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After Road Atlanta, then Detroit, Mazda’s diesel-powered racecar scored a hat trick this last weekend at Mid-Ohio.
The difference this time is that it was the team owner’s car taking the checkered flag with Sylvain Tremblay and Tom Long scoring the win.
Long had won the pole position and the team led the bulk of the race.
Similar to the races in Georgia and Michigan, it was a three-way battle for most of the race with a Porsche Cayman splitting the two Mazdas.
Joel Miller and Tristan Nunez in the #00 VISITFLORIDA RACING Mazda6 scored third-place points after an oil leak took them off-track late in the race.
Mazda said the SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel engine in the new Mazda6 is a true production based engine. The engine is 51percent stock by parts count, and 63percent stock by weight.
Mazda declared it chose this path as it is the most honest way to demonstrate the quality, durability, and reliability of Mazda cars.
After six races Mazda is now just four points behind Porsche for the Grand-Am GX Manufacturers Championship. The two SpeedSource cars are second and third in team points, while Joel Miller is second among drivers, 14 points behind Jim Norman.
There are six races remaining to determine the champions, including Mazda’s ‘home race’, September 7-8 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The next race is the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen on June 30th at Watkins Glen.