Shiny Happy Track Stars: The Mazda 3 World Challenge CarS

This goofy little grinner was stuck off in a corner of the Mazda stand at the LA Auto Show. It's not news, but with a face like that, how could we not grab the wide lens and go to town?

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Mazda's 3 World Challenge car debuted this year at Laguna Seca. Eric Foss qualified it twelfth and finished eleventh. Tri-Point Motorsports (the same team that campaigned Jeff Altenberg's championship-winning Mazda 6 in 2007) handled prep duties. Call us dorks, but we've raced too many Mazda products to not find this cool. Check the rear suspension! The footwell reservoir mounts! That goofy-ass face!


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