Mazda MX-5 Cup Sets Revised Schedule

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Officials from the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup have announced a revised schedule.
Officials from the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup have announced a revised schedule.

INDIANAPOLIS – Following the changes to the 2020 IndyCar schedule announced on Monday, the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires and Andersen Promotions have released a revised calendar for the season.

The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup has already completed its first two rounds at Road America and will continue with rounds three and four at Mid-Ohio Sports Course, Aug. 7-8.

For rounds five and six, the series will join the Road to Indy family at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Sept. 3-4, before returning to Mid-Ohio Sept. 25-27 as part of the IMSA event weekend.

The Global Mazda MX-5 Cup then heads to a track it hasn’t seen since 2010: New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J. The series joins USF200 and Indy Pro 2000 for what’s being called Fall Thunder at Thunderbolt. This doubleheader will take place Oct. 9-11.

“I would like to thank Brad Scott [President and Chief Operating Officer at New Jersey Motorsports Park] and his team for welcoming us with open arms to their first-class facility,” said Dan Andersen, Owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions. “These are fluid times with the pandemic, and we are grateful to be able to quickly replace canceled races. We look forward to working with Brad and his staff to build an exciting event not only for our teams and drivers, but fans who will be introduced to the fantastic racing that is Global MX-5 Cup. Plus, as a New Jersey native, it’s fun to finally have an event at a track in my home state.”

“The 2020 season has required us all to be flexible, and our teams and drivers appreciate all the effort that Andersen Promotions has made to secure the dates for this revised schedule,” said Director of Mazda Motorsports, Nelson Cosgrove. “It is exciting for the series to be returning to New Jersey Motorsports Park, and the news of our return to Indianapolis was also really well received by our paddock so we are eager to get back to the track and continuing what has been a really exciting start to the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup season.”

The series finale and awards banquet are still scheduled for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Oct. 23-25.