Diesel-Powered Mazda6 Again At The Top

Mazda’s diesel powered Mazda6 has conquered another Grand-Am race.

After seven races, the SpeedSource Mazda team has now delivered four-straight race wins.

Mazda is just one point behind Porsche for the 2013 Grand-Am GX Manufacturers Championship with five races remaining.

The team said this Sunday race win was the longest distance race win to date for the all-new Mazda6, taking the GX class win at the Sahlen’s Six Hours at Watkins Glen. Scoring the win was the #00 VISIT FLORIDA Racing Mazda6, driven by Joel Miller, Tristan Nunez, and Yojiro Terada.

Mazda declared that the all-new SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel engine in the all-new Mazda6 is a true production based engine.  The engine is 51percent stock by parts count, and 63 percent stock by weight.  Mazda said it chose this path as it is the most honest way to demonstrate the quality, durability, and reliability of Mazda cars.

“The SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel technology worked very well in today’s six hour race,” said Joel Miller, co-driver, #00 VISIT FLORIDA RACING Mazda6. “Everything was great – the Mazda6 was fantastic, the SpeedSource crew was great during the pit stops, and my teammates did their parts.   The last hour was long, knowing we had the lead. I would not have changed anything during that hour as it is always a pleasure bringing the car home for the win!  So thankful to everyone, VISIT FLORIDA, our SpeedSource crew, and all the Mazda executives that came this weekend. Win number four in a row!”