August 2000

The Mazdatrix drag car was built mainly for advertising purposes (and we will continue with it). However, our true interests have always been in road racing. After being “involved” with drag racing for two years now, the owner (Dave Lemon), has decided it is just not exciting enough to ONLY do.

He “started” road racing in 1972 (autocrossing before that), and has never lost interest in it. This “quickie” chart will show most of the involvement.

Year(s) Group/Class Tracks Notes
2001 SCCA Amatuer Road Racing Local Willow Springs and Buttonwillow ’84 RX7, Pro7 and E/Production
96-2000 Karts Various 100cc class
91 SCCA Escort Pro Sears Point 3 Hour RX7, Pole, DNF while in lead (was “hired” driver)
SCCA Escort Pro Mid-Ohio 12 Hour RX7, In lead @11 hours, car broke (was “hired” driver)
91 SCCA Super Production Willow Springs a few times Tube frame RX7 TransAm car
88-90 SCCA TransAm Long Beach, Sears Point, Brainerd, Mid-Ohio, Road America, Portland Tube frame RX7, peripheral port injected 13B
86-88 SCCA TransAm Sears Point, Portland, Brainerd, Road America, Mid-Ohio Pontiac V-8 – best finish 12th? — car belonged to someone else and usually broke.
84-86 IMSA ProFormance Riverside, Sears Point, Laguna Seca, Portland Mitsubishi Cordia FWD (just all-around bad idea)
84,85,86 SCCA Enduro 3-hour enduros @ Riverside once each year Sport Renault – 1st in class each year
85-87 NASCAR Mini-stocks Various 3-hour enduros on dirt road course at Ascot RX3, RX4 – was in lead in each, then DNF’d
83 IMSA RS, and SCCA Regionals Riverside, Laguna Seca, Portland, Sears Point, Atlanta 3-hour IMSA enduro RX3 – 1st place Riverside regional, 3rd – 5th? in RS races (was “hired” driver)
82 IMSA RS 17 Races – Riverside, Laguna, Sears, Portland, Ohio(2), Brainerd, Daytona(2), Sebring, Summit Point, Lime Rock, Charlotte, Pocono, Atlanta(3) RX3, 2nd in final points, Winner @ Daytona, fast laps at Pocono, Daytona, average finish 2nd-4th
IMSA RS Riverside, Sears, Laguna, Portland? RX3 (first year development)
79-80 IMSA RS Various west coast Buick Skyturkey (bad idea)
74-76 SCCA E/P Nationals Various west coast, + Runoffs @ Atlanta in ’76 MGB, various wins + top 3 finishes, lap record, 2nd in Points Southern Pacific Division
72-73 SCCA E/P Regionals SoCal Regional Champion ’73, West Coast tracks MGB, various wins
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