Foley Returns to the Battery Tender MX-5 Cup for Barber Motorsports Park
 April 19, 2017| 
  • Team News

(Birmingham, Al. April 19-22, 2017)-Robby Foley will return to action in the Battery Tender MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich tires for the opening rounds of the championship at Barber Motorsports Park. The 20-year-old from Randolph, NJ is also a student at Auburn University, making this weekend a secondary home race for the Mechanical Engineering student.

Robby was a Mazda Scholarship driver in 2016, and racking up three wins he managed a fourth place finish in the Championship. So far, this season Foley has been racing in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Championship with Freedom Autosport, but is excited to get back to a familiar race format. Robby will be representing Birmingham based National Bank of Commerce, do-it-yourself storage facility Alabama Gearheads, and the innovative new driver coaching tool, APEX Pro.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to return to the series. I’m very fortunate to have some great local support around me, and some silent supporters behind the scenes that are making this all possible. I’ve had a great relationship with Mazda over the past few years so I’m thrilled to be able to continue within their ladder system. Additionally, going to school in Auburn has made this racetrack like a second home to me. I’m excited to have so much support from both Auburn and surrounding supporters in Birmingham!

The car will be run under a familiar name to the MX-5 Cup, Hooverspeed, on a last-minute deal put together by Robby and Jason Hoover. Robby, along with team principle Jason, will be fielding a single car effort for the season opener scheduled as a one-off race.

“Jason has been a big help in my career so far in many aspects, and once I was able to put together the sponsorship funding I approached him with the idea of putting this together. Given the time frame without his commitment I don’t think we would have been able to get this deal done. We are using a borrowed car, and had a lot to make happen these past two weeks to make it to the race track, and I’m anxious to see what we can do.

On Track activities kick off Thursday with official practice, be sure to stay tuned to @FoleyRacingRFR on Twitter and Instagram, @RobbyFoleyRacing on Facebook, and @apexdigitaldrivingcoach to keep up with all of the action.

MX5 Cup has two races this Saturday, April 22nd, at 10:00am, and 5:40pm. We hope to see you at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park!

Robby will carry sponsorship from local partners, National Bank of Commerce and Alabama Gearheads, as well as APEX Pro: Digital Driving Coach.
National Bank of Commerce: 

Birmingham based NBC offers a suite of banking services, from personal, and business offerings, to wealth management, and mortgage solutions, NBC can cover all of your baking needs. With recent growth into new markets, NBC can serve more individuals and businesses than ever. Check out to learn more today!

Alabama Gearheads: Alabama Gearheads provides car enthusiasts, racers, and those with an extra vehicle a space to keep their vehicles. As both a space for projects, and storage facility, Alabama Gearheads provides 24/7 access in a 20,000 square foot warehouse, located in downtown Birmingham. AG is monitored by video surveillance, and offers wifi and office space. Go to to learn what services AG can offer you today!



The Digital Driving Coach is a set of LED indicator lights that use Automated Performance Expert technology to predict the limit of the vehicles’ performance capabilities as the driver laps the track. The indicator lights then display to the driver of the vehicle how close they are the car’s limit instantaneously. Using Artificial Intelligence, APEX Pro can accurately predict the vehicles’ limits to give the driver useful, live feedback. Visit to purchase your Digital Driving Coach!


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