Nathan Contracting Joins Machiko in Runoffs Effort
September 8, 2016


(PITTSBURGH) September 7, 2016 - Machiko Motorsports announced today that Nathan Contracting is coming aboard Machiko's #21 Formula Mazda for the 2016 SCCA National Championship Runoffs.  This comes after Matt clinched two conference championships in the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour along with the nationwide points standings.  

“I’m very excited to have Nathan Contracting backing me for my final run at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this month” stated Machiko. “The team has been very strong in 2016 and I hope we can continue to build on the success they’ve already had.  Nate is President of Nathan Contracting and is actively involved with his son Oliver in racing S2 with SVRA and more recently the newly formed Lucas Oil Racing Series.  It is an honor to carry his company on my Mazda Machine at the championship and I hope to make him proud."

Machiko made his Formula Mazda debut this year in commanding fashion, scoring 8 poles and 7 wins.  Matt and the Team seeks to carry momentum through the pinnacle of the season.  The Runoffs has a unique schedule with 4 - 15 minute qualifying sessions to set the field for Sunday's race.  

"I have to thank Nate for believing in me to properly represent his company at the championship," Machiko continued.  "I have a really strong team surrounding this effort and Nate's support only augments our effort.  I also have to thank Mazda for their unrivaled support of junior talent."

Practice commences on September 16.  The team will hone in on a proper qualifying and race setup during two days of free practice (Sept 16 and 17) before qualifying begins on Monday.  For live updates, please follow Matt on Facebook @M.G.Machiko, twitter @mattmachiko3, and Instagram @mattmachiko.