Mazda of South Charlotte Teams Up with Race Car Driver Sam Barnett

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Mazda of South Charlotte Teams Up with Race Car Driver Sam Barnett. Barnett to Compete in 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-­5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires

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Sam Barnett at Mazda of South Charlotte

Last month I purchased a new 2016 Mazda MX--5 from Mazda of South Charlotte. During the purchase process, we realized that our goals and values were the perfect match for a partnership in the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX--5 Cup.

Mazda of South Charlotte will make its racing debut in the 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-­5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires with veteran pro driver, Sam Barnett, behind the wheel.

The #55 Mazda of South Charlotte/ Driven Global Mazda MX-­5 Cup car will be part of the Winding Road Racing team and will compete in 12 races throughout the year in the United States and Canada.

"It's been a goal of ours to one day race the cars we sell" said Robert Cole, managing partner of Mazda of South Charlotte. "Now that we have become the top selling Mazda dealer in the Carolinas, it's time to make that happen!"

"Last month I purchased a new 2016 Mazda MX-­5 from Mazda of South Charlotte. During the purchase process, we realized that our goals and values were the perfect match for a partnership in the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-­5 Cup" stated Barnett.

Mazda of South Charlotte will be hosting numerous events to coincide with the Global Mazda MX-­5 Cup racing series including race viewing parties, meet and greets with Sam Barnett, and Mazda racing simulator experiences.

The opening round of the Battery Tender MX-­5 Cup will take place April 28-30 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California.

About Mazda of South Charlotte:
Mazda of South Charlotte is the largest Mazda dealership in North and South Carolina. They will be opening a new location in May, 2016. http://www.mazdaofsouthcharlotte.com

About Driven:
Driven is a manufacturer of high quality, affordable racing steering wheels, safety gear, performance products, and apparel. http://www.drivensteering.com

About Winding Road Racing:
Winding Road Racing is a supplier of racing gear and equipment, race car services, and driver education. windingroadracing.com

Schedule -­ 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-­5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires

Rounds Date Venue Racing with
1-­2 April 28-­May 1 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca IMSA
3-­4 May 13-­15 Watkins Glen International Raceway Trans Am
5-­6 June 17-­19 Road America SCCA
7-­8 July 8-­10 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park IMSA
9-­10 August 26-­28 Virginia International Raceway IMSA
11-­12 September 28-­30 Road Atlanta IMSA

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