Freedom Autosport has been campaigning the Mazda MX-5 in the ST class of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series since 2008. In that time, the team has amassed 15 wins. Nowhere is Freedom’s prowess more apparent than at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where they have won for six consecutive years, giving Mazda a stunning record at their namesake track.
In 2016, the three Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5s earned a total of two wins, one second, one third, and 12 top tens. The 2015 season saw an ST points battle that came down to the final race of the season. In the end, the No. 26 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 finished second in points after a win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and nine top tens in just ten races. The No. 25 Mazda MX-5 accounted for another four top tens, including second at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
In 2014, Freedom Autosport earned three wins, a second, and three third-place finishes. That season marked a milestone for the team, as (Retired) Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer climbed behind the wheel for three rounds. It was the first time that a U.S. military veteran had driven for Freedom Autosport.
Liam’s service and his skill as a competitive driver made him an obvious choice: the team is named in honor of the men and women of the U.S. military who defend our freedom. Freedom Autosport is also a longtime supporter of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
Since its inception in 2008, Freedom Autosport has achieved more than just a long list of top finishes. The team has also propelled aspiring young drivers into successful professional careers, honed the MX-5’s formidable abilities, and provided opportunities for military members to get a unique behind-the-scenes experience at racetracks across the United States.
About the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Freedom Autosport is a proud supporter of the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Each year, the team participates in benefits for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Urgently needed resources are distributed to post 9-11 Marines and Sailors, as well as members of the Army, Air Force or Coast Guard who serve in support of Marine forces.