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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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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