Teen Mazda Challenge Contingency Programs
For 2018, Mazda Motorsports will make the regional TMC champion from the five regions with the largest number of TMC competitors eligible for nomination to the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout (typically is held each November or December). The grand prize for this program is a scholarship valued at $100,000 applicable to a season of racing in the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires. The nominations will be based on regional points standings at the end of September. What’s more, each TMC regional champion competing in a region with three or more TMC competitors will earn a $500 cash award from Mazda as part of the 2018 Mazda Motorsports Contingency program.
NASA Driver Advancement Scholarship
NASA will award each TMC regional champion with complimentary entry good toward each round of their 2019 TMC racing season. This program will be available in any NASA region where there are at least three (3) TMC competitors in each race. The significance of this benefit is that even if a competitor doesn’t win the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout, he or she can return to competition in the Teen Mazda Challenge for the following season to further develop his or her skills and get another opportunity to advance to the Shootout. These scholarships will be tallied after each NASA region has completed its full season of racing.
Toyo Tires Ron Cortez Memorial Awards
In honor of TMC founder Ron Cortez, TMC regional competitors who lead the TMC season standings as we approach the 2018 NASA Championships will be eligible for $1,000, $500, $300 in direct cash benefits to assist them with competing in the NASA Championships. This will be open to all TMC competitors who run the five required races that make them eligible to race in the Championships in all regions.
These positions will be tallied according to regional points standings Aug 1, which will give drivers a chance to prepare for the Championships September 13-16 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
In addition, the top finishing TMC competitor at the 2018 NASA Championships will be awarded $2,500 regardless of overall finishing position.
Additionally, TMC will also be eligible for the season-ending Toyo Tires Regional Championships awards program providing TMC competitors with the opportunity to collect $1000 for 1st, $500 for 2nd, and $250 for 3rd good toward the purchase of Toyo Tires for their 2019 Season!
Hawk Performance Benefits
The top five finishing TMC competitors at the NASA Championships will be eligible for $400 in product certificates that will assist them in purchasing brake pads for the season.