Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout Presented by BFGoodrich Tires Nominees Announcement.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout Finalists

2021 Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout Finalists

Pictured left to right: Alex Berg, Jillian Fitcher, Michelle Abbate, Michael Borden, Grant West, Aidan Fassnacht, Connor Zillisch, Laura Hayes, Bryson Morris, Wyatt Couch, Bryce Cornet, Clayton Ketcher.

Hello, everyone in the Berg Brigade,

It is that time of the season… I am extremely excited to announce that I have been selected as an “At-Large Nominee” for the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout Presented by BF Goodrich Tires. Myself and 31 other Mazda racers and Champions from across the USA will go through a series of selection criteria, processes, and testing to hopefully become one of the Finalists. The Finalists are the racers, who will then take part in the on-track shootout. The date and track are still to be finalized.

As some of you might remember, last year, I was selected as a Finalist for the MX-5 Cup Shootout but was not selected as a recipient. This year we will be hoping to change that.

2022 will mark the 17th year of the MX-5 Cup shootout and the 3rd year running with the Spec MX-5 “Karts-to-Cars” Scholarship Shootout. In 2020, I won the Spec MX-5 Shootout, which prompted my debut in car racing for the 2021 Mazda Spec MX-5 Club Racing Factory Team, Haag Performance.

This year’s MX-5 Cup judges will be pro racers and coaches Tom Long and Andrew Carbonell, BFG’s motorsport marketing manager Peter Calhoun, Mazda Motorsports’ program manager Jonathan Applegate, and Mazda Motorsports’ business development manager David Cook.

Click the link below to read the full article on the Mazda Motorsports website!

This is the start of great things happening in the future! Stay tuned for more updates on the Shootout!


If you are subscribed to “SportsCar magazine”, you would have probably seen my article “The Surprise F4 Driver” in the latest issue. If you have not, it is below! I highly recommend that you take a look at it. I want to say a big thanks to Richard James for writing such a great article!

Alex Berg

You can follow me live Via the Race Monitor App or through my Social Media channels (listed below). I would like to thank my partners for supporting me throughout my career, you can find them listed below. Without them, my racing would not be possible.

Make sure to follow my 2022 racing exploits on the MySim.CA chassis and on the real race track at the following:

Instagram: @alex8erg
Facebook: @alexbergracing
Linkedin: Alexander Berg
Twitter: @alex_8erg

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Please feel free to contact me in any of the ways listed above to learn more about me or my partners who make racing possible!!

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