shoup New Reader
3/3/19 9:37 p.m.

I bought this Protege from a friend a few years back, fixed the transmission and it has been sitting since. It starts up, runs and drives but it may need some tuning to get it back to where it was. The car is great and I wish I had more time to drive it but it just isn't getting used like it should and is taking up space. 

Additional pictures are here:!AjhamGiEqlTsgyrHk3buXFxt-n_a

Here are the details: 

It is a 2002 Protege that was purchased from Mazda as a white body. David DelGenio @ Driven Performance built and setup the car for World Challenge (Touring class) and was used in 1 race. Most recently the car was raced in in SCCA EP/ITE. This purpose built Mazda Protege was designed and constructed to be a championship winning car. Over $60,000 worth of racing equipment and professional labor was invested. The car was raced only once at Sebring, in the 2004 seasons first event of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship series. The original chassis procured from the manufacturer comes without a title and has no VIN. The car can only be driven on the track. The car has never been damaged or abused in racing and it is excellent condition ready for its next competition. It could be raced in SCCA, AutoX-Solo2, NASA, or perhaps other classes? Everything installed in the car was new, first quality equipment and parts. The CAD-CAM design, chassis modifications, full roll cage, suspension and tuning bits, engine management systems, front air dam, etc. were all designed and constructed in collaboration with David DelGenio who is a well regarded Mazda race car setup expert in the Northeast. He owns and operates a race shop named Driven Performance in Acworth, New Hampshire. This car features: 4 cylinder, 240 hp motor by Sunbelt performance engines with uprated oversized oil pan, Motec engine control unit & electronic instrumentation, Pi Research System 1 data acquisition and logging system,Pi C-Dash analog electronic instrumentation,Ohlins fully adjustable racing shocks with external reservoirs, kill switch, roll cage, etc. exceeding specified requirements for most racing series. Set of four Kosei K-1 super light forged aluminum wheels. The total weight is ~2150lbs. The car is setup for sprint racing and does not have an alternator. It also does not have a fire system installed. 

ECU: Motec M4
Fuel: Race Gas
Dampers: Ohlins fully adjustable
Instrumentation: PI C-dash
Datalogger: PI System 1 2.0L
Engine: Mazda FS-DE NA Built by Sunbelt
Transmission: G15M-R
LSD: MazdaSpeed
Oil Pan: Moroso
Camber Plates: Custom
Kill switch x2
Wheels: Kosei K1 15x7, 5x114.3, Rota Slipstream 15x7, 5x114.3
Tires: Toyo Proxes RA1, old and rotted
Cage: 1.5" DOM
Seat: Kirkley
Intake: Custom

The car is located in Asheville, NC. 

CyberEric HalfDork
3/7/19 9:44 p.m.

VERY cool! Wish I had a need for this, I love the Protege and can only imagine how great it would be set up like this. And 240 ho from an FS? Wow!

shoup New Reader
3/9/19 7:47 a.m.
CyberEric said:

VERY cool! Wish I had a need for this, I love the Protege and can only imagine how great it would be set up like this. And 240 ho from an FS? Wow!

You probably have more of a need for it than I do. I don't have the space to hang onto 2 track only cars. 

Dave M
Dave M Reader
3/9/19 11:01 a.m.

That's a cool car! 

shoup New Reader
8/29/19 11:45 a.m.

Reducing price to $6K. Its a steal for this car but I would like to see it out of my garage and into good hands. 

slowbird Reader
8/29/19 1:55 p.m.

Oh dang, this thing is sweet. If my Probe was a 4cyl, I'd want one of those engines to put in it. Heck, this has significantly more power than my V6 does!

trigun7469 SuperDork
8/30/19 9:23 a.m.

PM sent

shoup New Reader
9/2/19 9:25 p.m.

Here is a video of the car running: Hear the rumble.

shoup New Reader
9/5/19 9:16 p.m.

I’m also open to trades. Looking for a BMW M3 or fun sports car with 4 seats. I need something a little more practical than a high strung race car. 

boxedfox GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/9/19 10:03 p.m.
shoup said:

Here is a video of the car running: Hear the rumble.

It looks like an unassuming family car. It sounds like an insane GT car. It's so weird. I want it, but that one-off pro built motor absolutely terrifies me.

leegrx7 New Reader
9/10/19 9:36 p.m.

I am interested in taking a look at this-----Going thru Ashville on Saturday-----contact me at grasers5   at  comcast dot net---or text--at 8ight for 3hree----six 55-----5ive 8ight 8 for----ask for lee

Leeg67miata None
9/11/19 12:28 p.m.

In reply to shoup :going thru ashville on saturday...need an address for GPS.. i wouldlike to take a look

or text at 843 six five five -588for



Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
10/9/19 12:17 p.m.

Shoup, is this still for sale?

There's interest...

shoup New Reader
12/7/19 7:37 a.m.

Sorry I did not post an update. The Mazda is sold. 

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