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The Spec Miata (SM) class is intended to provide the opportunity to compete in low cost, production-based cars with limited modifications, suitable for racing competition. The rules are intentionally designed to be more open than the Showroom Stock class but more restricted than the Improved Touring or GT class. Spec cars, such as SCCA Spec Miata, NASCAR and increasingly Formula One – take the car out of the equation and it becomes more driver vs. driver. This is the purest form of racing. The idea is to eliminate the race car element and focus on the drivers, their car setup, the competition, and to create an even playing field for everyone. This series shall be fun to watch and participate regardless of their speed. The Mazda Miata has been competing very successfully for over a decade in the US. The Spec Miata is a proven concept and is very marketable. And now it has finally made its debut in Canada. In a combined effort of the Spec Miata Championship Drivers Association (SMCDA) and Atlantic Region Motor Sports (ARMS), this series will take place from May to October 2013 on the 2.75km, 11-turn Road Race course at Atlantic Motorsport Park, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia (see link on calendar for track location). The Championship consists of 15 Sprint-type races. As a bonus to this incredible new series, all SM class Miatas are eligible to participate in ARMS 1-hour endurance championship during a typical ARMS race day. This is a separate championship from Spec Miata Championship with no contingency fund or payout from SMCDA.

For Series contacts, please see the Contact Us page.

Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout Finalists Announced

“Going to California, representing Mazda and Canada feels incredible”, says Cal Vandaalen upon hearing the news he is a finalist and only Canadian selected for the Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout next month.

As posted by Cal on Facebook Facebook:

All the hard work has paid off. Thanks to all my friends and family for their support. Can’t wait until the final shootout.

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See the full Mazda Motorsports press release by clicking ‘Continue Reading’, below.

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2013 SMCDA Champion Cal Vandaalen in the 2013 Mazda Club Racer Shootout!

2013 Spec Miata Championship Drivers Association Champion Cal VanDaalen will join 3 other Canadians amd fifteen other racers in competition for $75,000 and a chance to race in the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Cup at the Mazda Club Racer Shootout! The final event of the Shootout will take place at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in November!

Click here for the article in Inside Track Magazine and stay tuned for more details! Good luck, Cal!

Congratulations to Cal Vandaalen 2013 Toyo Tires Spec Miata Champion!

For Release: Tuesday, September 25, 2013

(Halifax, NS): The Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship wrapped up their Series on Sunday, September 22 at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, NS with rounds 13/14/15 of the Championship. The points chase was very tight at the top and series contenders all qualified within 3/10′s of a second separation. This definitely showed how competitive this Series has been all year. The Championship excitement went to the finale, where the overall Series Champion was not decided until the final lap.

Cal Vandaalen, Grand Lake, NS finished 4th in the last round to secure the overall Championship with 478 points, despite the hard charging efforts from Bruce McNutt, defending Series Champion, and Cal’s father, Blu Vandaalen, 2011 Series Champion. McNutt and the elder Vandaalen actually ended up tied for second with 453 points, however Vandaalen secured more wins than McNutt, therefore securing 2nd place overall with McNutt relinquished to 3rd place overall after the tie-breaker. Competing with a gallant effort all year, the new teammates of Andy Mitchell (Rookie) & Brian Partridge secured 4th place overall, finishing in the points for all 15 races. Long-time competitor, Steve Ellis finished 5th overall. Series newcomer, Brian Bower finished a rock-solid 6th overall. Despite having some difficulties early on in the season, rookie Kevin Sibley clawed back to finish 7th overall. Long-time racer, Aaron Pettipas joined the Series late in the season and managed to collect a couple of wins to secure 8th overall. Scott Giannou finished 9th overall and rounding off the top 10 is rookie, Gerald Caseley Jr.

This year the competition in the Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship was outstanding as many of the races were decided right at the finish line. The Spec Mazda Miata race car has proven to be the race car of choice for the Atlantic Region. During the 15 Races totaling 225 laps = 576 competition Kilometers, only 2 competitors suffered from DNF’s throughout the entire year. That is remarkable statistics for any Road-racing Series.

The Spec Miata Championship Drivers Association would like to thank Toyo Tires Canada for supporting the Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship. Toyo Tires is committed to be the spec tire of choice for this fantastic Road-racing Series and their Proxes Competition tires operated flawlessly throughout the season. We would also like to thank Mazda Canada & Mazdaspeed for their continued contingency support to this Series, a special thanks goes to the entire Mills Mazda Team for their dedicated support and vision right from the beginning. Thank You to Series Contingency sponsors; Ellis Import Service, Scotia Tire, Dairy Queen and Orange Julius. These companies support local motorsports, and we are proud to be partners with them.

Thank you to all of the Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship competitors! We hope you all have had an amazing experience competing in this series and look forward to you joining our series once again for 2014.

Awards will be presented at the Atlantic Region Motorsports AGM & Awards Banquet at the Westin Hotel in Halifax on November 16th. The 2014 Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship promises to be even more exciting as new competitors & sponsors are expected to join the Series. Until then, Congratulations goes out to the 2013 Toyo Tires Spec Miata Champion, Cal Vandaalen. Well done indeed! Cal now has the opportunity to be a potential candidate in the prestigious annual Mazda Club Racer Shootout Competition in California where they will select a winner for the MX-5 Cup Pro Racing Series. Good Luck Cal, in your Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout quest!

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2013 EVENT #4 RESULTS NOW POSTED!

Results of the fourth event of the 2013 Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship have now been posted on the 2013 Results Page!

RACE #10

1st – Blu Vandaalen
2nd – Cal Vandaalen
3rd – Bruce McNutt
4th – Steve Ellis
5th – Aaron Pettipas
6th – Brian Partridge
7th – Brian Bower
8th – Kevin Sibley

RACE #11

1st – Cal Vandaalen
2nd – Blu Vandaalen
3rd – Bruce McNutt
4th – Aaron Pettipas
5th – Steve Ellis
6th – Andy Mitchell
7th – Brian Bower
8th – Kevin Sibley

RACE #12

1st – Cal Vandaalen
2nd – Blu Vandaalen
3rd – Bruce McNutt
4th – Brian Partridge
5th – Steve Ellis
6th – Brian Bower
7th – Aaron Pettipas
8th – Kevin Sibley

Next round of the 2013 Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship is September 22nd at Atlantic Motorsport Park!

2013 EVENT #3 RESULTS NOW POSTED!

Results of the third event of the 2013 Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship have now been posted on the 2013 Results Page!

RACE #7

1st – Cal Vandaalen
2nd – Blu Vandaalen
3rd – Andy Mitchell/Brian Partridge
4th – Steve Ellis/Josh Ellis
5th – Bruce McNutt
6th – Brian Bower

RACE #8

1st – Cal Vandaalen
2nd – Blu Vandaalen
3rd – Bruce McNutt
4th – Brian Bower
5th – Andy Mitchell/Brian Partridge
6th – Steve Ellis/Josh Ellis

RACE #9

1st – Blu Vandaalen
2nd – Cal Vandaalen
3rd – Bruce McNutt
4th – Steve Ellis/Josh Ellis
5th – Andy Mitchell/Brian Partridge
6th – Brian Bower

Next round of the 2013 Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship is August 11th at Atlantic Motorsport Park!

2013 EVENT #2 RESULTS NOW POSTED!

Unofficial Results of the June 23rd Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship! Overall standings will follow!

RACE #4

1st – Blu Vandaalen
2nd – Cal Vandaalen
3rd – Bruce McNutt
4th – Scott Giannou
5th – Brian Partridge
6th – Steve Ellis
7th – Brian Bower
8th – Gerald Casley

RACE #5

1st – Blu Vandaalen
2nd – Bruce McNutt
3rd – Cal Vandaalen
4th – Scott Giannou
5th – Brian Bower
6th – Andy Mitchell
7th – Gerald Casley

RACE #6

1st – Cal Vandaalen
2nd – Blu Vandaalen
3rd – Bruce McNutt
4th – Brian Partridge
5th – Scott Giannou
6th – Brian Bower
7th – Gerald Casley

For detailed results and points see the 2013 Results Page!

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