Grassroots Motorsports LIVE! on Wednesday: Peek Under the Hood of a Front-Running Mazda MX-5 Cup Car

Ed
By Ed Higginbotham
Jul 26, 2017 | Mazda

Want a special in-depth look at a Mazda Global MX-5 Cup car? Tune in to Grassroots Motorsports LIVE! Presented by CRC Industries tonight (Wednesday, July 26) at 9:00 p.m. Eastern for a behind-the-scenes look at a Mazda MX-5 Cup race car. The car’s owner/driver will be on hand to answer questions: John C. Dean II, owner of Sick Sideways racing and the winningest driver in the history of the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

You can catch the show live at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/26/17 1:43 p.m.

This should be fun.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/26/17 8:41 p.m.

And we're live!

TucoRamirez
TucoRamirez Reader
7/26/17 9:26 p.m.

These videos are great. No kidding about CRC putting out good product. If it's snake oil, they use magic snakes. Thanks.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
7/26/17 11:23 p.m.
TucoRamirez wrote: These videos are great. No kidding about CRC putting out good product. If it's snake oil, they use magic snakes. Thanks.

Thanks man. Nice to see our efforts aren't going unnoticed. And, yeah CRC stuff is fantastic. We were fans long before they were involved with us as an advertiser or an event sponsor. We're really honored to have them be part of the live show.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/26/17 11:23 p.m.

That was a fun one. Thanks, everyone, for joining us. You can watch it again right here on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/xC8g5P_OB1Y

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
7/27/17 4:35 a.m.

Yes - that was a fun one to watch. I think you had a record number of viewers too? Still not a ton, but it's getting there.

chada75
chada75 Reader
7/27/17 5:15 p.m.

First time watching a Grassroots Motorsports Live video. Like how John said how much it cost to race a full season but how much does a rental race in the MX-5 Cup cost?

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
7/27/17 10:51 p.m.
chada75 wrote: First time watching a Grassroots Motorsports Live video. Like how John said how much it cost to race a full season but how much does a rental race in the MX-5 Cup cost?

Single race rentals for a non-owner usually run about double what an arrive-and-drive for a car owner runs (typical market prices, not quoting anything for Sick Sideways). For a series like this single race deals are fairly complicated for the team, and are charged at a premium. Insurance tends to be a bit more aggressive for single race deals as well.

EDIT: And thanks for watching! Hope you'll tune in again.

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