2024 Mazda Motorsports Contingency Program

New program support highlights the contingency awards enhancements
In club racing and autocross, many auto manufacturers pay contingency awards, though not all. Of those who do, the philosophy has largely been to pay just the winner or, perhaps, the podium. Manufacturers want wins and podiums to be able to showcase.

Mazda Miata at Barber Motorsport Park 2020

Mazda is different.

It wants to showcase the talented Mazda racers, but it also rewards many racers who finish deeper in the fields. In 2017, Mazda began paying deeper in the fields – often the top five finishing positions. In 2018, Mazda paid a little deeper overall. In 2019, it further expanded its awards to racers in endurance racing - ChampCar, and World Racing League (WRL). In all, Mazda has nearly doubled the number of racers it pays contingency awards to compared to three-plus years ago. In addition to the expansion of payouts, Mazda introduced the “Mazda Collection” line, which features premium apparel and accessories. The Mazda Motorsports contingency program, starting in 2019, offered many racers the opportunity to earn rewards points, often as bonuses, to help them acquire merchandise from the Mazda Collection, as well as to acquire competition parts. And beginning in 2020, Mazda will focus some of the contingency awards on new programs, and bolstering select existing program – Spec MX-5, SCCA Time Trials, Teen Mazda Challenge, and others. For 2023 Mazda has simplified payouts to all Mazda Powered Mazda race cars by paying out cash to both Miata/MX5 and other Mazda race cars.
New for 2024 - Mazda will payout to the top three in each class that has a Mazda in it. There are some limits to how much you based on how many are in the class. Please review page 22.

ChampCar Payout Requirements

Mazda will award the contingency to the car owner (one individual per car), who will submit necessary information listed on the "Official Request Form" found on mazdamotorsports.com. Mazda cannot split up payment between multiple people.

2024 and 2023 Mazda Contingency

Per Event Payout

(7+7 Hour Enduro = 2 events)
(8+7 Hour Enduro = 2 events)
(8+7 Hour Parc Ferme = 1 Event)
(12-Hour / 14-Hour / 24-Hour = 1 Event)

  • 1st Place (in class) $600.00
  • 2nd Place (in class) $350.00
  • 3rd Place (in class) $250.00

*See additional ChampCar requirements for awards below.

Programs - https://www.mazdamotorsports.com/contingency-programs/

Mazda Contingency Program 2024 PDF - https://www.mazdamotorsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Mazda-Contingency-Program-2024.pdf

Mazda Contingency Program 2023 PDF - https://www.mazdamotorsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Mazda-Contingency-Program-2023.pdf

ChampCar Requirements

  • 2024 Eligible ChampCar classes - A / B/ C / D / F / EC
  • The Mazda racer must be enrolled as a Mazda Team Support Program (MTSP) member prior to competing for contingency awards and been issued (emailed) an MTSP number (BXXXX). To enroll, visit https://www.mazdamotorsports.com/get-started/team-membership/
  • With the first contingency awards request, the Mazda racer must submit a photo of himself or herself in a driver's suit (without helmet) showing the 5” Mazda patch sewn on or embroidered in the pocket area. (Not required for autocrossers.) To order (Qty 1), part #: 0000-10-PTCH-05
  • Mazda production vehicle with modified or stock bodywork using original Mazda engine or another approved Mazda engine.
  • The Mazda race vehicle must be logo compliant – as follows: Sports cars: The 16” Mazda decal is to be placed on the center of the front nose/hood the race car, parallel to the front edge of the hood. The 22” Mazda decal is to be placed on both rear fenders; to order the decals (color-specific), the part numbers are: 0000-10-0022-XX (for 22”) and 0000-10-0016-XX (for 16”). The XX would be “BK” for black, “SL” for silver, “WH” for white, and “CH” for chrome; those are the only compliant colors.
  • If Mazda racer finishes ahead of only three class competitors, award amount is reduced by 15%
  • If Mazda racer finishes ahead of only two class competitors, award amount is reduced by 25%
  • If Mazda racer finishes ahead of only one class competitor, award amount is reduced by 50%
  • If Mazda racer does not finish ahead of any class competitors, there is no award provided
  • Mazda decals must be displayed on the car per the program instructions.
  • All cars:
    i. Racers must submit current, color photographs of the front & sides of the race vehicle with the first contingency request of the race season.
    ii. Mazda decals must be placed on a single, contrasting color (e.g., no stripes or multicolor background behind logo is permitted).
    iii. The decal must be a match (i.e. font, size, etc.) of those provided by Mazda Motorsports, which may not be altered (e.g., no outlining, shadowing, offsetting, curving, etc.)
    iv. Mazda decals must be placed on a single, contrasting color (e.g., no stripes or multicolor background behind logo is permitted), so logo is legible from afar.
    v. If photos submitted show unauthorized Mazda logo usage, the racer will be asked to correct the issue and submit new photos; once compliance is confirmed, contingency will be paid; however, for each non-compliant submission for any racer who has been an MTSP member for one year or longer, and previously submitted for contingency awards, payment will be reduced 50%.
  • Contingency request forms (along with official race results, photos and a W-9 form) must be postmarked within 45 days of the event to receive full contingency payment. If they are postmarked more than:
    • 45 days, payout will be reduced by 25%;
    • 90 days, payout will be reduced by 50% (in total); or
    • 120 days, payout will be declined.

2024 Results By Class

February 3, 2024 Road Atlanta 14-Hour
March 2, 2024 VIR 12-Hour

Mazda ChampCar Results with driver list as required for submital- https://champcar.org/register/mazdaresults.php

2023 Results

2023 Mazda ChampCar Results - https://champcar.org/register/mazdaresults.php