Mazda SKYActiv Diesel Racer Back On Track For 2014

After Grand-Am’s merger with ALMS, some wondered if Mazda would racing. Well fear not, as Mazda has signed on with a pair of turbodiesel racers.

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Grand-Am Alt-Fuel GX Class Merging With GT Class In 2014

This weekend the Mazda6 Diesel became the first diesel-powered race car to win an event at the Indy Motor Speedway. Alas, that win comes with an asterisk, because the pair of factory-supported Mazda6 diesels competed against just one other car. It’s no surprise then that organizers are looking to fold the alt-fuel GX class into the more-competitive GT class next year.

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Mazda6 Diesel Is The First Diesel Car To Win In Indy

The Mazda6 Diesel race car is on a mission, and that mission is to win races and spread awareness of Mazda’s new 2.2 liter SkyActiv-D turbodiesel motor. With yesterday’s victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mazda6 Diesel raced its way into the history books as the first diesel-powered car to win a race at Indy.

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Mazda6 SkyActiv-D Diesel Race Car Wins First Race

After its recent (though amicable) divorce from Ford, Mazda was left without a major technology partner, leaving it up to the small Japanese automaker to fend for itself. So how does a small car company tell the world about its awesome new turbodiesel sedan? Take it racing of course. Last weekend the Mazda6 Skyactiv-D diesel race car scored its first victory in the Grand Am series at Road Atlanta.

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Video: NASCAR Goes Green With New Commercial

With Earth Week in full swing, corporations and conglomerates the world over are making the case that they have “gone green” to consumers. America’s favorite motorsport, NASCAR, even launched this 30-second commercial highlighting their eco-friendly efforts of a motorsport known for left-hand turns and high-speed crashes. Did they make the case?

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Audi Hybrids Dominate 12 Hours Of Sebring For 1-2 Finish

As one of America’s oldest endurance races, the 12 Hours of Sebring is an important event on the calendar of many racing series. This weekend this great American race was all about ze Germans though, as the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid race cars dominated the competition, taking both 1st and 2nd place in this historic race.

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Chicago 2013 – Mazda 6 Diesel SkyActiv Racer

Mazda’s SkyActive technology program has been batting .1000 since its inception, giving us better cars, kickass commercials, and one of the sexiest endurance race cars to come out of anywhere since anytime. The fact that the new Mazda 6 diesel racer is dead-sexy AND has 4-doors (getting it the coveted “A-OK” from the wifey) is almost too much to process.

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Mazda 6 Diesel Racer Falls To Mechanical Woes At 24 Hours Of Daytona

Utilizing a production-based car and engine, the Mazda 6 diesel is proof that you can have fast, efficient fun thanks to turbodiesel technology. This diesel Mazda race car uses a synthetic blend of smokeless diesel for competition, but a fueling system issue knocked the three racers out of competition just six hours into the 24 Hours of Daytona.

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