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Miata Heritage Cup Returns To SVRA In 2018
October 23, 2017
The Mazda Miata Heritage Cup championship races—which will return for a second season in 2018—were well received by SVRA racers in 2017; the Mid-Ohio and VIR events had more than 20 entries and officials expect even larger fields in 2018.
Miata Heritage Cup Returns To SVRA In 2018

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and Mazda have jointly announced that the Mazda Miata Heritage Cup championship will return for a second season in 2018.

The competing vehicles are first generation 1.6 to 1.8-liter spec Miatas (1990 to 1997 vintage) and will compete in a six-race points championship. An additional non-championship event will be held at the October 5–7 "Slaying the Dragon" Hill Climb in Robbinsville, N.C.

“It was clear to me this year that the Miata drivers were all about prepping their cars to car show quality, but also racing them hard. The Mazda Miata Heritage Cup is working exactly as we hoped by opening vintage racing to young drivers with a price point more affordable than just about any category of serious auto racing,” said Tony Parella, SVRA President and CEO.

Parella, who competed in the April SVRA Miata race at Auto Club Speedway, stresses how racy and fun the Miatas are. He also notes that numerous vintage garages across America offer aspiring drivers car rental and crew service agreements as low as $2,000 for a weekend.

The six-race Heritage Cup championship will take place at Savannah's Roebling Road (February 16–18), Road Atlanta (March 28–31), Auto Club Speedway (April 27–29), Road America (May 17–20), Mid-Ohio (June 21–24), and Virginia International Raceway (20–23).

The Miata races were well received by SVRA racers in 2017. The Mid-Ohio and VIR events had more than 20 entries and SVRA officials expect even larger fields in 2018.