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Ian Stewart / SakeBomb Garage ND MX-5 Takes the SCCA STR Solo National Championship!

In a perfect combination of suspension engineering and world class driving by Ian Stewart, we have taken First Place at the SCCA STR Solo National Championships! After switching from 949 Xidas to our Ohlins FPSpec Long-Stroke DFV, the level of the car was instantly elevated and culminated in a big win for Ian and for us! That makes it the first Mazda to win STR class in 10 YEARS! Ian took the class by storm, winning by a margin .323 seconds. Video of winning drive below!

"Autocross is one of the motorsports that demands to most out of shocks. Often run on rough surfaces and a lot of time time spent in transitions, the shocks play a major role in extracting the best possible lap time. When we started to build a car for STR I knew it was a tall order to build and try to win a competitive class like STR. From the very start I knew we would need Öhlins to pull it off! Every car I own rides on Öhlins and the decision was obvious. SakeBomb showed a high level of interest in helping us build a winning car right up into the 11th hour making slight adjustments the day before. They understood that a class like this wouldn't be won by tenths but by thousandths. SakeBomb built out their custom FPSpec Öhlins for us and the difference was night and day from what we had before. Huge thank you to Öhlins and SakeBomb for helping us though this year to build a winning car with a winning formula. " --Ian Stewart

Congrats again Ian! We're sure bigger things are yet to come!

Link: https://www.mazdamotorsports.com/2017/09/08/first-set-of-scca-solo-national-champions-crowned/


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