CARMEL VALLEY, CA -- Autocross in a minivan? Even though Mazda Motor Corp. now claims nearby Laguna Seca as its "spiritual home," give the Japan-based auto maker credit for just showing up with a fleet of pilot MPVs in tow. Because the mere thought of tossing a minivan around and between the pylons evokes pity. But when the cones settled and the smoky aroma of warm Toyos dissipated, Mazda's '02 minivan stood as testament to conviction over convention. This is in keeping with MPV's ...

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