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Forza Horizon 2 Competition Winner Receives 2016 Mazda MX-5…Then So Does His Opponent

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Mazda at E3

Left to right, David Goss of Missouri and Colton Miller of Indiana; Derek Jenkins, Director of Design, Mazda North American Operations; and Eric Watson, Director of Marketing

Man, we need to play more video games.

Mazda recently concluded the Mazda MX-5 Challenge, where competitors raced for victory on Forza Horizon 2 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with the presentation of a brand-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to David Goss of Missouri, who had defeated Colton Miller of Indiana.

Great news for David Goss, but a little sad for Colton Miller.

But only for a second.

Mazda decided, rather than flying Miller all the way out just to leave empty-handed, to surprise him with his own 2016 MX-5.

“They both spent so much time preparing for this event that we didn’t want one of them going home empty-handed,” said Eric Watson, director of marketing, Mazda North American Operations.

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The challenge began back in March, when players began downloading the free Mazda MX-5 Car Pack in Forza Horizon 2, and then were required to play the “Rival Mode” event on the Sisteron Perimeter Sprint Track – the two fastest players were flown to Los Angeles to take part in a “winner-take-all” race (although, barring any incredibly evil actions after E3’s conclusion, it was more “winners take all”).

Left to Right: Eric Watson, David Goss, Colton Miller What you don't see is the knife in Colton Miller's hand.

What you don’t see is the knife in Colton Miller’s hand

  • Tommy TaylorContributor

    Tommy Taylor is the General Manager at Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Cadillac Mazda Mitsubishi. Tommy is the great grandson of Ed Atzenhoffer (founder of the dealership), and joined the dealership in September 2003 after graduating from Texas Christian University. He worked throughout the dealership in various departments before becoming General Manager.

  • John Doe

    That’s funny; I heard they were 3rd and 4th fastest. Seams liked a rigged competition.