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    2002 Mazda Protege Ex World Challenge Race Car

    I bought this ex World Challenge Protege from a friend a few years back, fixed the transmission and it has been sitting since. It starts up, runs and drives but it may need some tuning to get it back to where it was. The car is great and I wish I had more time to race it but it just isn't getting used like it should and is taking up space. I would like to get $6K obo for the car and spares.









    Additional pictures are here: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjhamGiEqlTsgyrHk3buXFxt-n_a

    Here are the details:

    It is a 2002 Protege that was purchased from Mazda as a white body. David DelGenio @ Driven Performance built and setup the car for World Challenge (Touring class) and was used in 1 race. Most recently the car was raced in in SCCA EP/ITE. This purpose built Mazda Protege was designed and constructed to be a championship winning car. Over $60,000 worth of racing equipment and professional labor was invested. The car was raced only once at Sebring, in the 2004 seasons first event of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship series. The original chassis procured from the manufacturer comes without a title and has no VIN. The car can only be driven on the track. The car has never been damaged or abused in racing and it is excellent condition ready for its next competition. It could be raced in SCCA, AutoX-Solo2, NASA, or perhaps other classes? Everything installed in the car was new, first quality equipment and parts. The CAD-CAM design, chassis modifications, full roll cage, suspension and tuning bits, engine management systems, front air dam, etc. were all designed and constructed in collaboration with David DelGenio who is a well regarded Mazda race car setup expert in the Northeast. He owns and operates a race shop named Driven Performance in Acworth, New Hampshire. This car features: 4 cylinder, 240 hp motor by Sunbelt performance engines with uprated oversized oil pan, Motec engine control unit & electronic instrumentation, Pi Research System 1 data acquisition and logging system,Pi C-Dash analog electronic instrumentation,Ohlins fully adjustable racing shocks with external reservoirs, kill switch, roll cage, etc. exceeding specified requirements for most racing series. Set of four Kosei K-1 super light forged aluminum wheels. The total weight is ~2150lbs. The car is setup for sprint racing and does not have an alternator. It also does not have a fire system installed.

    ECU: Motec M4 http://www.motec.com/m4/m4overview/
    Fuel: Race Gas
    Dampers: Ohlins fully adjustable
    Instrumentation: PI C-dash http://www.veracitydata.com/NewFiles/PiProductLine.html
    Datalogger: PI System 1 2.0L
    Engine: Mazda FS-DE NA Built by Sunbelt http://www.kssmotorsports.com/index.php?
    Transmission: G15M-R
    LSD: Phantom Grip
    Oil Pan: Moroso
    Camber Plates: Custom
    Kill switch x2
    Wheels: Kosei K1 15x7, 5x114.3, Rota Slipstream 15x7, 5x114.3
    Tires: Toyo Proxes RA1, old and rotted
    Cage: 1.5" DOM
    Seat: Kirkley
    Intake: Custom

    The car is located in Asheville, NC.
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    Last edited by shoup; 08-29-2019 at 12:35 PM. Reason: Lowered price to 6k

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    Reduced price to $7k obo. Would like this car to go to a good home where it will be used.

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    Is this car still for sale?. Please email me cj.winnerscircle@gmail.com if so. Looking to buy

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    Lowered price to $6K.

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