Have You Heard About Mazda’s Own Salesman/Racer? Introducing Danny Bender

Few people love the Mazda MX-5 Miata quite as much as Danny Bender. He’s the Mazda sales rep who is now making waves as a Mazda MX-5 racer, driving with Britt Casey Jr. in the No. 27 Freedom Autosport TRUMPF Mazda MX-5 in the Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge series. Though he’s only 25 years old, Bender has been a fan of the Mazda MX-5 well before he was racing it professionally.



Coming off a recent top-10 finish for all three Freedom Autosport entries at Road America, Bender doesn’t just excel on the track, he’s a phenome on the sales floor, too. He’s known as the guy who can name off all the details and specs of a new Mazda model without needing to look at a cheat sheet.

“I was racing Mazdas before I sold them. It was Spec Miata and a few MX-5 Cup races and then I started selling Mazdas in August, 2013. I won the 2014 SCCA T4 National Championship at Mazda Raceway in an older [MX-5] Cup car. By then, the whole ‘racing salesman’ thing really took hold. If I’m going to do something, I like to be good at it. Part of being a good salesman is knowing everything about your product. The connection between being the racer guy and the guy who knows all about the street cars became a part of my sales pitch. Passion sells – and that’s the number one thing that helps. I have a lot of natural passion – especially when it comes to Mazda.” —Danny Bender, from a 8.22.16 Mazda Press Release

While you may not be on the cusp of making your professional racing debut, there’s no denying how fun and joyful it feels to get behind the wheel of the Mazda MX-5 Miata and open it up along a straightaway or the local racing track. So, whether you’re a longtime fan of the Mazda lineup and you’re looking for your new addition, or you’re just considering Mazda for the first time, come see us at Colonial Mazda for an outstanding shopping experience and all the new Mazda models you can handle. Give us a call at (866) 770-4417 or swing by our Danbury, CT showroom for a test drive today!

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