Wednesday 2nd March 2011

by admin

What a great winter and start to 2011! Sorry I haven’t updated in a few months; however, I haven’t really had much to update on…until now.

I have been given the opportunity to race this weekend in the Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup at Homestead Miami Speedway in a Skip Barber car. If you want to stay updated throughout all sessions, check the live timing here. I am really excited about this opportunity and have been preparing since I found out last Friday, 2.25.2011. iRacing has been and will be my best friend for the next few days.

This winter has been super busy with trying to get the 2011 season figured out. I am trying to run the entire 2011 Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup season, and hopefully will gain enough sponsorship to compete.

WII Racing has been rebuilding the Charger over the winter to race at New Kingsport Speedway in Kingsport, TN and Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, VA as well.

The Jenna Wagner Racing and WII Racing websites are being redesigned and will be updated by the end of April. Keep checking back for more updates!

My latest press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jenna Wagner to Race in Grand Prix of Miami – 03.1.11

Bristol, VA. (March 1, 2011) — When the Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup takes to the track this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Jenna Wagner will be making her debut in the series and her first laps at the famed course. Wagner has been honored by MAZDASPEED Challenge to pilot one of the MX-5 in the Round 1 event.

“I’m really excited about being chosen by MAZDASPEED and the opportunity to drive the MX-5 in the Grand Prix of Miami this weekend,” said Wagner. “I am looking forward to continuing to pursue one of my greatest passions this weekend out on the racetrack, and being able to race at Miami-Homestead Speedway. I had a great time learning to compete on the road courses last season but I know it will be a challenge to learn to negotiate a new track. Hopefully, I will have a bit of good luck this weekend and we’ll be able to earn a solid result.”

About Wagner

In 2005, Jenna Wagner first hit the track at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Virginia in their Racing 101 Program. In 2006, she graduated and drove a Dodge Neon in the UCAR Division at Virginia’s Motor Mile Speedway.

For the next two seasons, Wagner returned to her favorite track, Lonesome Pine, where she would compete in the MOD-4 Division in a Ford Thunderbird earning Rookie of the Year in 2008. In 2009, Wagner moved to the Late Model Charger Division while finishing third in the Championship standings and once again earning Rookie of the Year honors.

In 2010 Wagner competed in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Series touring road courses throughout North America and Mexico. She hopes to secure a full time ride on the road courses for the 2011 season which will help her earn valuable seat time and mature as a racecar driver. She plans to also compete in the Late Model Charger Division at Kingsport Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway. Wagner hopes to one day compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

About MAZDA

On any given weekend, there are more Mazdas on the road-race tracks of America than any other brand of vehicle. At the track, you’ll see MX-5 Miata, RX-8, Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, RX-7 and other vintage Mazda models competing, because every Mazda has the Soul of a Sports Car. In fact, the largest road-racing class in the world is Spec Miata, with more than 2,500 first-and second-generation Miatas tearing up America’s racetracks, making it the most-raced production car in the world. Mazda’s involvement in motorsports extends to its relationship with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, one of the world’s premier road-racing circuits, the Skip Barber Schools for driving and racing, and the Mazda Road to Indy.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.

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