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 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.

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Welcome to the 2014 Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship!

2014 represents the 4th year of the Series. Each year our series keeps getting more competitive & exciting as our car count continues to grow. Again, we are looking forward to a larger race car count this year. At the time of writing we are aware of 12 cars in the region, now wouldn’t that be awesome if all competitors made it out for the first weekend!!! We are very excited as our series now has the largest class competing at AMP (for over 2 decades!)

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1992 Spec Miata For Sale

1992 Spec Miata

This car is one of the very first Spec Miatas ever build. It was originally built in Massachusetts in 2000 by Spec Miata guru & Spec Miata founder, Dave Delgenio. It has won two overall 12-Hour Enduros and countless podiums. It is now on its 3rd SCCA Log Book with over 100 entries. This is a 2nd owner race car and I’ve competed with it in 33 races. There are no noted DNF’s and none by me. I have had countless podiums racing this car including several wins as well as winning the overall 2012 Toyo Tires Spec Miata Championship that took me to the Mazdaspeed Shootout competition in California. 

This car was never wrecked but has had its share of battle damage. The only original sheet metal panels are the rear quarter panels. Everything else has been replaced. However the car is very straight and very well balanced. The last couple of years the car has suffered misc. scars from running up front (as ALL winning SM cars have suffered). Therefore the body now requires a little freshening up. When sold, this car will have the necessary bodywork completed and fresh paint. If sold in the next few weeks I will paint it the desired colour of the new owner. Currently it is Smurf Blue. I will also install a complete new set of Spec Miata Championship Series decals if desired by the new owner. It will be 100% race ready when sold, including all fresh fluids. Best lap (in SM trim) at AMP was a low 1:20.

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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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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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