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  • Nathanial Sparks Wins 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires and $200,000 MRT24 Scholarship

    Nathanial Sparks Wins 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires and $200,000 MRT24 Scholarship

    Nathanial Sparks Wins 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires and $200,000 MRT24 Scholarship 

    - John Dean II and Ara Malkhassian score the Road Atlanta race wins. Mark Drennan named Rookie-Of-The-Year -

    BRASELTON, Georgia (September 29, 2016) – The 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires today wrapped up its inaugural season of competition with the new-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 racecar.  The series champion is Nathanial “Sparky” Sparks (No. 8 Sick Sideways), who earned the $200,000 Mazda Road to 24 (MRT24) scholarship with the ideal combination of speed and consistency throughout the season.  Over the 12-race, six-weekend championship, Sparks scored one win and five podium finishes, and only had one DNF (did-not-finish).  That DNF was in the final race, after he had secured the title. 

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  • Sick Sideways Team Dominates Road Atlanta Race 1 in Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires Championship

    Sick Sideways Team Dominates Road Atlanta Race 1 in Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires Championship

    Sick Sideways Team Dominates Road Atlanta Race 1 in Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires Championship
    - John Dean II takes the race win with leader Nathanial “Sparky” Sparks in tow - 
     
    BRASELTON, Georgia (September 29, 2016) – It was a near perfect 45-minute race for the Sick Sideways team, with  John Dean II (No. 16 Sick Sideways), the defending series champion, scoring his first race win of the 2016 season. Dean was followed across the line 0.393 second later by his teammate Nathanial “Sparky” Sparks (No. 8 Sick Sideways), who is primed to clinch the $200,000 Mazda Road to 24 scholarship prize in the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires. 
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  • Meet the Contenders: Nathanial “Sparky” Sparks

    Meet the Contenders: Nathanial “Sparky” Sparks

    Meet the Contenders: Nathanial “Sparky” Sparks

    Entering the doubleheader season finale this week at Petit Le Mans in Road Atlanta, Nathanial “Sparky” Sparks is the current points leader in the championship hunt for the $200,000 Mazda scholarship that is awarded to the champion of the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires 

    Twenty-six-year-old Nathanial "Sparky" Sparks is on the brink of tasting victory and receiving the $200,000 Mazda Road to 24 scholarship in the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires.  

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