The Speed Connection is a full service race preparation shop located outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. Owner, Bruce Lawrence, has over 18 years of racing and racing management experience, and 9 years specializing in Formula Mazdas. We offer a competitive advantage to beginners, intermediate and experienced drivers alike with expert chassis setup and driver coaching to get maximum performance out of a car and driver.
The Formula Mazda is an open wheel race car which is adaptable to both oval tracks and road courses. It is a “spec” formula car, meaning that under the sanction body of SCCA and the FM class, all cars are virtually the same. Minor adjustments can be made by driver and crew to the ride heights, toes, cambers, casters, wing angles, gear ratios, and tire pressure, this allows competitors to race on a level playing ground, and when the checkered flag drops, the best driver is revealed, at least for that day.
The Formula Car Challenge is a multiple region series with an annual NASA sanctioned national championship presented by Goodyear. The series features a multi-class format including Formula Mazda (FM), Pro Formula Mazda (PFM), and the FormulaSPEED2.0 (FS2.0). All classes are powered by Mazda, and equipped with Goodyear Racing Tires. Shortly, there will be a full schedule released for this year for the southeast region, stay tuned for exciting news!