The 2024 Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires schedule brings the spec series back to familiar favorites as well as high-profile IMSA events once again. The 14-round calendar is composed of seven doubleheader events across North America, including three of IMSA’s premier events.
The 2024 Mazda MX-5 Cup season begins where it traditionally has for the past three years: Daytona Intern ational Raceway, as support of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 24-26.
For Rounds Three and Four, the series stays in Florida and joins the 12 Hours of Sebring ticket at Sebring International Raceway, March 13-15. It marks the return of MX-5 Cup to the historic venue, having last raced there in 2021 which produced one of the series’ most famous endings: a three-way photo finish with a 0.001-second margin of victory.
After taking the month of April off, the series travels across the country to Monterey, California and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, May 10-12.
Following a year’s hiatus, IMSA returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio and brings MX-5 Cup with it. Rounds Seven and Eight take place June 7-9.
For the first time since 2016, MX-5 Cup will race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park outside of Toronto, Canada. The series will head north of the border to the ultra-fast circuit formerly known as Mosport July 12-14.
In August, MX-5 Cup returns to VIRginia International Raceway. Rounds 11 and 12 will take place August 23- 25 in Alton, Virginia.
As has become tradition, the MX-5 Cup season ends at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, as part of IMSA’s Petit Le Mans season finale weekend. The final two races for the championship will take place October 9-11.
“The 2024 schedule is a balance of continuity and striving to be on the largest stages possible,” Mazda Motorsports Program Manager Jonathan Applegate said. “To have a spec series race at Daytona, Sebring and Road Atlanta is special and shows how popular the series has become.
“We’ve learned a lot about which tracks suit MX-5 Cup in terms of quality racing and putting on a good show, and we’ve taken that into consideration when creating the 2024 schedule as well.”
The 2024 season will mark the 19th season of Mazda MX-5 Cup competition.