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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Mazda6 Diesel Could Offer 60 MPG, If They Sell It In US

When I first laid eyes on the Mazda6 wagon diesel, me (and most of the auto blogging world) were smitten with the looks, the options, and the infinite possibilities. Now that the Mazda6 diesel has made its official Paris Auto Show debut, we are getting some new details, including fuel economy figures that could be as high as 60 mpg on the U.S. standard.

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Grand-Am Series Announces “GX” Class For Alt-Fuel Vehicles

While there are those who fight the notion that any fuel other than oil is a foolish notion, those who know better are working to embrace alternative fuels on every level. The world of motorsports is developing some truly unique and wonderful technologies that run cleaner and more efficiently, and manufacturers are actively seeking out racing series to demonstrate these advances. The famed Grand-Am series is the latest motorsports competition to embrace alternatives with the new GX class, which will debut in 2013.

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