
03
Sep 3, 2010 | Mazda
Ready to Roll

Our team gets ready to leave Tire Rack headquarters in Indiana for the drive to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Finale and Solo National Championship events.

Aug
10
Aug 10, 2010 | Mazda
In-Car Video Footage

Video footage from the Great Lakes Divisional shows how our MX-5 got around the course so quickly.

Aug
09
Aug 9, 2010 | Mazda
We Are the Champions

Project STR Captures Three Back-to-Back Divisional Championships at CENDIV and Great Lakes.

Aug
05
Aug 5, 2010 | Mazda
Power Upgrades, Part 2

Installing an AEM Cold Air Intake to help our MX-5’s motor breathe a little easier.

Jul
22
Jul 22, 2010 | Mazda
Power Upgrade Payoff

Bolt-on engine mods help Project STR power past the competition at the Toledo ProSolo.

Jul
07
Jul 7, 2010 | Mazda
Project STR Trophies at the Peru National Tour

Our MX-5 is beginning to show its form, scoring third and fourth overall and posting the fastest two run times on day two.

Jul
01
Jul 1, 2010 | Mazda
Project STR Readies for Peru Tour

As we prepare for the Peru National Tour this weekend, we use our Mazda MX-5 to test various street and race tires for wet-weather conditions.

May
05
May 5, 2010 | Mazda
Now We’re on a Roll--or Should We Say Anti-Roll

We install Hotchkis anti-roll bars on our MX-5 project.

May
03
May 3, 2010 | Mazda
Lincoln ProSolo Results

After warming up at a few local events, we headed to a Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo event to find out just how much we’ve improved Project STR.

Apr
26
Apr 26, 2010 | Mazda
Testing Coil-Over Performance Gains

A suspension upgrade for our MX-5 helps make the most of the grippy Dunlop tires.

Apr
22
Apr 22, 2010 | Mazda
Project STR Gets Coil-Overs

Our MX-5 had proper wheels and tires. Time for this baby to take the next step.

Apr
02
Apr 2, 2010 | Mazda
Apparently Size Matters

The right-sized tires make a big difference on our MX-5 project.

Mar
30
Mar 30, 2010 | Mazda
New Wheels and Rubber for Our MX-5

Off with the factory tires and wheels, and on with some serious competition shoes.

Mar
22
Mar 22, 2010 | Mazda
Knife to a Gun Fight

Our nearly stock MX-5 stretches its legs at the Dixie National Tour.

Mar
18
Mar 18, 2010 | Mazda
Getting Graphic

Our new MX-5 gets some vinyl love.

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