MazFest: California Mazda Meet and Track Day

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Meet our Mazda Drivers

Meet the MazFest Ride Along Drivers and Crew. Check back for new drivers as they are announced!

GPLB DisplayKevin Madsen

Kevin Madsen has been a rotary driver from the start, winning his very first championship with a fresh drivers license and a Mazda RX7. From then on, the National Champion Road Racer and Autocross Driver continued to excel behind the wheel, piloting everything from formula cars, to production road-race vehicles, to supercharged drift machines. Aside from staking claim to 7 road racing championships in the past 4 years, Kevin also serves as a prototype Test Driver at the Ford Arizona Proving Grounds, as a nationally recognized Exotic Car Head Instructor and as a Precision Driver on commercials and broadcasts for SONY, Velocity TV and more.


Ray Garbalosa

Ray Garbalosa has been attending track days since 2003 as part of Mazdatrix’s race car driver posse/entourage…and has only missed one or two MazFest events! Ray makes frequent trips to local Southern California tracks including Buttonwillow, WSIR, Autoclub Speedway Fontana, and Streets of Willow. Ray enjoys working on the car just as much as driving it; fabrication, maintenance, modifications, tuning, etc. Looking for Ray? ….Just look for the bus! Ray converted a 30′ Freightliner bus into custom race car hauler. Race car goes inside. Car: 1982 mazda RX-7, 2100 lbs with driver, 245-hp 13b fuel injected 4port (NA), Extensive suspension modifications f/r, miata transmission, 15×8 wheels with 225-45-15 hoosiers, no windows, full cage. Typical WSIR lap times in 1:37-1:39 range