FOR SALE: 2006 Mazda Spec-MX5

Rennkraft Motorworks is selling Jason’s 2022 Spec MX5 car.  For more information please contact Tony at Rennkraft Motorworks.  

This is a 2006 Spec MX-5 build by FRD in 2022, Raced in 2022 with the Spec MX-5 Series. It can run SMX and STL. Comes will all the spares include 3 sets of wheels, engine, doors, bumpers.


The Spec MX-5 race car is based on the NC-generation (2006-2015) Mazda MX-5.  The Spec MX-5 race car uses the renowned Mazda MZR engine, with a Roush CNC cylinder head and Mahle pistons (all forged internals).  The Spec MX-5 fits nicely in several club racing classes, specifically SCCA STL and NASA ST5, and many endurance classes.  With its race suspension, including Penske single-adjustable shocks, Eibach springs and the Toyo RR race tires used in the series, Spec MX-5 cars are significantly faster than Spec Miatas and T4 NC racers, and just slightly slower than ND2 MX-5 Cup cars.

Here are some details.
Here is the list of what the car had in the spring.:

  • IGN Coils new Crank sensor
  • new Calipers
  • New All suspension bushings perfect
  • Sway bars
  • series spec Sparco wheel and quick disconnect
  • Brake cooling ducts and cooling backing plate spec series
  • New RX8 front wheel brgs spec series
  • Diff mount upgrade spec 6speed gearbox updated.
  • Cold air box mazdaspeed Spec header and muffler.
  • FRD installed Spec MX5 kit at start of 2022 season with a brand new Mazda “Turnkey” engine.

Additional items in 2022 season:

  • New seat in July 2022.
  • New belts (good through 2025)
  • New window net (good through 2024)
  • AiM MXS dash logger
  • Car has battery relocated to trunk
  • Car has brand new engine harness and Ecu
  • New radiator
  • Clutch and pedal and hydraulics have 2 races on it. A
  • Shocks 2 races since f
  • resh Wheel brgs 3 races
  • Comes with 2 sets of Ray wheels with used dry Toyo’s and 1 set of OEM wheel with Toyo Rains
  • Spare 2.0L engine – could be rebuilt to Spec MX5 cup specs and use the currently installed Mazda “Turnkey” as a spare.
  • Spare doors, good used rear bumper cover, new front bumper cover, New fenders, left rear quarter panel (not on car)

All invoices from Mazda are available showing all new parts.

Car is a solid front runner in SMX, STL, Spec-MX

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Jason on Late to the Grid Podcast

Listen to Jason on the Latest Late to the Grid Podcast with Bill Snow

Bill sits down with Jennifer Bradford from the Neohio SCCA to talk about her motorsports background and the upcoming Neohio SCCA Day of Motorsports.Jennifer has been an SCCA member since birth, no joke, and is involved in racing, just like her mom, dad, and brother.  Jen races her F500 in autocross and time trial events and is working to obtain her competition license.Bill and Jennifer discuss:Jennifer's F500 season & motorsports backgroundNeohio SCCA Day of MotorsportsWomen in motorsports & getting started What the Day of Motorsports includes:Cars  and Coffee Cleveland  car showSafety demonstrationsPresentations from experts on car prep, tires, and brakesRegional vendors and suppliersOpportunity to learn about how to get involved (behind the wheel & volunteer)The day ends with a Track Night in America eventHow to contact Jennifer:Email Jennifer Links discussed during the show:Neohio SCCA FacebookDay of Motorsports Facebook EventNeohio SCCA WebsiteRegister for Track Night in AmericaCheck out our sponsors:LMS-EFI Website, Facebook, InstagramAtomic Autosports Website, Facebook, InstagramETC Coaching Michael Ribas on LinkedIn, ETC Website, ETC InstagramFollow us!Late to Grid – InstagramLate To Grid – FacebookLate To Grid – TwitterOur Host, Bill – Instagram

Jason Pribyl joins Bill in the Atomic Autosports studio to share his motorsports journey.

Jason started racing karts at age 6, moved onto Lucas Oil School Of Racing at age 13 and then onto F1600 in 2019.

In 2022 Jason participated in the Road To Indy program and raced Spec MX-5

His advice for someone who wants to get started is to look at karting and track days.

Like many other guests, Jason talks about the importance of networking. As Jason builds his motorsports career, he looks for opportunities to be at the track, to network, and be seen. He shared some great advice – talk with everyone and be friends with everyone.

Has he been Late To Grid? He likes to be the first to grid, but does share a story of when he was Late To Grid in karting

Micheal Ribas from ETC Coaching talks about Relationship Coaching and the importance of it.

Matt Harbert from Atomic Autosports talks about what tools to pack for your next track event.

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2023 iRacing Rolex 24hrs of Daytona Recap

After 24 hours the team came in 6th. It was quite the comeback having been bumped into before the start and dropped to 24th(last in class). They spent the hours moving up to 3rd, but crashed shortly after mid-night requiring repairs. Congratulations on completing the race and a great comeback.

2023 iRacing Rolex 24hrs of Daytona

This weekend, January 21-22, Jason and his team will be racing in the iRacing 2023 iRacing Rolex 24hrs of Daytona.  The team will drive an LMDH, which is the most powerful car in the race.  They have been practicing and planning the driver shifts, pit stop schedule.   Just like the real race they will have to drive through the night darkness, make pits stops, and avoid other traffic.

Currently. we expect that you will be able to watch the action live from this twitch stream.  

We will also be posting update on social media. 

The race will start approximately at 7:15 AM EST. and continue for the next 24 hrs.

2022 Recap

The 2022 season was a real mixed bag.   It started off with some great promise. Jason raced with the Road To Indy eSeries and spent a lot of time practicing with the Road To Indy USF Juniors only to have that collapse at the first race.   He then pivoted to racing Spec MX-5 Miata which went reasonably well, though he did crash twice.  The season was capped with a great weekend racing a Spec Racer Ford and then 4 days of testing in a USF Champions USF 2000 at Indy.  All in all while it was very challenging to pick up new cars and tracks, Jason made the most of it.

“The year brought on a lot of challenges, but, I think, the fact we are still racing means that 2023 will be that much better” – Jason

Sun Rise over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jason in the Turn3 #32 USF 2000Some Season Statistics 

Jason in the Elite Autosport Spec Racer Ford Gen 3 at Blackhawk Farms

Best Memories

Jason on the high bank of Daytona in the #59 Spec MX-5

Worst Memories

  • Not Racing at Ozark
  • Crashing in turn 5 at Atlanta
  • Crashing in turn 2 at Daytona

Most Popular 2022 Video

The 2023 season is still in the works and we hope to have some announcements soon, stay tuned.