Championships don’t come easy, in 1998 Pettit Racing won the GT2 Road Racing Championship. This is more impressive considering the car was a 1993 Mazda RX-7 Street car with only few bolt-on accessories. At season end when the final points were tallied, Pettit had 140 points, or 63 more points than the second placed team. This same car finished 4 times the Daytona Rolex 24-hour race, successfully outlasting many factory prepared cars.
Ryan Hampton of Glendora, California and Steve Pfeifer of Gig Harbor, Washington joined the 1998 USRRC GT2 Champion team of Scott Sansone of Coconut Creek, Florida and car and team owner our very own Cameron Worth of Lighthouse Point, Florida.
With over twenty-five years experience racing Mazda rotary powered cars Pettit Racing is highly regarded by the car racing industry and enthusiasts worldwide as the preeminent source for technical information, advise and preparation. For the past 10 years our focus on turbo rotary engines and FD series RX-7′s has gained us much knowledge and enabled us to be the only race team to have consecutive top finishes with turbo charged rotary engines at venues like the Rolex 24 and the American Le Mans Series races.
In past seasons, Mazda Cars with Pettit Racing has won five SCCA Road Racing Championships, over fifty national races, and numerous top ten finishes in IMSA Supercar and SCCA World Challenge races. We campaigned a 1988 SCCA IT class RX-7 from 1991 to 1993, set numerous track records and won twenty-one races including the SCCA twelve hour endurance race at Sebring. In 1993 our 1984 GT3 class RX-7 won nine SCCA National Races in a row. In 1997 Pettit’s SCCA World Challenge RX-7 finished in the top ten at seven of nine events.
In addition to Pettit’s road racing vehicles, we are also active in drag racing. In 1999 our street legal 3rd generation RX-7 won 7 national events and ran quarter mile times under 9 seconds.