SpeedSource and Mazda go hand in hand these days and with the debut of the new Mazda 6 SkyActiv Diesel the 2013 race season is shaping up to be quite exciting. With one race under their belt the team is primed for the next race at the Circuit of the America’s on February 28th. We thought it might be a good idea to take a look at the team, the car, and it’s drivers.
So let’s take a closer look at SpeedSource.
Mazda 6 SkyActiv Diesel stats
Weight 2450 lbs
Horsepower 380 HP @ 4800 rpm
Torque 450 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
Max RPM 5200 rpm
Top Speed 170 mph
Chassis Construction SpeedSource/Riley fabricated steel tube
Transmission Emco Transaxle – 6 speed sequential
Suspension 4 Wheel Independent Wishbone
Braking System Alcon/Pagid
Shock Absorbers Dynamic DSSV
Bodywork Carbon Fiber
Seat & Steering Wheel Sparco Motorsports
Seat Belts Schroth
Data System Bosch/Motec ADL3
Fuel Capacity 14.5 gallons
Jonathon Bomarito – 15 year racing veteran with several Formula Atlantic wins under his belt and 2010 25 hours of Daytona winner with the Speedsource Mazda RX8 GT.
Photo by Chris Waits
Sylvain Tremblay – SpeedSource team owner Tremblay has a long racing history. He got his start in SCCA auto X and in 1993 he won the SCCA ITS Championship. He has also won several other SCCA and Grand Am championships.
Photo By the359
So with lots of experience and past success. As well as some pretty strong backing from Mazda we would expect big things from SpeedSource again this year.