Michele Abbate Announced as Nominee for the Mazda Motorsports MX-5 Cup Shootout
October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021 - Mazda Motorsports has announced that Trans Am driver and team owner, Michele Abbate, has been nominated to compete for her chance to earn one of three scholarships to assist in running the 2022 Idemitsu MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich® Tires championship in 2022.
"I am so excited for this opportunity and it truly speaks volumes to Mazda and the example they continue to set to keep women in motorsports. I am beyond grateful and honored to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase my skills in such a competitive environment. My racing career started at 16 in a Mazdaspeed Protege with autocross and it's such an awesome story to have the same brand provide a massive opportunity like this - Can't wait for the shootout at Sebring!" Abbate shared.
For more information about the shoot out please find Mazda Motorsports official press release at: https://www.mazdamotorsports.