Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich® Tires

The Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich is a single-make motor racing championship sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association.

About MX-5 CUP

The Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich® Tires is the signature spec series for Mazda Motorsports. The MX-5 Cup champion earns a $250,000 scholarship.

The MX-5 Cup race cars start as complete MX-5 road cars from the Mazda Hiroshima, Japan factory before being transported to engineering development partner Flis Performance in Daytona Beach, Florida, where they are transformed into a race car. The process includes disassembly of the production car, welding and paint of a full roll cage and interior, and adding more than 250 motorsports-specific parts. Other components of the car, including the Mazda SKYACTIV 2.0 liter engine are sealed to ensure even competition and a cost-effective platform.



Aaron Jeansonne is a 23-year-old racing driver currently competing in the Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires. Growing up in rural southwest, Louisiana with a single father and no family ties to racing, Aaron’s rapid rise through the open-wheel and sports car ranks has been a very unlikely one. 

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