RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Class of 2014 alumni Robby Foley was recently crowned the 2015 Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Skip Barber Mazdaspeed Pro Challenge Champion, a prestigious accomplishment in professional racing. Robby, now a mechanical engineering student at Auburn University in Alabama, was a Honor Roll student while attending Randolph High School, and overcame a serious leg, knee and ankle injury while playing football on his road to professional racing.
The championship was a 12 race season from March to October at 6 racing venues, and in the end was decided by 7 points in Robby’s favor in the final pair of races at Road Atlanta, a track in Braselton, Georgia.
With the championship, Mazda provides Robby with a scholarship and the opportunity to race next year in the newly developed Global MX-5 Cup Car as a Mazda Motorsports Development driver. Robby earns $100,000 dollars from Mazda as part of a 1 year contract. It’s truly a great opportunity as Robby now joins an elite group to be backed by Mazda, as part of the Mazda Road to 24, a driver development path towards competing in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the premier sports car endurance race in the United States.
“It’s an incredible achievement, and I am so honored to join past champions and proven talents, on the Mazda ladder system. I will be forever grateful of Mazda for their support and the opportunity to prove myself at the next level. They are truly the only car company in the world to invest in young talent the way that they do, and I am looking forward to taking the next step up the Mazda Road to 24 ladder. And of course I wouldn’t be here without my family and the long list of people who have supported me to this point.”