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Old 12-11-2010, 04:32 AM
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Thumbs up B-Spec cometh... A little fun with Fits and 2s.

Caught this interesting tidbit on AW today:

Mazda, Honda debut SCCA B-Spec race cars

I'd seen the cars from shows and what not, but hadn't really heard they were a firm go. This could be fun...

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Old 12-11-2010, 04:34 AM
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i love the Mazda2 we have at work.. I drive it all the time
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:43 AM
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:11 PM
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that is awesome. makes me wanna get a mazda2 instead of putting more money in the mini
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i loveee that fricken mazda two
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:52 AM
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i was about to get a yaris or a smart for a beater.... then i drover the 2. We have a manual. SOOO much fun, its like a Speed3 but minus the speed part.. lol
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:39 AM
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:09 AM
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Default B-Spec Racing: Production-based prep class for subcompact cars

I know this has already been posted in other threads, but I think it deserves it's own. With MINI, Mazda, Fiat, Kia & all of the major sanctioning bodies now involved, I think this is pretty interesting & should make for some good racing between new cars makes.
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If you haven't heard about B-Spec racing yet, you will. Every major racing sanctioning body in the U.S. — SCCA, Grand Am, NASA and World Challenge — will host B-Spec races in 2012. Honda, Mazda, Kia and Fiat are already in. And now, so is Mini.

What's this about? B-Spec is a production-based prep class for subcompact cars. Basically, they're stock B cars, gutted and caged, with similar power and weight and total cost capped at $25,000 (imagine Lemons for new cars).

Mini USA announced today that Hendrick Automotive Group's Mini of Charleston dealership will build and sell turnkey Mini racecars for B-Spec competition. (They'll also offer conversion kits for 2007-2012 cars.)

Other cars already signed on to race B-Spec include the Mazda2, Honda Fit, Kia Rio and Fiat 500. Inexpensive, lightly modified subcompact cars doing serious battle — with a low barrier to entry and cash payouts for podium finishes? This could get interesting.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:22 AM
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I've been following this since last year when Mazda and Honda ran B-Spec cars at the 25 hours of Thunderhill. As a owner of a 2 I really hope this series will jump-start the aftermarket for my car.
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I can't wait to watch this!
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:55 AM
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I can't wait seeing this run over at Infineon!
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This series reminds me of H-stock in auto-x one of the most fun to watch. It really is a duel of talent.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:30 PM
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psh i wanna do it. Why cant i have money
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So is this going to be part of Grand-Am racing or its own league? The article didn't really say.
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