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Cornet Selected as 2021 Mazda MX-5 Cup Scholarship Driver

January 1st, 2022

November 14th, 2021


Mazda Motorsports continued their unparalleled support of grassroots drivers this year through their running of the Mazda MX-5 Cup Scholarship Shootout. Bryce was one of the twelve drivers selected as a finalist amongst 32 other nominees. Drivers were selected as a finalist based on a short video that conveyed a business/marketing strategy for excelling in motorsports. The selected finalists travelled to Sebring, Florida where each driver showcased their skill on-track. Cornet’s driving ability on-track partnered with his ability to understand and support a partnering brand’s business objectives earned him the prize of a $75,000 Scholarship award to put towards the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Cup Season.

Watch live on or on the IMSA YouTube Channel when Bryce takes the first green flag of the season at Daytona International Speedway, January 27th-30th.

An announcement regarding the team Bryce will be running with in 2022 coming soon.


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Cornet’s Spec MX-5 Debut at Sonoma Raceway

October 30th, 2020

October 11th, 2020

With the support of Mazda Motorsports and Everki Backpacks, Bryce took to the track at Sonoma Raceway for his debut Spec MX-5 sports car race. The Spec MX-5 Challenge Series is an introductory series to get a drivers feet wet in the world of MX-5 racing before stepping into the Global MX-5 Cup Series. The goal for Bryce entering the weekend? Prove that an open wheeler can make the transition to a sports car quickly. In doing so, that would mean challenging some very talented and experienced drivers in the Spec MX-5 Challenge Series. Cornet’s success could prove enough to warrant a bid for this year’s Mazda Motorsports Road to 24 Shootout.


Bryce proved to be quick after only one Friday practice day by laying down a time .2 seconds from pole position, which placed him in 3rd. But, after light contact in qualifying, Bryce would be penalized four positions and would start seventh in race #1 on Saturday. Bryce would race through the field to set the fastest lap time in the race by .3 seconds and be hard charger moving up three positions to 4th.


After a so-so Saturday, Cornet knew there was more to be achieved. With a better starting position of 4th and the opportunity to race with the leaders was within reach. After a good start, Bryce moved into 2nd through corner 3B of Sonoma Raceway, now his eyes set on the leader. On lap three, Cornet made a move on the outside of the leader into turn 6, but could not get the pass done. A close race would ensue between the top three, but was disbanded as lapped cars were reached with about four laps to go. Bryce would stay clean through lap traffic to finish 2nd.




August 22nd, 2020


Article by Mazda Motorsports

One of the best club racing open wheel racers in the country, Bryce Cornet, will compete in his first sports car race this year when he gets behind the wheel of the Spec MX-5 for the Spec MX-5 Challenge Series event at Sonoma Raceway, October 10-11.

IMG_6852At the age of 15, after having been karting since the age of six, progressing through the ranks, and in route to Toronto for his first open wheel experience, bad news struck. Bryce learned he had two serious heart abnormalities – Wolff-Parkinson-White and Supraventricular Tachycardia. If not for his Never Stop Challenging spirit, he would not have overcome these and gone on to win the 2018 SCCA Formula Mazda National Championship and the 2018 Formula Mazda SCCA Super Tour Championship (winning 11 of 13 races and setting four Formula Mazda track records).

2019 was a year to seek sponsorship and plan for a 2020 introduction to a different world of Motorsports – sports car racing.

Why would an accomplished open wheel racer begin to look to sports car racing?

According to Bryce, “Mazda has a rich history of being at the forefront of sports car racing, and truly supports grassroots drivers unlike any other. I want to continue to be a part of the Mazda family I know so well from my time running Formula Mazda. The support and belief that Mazda has shown me has truly given me the spark I have needed to continue to make this dream a reality.

“As I get older, I see the road to further progress leading me to sports car racing. The Spec MX-5 Challenge Series is a great step forward to test my skills and abilities against great competition. I am so thankful to have the support of Mazda Motorsports, Everki Backpacks, and my family.”

Bryce’s journey to accomplish great things in the world of motorsports will not stop at the Spec MX-5 Challenge Series.

“My future goal would be to become a driver of the Mazda Motorsports’ DPi in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship. I also have dreams of competing in Le Mans. But first, I must prove myself in a sports car.

“In addition, I will put my master’s degree to work to continue to create unique and valuable marketing and business opportunities for current and future partners in the motorsports industry. Showing that I am both a great driver and a business asset for a sponsor and race team is what I strive to accomplish in order to achieve my goals.”


Bryce Nominated by Mazda Motorsports for Mazda Road to 24 Shootout

November 7th, 2019

Bryce has been selected as one of 29 nominees for this year’s Mazda Road to 24 Shootout. The shootout gives grass-root drivers the opportunity at excelling their career through winning a $100,000 racing scholarship. The $100,000 presented by Mazda Motorsports is used towards the 2020 Battery Tender MX-5 Cup Racing Series. This series is known for its close and intense racing. Bryce will submit a written and video response to be judged by a panel. From there, 4-6 drivers will be selected to travel to the Michelin Tire Proving Grounds in South Carolina to get behind the wheel of the MX-5 Cup cars for driving ability to be judged.

See the full press release by Mazda Motorsports regarding the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout nominations here:



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Bryce to Start from Pole Position in 2019 SCCA National Championship

October 13th, 2019

Bryce will start from pole position for Sunday’s SCCA National Championship after claiming laying down a 1:55.124 lap time around Virginia International Raceway. Check out the race live on Sunday, October 13th via!





August 18th, 2019

2018 SCCA Formula Mazda champion looks to join Exclusive Autosport

SASKATOON, SK (August 15, 2019) – Exclusive Autosport is excited to announce they will be testing Oklahoma native Bryce Cornet on August 21 on the Autobahn Country Club road course in Joliet, IL. The 25-year-old had re-fired his racing career following a medical setback and comes into the test with a deep SCCA Formula Mazda resume, having won several titles, including the 2018 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, the 2018 Hoosier Super Tour Championship, and the SCCA Driver of the Year. These accomplishments earned Cornet a lucrative ticket to the Road to Indy USF2000 Shootout last December. The team looks forward to running this SCCA champion in one of their Tatuus PM-18 Indy Pro 2000 car to see what he is able to accomplish at the one-day test.

“We are looking forward to the Autobahn test with Bryce in a week’s time,” expressed Michael Duncalfe, Team Principal. “Bryce has overcome many hurdles to continue his quest in motorsports. He has a proven winning record, a lot of drive and determination. We are excited to see what he can do behind the wheel of one of our winning PM18 cars.”

As most drivers do, Cornet’s parents introduced him to motorsports at an early age when he began racing karts. Bryce progressed through the national ranks in karting, winning multiple championships and additional accolades. In 2010, a few months after returning from his first open-wheel racing school in Toronto, Canada and setting a track record, he was diagnosed with two heart abnormalities; Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) and Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). He underwent two catheter ablation procedures in order to clear him to continue racing. These abnormalities hindered his progression in motorsports at a young age physically while undergoing treatment, and financially due to the cost of medical bills. Now cured, Cornet has re-focused his pursuit on the Road to Indy Ladder system. His own life experiences have created a new path to continue to reach his motorsports goals.

“Michael Duncalfe and Exclusive Autosport have been very supportive in making this test possible,” Cornet enthused. “Seeing the success that the team has had in the Indy Pro 2000 series, I am excited to get behind the wheel of one of their cars. This step, although seen as a small one for many drivers, is a huge step for me given my story and my path as a driver. A huge thank you to my family, Spiers New Technologies, and Verra Industrial Automation Inc. for helping me make this test. I am excited for this next big opportunity!”

The team currently sits fourth and sixth in the Indy Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires Championship with Danial Frost and Nikita Lastochkin, respectively. The team has three races remaining in the 2019 season, including the oval of World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, the road course of Portland International Raceway and the road course of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Exclusive Autosport will then immediately begin preparations for the Chris Griffis Memorial Test, which is scheduled for October at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For test inquiries, please contact our team owner, Michael Duncalfe.

Exclusive Autosport is pleased to be able to partner with great companies, such as AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology (, which is used on all their race cars.


Racing with Heart: Norman race car driver overcomes risk of sudden death to become champion (VIDEO)

July 11th, 2019

Bryce was recently featured on Oklahoma’s KFOR newscast where he was interviewed about his journey overcoming two heart abnormalities (Wolff-Parkinson-White and Supraventricular Tachyacardia) to continue to pursue his goals in Motorsports. Bryce’s story was told in an award winning documentary titled Driven: The Bryce Cornet Story directed byTrevor Rogers and Wild Range Media.

See the full interview here!

LINK: KFOR Interview



Bryce Sweeps Hallett SCCA Super Tour Weekend

April 6th, 2019

Bryce’s first time back behind the wheel since his National Championship win at Sonoma Raceway came last weekend at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit for the fourth SCCA Hoosier Super Tour event of the season. Piloting a Formula Mazda under the Texas Autosport tent, Bryce also had additional support from Mugsy’s Grubhouse, one of Oklahoma’s premiere BBQ restaurants near the track.

The weekend began wet, as a small storm moved through on the morning of Friday’s test day. The track condition became better and better as the day went on, but the times that were being put down would give no indication of the speed Bryce would portray on Saturday and Sunday.

Bryce claimed pole and the win on both Saturday and Sunday. Amazingly, Bryce beat his Formula Mazda track record from last year (1:15.009) by a little over a second on Saturday (1:13.939). Sunday race day came and Bryce smashed his Saturday track record with a 1:13.595 placing an exclamation mark on the weekend dominance.

Currently, Bryce is 15 for 17 all time in Formula Mazda SCCA Major events.


Photo Credit: Trevor Rogers


Mugsy’s Grubhouse BBQ joins Bryce for SCCA Super Tour Event

March 21st, 2019

Bryce will be competing in an upcoming SCCA Hoosier Super Tour race at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Jennings, Oklahoma. Last year, Bryce claimed the weekend sweep, qualifying on pole and claiming the win. Bryce also set a new Formula Mazda track record at a 1:15.009 on the 10 turn, 1.8 mile road course. In addition to the support from family, friends and Texas Autosports, Bryce will be supported by local BBQ restaurant, Mugsy’s Grubhouse located in Yale, Oklahoma, about 15 minutes from the Hallett circuit. Bryce is looking forward to sporting the Mugsy’s Grubhouse logo on the side of his Texas Autosports Formula Mazda as he hits the track for Friday’s test day!

Link to some awesome grub!



PUBLIC RELEASE | Driven: The Bryce Cornet Story

December 3rd, 2018

Welcome to the public release of Driven: The Bryce Cornet Story! We hope you enjoy the film! Please share the film with friends and family!

Directed by: Trevor Rogers (Wild Range Media LLC)

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Driven – The Bryce Cornet Story from Trevor Rogers on Vimeo.