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Nate Cicero Wins 2022 Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout

Nov. 28, 2022

KERSHAW, S.C. – After two days of driving, several meetings and multiple sessions spent reviewing data at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, three drivers earned scholarships in the 15th edition of the Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout. Additionally, two karting stars were selected to be Mazda club racing factory drivers.

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The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout: Meet The Finalists Part 1

Nov. 2, 2022

The 15th edition of the Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout is only a week away and 12 diverse finalists are counting down the days to their shot at a scholarship valued at $110,000 from Mazda to compete in the 2023 MX-5 Cup season. What follows is a brief introduction to six of those candidates.

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In the Pits With Heather Hadley

March 1, 2023

“In the Pits” sat down with Heather Hadley, who finished 3rd in the 2022 INEX Semi-Pro Road Course Championship and recipient of the Women’s Initiative Scholarship. She’ll continue to race Legend Cars on road courses in 2023, but will focus on her new drive in the Mazda MX-5 Cup this season. And spoiler alert, it’s not NASCAR she has her eyes on!

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Heather Hadley: Discover the Winner of the Mazda Women Initiative Shootout

March 2, 2023

After a positive debut at Daytona, 20-year-old Heather Hadley gears up for the Mazda MX-5 Cup second round at St Petersburg. We caught up with the 2023 recipient of the Mazda Women Initiative scholarship winner.

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Auto-Racing Veteran Heather Hadley a Champ at Age 17

June 1, 2019

Heather Hadley is just 17, but she’s an eight-year auto racing veteran who has earned seven championship trophies and is setting her sights on more accomplishments.

Corte Madera Teen Auto Racer Eyes World Title

September 9, 2019 By Maryann Jones Thompson Senior year is an exciting time for most teens and Heather “The Heat” Hadley is no exception: The Corte Madera 17-year-old semi-pro driver is training for the U.S. Legends Cars International championships in Georgia in November. “This year has been like no other,” says Hadley, who became the first female…

Vallejo’s Heather ‘The Heat’ Hadley burning up the track

Heather “The Heat” Hadley got her nickname years ago by her father while playing softball, but it’s on the racetrack where the 17-year-old has truly been on fire lately. In February, the Vallejo native won the Silver State Winter Series Semi-Pro top honor in Las Vegas with four wins to become the Legends Car Champion.…

Teen race car driver encourages girls to live their dreams

FAIRFIELD — Legend Car race driver Heather “The Heat” Hadley struggled her first time on the Driven Raceway track. The 9-year-old was getting passed by other drivers and was trying to keep up with their speed. When her time was up, she told her father, Damon Hadley, she didn’t want to go back on the…

Vallejo native Heather Hadley captures Legends Championship, named top rookie

Heather “The Heat” Hadley is the newest Legends Car champion, capturing the Silver State Winter Series Semi-Pro top honor in Las Vegas with four wins, four more podium finishes and the Rookie of the Year title. She raced in the Semi-Pro division, winning her debut on the last corner of the last lap and putting…

Jason Irwin & Heather Hadley Sweep Weekend; Lemke & Rankin Split Bandos at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV : This past weekend the 2018-19 edition of the Silver State Championship road course series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway got underway with the first two rounds under perfect weather conditions for December.  A total of 57 race cars showed up on Saturday for the first round of action with 60 cars in…

Heather Hadley: Racing in Sonoma

Through the whine of the engines and the squealing of tires, Sonoma Raceway on a raceday is a chaotic scene. Taking part in this chaos is Sophomore Heather Hadley, nicknamed “The Heat”, with her helmet on her head and her hand on the wheel. Hadley lives a life that many of her friends and peers…

Hadley turning on the racing heat

At only 14 years old, Vallejo driver Heather “The Heat” Hadley is already a force to be reckoned with on the Northern California Kart racing circuit. Hadley, who will be a freshman next fall at Redwood High School in Corte Madera, is winning races consistently at Kart tracks in Davis, Sonoma and far-off tracks in…