Mazda's Lauded National Educational Outreach Program Comes To Tampa

Students at Tampa's Middleton High to Experience Automaker's New R.A.C.E. Program

Mar 03, 2014, 12:15 ET from Mazda North American Operations

TAMPA, Fla., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


Mazda takes its new Racing Accelerates Creative Education (R.A.C.E.) educational program that  demonstrates real-world, exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) applications using Mazda Motorsports sports car assets to Middleton High. The program is designed to motivate and engage the next generation of STEM superstars. As a part of its curriculum, Mazda will present the following:

• Mazda's SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel Prototype show car (see photos next page)
• A powerful, fully illustrated presentation that shows the importance of science, technology, engineering and math in motorsports.

According to a new study by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, MI, the integration of technology into the motor vehicle is creating an unprecedented demand for workers with high-tech skills, making this one of the most exciting industries in which to be employed.


Joel Miller - Mazda Motorsports factory driver and race team engineer

John Doonan - Director, Mazda Motorsports

Kim Moore – Assistant Principal for Magnet Curriculum, Middleton High School


Wednesday, March 5th

Group One: 7:30am - 9:00am

Group Two: 9:10am - 11:00am

Media to arrive at 7:15 a.m. for Group One or 8:55 a.m. for Group Two. Check in at Middleton High School front office to be escorted to the auditorium.


Middleton High School (Auditorium)

4801 N 22nd St

Tampa, FL 33610

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 and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.


Jay Amestoy, Mazda North American Operations, 949-466-0928 (mobile)

Tamara Mlynarczyk, Mazda North American Operations, 202-431-6325 (mobile)

Tanya Arja, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Communications Office, 813-272-4602

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations