Learn more about the teams and cars that Gresham competes with.
MX-5 Cup Team: McCumbee McAleer Racing
McCumbee McAleer Racing (MMR), headquartered in Supply, North Carolina, was established in 2014 by competitive drivers Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer. The team has swiftly evolved into a multi-car, highly proficient, and consistently fast team within the MX-5 Cup paddock. MMR’s achievements include awards, race wins, and a championship in just their third year on track in 2017.
Today, MMR stands as one of the top teams in the MX-5 Cup garage, known for professionalism and excellence in motorsports. With extensive experience in competition, instruction, mechanics, and team ownership, McCumbee and McAleer continue to drive MMR towards success. For more information, visit www.McCumbeeMcAleer.com.
IMSA Mazda MX-5 Cup
Originally produced for the 2016 season, the MX-5 Cup has gone through a number of revisions and upgrades. For the latest iteration of the car, Mazda introduced the revised ND2 MX-5 Cup car. Producing more horsepower and utilizing a sequential gearbox, the car is a significant advancement over the original ND1 car.
The MX-5 Cup race cars start as brand new, complete MX-5 road cars from the Mazda factory in Hiroshima, Japan, before being transported to engineering development partner, Flis Performance in Daytona, FL where they are transformed into a complete race car. The process includes disassembly of the production car, followed by welding, paint, as well as a full roll cage and interior, and then assembly of the race car with more than 250 motorsports-specific parts. Other components of the car, including the Mazda SKYACTIV 2.0 liter engine, are sealed to ensure even competition and a cost-effective platform.
The Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup provides a $250,000 scholarship for the champion, a $80,000 scholarship for its rookie-of-the-year, along with tens of thousands of dollars in additional per-race payouts. The series is sanctioned by IMSA and operated by Andersen Promotions.
GR Cup Team: Copeland Motorsports
As one of the premier teams in the SRO Toyota GR Cup, Copeland Motorsports has a history of victories and championships in a variety of professional series. The team took home 8 wins and the drivers’ championship in the inaugural GR Cup season, showcasing the quality and strength of their preparation and execution. Copeland Motorsports is not only a business and a race team, but run and managed by a group of individuals who have one thing on their mind – WINNING!
SRO Toyota GR Cup
The GR Cup Series is Toyota’s all-new single make racing series held at seven of the most famed circuits across the United States. Race fans and series participants can experience Toyota’s unmatched passion for motor racing and car culture. This electrifying series is be streamed through the SRO GT World YouTube channel. Based on the production vehicle, the GR86 Cup car features a Bosch ECU, custom Borla exhaust, SADEV 6-speed sequential transmission, Alcon brakes, JRI adjustable shocks, OMP safety equipment, roll cage, carbon fiber rear wing, TGRNA designed MacPherson strut, Stratasys custom bodywork, TGRNA designed splitter, fuel cell, and more.