Kent, WA Mazda Service

Jerry Wright Mazda History - Employment & Experience


    1970-1978

  • Service manager at one of Mazda's first dealerships in Auburn Washington.

    1970

  • Started rebuilding rotary engines.
  • Steve Roberts and John Nagel each bought an RX-2 that year having Jerry Wright prepare there rally engines.

    1971

  • 1st Porting to a 12A Rotary
  • Helped local rallies with engine work

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    1972-1975

  • Jerry Wright joins Ed Parks in racing a RX-2 in local club racing.
  • Jerry Wright and Ed Parks winning in the ICSCC with a RX-2

    1972

  • Racer's get race parts from Jerry Wright.

    1976-1978

  • Ran RX-3 in IMSA and Trans AM 12A peripheral port


    peripheral port racing engine 1977

  • Bought 1st peripheral port racing engine from Mazda through Curtis-Wright
  • Mazda race parts were hard to find but racers found parts through Jerry Wright. Since Mazda could not sell race engines in the US Curtiss-Wright was the only source.

    1978

  • Left dealership to open JLC Inc, JLC Racing, Jerry's Little Car Shop and Mazdas Only
  • Homolagation paper work was sent into F.I.A.

    1979

  • Crew Chief for the winning factory RX-7 GTU Team at the 24 hours of Dayton.



    1980-1992

  • Performed racing engine service for many race teams using 12 & 13B peripheral port engines. Teams included Mazda Competition Department, BF Goodrich, Brad Frisselle, Z & W Motor Sports, Pierre Honegger and David Loring, Allen Moffet (AM), Vance Swift (CA), Toivo Heinonen (CA), Erie Scientific, Frank Jellinek, John Grooms





    1980-1983

  • Campaigned and raced one of the factory RX-7's in both GTU and Trans AM divisions
  • IMSA races drivers included Ed Parks, Roger Mandeville, Stu Fisher, Amos Johnson, Allen Moffet, and Jeff Kline.
  • Assistant Crew Chief for the Factory Winning RX-7 GTO Team at the 24 hours of Daytona.


    1990

  • Jerry builds the two-rotor 13B engine for the winning car of the 24 Hours of Daytona.



    1972-2003 & Current

  • Rally car support and engine service for local racer's Steve Roberts, John Nagel, John Christensen, Joel Wright, Tim Patterson , Dave Hintz, Gretchen and Jerry Everett, Jim Varchek and Ed Lakous.

  • More pictures from Dave Hintz - Click Here

 


Rotary Engines

12A

12A



13B

13B
3 Rotor

3 Rotor

4 Rotor

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Kent, WA Mazda Service Jerry Wright Mazda History - Employment & Experience



    1990

  • Jerry builds the two-rotor 13B engine for the winning car of the 24 Hours of Daytona.



    1972-2003 & Current

  • Rally car support and engine service for local racer's Steve Roberts, John Nagel, John Christensen, Joel Wright, Tim Patterson , Dave Hintz, Gretchen and Jerry Everett, Jim Varchek and Ed Lakous.

  • More pictures from Dave Hintz - Click Here

 


Rotary Engines

12A

12A



13B

13B
3 Rotor

3 Rotor

4 Rotor