When the contract to build the first fifty ND-generation Global MX-5 Cup cars landed on his desk, Mazda Motorsports director John Doonan didn’t touch it for a week. “I was worried that we’d never sell that many,” he laughs. His worry was misplaced; the first run sold out in hours. The Global MX-5 Cup car, which starts life as a plain white (because that paint color is the lightest!) MX-5 Miata Sport before receiving more than $40,000 worth of safety and speed upgrades from North Carolina’s Long Road Racing, has proven to be a rip-roaring success --- and the Battery Tender MX-5 Cup, which offers owners a chance to run neck-and-neck on the country’s greatest road courses for cash and prizes, has been nearly as popular.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/02/14/lemons-of-love-miata-raffle