Mazda and Honda B-Spec Showroom Stock Racing Series Coming

This is one official announcement that really deserves (more than) one big party: in an effort to allow more automotive enthusiasts to enjoy the thrills of racing, Honda and Mazda are introducing the “B-Spec” Showroom Stock motorsport series.

Honda Performance Development, the racing division of American Honda Motor, together with MazdaSpeed Motorsport development, the go-fast arm of Mazda North American Operations are inviting you to take part in this low-cost racing series that will use Honda Fit and and Mazda2 vehicles.

B-Spec refers to all cars meeting a common set of rules that can be adopted by any race circuit or sanctioning organization. Together, Honda and Mazda solicited an independent body to develop a set of vehicle specifications that will be available for all to use – the motorsports equivalent of "freeware." The final rules should be ready for release within 60 days,” stated the press release

The cars will use stock showroom vehicles, with factory engine and chassis, which will receive a competition roll cage, racing seat and other safety features. The vehicle will also be fitted with manufacturer-approved suspension, tires and rims. You don’t need to worry about the weight differences, as these will be evened out.

The manufacturers will use an independent third party to homologate competing cars and provide equalized specifications to any interested sanctioning bodies or race tracks. A racer who builds a B-Spec car will be able to race the same car across multiple sanctioning bodies by simply changing the sanctioning-body decals. Only homologated OEM models will be eligible within the rules,” stated the press release.
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